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What do I do in a dental emergency?

Dental accidents do happen and knowing what to do when an accident occurs can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth. For dental emergencies it is important to visit your dentist in Parramatta as soon as possible. You often find that most dentists leave a free appointment time in their daily schedule for emergency cases. Call your dentist in Parramatta as soon as you can and give th[...]

The link between medications and cavities

As you get older, you may find yourself getting cavities, which may be something you haven’t had in years. As we age, we enter a *second round* of cavity prone years. One of the most common causes of cavities in older people is dry mouth. Dry mouth is not usually a normal side of aging, but commonly a side effect caused by more than 500 different types of medications, including those used to tre[...]

Why is one of my teeth loose?

As an adult, it can be very unsettling to have a loose tooth. When you have a loose tooth, lots of ideas start popping up in your head fromthe possibility of losing it, how costly it’s going to be, oreven a health concern. Permanent teeth can become loose for different reasons including - but not limited to - grinding, biting on things that are too hard, injury or gum disease. If you have any w[...]

How can thumb sucking affect my child’s teeth?

Our dentists in Parramatta know that a lot of parents are concerned about their child sucking their thumb, or using a dummy, especially as they grow older and continue with the habit. Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for children. When a child sucks on their thumb, other fingers, a dummy, blanket or favourite toy it helps them to feel secure as they explore and learn about the world around them. [...]

Are you using the right toothpaste for your teeth?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a toothpaste *out there* that can help or correct every dental issue. There are a lot of different toothpastes on sale at chemists and supermarkets from brands to ingredients, to stop your teeth feeling sensitive to helping to whiten and brighten your smile. The best toothpaste for you is the one that helps or prevents any dental issues you have. To begin you have t[...]

More awareness of dental caries is needed

When it comes to going to your dentist in Parramatta, most of us visit for a clean, a filling or to have a tooth extracted. Oral health goes way beyond your teeth – oral cavities can affect your whole body. While a cavity is only small it is very close to the central nervous system, and if you have a cavity that is left untreated it can produce an infection that is then transmitted via blood cir[...]

Causes of a dry mouth

Why does my mouth always feel *dry*? The saliva in your mouth is a watery secretion made by glands in your mouth, this secretion contains some important substances your body uses to start to digest food, as well as maintain strong and healthy teeth. Saliva is essential to – Help you chew, taste and swallow solid foods Keeps your mouth moistened and comfortable Fights germs in your mout[...]

Dental emergencies when travelling and how to deal with them

Who doesn’t love going away for a holiday? Travelling to new and exciting places is a lot of fun, for many, it could be the trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately, if something suddenly happens to your teeth while you are travelling, it can be devastating. Nothing will ruin a holiday faster than having to deal with a health issue. So, what do you do if something happens to your teeth if a dental eme[...]

The surprising link between posture and dental health

Sometimes, medical advances are about robotic devices, ground-breaking treatments, and lasers. Other times, it’s about re-thinking and re-examining traditional wisdom. For example, Dr. Steven Lin has taught us that some oral bacteria are good, and that cavities and wisdom teeth problems are avoidable if we just eat right. His findings show that our impaction and overuse of braces can be prevent[...]

Frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry

Our dentists in Parramatta are often asked questions about cosmetic dentistry. A lot of people have heard the term, but don’t really know or understand what cosmetic dentistry is, what it involves, and whether it’s something that is for *them*. Thankfully advancements in technology have led to technological advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Dentistry has come a LONG way in the [...]