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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…

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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,…

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,…

New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthier Mouth During 2020

So many of us make New Year’s resolutions, but most of us are likely to let it slide as the year becomes busy again. If you want to take better care when looking after your teeth and gums this year, these five resolutions can keep you diligent: 1. Schedule a Dental Appointment Has it been…

Toothache Treatment
What causes a toothache?

A toothache is just awful. You can’t see it, it doesn’t go away on its own and you can’t massage it like a muscle knot. It’s also a loud indicator of a problem that requires immediate attention from a dentist. Our Tindale Dental Centre in Penrith offers emergency dental appointments in these cases. Please call…

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Wisdom teeth – it’s time to go!

At Tindale Dental Centre in Penrith, we regularly treat dental patients experiencing toothache and other issues associated with the arrival of wisdom teeth. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the teeth at the very back of your mouth (otherwise known as “third molars”). These teeth are usually the last teeth to come through the…

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Dental Emergency – what to do?

There are several things that might fall into the category of ‘dental emergency’. At Tindale Dental Centre in Penrith we consider the top three incidents to be: A knocked-out adult tooth A chipped, cracked or broken tooth  A toothache We’ve heard all the elaborate ‘old wives tales’ about what to do in a dental emergency…

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Why does my tongue feel funny?

Does your tongue feel sore? Do you ever feel like your tongue is burning, tingly or prickly? Does the tip of your tongue look red, or do you have little bumps that seem bigger than your usual taste buds? Does your tongue look white and patchy? There are a number of different things that could…

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Dummies and thumb sucking – what you need to know!

Dummies and thumb sucking can be very soothing for babies and young children, and often this sucking behaviour is a key signal for them that it is time to fall asleep. For many parents in the early sleep deprived weeks and months (and let’s be honest, years!) of having a child this can be a…

childrens dentistry
Gum recession

Do your teeth feel sensitive to hot or cold food and drinks? Do your teeth appear a bit longer than they used to or seem to have gaps between them near the gum line that weren’t there before? Are your gums inflamed, red or sore? You may be experiencing gum recession. Gum recession is what…