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This week (the 3rd-9th of August) is Dental Health Week. We're all told the basics of maintaining good oral hygiene: brushing twice a day; flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly. However, all your hard work may actually be in vain if you're not also eating...

  So you’ve made the decision to start orthodontic treatment, where do you go now? Do you visit your dentist, or an orthodontist? Whilst most dentists can and will offer orthodontic treatment, does that make them your best option?       What’s the difference between a dentist and a...

By Dr Kim Chan, Medical Anaesthetist   If the thought of seeing a dentist makes you anxious, or you keep putting off important treatment because you can’t bring yourself to go, sleep dentistry may be the answer you’re looking for.   What is sleep dentistry? Sleep dentistry, also known as...

  Approaching cold and flu season amidst a global pandemic means it’s more important now than ever to take care of your health to support a strong immune system. As we discussed in How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Wellbeing, good oral health is your...

Did you know, it is recommended that your child begins seeing a dentist as soon as their teeth begin to come through? Frequent exposure to the dental practice will help your child become accustomed to the process and may prevent future dental fear and anxiety from developing.  To...

The pursuit for a whiter, brighter smile is age-old, and since the rise in recent trends of at-home teeth whitening, it's no surprise that the demand for pearly whites has increased dramatically. How can you whiten your teeth? Teeth whitening works by using bleaching chemicals (usually hydrogen...

With the holiday season over and everyone returning to school and work, our focus shifts frombeach days to packed lunches and school pickups. During a busy week, how do we ensure thatthe foods we prepare for lunch are braces-friendly?...

It’s almost the end of January, and if you’re like the majority of us your New Year’s resolutions have probably fallen by the wayside already. The futile cycle of setting intentions, and not meeting them, is disheartening to say the least. So how do we...

It is often said that your oral health is a window to your overall health, but have you ever wondered why? It has been proven that tooth decay and tooth loss is directly correlated with poor diet and nutrition, often exacerbating existing health conditions. Your mouth...

If you find yourself avoiding the dentist at all costs you are not alone, dental anxiety is extremely common. Often our fear of the dentist may stop us from attending appointments, but avoiding the dentist may actually make your anxiety worse. Without regular check-ups, your oral...