Insights

As part of our duty of care for your oral health we will keep you up to date on news, insights and information from the world of dentistry

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All about baby teeth

Did you know that? Baby teeth are vitally important – they are needed for eating, speaking and smiling, and for holding space for the adult teeth to come through. They appear from about 6 months old but some babies already have teeth when they are born! Teeth sometimes do not appear in normal sequence –…

Bringing your child for their 1st dental visit

When should I start bringing my child to the dentist for regular visits? Your child’s first visit to the dentist can be when they are as young as one year old and certainly by the time their molars are through and all the milk teeth have grown (usually by around 2 years of age).  A…

Meet our Oral Health Therapist – Siti Adris

“It is not unusual for me to be asked what it is I actually do as an Oral Health Therapist (OHT). An OHT is trained in both dental therapy and dental hygiene.  The therapy part of my job means I can perform basic dental procedures on children aged 18 and below, procedures such as fissure…

Oral Cancer – the key to early detection

During your regular professional check-up and cleaning, your dentist will also thoroughly examine your oral soft tissues. Regular oral examination of the entire mouth is essential in the early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous oral conditions. You may have a white patch, ulcer or lump that you are unaware of that needs more thorough investigation.…

Looking after children’s teeth: all you need to know

Looking after your child’s oral health as early as possible gives your child healthy gums and teeth, here are some helpful tips from our Children’s Dentist: At what age should a parent start brushing their child’s teeth? And how should a parent brush a baby’s teeth?  A damp gauze pad or wet washcloth can be…

World Smile Day – 5th October

Welcome to World Smile Day 2018. The aim of the day is very simple – all of us, everywhere around the world, should devote one day each year to nothing but smiles and kind acts. At Smilefocus we are dedicated to smiles each and every day of the year, so we thought we would add…

Visiting the dentist can prevent toothaches

How bad can toothache be? In the opinion of many, there is nothing worse than a toothache.  Some women say they would rather go through labour then deal with severe toothache.  In any event, a toothache can cause intense pain and bring people to tears.   What does toothache mean? A toothache is a sign…

Does your child have front teeth gaps?

A gap or space between two teeth is called a diastema, and is most common between the upper front teeth. Gaps between baby teeth are often just part of a child’s natural development; teeth usually have spaces between them when they first come through with these gaps closing once the canine teeth arrive. It is…

The 3 best and worst things you can eat for your teeth

Your mouth is one of the most hostile environments in the world. Imagine if you lived in a world which was constantly wet and subject to highly acidic rain! Our teeth have to endure this all the time, every time you put something in your mouth. Our teeth are also under constant force and load…

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