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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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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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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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So you want veneers. Do you know all your options?

Options! We all love those. But with options comes decisions. And making decisions is anything but simple. So how about I simplify the veneers decision for you? I’ll give you some background information, pros and cons, and you can walk away from this blog and make an informed decision. Remember, if you would like me […]

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Falling asleep on the bottle

Q&A today is on Bottle Decay – an ENTIRELY preventable condition. New mums especially, this is one topic you need to know about. It affects about 15% of 2-3yo kids, however I have come across it in higher numbers. What is it?  While putting a child to bed with a bottle is okay for newborns, […]

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Where did my tooth go?

Losing baby teeth is normal. When you’re about 6 or 7 years old, your first tooth might be wobbly.   That’s okay! A wobbly baby tooth usually tells us that an adult tooth is underneath it. Adult teeth replace baby teeth. They are stronger and bigger and better for chewing. We need to look after […]

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4 whitening tips you need to know

The reason why I care about teeth whitening is because no one should feel embarrassed or self-conscious when smiling. Also, changes in teeth colour can give us clues about changes in diet and overall health. These clues can include: yellowing of teeth due to poor diet choices and thinning of enamel due to undiagnosed acid […]

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A new way to think about gums

Here’s what I explain to my patients: your gums are the foundation in which your teeth sit. Just like a house, if you have a bad foundation – it will not hold up the windows, doors and walls… everything will come crashing down. Similarly, your teeth rely on strong underlying gum tissue. Without this strong […]

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