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Toothpaste

Toothpaste: how it works & choosing the right toothpaste for you

Picking out toothpaste is like deciding what to eat on Uber Eats. You have so many brands and types to choose from it can be hard to pick one.    How toothpaste works Before we get into the different types of toothpaste it is important to understand why you should use it in the first…

tooth grinding

Why tooth grinding sucks more than going to the gym at 6 am

You might be a tooth grinder or jaw clencher and not even know it! Many people aren’t even aware they are grinding their teeth until a partner mentions it or they experience repetitive symptoms and accompanying pain that they can’t explain.   Teeth grinding occurs day and night Most people are unaware they grind or…

brushing your teeth

Surprising reasons to brush your teeth twice a day

Dentists in Penrith will tell you to brush your teeth twice a day. However, do you know why brushing twice a day is good for you?   Whiter teeth When you eat and drink, colours or pigments from the food and liquid absorb into your teeth. However, brushing twice a day helps remove the discolouring….

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Tips for a positive dental visit for kids

Bringing your child to the dentist can be a positive experience if you prepare them.   What to expect at your first dental visit The first few visits to your local Penrith dentist is about getting your child comfortable. They meet the dentist, sit in the chair and look at our dental equipment.   Typically…

wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth recovery: it is not as bad as you think!

Your wisdom teeth usually come through in your late teens or early twenties.    Unfortunately for all of us, wisdom teeth usually come through when your mouth is already full of other teeth!   Typically people do not have enough room in their mouth to accommodate four extra wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth come in,…

sleep dentistry

Tips to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Has it been one, three, maybe even ten years since you last saw a dentist? Does the thought of even stepping foot into a dental office give you shudders? You are not alone.  Thankfully with modern technology, visiting the dentist does not have to be painful or stressful.  Sedation dentistry Eliminate the anxiety you feel…

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Aging gracefully is more about being healthy and happy whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle, surrounding yourself with people you love, and doing things that bring you joy. It’s natural to worry about the challenges that aging can bring and one of the minor concerns many people have is how our teeth can become discoloured due…

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

Our experienced Penrith dentists at Tindale Dental Centre understand sleep apnoea can cause quite a lot of concern if left untreated. Dr Emma Bond, one of the founding principal dentists has a dedicated interest in helping patients with their sleep apnoea concerns.  Symptoms of sleep apnoea could include loud snoring, disrupted sleep, daytime sleepiness and…

Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment

Did you know root canal procedures are generally painless? People assume that root canal treatment will be painful because of all the pain the infected tooth causes BEFORE the treatment when the root canal procedure eliminates the pain of the infected tooth! What is a root canal? Inside a tooth is a hollow centre containing…

cosmetic dentistry

Three Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix Your Teeth

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, yet, sadly many people are unhappy with their smile. If you are embarrassed or ashamed of your smile or you simply want to brighten your pearly whites, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry. What is cosmetic dentistry? You have probably heard the…

crooked teeth

What Causes Crooked Teeth in Children?

Overall, crooked, misaligned teeth are very common in children and adults. Baby and permanent teeth can come in crooked for a variety of reasons: Baby teeth can be too small, or too large to fill the gum space allocated to them. Childhood behaviours such as thumb sucking, pacifier or bottle use, mouth breathing, or prolonged…

itchy tongue

Reasons Why Your Tongue is Itchy

There are a range of different reasons why you might have an itchy tongue. You have heard people say, “I’m allergic to fruit” and you probably roll your eyes. It turns out; some people may be telling the truth.  Oral Allergies When certain fruits, vegetables, or nuts come in contact with areas of your mouth,…

Sleep apnoea

Tired of being tired all the time?

Sleep apnoea is a common condition that involves disturbed sleep as a result of breathing disruptions.  Apnoea means the absence of breath. In the case of sleep apnoea an individual’s breathing can stop for anywhere between a few and 90 seconds, and they wake briefly. These episodes, which can happen many times a night, are…

Strengthen teeth

What foods strengthen your teeth?

To strengthen our muscles we exercise, we lift weights, we keep active. But how do we strengthen our teeth?  Our team of experienced dentists at Tindale Dental Center in Penrith know that maintaining good oral health by brushing and flossing twice daily is a great place to start. What we eat also directly impacts the…

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Sleep Dentistry – How does it work?

For some patients, the idea of going to the dentist can bring up feelings of anxiety and fear.  Having highly sensitive teeth, an unpleasant dental experience in the past, nervousness around dental treatment sounds and/or the need to have complex dental treatments performed – can all be factors that deter patients from attending to their…

Brushing Your Teeth Children

Children’s teeth brushing tips

Getting ready for school or getting ready to go to bed can be a lengthy and frustrating process if your child is not a huge fan of brushing their teeth. But how can we encourage our kids to brush their teeth without the routine turning into a battleground? The Tindale Dental Centre team have learnt…

Why do my gums bleed?

When brushing your teeth or biting into a crisp apple have you noticed your gums bleeding? There are a number of reasons why this might occur – it could be as simple as adjusting your brushing technique or from a new firm toothbrush, but it could also be a sign of gingivitis – a curable…

Toothache

How to reduce teeth grinding

Are you kept awake at night by the sounds of your partner grinding their teeth? Or do you wake with an unexplained dull headache or sore jaw yourself?  As it often occurs during sleep, many people are not even aware they grind their teeth.   Stress and anxiety can certainly be the cause behind teeth grinding,…