Keep Smiling: Dental Tips for the Whole Family

4 Signs You Need to See a Dentist for a Root Canal Procedure

A root canal removes infected pulp from the inside of a tooth to stop the decay. During this procedure, your dentist treats the infected tooth for bacteria and fills the gaps left by the infection. This treatment prevents an infected tooth from decaying even further. The best way to identify if you need a root canal is by consulting with a dentist. However, there are several signs that you should observe.   Read More...

Is Your Child Seeing The Dentist Enough?

It can be hard enough convincing yourself to go to the dentist, and children are a whole other beast. There are many reasons why it makes sense that a child might be scared of the dentist. Bright lights, interesting equipment and people in white coats can all be out of the comfort zone for most children; however, modern dentists are much more aware of this effect and endeavour to be more hospitable to kids.   Read More...

What Are Deep Cleanings and Why Would You Need One?

If you have severe gum disease, then your dentist may have said you need a deep cleaning. Deep cleanings are a regular general dentistry procedure. However, many people don't know much about it or if they should go through with having it done. Here is more to know about deep cleanings, how your dentist determines you need one and what the procedure involves. What Are Deep Cleanings? Deep cleanings are more extensive than the regular maintenance cleanings that you get every six months.   Read More...

How Is It Possible for a Dental Filling to Leak?

In terms of general dentistry, having a cavity filled is about as general as it gets. It's an efficient means of plugging the hole in your tooth while offering a predictable outcome. Of course, this outcome isn't always as predictable as you and your dentist would like. How is it possible for a dental filling to leak? And more importantly, does this pose a risk to your tooth and overall dental health?   Read More...

When Extreme Gingivitis Becomes a Dental Emergency

Gingivitis is a typical dental complaint—very typical in fact. Some 20% of Australian adults are affected by gingivitis, and it's generally caused by poor dental care, as in not taking care of your teeth at home. Sure, it's a problem, but it's not a serious one. It could hardly be thought of as a dental emergency, could it? Treating Gingivitis Cases of gingivitis can usually be addressed during a standard check-up, combined with an improvement of the patient's at-home dental care.   Read More...