What is the impact of a chipped tooth?

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    Do you have a chipped tooth?  If you’re a pirate, you may think it adds character.  However, we’re guessing you’re an everyday person. In this post we explain the impact a chipped tooth can have and why you should see your dentist as soon as possible to minimise the cost. How we look impacts on our self-confidence and …

Invisalign – it’s never too late to straighten your smile!

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Are your teeth crooked? If so, traditional metallic braces may cramp your style—particularly if you are an adult. There is an alternative treatment, though, that people will hardly notice called Invisalign®. In this post we talk to Principal Dentist at Parnell Dentistry, Dr Andrea Copplestone, to find out more.   What is Invisalign? Andrea explains that Invisalign® is a modern method …

Why regular visits to your dentist pay off in the long run

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Everyone says dentistry is expensive. Well, it can be if you get treatment only once you’ve noticed a problem. An absence of symptoms does NOT necessarily mean everything is okay in your mouth.  Gum disease often shows no symptoms until advanced; tooth decay might not hurt until a nerve gets infected and there is an abscess.   Prevention is better …

How to avoid bad breath

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Nobody likes bad breath.  Being told by a partner or colleague that your breath is less than fresh can be … well, embarrassing.  And it can often have a negative psychological effect, too.  For example, the belief that you have bad breath (real or imagined) can make you paranoid and unnecessarily anxious in social situations; you may even avoid contact with other people — especially at close range.     What causes …

Healthy baby teeth – why they matter

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Parents often say ‘It doesn’t matter; it’s just a baby tooth.’  While there is some truth in this statement, you might be surprised to find out exactly why it’s important to keep your child’s first teeth healthy.  Baby teeth have several jobs, here are just four of them: 1. Speech development Have you heard a child with missing teeth speak?  …

How to achieve a whiter smile

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‘First impressions count’, as the saying goes and one way to make a great first impression is to have a whiter smile. White teeth are great for your confidence. They can also make you look instantly younger. As dentists, teeth whitening is the easiest and least invasive treatment we can offer. In this post we outline the options available for …

Veneers – Case study

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Janet’s teeth were worn from tooth grinding over the years and she was not happy with the appearance of the front teeth both in respect to shape and colour, so much so that she disliked her smile.

To give Janet a smile she liked we READ MORE…

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