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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….

The Importance of Mouthguards

A mouthguard can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common causes of dental injuries. Dental injuries can be painful, disfiguring and expensive to treat. It isn’t possible to wear a mouthguard at all times to avoid dental injury but you can help protect your mouth or your…

Did you know a healthy smile can mean a healthier body?

Many of us will have made New Year’s resolutions to perhaps exercise more frequently and to eat more healthily, but did you know having good dental health can help? In fact your mouth is a ‘window’ to the rest of your body, and if you neglect it you are more at risk of developing general…

Should You Brush Your Teeth Before Or After Breakfast?

Much like the debate of folding versus scrunching or showering in the morning versus at night, whether you should brush your teeth before or after brekkie is a topic of much contention. On one hand, if you brush before breakfast you’re getting rid of those awful bacteria responsible for having bad breath. On the other…

Smile With Expert Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a well-proven, safe and effective way to enhance your smile. Many of us find that our teeth colour has dulled over time.  This can be due to dietary factors with coffee, tea and red wine being the main culprits, habits such as smoking or it can simply be a part of…

Back To School Means It’s Time For A Dental Checkup

It’s the beginning of 2018, and you know what that means: it won’t be long before the kids have to get back to school and out of your hair. Before they get on the bus or you drop them off, make their way to class and hit the books, think about the best way for…

Have you recently moved location?

If you have recently made the move to beautiful Sydney, we would like to welcome you to our Penrith community. It can be overwhelming moving to a new area and we would like to help make this transition easier for you. Our centre has been a practicing Dental Practice since 1994 in Penrith. Our Dental Centre is equipped with…

Suffering a dental injury is never fun.

Whether you’ve got a cracked tooth, fractured tooth, broken tooth, or split tooth, it may be able to be saved! It’s important to look after your dental health and see a professional as soon as possible. Just remember, the faster you act, the better the outcome will be! Most dental trauma is a result of…

Dental Anxiety Is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

Dental anxiety can affect anyone. A lot of people will put up with all sorts of oral and gum pain in order to avoid making an appointment with their dentist. Infections, periodontal disease, loose teeth and even broken teeth can go years without treatment. Avoiding regular checkups might mean that you miss the chance to…

Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Did you know that you lose private health fund benefits each year? Most of our patients are unaware of this, so we thought we should let you know. now is the time to use your entitlement before it’s lost forever for treatment in our practice! Choose to use your health fund entitlement today. Most health funds allow…

Preparing To Travel These Holidays?

Traveling out of the country is an exciting and eye-opening experience. Unfortunately, dental problems can occur when you least expect them. Our team at Tindale Dental Centre want to make sure that you’re prepared if a dental emergency arises when you are abroad, as well as give you some general travel tips for your oral…

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…

Fluoride

Fluoride has proven itself to be a valuable ally in the ongoing fight against dental caries. As far back as 1909, when a U.S. dentist Frederick McKay commenced a 15 year study with fellow dentist A. V. Black to determine if the decay-resistant teeth of residents in one Colorado town were the result of fluoride in…

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

In the wake of an urgent discussion in early February between ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs and the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, which was precipitated by the decision of a cross section of Senators to oppose cuts made by the Australian Government to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap, the Government has advised…

Is There A Bad Time To Brush Your Teeth?

Is there ever a bad time to brush your teeth? Most of us believe that proper dental care means flossing and brushing often — at a minimum, twice daily, as the Australian Dental Association recommends. Those who are particularly diligent may brush more often, after meals, snacks or sugary drinks. But research shows that brushing…

About Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives. It has three main objectives: – Promote oral health education and…