Blogs & News

January 2018

December 2017

Make the most of your health insurance

If you have private health insurance, the chances are that you’re covered for at least some standard dental procedures as part of your plan. Most of us who have private health insurance have opted for a level of ‘extras’ cover, which can also help to [...]

November 2017

What you should do about sensitive teeth

A lot of people suffer from sensitive teeth, some briefly and intermittently, others more regularly. If you’re one of those that has the occasional tooth twinge, and especially if you consciously avoid hot or cold foods for fear of that searing nerve pain, you should [...]

October 2017

Worried about wisdom teeth? Here’s what you need to know

Everybody knows someone who’s had their wisdom teeth out, and other people who haven’t, so it’s only natural for teenagers to wonder “will I need my wisdom teeth removed?”. Wisdom teeth are the molars (back teeth) that come through last, usually in the late teens [...]

September 2017

August 2017

6 things you should know about braces

Some people have the misconception that getting braces is only about appearance. In truth, having misaligned teeth can cause a range of issues, including excessive, premature wear to your teeth and jaw, discomfort, and even TMJ disorder. Orthodontic treatments, including braces and Invisalign, are available [...]

July 2017

10 ways that technology has changed dentistry

Not so long ago, a visit to the dentist took longer, because it was harder for the dentist to do a thorough examination of all your teeth and gums. If you needed any work done, that took longer too. Sometimes it took multiple visits to [...]

June 2017

How often should you visit the dentist?

Was Your Last Visit to the Dentist Last Year? At the end of the year or more like 12 months ago now? When are you due for your next check-up? You’ve probably heard that most dentists recommend six-monthly check-ups. Chances are you’ve thought: “well, I can [...]

May 2017

7 things you didn't know are bad for your teeth

7 things you didn’t know are bad for your teeth

Most people have heard the good dental care messages loud and clear. Brush your teeth twice a day, don’t eat too many sweets, and visit the dentist for six-monthly check-ups. But could you be doing some things that you shouldn’t be doing – without even knowing [...]

April 2017

How nitrous oxide (happy gas) helps kids at the dentist

You might have heard it called “happy gas” or possibly “laughing gas”. It’s an ideal combination of anaesthetic and sedative, particularly for children. Its proper scientific name is nitrous oxide, and it’s a colourless gas with a faint, sweet smell.   What does nitrous oxide do? Nitrous oxide was [...]