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This is what happens to your mouth when you stop smoking

Are you a smoker or have you been a smoker? There is plenty of information out there about the bad effects of smoking. We all know the reasons we should quit but what happens after? In this blog, I explore the most common things that happen to your mouth when you stop smoking.  Some things […]

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Why is oral cancer such a secret and how do people get it?

Friday 27th July 2018 marks World Head and Neck Cancer Day. At Riverstone Family Dental we are advocating prevention through oral cancer screenings carried out at your 6 monthly dental checkups. Call us on 8678 3538 so we can book you in. As someone who has seen oral cancer and how it can affect families, […]

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Short, stumpy teeth? This is how your dentist fixes them

As we get older, our teeth and fillings wear down. This is due to normal functional activities like chewing. Gradual teeth wear is a natural process of ageing. However, sudden teeth wear or worn down teeth in younger people is usually linked to a few main factors. These include: parafunctional activity such as grinding your […]

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I have a sweet tooth, how do I avoid decay?

If you have a sweet tooth, then you have come to the right place. Not only do I have a sweet tooth but I am also a dentist. Yes, it is great to say “just avoid sugar”. But in an age of cheat meals, doughnut shakes and FOMO, how does one do that? It’s okay […]

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How to know if you grind your teeth at night and what to do about it

Grind your teeth at night? This is known as bruxism. Bruxism is the excessive clenching or grinding of teeth which is not done as part of normal chewing. Grinding your teeth can be a problem because it causes an enormous amount of wear of your teeth and puts a strain on your jaw joints and […]

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3 things to expect after a gingivectomy

So you’ve had a gingivectomy. Or maybe you’re considering it but want to know what to expect afterwards? This blog talks about the aftercare following this procedure. At Riverstone Family Dental, we can discuss your options when it comes to your gum health. Prevention is always better than cure. This is why 6 monthly checkups […]

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How to get Meghan Markle’s smile

There is no doubt about it. Meghan Markle’s ultimate accessory is her smile. Her simple wedding style allowed us to focus our attention on her smile. Ladies and gents, dazzling pearly whites will never go out of fashion. You can spend thousands of dollars on a dress which will last one season or invest in […]

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Asthma and your mouth – what you need to know

Perhaps you or your child are asthma sufferers. Asthma can be a debilitating condition which can impact on your quality of life. But do you know how asthma can affect your mouth? This week’s blog discusses what asthma is, how asthma and the mouth are linked and asthma symptoms in the mouth. Read on to […]

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Everything you need to know about dental extractions

In this day and age, there is a large emphasis on preserving teeth. However, wisdom teeth extractions are very common and other teeth still get damaged or broken down to a point where they may require removal. Function and appearance are crucial factors to consider when deciding whether to save or extract a tooth. This […]

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Why some people get extra teeth and what to do about it

Supernumerary teeth or “extra teeth” is a topic not often discussed. This is when there are more teeth than normal in either a child or adult mouth. You can get extra baby or adult teeth and often they come through in very unusual positions. For example, an extra tooth that comes through in the roof […]

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