Sugary drinks can affect the teeth by causing tooth decay and tooth erosion. These drinks include soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, pre-made iced teas, and fruit juice. The best choices for tooth-friendly drinks include water and milk. Tap water is the preferred option because in many Australian communities, the community tap water has […]
There’s a lot going on in your mouth that is not visible to the naked eye, and dental X-rays allow the team at Essential Dental to see what’s happening below the surface. By taking X-rays, we are provided with a comprehensive assessment of the health of your mouth.
No visible signs of trouble
Tooth decay can be sneaky […]
When you’re sick, it’s easy to put your life on hold until you get better. But there are a few things to consider when it comes to caring for your teeth and mouth when a cold sets in.
1. Don’t share your toothbrush. Although it’s not recommended to share a toothbrush ever, it’s common practice […]
A nutritious meal at lunchtime isn’t just important to give your child an energy boost to finish out their school day – it can make a big difference in their overall and oral health.
If you’re concerned about expenses, packing a healthy lunch doesn’t have to be costly. Here are a few ideas to help […]
With the current COVID-19 restrictions in place it seems we are all at home a little more often. For those with children at home, the close quarters may yield an incident or two… sometimes these involve a missing tooth! “Accidents happen” is a phrase we have all heard, but the reality is that accidents […]
If you play a contact sport, and a lot of Aussies do, you risk injuring your teeth. Many sports have risk of contact and therefore serious dental injury. These sorts of injuries are often difficult to treat, and often involve a lifetime of expense.
Prevention is always better than the cure
Mouthguards can protect you from […]
Teeth grinding, or Bruxism as it’s officially known, is one of those tricky conditions that you could be suffering from without even knowing it. An involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth, it doesn’t always display its symptoms in ways that are immediately noticeable.
Most people aren’t even aware they are grinding their teeth […]
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as the third molars, usually are the last teeth to develop. At Essential Dental Golden Grove we know that how many wisdom teeth a person has will always vary. We’ve seen over many years that some of our patient’s develop all four whilst others will have none.
Problems with wisdom […]
Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.
Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. A healthy […]
Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is […]