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

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 used to clean an infant’s gums, but once the first tooth erupts, usually around 6 – 8 months of age, then it’s time to use a…

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…

5 Reasons you need to take your child to the dentist

Why are dental checkups for children important? Because as soon as your child has teeth, they can get cavities. We asked Dr Stephanie Salanitri to give us the top 5 reasons why parents should invest the time in taking their child to have a check-up when nothing seems wrong. Cavities form quickly In a child’s…

Dental Implants vs Bridges

If you are missing a tooth or two, there are a couple of restoration options available for you to choose from – dental implant and dental bridges.  Choosing the right treatment is key to a confident smile so ask your dentist to assess your condition and recommend the best restoration treatment for you. Usually dental…

Different Causes & Treatments of Diastema

At Smilefocus we often see patients, both young and old, who are worried about gaps and spaces between their teeth. This interesting phenomenon is referred to as ‘diastema’ or more commonly known as tooth gaps and it can occur for several reasons, from natural to behavioral. Diastema often appear between the two upper front teeth. This condition…

Overcoming Dental Phobia

Are you afraid of the dentist? Well, you are not alone. Here at Smilefocus we understand that dental phobia is real. Although 99.9% of our patients do enjoy a stress-free experience with us, some patients struggle with their phobia, from shaking to more extreme reactions. We can help you address your dental phobia.   We’ve…

Protect their smile with a mouth guard

It surprises some people that the most injured area of the body during sports is the mouth, and not just in team contact sports. Hockey and football players, for example, have it drilled into them from a young age that wearing a mouth guard is essential to prevent serious injuries of the mouth, but it…

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