Patients sometimes ask us to explain why fluoride is so important for oral health from childhood through to adulthood. The patients at Dobson Dental are exposed to different amounts of fluoride during their lifetime. We’ve produced a useful guide about the role fluoride plays during various developmental life stages and more importantly where to get
Dental erosion, also known as erosive tooth wear, is caused by acid dissolving the surface of the teeth. This often leads people to experience sensitive teeth as the protective layer of enamel, which covers the dentine beneath, wears away. This causes discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet and particularly acidic food or drinks. Even breathing
We’re happy to see your kids anytime, even if you’re not! We have a lot of fun with children and families. It’s not unusual to have siblings racing in and pushing one another aside to be first in the dental chair! We have chair rides, and air pistol fights before getting down to counting teeth
We’ve all heard the adage, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ but what about keeping the dentist away? While we love to see our patients for regular checkups at Dobson Dental, our main priority is educating patients to ensure optimum dental health.The truth is, the answer is complicated! Read on to discover what
So you’re interested in getting your teeth whitened – but do you know what questions you should ask first? Many people have success with whitening treatments either in the dentist’s chair or at home using a whitening kit, but it’s still very important that you understand what these treatments involve before making your final decision.
Do you suffer from jaw pain, when you chew? Does your jaw make a clicking or popping sound when you bite down? The chances are you have what is called Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. What is it? TMJ syndrome is pain in this jaw joint that can be caused by a variety of medical problems.
So you’ve never been 100% happy with your smile, you’ve thought about veneers but never known which path to head down? Well it’s your lucky day, read no further, Dobson Dental has got it sorted. This procedure is one of the most popular treatments for changing the overall appearance of your smile, and they’re incredibly
So what is water fluoridation I hear you ask? It is simply the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that helps protect teeth against decay. Can I taste the difference at all between water with fluoride and without? No, adding fluoride does not alter the taste or smell of water, no matter
Back in 2015 a new health campaign launched encouraging Victorians to swap sugary drinks for water for 30 days – here at Dobson Dental we want a relaunch! The aim of this campaign was to show that a small change can start to make a difference to your waistline, wallet and your smile. This campaign
When I tell most patients they need to have a root canal treatment, they grimace, and frown, and shudder, and look scared. This is my cue to explain what root canal treatment is really all about! It’s rarely what people think or have heard. Many dentists don’t like to do root canal treatments, as it