Mouthing Off: Seeing an Emergency Dentist

While we often ignore our oral health, sometimes that's no longer an option.  Whether you chip a tooth at home and can't get a quick enough appointment with your regular dentist, or you are away on vacation with chronic tooth pain, there may come a time when you need to visit an emergency dentist.  But what's the procedure for doing so, and how do you know whether it's worth making a visit? [Read More]

How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?

Like it or not, other people make judge you by your appearance. The way that you look can have a big implication when it comes to getting a promotion at work on the one hand, or getting somebody to agree to go out with you on a date on the other. While you don't have any control over your genetics and how you look in general you can certainly control one of the most important visual aspects – your smile. [Read More]

Living with Lupus: Top Triggers & Tips to Combat Mouth Ulcers

Living with Lupus isn't easy. Lupus is an auto-immune condition which causes people to experience a wide variety of symptoms, affecting any part of the body. A particularly common problem area is the mouth which means that mouth ulcers can be a persistent issue for those who have the condition. Lupus-induced ulcers have a very distinctive shape and colouring and are often used as a way of diagnosing the condition.Below is everything you need to know about the triggers lupus related mouth ulcers. [Read More]

Why You Need to See Your Dentist Before You Start Playing Hockey

In 2015, a hockey player in Queensland received a blow to the face from a hockey stick. Unfortunately, she was wearing an over the counter mouth guard which did not adequately protect her teeth. She had to undergo extensive emergency dental surgery in order to save her teeth and correct the damage. If you are considering taking up the sport of hockey, you should visit your dentist before you pick up your stick and play your first match. [Read More]