Everything you need to know about dental retainers

Dental Retainers - Fremantle Dental Care
So you’ve finally finished your course of aligners or had your dreaded braces removed and are getting to enjoy your perfectly straight pearly whites… There’s just one last step in your treatment plan: wearing a retainer. This trusty little item is going to be the thing that makes sure that your results last you a lifetime instead of a few short months. We’re also confident that once you see just how lovely your new smile is, you won’t have to think twice before using a retainer.  ... Keep Reading

Does Kissing Cause Cavities?

Dental Cavities - Fremantle Dentist
Even with diligent dental hygiene, our mouths are full of bacteria. Many of these bacteria are totally harmless; some of them are even beneficial. Unfortunately, there are a good few of these microorganisms that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Cavities are caused by a build-up of harmful bacteria. This bacteria excretes acid that erodes enamel by eating the residual sugars and starches that adhere to our teeth after eating. If you don’t practice good oral hygiene and clean your teeth... Keep Reading

Why are X-Rays Important at the Dentist?

Dental X-rays at Fremantle Dental Clinic
It’s absolutely no surprise to people that they have to have x-rays if they potentially have a broken bone, but what about a look inside your mouth? Many people may have questions about why the dentist asks them to step up to the plate each time they visit, but it turns out these x-rays are extremely important to ensure your dental care is being properly managed. What are dental x-rays and what can they tell us? Dental x-rays are a fantastic diagnostic tool that can assist your dentist in de... Keep Reading

Teeth clenching and our solutions to ease the ache

Toothache - Professional Dentists in Fremantle
Have you ever awoken from a splendid slumber only to experience painful pressure travelling from your ears to your jaw? Well, you’re not alone! That prickly sensation some of us know all too well is caused by teeth clenching and grinding, also known as Bruxism.   What is it? Bruxism is a common habit with various symptoms that can cause some pretty nasty discomfort. From an achy jaw and prolonged headaches to more serious dental damage like cracked, worn enamel and, in its worst-ca... Keep Reading

How to choose the best toothbrush for you

Dental Advice - How to Choose the Right Tooth Brush - Fremantle Dental Clinic
Electric? Soft bristles? Charcoal-infused? With hundreds of toothbrushes on the market, it’s no wonder one of our most frequently asked questions is ‘What toothbrush should I be using?’ Luckily for you, we’ve done our toothbrush research to help you find the perfect fit. Electric toothbrushes - are they worth the hype? With prices ranging from about $30 up to a whopping $600, electric toothbrushes are certainly more of an investment than your home-brand plastic fantastic brush. An... Keep Reading

The Effects of Probiotics on Oral Health

Effects of Probiotics on Oral Health
Probiotics are famous for their positive impact on gut health - but did you know they can improve your dental health too? That’s right! Probiotics can actually improve your oral health - especially if you already have a pre-existing bacterial imbalance in your ‘oral microbiome’. As you might well know, probiotics are tiny bacterial microorganisms that are safe and even healthy for our bodies. Everyone has probiotics living inside them, but many of us could do with a bit more of th... Keep Reading

Why You Should Use Mouthwash (And How To Pick a Good One!)

Fremantle Dental Care Mouthwash
Mouthwash can help you maintain healthy dental hygiene when used alongside brushing and flossing. Here’s how to pick a good one! Does mouthwash actually do anything? Quite often we hear patients mention that they’ve heard mouthwash doesn’t actually do anything for your teeth. The good news is, that’s not true - mouthwash can help keep your teeth strong and healthy.  What isn’t true is that mouthwash can act as a replacement for brushing or flossing. Almost all food, bacteria and ... Keep Reading

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
The perfect smile used to be reserved for the stars of the silver screen, but with the advancement of cosmetic dentistry, it’s becoming more and more common to have a near perfect smile. This has also been enabled by its widespread accessibility and improved affordability. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are now available if you truly want to enhance or restore the appearance of your smile. What is Cosmetic Dentistry? We live in a time where perhaps there is more of a focus and appreciation of... Keep Reading
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