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Care For The Kids

Dentistry is now one step closer to eradicating the dreaded dental needle. With the introduction of Australia’s first needle free injection system, Injex, needle phobics, you needn’t worry any longer. INJEX is a new needle-free injection system with broad applications including in dentistry and medicine. (It is now used by…

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Care For The Kids

Adult teeth start coming through at around age 6, these are the lower front ones. Often, when the space is insufficient they can come through rotated. It is not an immediate concern as this can correct itself with time as the jaw grows but it is something that should be…

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Better Baby Teeth

How old should the baby be before I bring then to see a dentist? We recommend the earlier the better. As soon as you notice that your baby has their first tooth, this can vary from 3 to 12 months, then it is wise to bring them in for a…

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Getting Long in the Tooth

First wrinkle. You’re getting old. First grey hair. You’re getting old. Gum `disease kicking in, teeth looking longer. You are NOT necessarily getting old. The saying “getting long in the tooth” actually comes from horses, because horse teeth continually grow as they get older and you can tell a horses…

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Beat Bad Breath

Hands up if you have ever been around someone with bad breath? Perhaps at work, at the shops, at home? Maybe, even, that person is yourself! I certainly have. If you have never done the “lick test”, to smell what your breath is like then give it a try now.…

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Top Five Ways to Top Teeth and Great Gums

Here are the Top 5 Tips to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. 1. Use a straw when drinking acidic beverages – soft drinks, fruit juice and the like. Have you tried beer through a straw? This ensures that the liquid bypasses your teeth and goes straight down…

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Yellow Teeth

Question: Dear Jeff, I have yellow teeth. Many years ago, I used to have teeth that were much whiter. I don’t smoke cigarettes, drink tea or coffee. What can I do about this? - Jane M. 42, Greenbank. Answer: Dear Jane, We usually think of staining being caused by foods.…

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Grey Amalgam Fillings

Question: Dear Jeff, I am worried about my grey amalgam fillings. I hear that they may cause health problems and am thinking of having them replaced. Is this a good idea? - Marcia J. 53, Jimboomba Answer: Dental amalgam is the most commonly used material for restorations in the world.…

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Smile Series I

This article is Part one on a series on better smiles and what dentists can do to help you have a nice set of teeth. We will be covering topics such as implants, dentures, Invisalign amongst others. Part I: Veneers and Crowns Each day I have patients who come to…

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Smile Series II

This article is Part Two on a series on better smiles and what dentists can do to help you have a nice set of teeth. We will be covering topics such as implants, dentures, Invisalign amongst others. Part II: Straighter teeth with Invisalign Each day I have patients who come…

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Smile Series III

This article is Part Three on a series on better smiles and what dentists can do to help you have a nice set of teeth. We will be covering topics such as implants, dentures, Invisalign amongst others. Part III: Implant supported dentures Many of my patients wear dentures. Either a…

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Gums Bleed

Question: Dear Jeff, My gums bleed usually bleed when I brush or floss. Why is this so and how can I fix it? - Karen K. Calamvale Answer: There are many reasons for bleeding gums, most are related to periodontal disease (gum disease) which can be treated by your dentist…

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Dead Black Teeth

Question: Dear Jeff, I am a 27 year old guy who has lived with two dead black teeth for too long. It is embarrassing and I find I always cover my mouth and don’t smile. The two teeth in question are my two front teeth. Can you help, with information…

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