Dental care for young kids: Why it’s important

Getting access to dental care is one of the greatest investments that you can give to your children. This will help them to develop confidence having their first dental appointment and build the foundation of their healthy smiles.   Once your child begins to show signs of having their first tooth, it’s a sign to…

Tips for brushing your children’s teeth from a family dentist in Penrith

As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, you need to start dental care. Making dental care fun early on helps not only prevent tooth decay (a real problem for Aussie kids) but also forms healthy dental habits early on.   Dental care for babies Once that first tooth erupts (around 6 months of age), you…

Looking after your teeth during pregnancy

During pregnancy, hormones can wreak havoc on your body. Not to mention, pregnancy hormones dramatically affect your gums and teeth. For some women, pregnancy can lead to dental problems. Read on to learn how to take care of your teeth during your pregnancy.  Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy  Looking after your teeth and…

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Dental myths debunked by our Penrith dentist

We hear those old adages all the time “Don’t go swimming after you eat or you’ll drown”, “5-second rule”, and our favourite “Coffee stunts your growth”. However, most adages only have a spot of truth (or are a complete myth!), and dentist ones are no exception. For fun this month, we thought we would look…

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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…

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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…

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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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…