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Extracting baby teeth at the dentist

Do all baby teeth need to be removed with the dentist? No, it is often ideal to allow baby teeth to exfoliate in their own time.  Apart from being used for eating, maintaining baby teeth is crucial for adult teeth to erupt properly at the appropriate time.  They are the space holders for when dental…

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The Importance of Regular Professional Dental Cleans

The Importance of Regular Professional Dental Cleans By Dr. Simran Patheja Many patients have excellent oral hygiene – brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, and flossing before brushing daily. However, everyone (even dentists!) still require professional dental cleaning every 3-12 months. Professional cleaning can remove calculus – a mineralized deposit – that builds…

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Why is your dentist recommending a crown?

Why is your dentist recommending a crown? A dental crown is a protective “cap” that entirely covers a damaged or heavily filled tooth. Your dentist may recommend that you undergo a dental crown procedure for one of a few reasons; you have a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together, you have a…

What does a filling involve?

What does a filling involve? An inside look by Dr Aaron McMurtrie   Very rarely is a filling just a filling. It a common misconception that people think we scrape out the gunge, whack in some putty and wander off in search of a cup of coffee. This could not be further from the truth.…

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Diet and Dental Decay

Diet and Dental Decay By Dr Simran Patheja Brushing two times a day is a mantra instilled in many of us since we can remember. It is such an important tool in preventing dental decay. However, the bacteria that we mechanically brush and floss off isn’t the only causative factor in dental decay! Diet plays…

Cosmetic Dentistry in Ipswich

WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY?   No one forgets an incredible smile. Do you feel like you have the best smile possible? Do you feel confident and attractive when you smile and laugh? If there are a few tiny imperfections keeping you from achieving a beautiful smile, come see our cosmetic dentists at Raceview Dental who…

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How often should I have a check up?

By Dr Tharini Hettiarachchi It is much easier to put off a visit to the dentist until there is pain. This may be for a variety of reasons, whether it be our busy lifestyles, finances or reluctance to visit the dentist due to anxiety or phobia. Unfortunately, more often than not, by the time you…

Crooked Teeth and Braces

  By Dr Lubna Shaikh Is this something that is bothering you? Are you very conscious about your smile? Did you wish you could have straight teeth? So many questions cross your mind when you cannot smile confidently. Infact, nowadays to have straight teeth and improve your smile is very mush possible. We as dentist…