Saliva and Oral Health – What is Saliva?


Saliva plays an often underappreciated role in maintaining a person’s oral health. You may find yourself wondering, ‘Do I have too much or not enough?’ The questions that should really be asked, however, are ‘What is the function of salivary glands?’ ‘What is Saliva?’ and ‘How does Saliva work?’

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5 Things Parents Should Know about Children’s Teeth


Our teeth are with us for life, so it’s on us to look after them from a young age. As a parent, it is important to look out for any changes or possible issues with your child’s teeth, as when spotted early they can be effectively treated by your

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Common Dental Myths About Sugar-Free Products


It’s common knowledge that sugar can cause cavities and rot teeth. Still, there are a handful of myths floating around the internet that may not necessarily be true. In this post we aim to debunk common myths about Sugar-Free products. If you’re looking for a paediatric dental check up

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Children and Toothache – What to Do


Toothaches can be distressing for children, and it is not always easy for parents to determine the cause of the pain. Toothaches can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common is tooth decay – so it is important to visit your paediatric dentist as soon as

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Children and Teeth Grinding – An Overview for Parents


Teeth grinding (bruxism) is one of the more common issues amongst children. Often the issue goes undetected until a paediatric dentist observes the symptoms during a routine check-up. The reasons why children grind their teeth are not well understood, but it is believed that stress, anxiety and nervous habits

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Interceptive Orthodontics In Children’s Dentistry


Early orthodontic treatment, known as Interceptive orthodontics or Phase I orthodontics is specifically for children whose mouths are still growing as it is only effective during this time.  At around ages six and seven, adult teeth typically begin to come in.  At this point, any orthodontic problems in the

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