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The holistic way to avoid crooked teeth

Every parent wants their child to grow up with straight, healthy teeth. Straight teeth boost our self-esteem and have been shown to influence how often a person smiles and how happy someone rates their life. That’s pretty substantial. There is plenty of information out there about what to do once your child’s teeth are crooked. […]

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Watch Your Mouth: Dental Health Week 2018

Dental Health Week takes place from 6th to 12th August this year. It is an annual oral health promotion event run by the Australian Dental Association. Dental health awareness is a daily duty of care for us dentists. Here at Riverstone Family Dental we educate our patients. We achieve this through our online free blog […]

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My child needs metal caps, what are they?

A child opens their mouth and you see metal. Surely that’s not real or safe? You look again and yep, you weren’t imagining it, there is definitely metal in there. So what is this new trend we’re seeing and why metal? Stainless Steel Crowns (SSC’s) are becoming more widespread – read on to find out […]

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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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You hate root canal treatment but do you know what it is?

Who needs root canal treatment? Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment allows you to save a decayed, diseased or injured tooth. Your own natural tooth functions better than artificial alternatives. In some cases, artificial teeth may not be possible or are too expensive and having a gap due to taking a tooth out may not […]

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