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Fissure Seals.

The dentist suggested I should get the grooves in my teeth filled in, what does that mean? Unless you’ve ever shone a really bright torch into someone’s mouth, you might never have noticed that the teeth are not just square little white blocks. They’re actually covered in grooves a.....
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Ones?.

This debate has been raging longer than Holden versus Ford! Patients constantly ask us which is better and which they should use to keep their teeth as clean as possible, and to prevent cavities. The true is, they are both as good as each other – as long as you know how to use them.Some people like .....
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How Can I Get to the Dentist When I Have Children to Look After?.

Parents of little children may be overdue for their dental check-up, and may find it challenging to get it done. This is one of the common problems that mums and dads face.Many of us that work at Sailors Bay Dentistry are parents too, so we can understand how hard it could be to juggle everything. W.....
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What Are Porcelain Veneers?.

More Than Just Cosmetic BenefitsA porcelain veneer is a thin shell-like structure that is attached to a tooth. Veneers are used as restoration for teeth which are discoloured, misshapen, very spaced out or worn out.Veneers on their own can be fragile, but once they are glued to a tooth they can help.....
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My Dentist Mentioned That I've Been Grinding My Teeth!.

The Impact of Tooth GrindingTooth grinding, or bruxism, is one of the common dental problem – It’s thought that about five percent of the population are regular forceful tooth grinders. [1,] [2] Though, many of them may be completely unaware of their habit as it usually happens when they are asleep......
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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.....
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Why Do I Keep Hearing About Triclosan In The News?.

There has been a lot of media coverage lately regarding Triclosan and its harmful effects on humans. Triclosan is a chemical compound which is a key ingredient in soap, as well as toothpaste.The US FDA (Food & Drug Administration) ruled in September, 2016, that Triclosan be removed from all over.....
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Flossing: Minimising the Risk Factor.

Comment / Dr Ros DavisIt would appear that people are really thrilled that they may not need to floss their teeth! There have been articles left, right, and centre following the breaking news that there may be no good evidence that flossing our teeth has any benefit. If you are not familiar with thi.....
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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.....
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Our Theory on Flossing.

Comment / Dr Ros DavisMany of you would have read the recent article in The Guardian - we know because we've been asked lots of questions about it! To put it simply, the article basically says that there is no good evidence that flossing is beneficial, and that the US government has dropped its recomm.....
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