Thumb Sucking. The Good,the Bad, and the NormalDental
Did you know that your child’s thumb sucking can cause issues with their teeth and jaw? We see quite a bit of it in our Taree Dental Care practice with protruding teeth and problems with a kid’s bite when thumb sucking has gone on for too long. Why do some children suck their thumb? Being … Continue reading "Thumb Sucking. The Good,the Bad, and the Normal"
Plaque is a thin, translucent film of bacteria that coats the tooth surface. When sugar and starchy foods encounter plaque, it reacts with the bacteria to form acids that erode tooth enamel and cause decay. The more sugar you consume, the more acids are produced and over time this leads to more tooth decay. PERFECT … Continue reading "5 Tips to Reduce Sugar in your Diet"
What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance which strengthens and protects our teeth and bones. In Australia, and many other countries, fluoride is added to drinking water and is present in many dental hygiene products. While some groups argue against the use of fluoride, if used correctly there is no reason it should … Continue reading "Fluoride – is it bad for you?"
Many of us set goals to have a healthier lifestyle, especially at the beginning of a new year. You know the drill……more yoga, less wine, more flossing, less Facebook etc. At Taree Dental Care we thought we’d mix things up a little and make some of our own 2020 resolutions for the new decade. Our … Continue reading "2020 a new year, a new us, a new you!"
We love all our Dads but they sure can be an interesting breed when it comes to visiting us at the clinic.🧡 A lot of them don’t feel they need to visit unless they’ve got a toothache, some are a bit more conscientious and visit every 2 years. Others, although they wouldn’t like to admit … Continue reading "Dads at the Dentist"
Have you ever had a cracked tooth? 🦷 You are not alone – a cracked tooth is a pretty common dental issue – especially as we age. Sometimes it happens from something as simple as biting into an apple or a piece of ice. Or biting your pen. Understanding the signs, symptoms and treatments of … Continue reading "Arrrgh! I’ve cracked my tooth!"
I LOVE being a dentist. The technical aspects of the job are great, and being really good at something in your life, I mean really an expert, is a deeply satisfying feeling. I love kids and people, I love my staff, and I am blessed with a great family. Being a dentist also means I … Continue reading "A day in the life of a dentist"
1.7 million Aussies have diabetes. Maybe one of the 1.7 million is you, or someone you care for or love. It is the epidemic of the 21st century and one of the biggest challenges confronting Australia’s health system. It is a serious condition that requires constant management and if you live with diabetes, you are … Continue reading "Caring for your teeth with diabetes"
Caring for your smile during cold and flu seasonDental
The dreaded cold and flu season is upon us and I certainly hope you don’t have a brush with the lurgy this winter. From all reports, it’s a particularly nasty one! But if you do get sick, or a family member, you may not have given much thought to teeth and mouth care during … Continue reading "Caring for your smile during cold and flu season"
Did you know that less than 5% of the Aussie population regularly floss their teeth? Teeth flossing is so important and many of us floss just twice a year – the night before our 6 monthly dental check-up. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE YOU? Otherwise known as the #guiltyfloss or the #panicfloss. The Australian Dental … Continue reading "Are you a #guiltyflosser ?"
If you’ve ever dealt with chronic dry mouth, then you know how distracting and uncomfortable the condition can be. Dry mouth arises when the mouth’s saliva glands don’t produce adequate amounts of saliva. It can result from a number of causes including smoking, certain medications, dehydration, depression or anxiety, cancer therapy, or autoimmune disorders. No … Continue reading "Does your mouth feel dry like a desert?"
When should your child have their first orthodontic screening?Dental
According to the Australian Dental Association, children should start visiting the dentist when a baby’s tooth becomes visible or they reach one year old. But did you know they also recommend ALL kids may benefit from having a preventative orthodontic assessment between the ages of seven and 10 years old? That may sound young, … Continue reading "When should your child have their first orthodontic screening?"
What do I do if my child knocks out a baby tooth?Dental
You were carefully watching your child playing but then in the blink of an eye, there was a fall, a bleeding mouth and a missing baby tooth. And probably alot of tears. 😢 This can be a heart-stopping occasion for a parent, and it happens more often then you realise. Luckily, the management of a … Continue reading "What do I do if my child knocks out a baby tooth?"
Root canal – answers to your top 5 questions!Dental
Have you been told you need a root canal? It’s okay! There’s no reason to freak out because root canal therapy is not as scary as you might think. In fact, root canal therapy often gets an undeserved bad wrap but in fact it may be your best defence to save your tooth. … Continue reading "Root canal – answers to your top 5 questions!"
Have you ever been wide awake at 3am with a throbbing toothache that prevents you from sleep? Chances are, you have. Or you will, sometime in the future. Toothaches are likely to affect everyone at some stage in their lives. Sometimes the pain comes out of nowhere – and it can be in varying degrees, … Continue reading "How to tackle a toothache at home"
Many of us have experienced a sensitive tooth at some time in our life and perhaps you are living with one right now. I do have great news though, tooth sensitivity is usually easy enough to fix if it's treated early.
46% of Australians have private health cover. If you are one of that 46% - are you making the most of your health insurance? Many people who have private health insurance and extras don’t take full advantage of their cover, and that seems like a real waste. Do you take full advantage of your dental cover?
You might not realise it but the oral health of women can be a bit different from those of us who belong to the male gender. Yes, both men and women need to brush twice daily, floss regularly, and get 6 monthly check-ups to keep on top of oral hygiene. But women … Continue reading "Why is oral health so important for women?"
What causes bad breath? Here are some tips to make it go away.Dental
Have you ever been stuck talking to someone who’s breath wasn’t overly pleasant or worse, downright stinky? It can be one of those awkward social situations, do you say something or just try and cut the conversation short? Occasional bad breath Sometimes bad breath, or halitosis, can be simply because we’ve decided to indulge on … Continue reading "What causes bad breath? Here are some tips to make it go away."
A child’s first tooth is a pretty special occasion! Your child can now bite which means tasting a wider variety of foods and developing some taste buds. Ideally, at Taree Dental Care we recommend introducing your child to the dentist about 6 months after all his or her baby teeth have come through. Not … Continue reading "Tips to maintain your kid’s healthy smile"
Choices Choices! How to choose the right toothpaste.Dental
In the early 1800s, did you know that toothpaste was made of chalk and soap? Yuk.🤢 Now the choices are endless! When you walk down the ‘personal care’ aisle of the supermarket you are met with a variety of different toothpaste brands all promising whiter teeth, tasty flavours, enamel protection and relief for sensitive teeth. … Continue reading "Choices Choices! How to choose the right toothpaste."
Do you squirm at the thought of visiting your Dentist?Dental
You are DEFINITELY not alone. The sounds of drills and those sharp scary looking dentist tools can be enough to scare anyone away. But a trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be terrifying! Sometimes it can be a bad dentist experience as a child that still haunts us as adults. Don’t worry, our qualified … Continue reading "Do you squirm at the thought of visiting your Dentist?"
Over the past 2 years we have welcomed 7 new staff members to our team. As of September 2017 you now have the option of visiting Dr Daniel Kim, Dr Jamie Lam or Dr Jenny Hong for all your dental needs. To assist you in the surgery we have 7 lovely nurses: Cheryl, Elyse, Bel, … Continue reading "Welcome to our new staff!"