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Do You Really Need to Floss?

Have you ever asked your dentist this question? If you have you will know the answer is a definite “yes”! And how often? You should be flossing at least once daily. Brushing your teeth is great for cleaning the visible surfaces, but not so much the surfaces between the teeth. This makes up nearly half…

Kids and Cavities

Kids and Cavities Did you know that in a recent nationwide study by Adelaide University where 24,000 kids were randomly chosen for a dental examination across many different communities, as many as half of all six-year olds examined showed signs of dental disease! The researchers were quick to point out that the reasons behind such…

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an embarrassing problem that nearly everyone knows, yet few want to talk about. Our experienced dentists at Tindale Dental centre can help you get to the bottom of this problem and give you simple solutions to prevent bad breath. Bad breath has many causes, such as: Odor-causing foods Tooth decay…

Do you wake up with dull headaches or stiff, sore jaw muscles?

Do you wake up with dull headaches or stiff, sore jaw muscles? If so, you may have a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth called bruxism. Many people are unaware they even do this because it often happens while they are sleeping. However, dental professionals can usually detect signs of wear on your teeth….

Thumb sucking

Thumb sucking Thumb sucking is a common habit in children from infancy to age four. Children suck their thumbs due to boredom, hunger, fatigue, stress, for comfort or as a sleep aid/association. However, this seemingly harmless habit can start affecting their dental health at five to six years of age. At this point, ending the…

Sensitive Teeth

Is eating ice cream or sipping a cup of hot coffee painful for you? The answer is a resounding “yes” for people who suffer from sensitive teeth. Many adults experience hypersensitivity when they eat, drink or touch their teeth. Fortunately, dentistry can offer simple and effective treatments for this uncomfortable condition. Possible causes of tooth…

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Have you ever felt painful clicking or popping in your jaw when you talk or chew?   Many people suffer from a jaw, muscle and joint disorder known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and may not even know it. While it is not always possible to pinpoint the exact cause of TMD, in many cases it…

The truth about Sleep Apnoea   

Dentists can treat sleep apnoea that is not severe. In fact, studies have shown that oral dental appliances are effective, safe and simple treatment options for suffers from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea. Our Penrith dentists here at Tindale Dental Centre have expertise and training in dental sleep solutions. We can provide the advice,…

Easter & Your teeth

By sticking to a strict dental routine, minimising overall consumption of chocolate and following the tips below, you and your family can minimise tooth decay and maintain great oral health this Easter. Avoid continuous consumptions Aim to enjoy your Easter sweets at mealtimes, rather than between meals. Chewing on food continuously means that your saliva…

Have you heard of Bruxism?

Do you wake up with dull headaches or stiff, sore jaw muscles? If so, you may have a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth called bruxism. Many people are unaware they even do this because it often happens while they are sleeping. However, dental professionals can usually detect signs of wear on your teeth….