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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The key life stages of your teeth

What happens to your children’s growing teeth and when are the key growth stages? We asked Dr Alison Roberts to explain all: How many teeth does an adult typically have? An adult has 28 teeth and may or may not have a further 4 wisdom teeth.  Some or all of the wisdom teeth may be…

Read all about it! Tooth Fairy visits the clinic…

To celebrate Tooth Fairy Day our staff have been dressing up and are looking forward to a visit from the Tooth Fairy today. If your child is in the clinic we hope they can spot the elusive Tooth Fairy hiding…

Clinic sterilization

How important is sterilization in the dental clinics? Sterilization refers to any process that eliminates, removes, kills, or deactivates all forms of life (microorganisms). After sterilization, an object is referred to as being ‘sterile’ or ‘aseptic’.  Sterilization is extremely important in any medical environment as the sterilization process breaks the chain of infection.  Sterilization processes…

Wuhan Coronavirus Update

We take the health of our patients and staff seriously therefore wish to reiterate the protocol for appointments: If you are feeling well and are not considered High Risk, please keep your appointment and we look forward to welcoming you to the clinic. You are considered High Risk and need to be seen directly in…

Top 10 tips to avoid dental decay

We asked Dr Brendan Gin to provide us with the Top Tips to avoid dental decay!  Choose water and avoid sugary drinks.  Eat plenty of unprocessed foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes, wholegrains, fish and lean meat.  Check food labels on packaged foods and look at both the amount of sugar per serving and…

Concerned about stained teeth?

What causes stained teeth? There are two types of staining on teeth: extrinsic staining (staining on the outside of the tooth) and intrinsic staining (staining below the tooth surface). Extrinsic staining can be caused by pigmented food or drink residue sticking to the film of protein covering the enamel.  Dark foods and drinks are often…

Teeth Whitening – what 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…

How does what you eat affect your teeth?

What dietary factors cause dental problems? – Acids lead to the loss of tooth structure whether its through the process of decay via sugars in our diet or acids that are directly found in the food we eat. – Dental decay is a process where the bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates to…

Our new clinic

We are thrilled to share the below photos of the new clinic on the 8th floor. You will be greeted by our friendly reception staff: There is a space for Children to play: With plenty of space for you to relax before your appointment: We hope to welcome you at our new clinic soon.

White teeth for Christmas?

This may be a good time to think about getting your teeth whitened before your social Christmas merry-go-round! People often come to Smilefocus unsure of what Teeth Whitening options are available and what the costs are. The good news is that teeth whitening improves your smile with little effort and minimal cost. Here is a…

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