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Sleep issues keeping you up? Here’s how we can help.

Trouble sleeping at night? Do you wake up tired? You could have an underlying sleep issue!     Sleep issues Insomnia, snoring, bruxism (tooth grinding), and sleep apnoea are often considered the most common sleep issues. Luckily, if you have trouble sleeping, snoring, or grinding your teeth, your dentist may be able to help (or refer…

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The secret to celebrity smiles: Veneers

Not everyone is born with a celebrity smile but do you want to know a secret, the answer is in veneers. And arguably, half of the celebs weren’t born with a perfect smile either! This is why it is not surprising to learn many celebrities have used this particular treatment to achieve that perfect movie-star…

What happens at a dental check-up?

Often we have new patients call and ask what happens when they book a dental check-up appointment with us.    A regular dental check-up appointment usually consists of two parts:  1/ Examination of your mouth and teeth by one of our qualified Dentists 2/ Cleaning of your teeth by the Dentist   Dental appointment process…

Do not delay seeking treatment for emergency dental issues

When you experience tooth pain or suffer a dental injury it is essential that you seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. But how do you know what is considered a dental emergency? Read on to find out.    Dental emergencies in Penrith If you are experiencing the following issues, you have a dental…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…