Child Dentistry

Sugar Intake

As the New Year is in full swing it’s the perfect time to reconsider some of those naughty habits, and consider how they may affect your smile. Did you know a high sugar diet can increase your risk of tooth decay? Sugar feeds the bacteria living in plaque on the teeth, causing decay and gum…

Sports Mouthguards

With football season fast approaching it is an important reminder to protect our teeth from injury. A mouthguard is an appliance used during contact sport to prevent injury to gums and teeth. Mouthguards can be purchased at the super-market or over the counter at the pharmacy but these differ from a custom fitted mouthguard. Over…

Sports Mouthguards – Protect your teeth

Dental injuries are common when playing sport for both children and adults. To protect your mouth against impact, it is important to consider purchasing a custom-fitted sports mouthguard. A sports mouthguard is an oral appliance made of soft plastic used to protect your teeth and gums from sustaining injuries during sport. Many sports-retail stores and…

Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth that feed on sugars contained in food and drink. These bacteria convert sugars into acids that can damage the outer layer of the teeth known as enamel. Over time, this can cause teeth to weaken and form cavities. Children may be more prone to tooth decay…

Caring for your child’s teeth this Easter

With school holidays fast approaching and Easter just around the corner, it is a perfect time to book your child in for a dental check-up. This will help make sure they start back at school with perfect oral hygiene and save disruption to the new school term. Over the school holidays children are more likely…

Dental Trauma After Injuries

Trauma to the teeth or soft tissues can occur from many types of injuries. The most common injuries range from teeth being pushed out of position, usually from an impact, chipped or broken teeth/fractures, entire teeth becoming knocked out and injuries to the soft tissues. When a tooth has been dislodged and completely fallen out because of an injury,…

baby teeth

Paediatric Dentistry- Facts to Consider

Babies’ teeth start to develop before they are even born. However, the baby teeth are usually not visible until around 6 months of age. As the child matures, more teeth will develop until they have a full set at usually around 3 years old. Baby teeth are important foundations for our adult teeth to grow…

Fissure sealants

What Are Fissure Sealants and How Can They Help?

We all want our children to have healthy mouths and to avoid tooth decay and the need for fillings. If you look at your child’s back teeth, you will see the teeth have lines and grooves in the biting surface. We call these fissures. Like any groove, these are the most difficult place to clean…