What to do if you have a dental emergency over the Christmas and New Year period?

Date: Dec 22, 2018
What is a dental emergency? This is any dental problem that requires immediate treatment in order to save a tooth stop bleeding from the mouth alleviate severe pain remedy a tooth infection or abscess A severe infection in the mouth can be life threatening and needs immediate treatment before it spreads further. How can I ease tooth pain? You can use these home remedies to...

Be Mouthaware! November is the Mouth Cancer Action Month

Date: Nov 01, 2017
Mouth cancer is often linked to lifestyle choices – smoking, chewing or smokeless tobacco, alcohol, poor diet and sexual activity. In the last 10 years, the number of people diagnosed with it has risen by 40%. It is more common in people over 40, particularly men. We have seen the devastating effect mouth cancer can have on someone’s life, such as how we eat, drink, breath and speak. We wa...

How important is pain free dentistry to the patient?

Date: Nov 01, 2017
So what’s your reason for avoiding the dentist? I bet its not actually dentists you hate – its all the other bits – the pain, needles, small spaces, loud noises and overall lack of control! According to Joe Bulger Toronto 2010, the top 5 reasons why patients are reluctant to go to the dentist are: The Needle – Im not going to even show a picture of a needle here! Fear of needles and ...

Nervous Patients – Its All About Communication!

Date: Nov 01, 2017
Did you know that if you are dental phobic, that with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, you are more likely to undergo dental treatment without sedation. More than ¾ of patients ina Kings College London study, after simply talking to their dentist, went and had dental treatment without sedation. Sedation usually allows nervous patient to feel relaxed and go ahead with dental treatment. However getti...

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Date: Nov 01, 2017
The advice below has been published by the Department of Health following extensive research and discussion with experts in preventive dentistry and health promotion. Dental decay (caries) is caused by frequency of sugar intake. Prevention includes: Brush twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste (1350ppm fluoride or above) Brush last thing at night and on one other occasion Spit out after bru...