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How to: Protect your teeth during pregnancy
by meg | Aug 28, 2019 | Oral Health

Being pregnant is super exciting and also super nerve wracking for an expecting mum - as well as this, it's also really important to know that you need to make sure your oral health is on point. In particular, you need to protect your teeth and gums. This is mainly...

The Importance of Dental X-rays
by meg | Aug 18, 2019 | Oral Health

X-rays are a form of energy. They’re related to sunlight, radio waves and the heat generated by an electric stove element.Among the most helpful advances in oral health has been the use of X-ray. Dental X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool. They provide the dentist...

Treating Gum Recession With Grafting
by meg | Aug 4, 2019 | Oral Health, private heath insurance

Do you use a toothbrush with hard bristles? Do you brush your teeth too vigorously? Do you neglect to regularly floss your teeth? Do you have parents with receding gums? Then you may suffer from receding gums, exposing the softer part of your teeth below the gum line....

Dental Health Week – Get your Smile on Track
by meg | Jul 30, 2019 | Child Oral Health, Dental Health Week 2019, Oral Health

About Dental Health Week Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s annual major oral health promotion campaign. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health...

Surprising facts about your tongue
by meg | Jul 22, 2019 | Oral Health

When most people think about what a dentist does, they immediately think teeth. But today’s dentistry is much broader. Not only are we mindful of the many issues related to oral health, we understand how it affects your overall health and well-being. That’s why your...

Pros and Cons of Mouthwash
by meg | Jul 2, 2019 | Oral Health

Like most things, using mouthwash can have pros and cons. And with so many different rinses available, which one is right for you?You wash your hair. You wash your hands. Should you wash your mouth too? The Promises of Using a Mouthwash Freshen your breath – It’s the...

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CHECKUP AND FREE GIFT PACK
by meg | Jun 24, 2019 | Child Oral Health, private heath insurance

Bring the kids for a fun checkup these school holidays! Children eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule receive $1000 worth of free dental treatment. Call us today to check your child's eligibility and to make an appointment!

Why Sugar Isn’t the Cause of Tooth Decay
by meg | Jun 22, 2019 | Oral Health

You probably call it a cavity. We call it tooth decay or dental caries. They’re basically names for a hole in your tooth. You’ve probably heard that cavities are caused from eating sweets and consuming sugary drinks. While those will likely expand your waistline,...

5 Tips for Healthy White Teeth!
by meg | Jun 20, 2019 | Oral Health, Teeth Whitening

A bright, white and healthy smile is the best feature one can have - after all, most people think that it is the very first thing people notice! Dr Greg and the Team at Dentalcare of Forrestfield have put together their 5 top tips on how to keep your pearly whites...

Root Canal Or Implant?
by meg | Jun 15, 2019 | Oral Health

And while this article won’t end this debate, it may shed some light on the pros and cons of each procedure.The focus of modern dentistry has been to help patients keep their natural teeth. When there is a choice between “saving” a tooth with a root canal, versus...

How to chew your food
by meg | Jun 10, 2019 | Oral Health

Digestion begins in our mouth, not our stomach. The nutrients we need for optimal health and well-being begin with the choices we make at mealtime. However, what many overlook is that assimilating those foods requires proper digestion. Which starts in our mouth. If...

How Mouth Health Can Affect Whole Body Health
by meg | May 22, 2019 | Oral Health

Inflammation is how your body protects itself from infection, illness, or injury. The increased production of white blood cells and a ramping up of the immune system are often accompanied by redness, pain, heat and swelling.Imagine a sunburn that occurs on the inside...

Does your private health care cover reset on 1 July?
by meg | May 9, 2019 | Child Oral Health, Oral Health, private heath insurance

Did you know that some major Private Health Fund providers expire at the end of Financial Year? How does this effect you? When your private health expires, this means that any left over funds will be lost and reset for the next year. remaining funds that you have in...

Is It Plaque and Tartar?
by meg | May 2, 2019 | Oral Health

It All Starts With… Eating The terms plaque and tartar are often used interchangeably. However, there are a few key differences. It’s a difference that not only affects your teeth but your overall health. Plaque and tartar are issues because most of us enjoy eating....

Fluoride and Oral Health
by meg | Apr 29, 2019 | Oral Health

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in all drinking water. The amount of fluoride in water varies from area to area. What are the benefits of fluoride? Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth...

Four Types of Teeth
by meg | Apr 22, 2019 | Oral Health

Our teeth are the hardest substances in our body. Besides being the first step in the digestive process, our teeth play an important role in our ability to speak. We have four different types of teeth. Each type serves a particular purpose for eating and chewing....

What’s Involved In an Oral Exam?
by meg | Mar 15, 2019 | Uncategorized

Most visits begin with a quick history. What’s different? What medications are you taking? Do you have any concerns about your oral health? These and other questions help raise issues that the dental team will be mindful of during the course of your exam.There’s a lot...

Frequently Asked Dental Questions
by meg | Mar 2, 2019 | Oral Health

Just about all of our patients have a question about an aspect of oral health. But they don’t ask. They think we’re too busy. Or they’re afraid of appearing dumb. So their question goes unasked and unanswered. We collected one of the most frequently thought-about...

Dementia and Oral Care
by meg | Sep 5, 2018 | Uncategorized

A diagnosis of dementia is a life-altering event. And as Australia ages over the next 30 years or so, it will be an increasingly common one for many people with an estimated 900,000 people expected to be living with dementia by 2050. As with many major life events, it...

You are what you eat and drink
by meg | Aug 20, 2018 | Oral Health

Everything you eat and drink can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums, particularly whether you develop tooth decay, a diet related disease which is caused when the sugars in the food and drinks you eat are taken up by bacteria; these in turn...