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October 5, 2017

Protect your teeth from acid erosion

  Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our bodies and forms a protective coating of our teeth. However, at only a couple of millimetres in thickness, it is prone to damage and erosion. Every time you eat or drink anything acidic, the enamel is softened and loses some of its mineral content. Our saliva acts to neutralise acid and protect enamel, however ...

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September 28, 2017

Replacing a missing tooth

  Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons - congenital absence, trauma, dental disease, as well as damage or failure of the tooth support system. It is not uncommon for a tooth or teeth to be congenitally absent - in most cases the primary (baby) tooth is present but there is no successor (permanent tooth) to replace it. Where trauma has occurred, ...

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September 21, 2017

Is my Child too Young to Treat?

  The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) recommends children first see a registered specialist Orthodontist for an assessment between 8 and 10 years of age. In some cases, there are benefits to seeing child patients from as young as just three years. Surprisingly, many orthodontic issues can be identified in a child’s preschool years. How ...

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August 28, 2017

Adult Orthodontics & Braces

  Historically, we associated braces with teenagers. Those more awkward developmental years are plagued with “corrective” techniques to help produce the best outcomes in maturing young adults - ensuring they have a healthy diet and physical activity as well as emotional support are just the tip of the iceberg. As adults, the growth slows and we fit ...

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