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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4 Reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid of the dentist

1. There is such a thing as ‘Pain-Free’ Dentistry Most people are afraid of the dentist because they think it will hurt.  Modern materials and improved techniques means that dentists are able to virtually eliminate pain from dentistry. And by visiting the dentist regularly problems can be spotted early and resolved before any pain or…

5 ways to overhaul your smile!

A smile makeover can transform not just the way we look, but also the way we feel and even improve our health! Surveys suggest an enhanced smile increases our chances of progressing further up the career ladder and improve our relationship opportunities, too – that is, if we’re looking for a new partner! Our smile…

Aging gracefully with Dento–Facial Aesthetics

There is far more at play when a person smiles, laughs and gets older than just their teeth. Smiling, laughing, frowning, shouting, crying and just plain getting older, are all “full face events”. To treat your smile in a holistic way Dentists with the appropriate qualifications and expertise can now also provide facial aesthetic treatments…

Bad Breath – don’t suffer in silence!

Bad breath is a problem shared by millions of people around the world and can interfere with your social and professional success, so it’s heartening to know approximately 85% of cases result from oral conditions which can be treated by your dentist, or even avoided all together. Causes of Halitosis Halitosis is otherwise known as…

Benefits of teeth whitening : all you need to know

Everyone would love to have a white and natural looking smile but we all live in a world filled with teeth staining factors such as coffee, soda, tea and that occasional glass of red wine. So how do we get that perfect selfie-worthy beautiful smile? Well, achieving those pearlie white smiles are easier than most…

Braces – not just for teens!

When you think of braces, what normally comes to mind?  Teenagers?  Straightening crooked teeth?  Getting a Hollywood Smile?  These are all cases when braces are used but nowadays there are many more reasons why you should have orthodontic treatment to make your smile the best it can be. More and more adults are considering orthodontic…

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…

DENTAL IMPLANTS: The facts

What is an Implantologist? Implantology is the study and practice of placing dental implants. Any licensed dentist with proper training in implant dentistry can be considered an implantologist. While there is no recognized specialty of implant dentistry or implantology, it does typically require substantial post-graduate education and experience. There are international organisations, such as the…

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…

Do’s and Don’ts of Your Child’s First Visit with the Dentist

The team at Smilefocus puled together this list of key tips to help guide you and your child through their first visit to the dentist. Do Familiarise your child with the dental clinic. Take your toddler along when someone else in the family who enjoys their dental check-up is going too. Schedule your child’s appointment…

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