What is a Dental Filling?

A dental filling is used to fill a hole in the tooth (commonly termed as a "cavity"). This hole in the tooth is commonly caused by tooth decay (where bacteria, and Plaque acids eat away at the tooth, causing it to literally "rot"). Other type of damage to a tooth…

All About Teeth Whitening

TEETH WHITENING IS A GREAT OPTION FOR INSTANTLY REJUVENATING THE LOOK OF YOUR SMILE!! We are all aware of the things we should and shouldn't be consuming, but we are only human, right? Most of us have some (small or large) indulgences in our lives (and why not?!). For some…

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial teeth “roots” that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing  teeth.  Dental Implants and their attached crowns closely mimic the look and function of real teeth.  They are an attractive and comfortable alternative to dentures and bridges. Background Dental treatment for a decaying tooth starts…

What is involved during a Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) deals with infection within the root canals of the tooth. The treatment offers an excellent chance to save the tooth that has become infected, and which otherwise would have to be extracted. How does the root canal of a tooth become infected?…

Foods That damage The Teeth

It is a known fact amongst Dentists, that the condition of our teeth reflect our diet. Various foods and drinks can cause tooth decay (dental caries), tooth erosion ( acid wear) and even gum disease. Now, let us understand more about these harmful foods that damage our teeth and can…

Importance of Regular Check-up And Clean

The Gentle And Caring Approach To Maintaining Good Oral Health At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, we pride ourselves on the check - up and clean procedures we offer. Whether they are for new patients who are attending our clinic for the very first time, or for existing patients who are…

Fluoride Treatments For Added Protection

What is fluoride and how can these treatments benefit you? Fluoride is a naturally - occurring mineral that helps strengthen & harden tooth enamel and reverse early signs of tooth decay. Our teeth absorb fluoride in two ways: systemically and topically-: Systemic fluorides are swallowed. These include fluoridated water (most…

Teeth Grinding / Clenching ( Bruxism)

Grinding teeth is a known occurrence amongst a number of people. Teeth grinding and Jaw clenching is known as Bruxism. Most people who clench and / or grind their teeth, do so during sleep. It may also happen when they are concentrating or focusing on work, or are under stress.…

Feeling anxious or nervous about dental treatment?

Ask us about Nitrous Oxide (N2O) sedation. If you are feeling anxious or nervous about your dental treatment, we can offer you Nitrous Oxide sedation to help you feel relaxed, calm and more comfortable during your dental procedure. What is nitrous oxide sedation? Nitrous Oxide also known as the Laughing…

Dry Mouth

Many people experience a condition called "Dry Mouth". This occurs when you feel as though you don’t have enough saliva in your mouth. The discomfort of having a dry mouth can range from mild to severe. If left untreated, it can make it difficult to speak, chew and swallow. A…

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment ?

If you have been experiencing problems with a tooth you may wonder “Do I need a Root Canal treatment?” Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is done on a tooth when the nerve or the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed and infected due to dental decay, a…

Remineralizing Your Teeth’s Enamel

If you've had issues with your teeth that involve weakening, white spots, or numerous cavities, one of the key causes could be demineralized enamel. In this blog article, Dr. Roxanne Irani explains what demineralization is and how to remineralize your tooth’s enamel. The enamel is the outer, hard protective coating…

7 Common Dental Myths -Tooth or Fiction?

Quite often what we hear is NOT true but we still tend to believe! Often, it becomes so hard to discern from what is fact and what is not. Like everything else, dental advice can be a chock-full of wrong information. Here are a few common dental myths that we…

Why Are My Teeth Yellow?

We all would love a pearly white smile! But why is it that our teeth can turn yellow, particularly as we age? There are two main reasons why our teeth gradually darken from white to yellow. 1) Certain types of food and drinks can stain the teeth... This is usually…

Protect Your Teeth From Stains

Change your tea and coffee habits. A glass of wine with dinner followed by a cup of tea or coffee can make tooth stains more likely... This is because the acids in wine, whether it is red or white wine, cause surface demineralisation of the tooth's enamel, thereby opening up the…

Pregnant Women and Dental Visits

It is important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy as well as throughout different life stages. Women are being encouraged to include dentists as part of the team of health professionals they consult during pregnancy. According to a new study of a 1000 pregnant women commissioned by the Australian…

Oral Care for Seniors

Oral health is of utmost importance, especially with growing age. We are blessed with only one set of teeth and its vital for us to take care of them. Our teeth age as well and need extra care as we cross an age of 60. Most seniors are left with…

What We Eat and Dental Health

Our health is the most important thing that we need to look after. That sounds simple enough. Although, when it comes to healthy teeth, it is our diet that is the most important factor in determining our dental health. Eating is something that all of us do regularly, several times…

What Your Oral Health Routine Should Include To Prevent Gum Disease

Your smile and your mouth represent a lot more about you than you might think. Experts have linked poor oral hygiene and poor oral health to a shorter lifespan and can even be risk factors to some serious diseases. Professore Joerg Eberhard, Chair of Oral Health at the University of…

Seniors Dentist in Maroubra – Tips and Suggestions

Geriatic Dentistry (Dentistry for Seniors) is an important part of our daily routine at Gentle and caring dentistry. Seniors (Patients aged more than 65 years) form more than 20% of the Australian population and generally a higher percentile of our patients. With an improvement in health education and increase in…

Do you have a toothache? How to know when you need a filling

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Generally, we call the dentist when we are experiencing a toothache, but did you know you may need a filling even if you are not experiencing pain or discomfort? Teeth fillings Fillings are used to repair and protect your teeth from further damage. Generally, they are used to restore cavities…

Three Treatments for a Spring Smile Makeover

As winter finally draws to a close in Australia, many of our iconic coastal cities are beginning to shed their warm layers for bikini’s and board shorts, and replace their indoor evenings with buzzing late-night events. The mood is always a little lighter and the vibe always a little more…

Scientists finally reveal why people are scared of the dentist

Neuroscientists study brain activity during dental visits to reveal why people are actually scared of visiting the dentist. If you have a fear of visiting the dentist, you’re certainly not alone, the stats tell us that around one in five people suffer from some form of dental anxiety. Why? Many…

Why a healthy smile is more important than your kids education

If you’re a parent, there is a good chance you’ve dedicated a large portion of your life to ensuring the well-being of your kids. Most parents will invest a great deal of money, time and effort to ensure the best possible education, healthcare and enjoyment for their children throughout their…

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