Five ways to help your child overcome their fear of the dentist

Going for a trip to the dentist can sometimes feel like the ultimate battle between you and your child.  As paediatric dentists we see firsthand how young children can become overwhelmed and upset at their first visit. Luckily we’re always prepared for the tears and…

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Does your child have chalky teeth? Here’s what you need to know

The term ‘chalky teeth’ refers to a developmental defect of the tooth enamel that can affect both baby and adult teeth.   Think of the tooth like a pumpkin. The outside is your enamel and it’s really hard – in fact it’s stronger than every other…

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Manual or electric? The best toothbrush for your child

When it comes to brushing teeth, it’s best to start ‘em young! Whether they end up using a manual or electric brush down the track, every good beginner dental routine starts by selecting a toothbrush that’s suitable for a young child just starting out. Of…

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The tr-ooth about early orthodontic intervention!

A question we get asked frequently is when is the right time to see an orthodontist?  It’s completely natural for parents to have concerns when it comes to their child needing specialist treatment – even before they’ve lost all their baby teeth! While your dentist…

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A parents quick guide to fluoride

When it comes to keeping our teeth healthy and strong, fluoride is often hailed as the hero mineral that is essential for great oral health. If this is true, why then are we so confused about the pros and sometimes cons of using fluoride? To…

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11 dental care tips for children under 5!

Every parent wants their child to have a happy, healthy smile. For young children, particularly under the age of five – specialist dental care is required to ensure those pearly whites stay bright and beautiful right throughout childhood.  Unfortunately, children don’t come with a manual…

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What is a mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a device worn over your teeth that protects them from potential trauma during sport. Mouthguards are important for anyone participating in a sport that involves falls, body contact or flying equipment. This can include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain…

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Fruit and potential impacts on children’s teeth

Most children love eating fruit: in fact, they are a great choice as a snack. They are a valuable source of vitamins and nutrients for your child’s overall health and wellbeing. Some fruits, however, can be high in acid. This high acid content in many…

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Information for parents and referrers: COVID-19

Information for parents and referrers re COVID-19 and changes at the practice    As most of you would be aware due to the ongoing issues with the COVID-19 we have postponed all routine dental care. If you are a new or routine patient of the…

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