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Do I need my wisdom tooth out?

Do I need my wisdom tooth out?

First of all, what is a wisdom tooth?We all have a first molar (commonly known as the “six-year-old molar” because of when it typically appears in the mouth), a second molar (the “twelve-year-old molar”), and many of us have third molars (the wisdom tooth). These teeth make up the back twelve teeth ..... Read more

Does my child need a mouthguard?

Does my child need a mouthguard?

Only if you want to protect their front teeth from a lifetime of dental work! One in five children suffer trauma to their adult teeth, and the peak time for this is when they start playing sport, around eight to ten years of age. The upper front teeth are the most commonly damaged.The dental profess..... Read more

Thumb Sucking

Thumb Sucking

Why Do Children Suck Their Thumb?Thumb or finger sucking is a common habit amongst children. The compulsion to suck is often comforting for the child, and can begin in-utero or when they are very young. Prior to the age of five or six, thumb sucking is not concerning. However, after this age the adu..... Read more

When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Experts recommend taking your child to see the dentist for the first time when their first tooth becomes visible or when they reach 12 months of age – whichever comes first. If your child has an accident or you are worried about the look of anything in their mouth, you should bring them as soon as y..... Read more