Ageing and dental health

Have you noticed an increase in dental health problems as you have grown older? Despite common belief – losing your teeth as you get older is not inevitable. Provided that you take proper care of your oral health and have regular dental check-ups, you can continue to enjoy smiling, talking and eating comfortably with your…

Pregnancy and dental health

Did you know the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can have an impact on your teeth, gums and mouth? This can be directly, such as changes in how your body responds to plaque, or indirectly – due to reflux and vomiting. The following issues are not definitive, some women are more prone than others,…

Do you clean your tongue?

Do you clean your tongue? Brushed teeth. Tick. Flossed. Tick. Rinsed with mouthwash. Tick. Cleaned tongue…? It might seem a strange concept, but your tongue does harbour bacteria, just like the other areas of your mouth, and these bacteria can play a part in causing bad breath. In fact, the majority of the bacteria in…

Tiring of Sleep Apnoea 

Tiring of Sleep Apnoea  Sleep apnoea is a common condition that involves disturbed sleep as a result of disruptions to breathing. Apnoea meaning the absence of breath. It is not simply a case of snoring or a restless night sleep, and can have serious health consequences if left undiagnosed and untreated. There are three types…

Is your acidic diet eating away your tooth enamel?

Is your acidic diet eating away your tooth enamel? Do you regularly consume acidic foods and drinks such as fruit (particularly citrus), pickles, tomato products, tea, coffee, fruit juices, soft drink and alcohol (e.g. wine and pre-mixed drinks)? Then your diet could be eroding your tooth enamel – which may lead to yellowing, pain and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…