Sports Mouthguards – Like a helmet for your teeth

Mouthguards for use during Sporting Activities Many of us enjoy a game of hockey or football on a Sunday afternoon. While we may suit up for these sports with shin guards and skates or cleats, we often forget about protection for our mouth, and only consider it in hindsight, after a sport-related dental injury occurs. Activity in some contact sports …

Screening for oral cancer with your dentist

Oral Cancer Cancer is a scary word these days, and although treatments are improving year upon year, most people know someone who has been affected by cancer or have had it themselves. Essentially, cancer is the uncontrolled growth and division of cells within the body. Cancerous cells can invade nearby tissues through invasion of these tissues, or they can be …

Should your child have dental sealants?

Dental Sealants: Protecting At-Risk Teeth Has your dentist recommended that fissure sealants be used on your teeth or in your child’s mouth? Here is some information about what dental sealants are and how they can be helpful in preventing tooth decay. Why do grooves, fissures or pits in teeth make them susceptible to decay? Many teeth, particularly molars, have fine …

What every parent should know about their children’s teeth

Order of tooth eruption in children and young adults When should I expect my child to get his/her first teeth? Many parents ask this question, and the answer varies depending on the child and on the tooth in question. Although no two children are the same in terms of when they will get their first teeth, and when those milk …

Nine Reasons to See Your Victoria Dentist

We’ve all heard that we should visit the dentist about every six months for a regular cleaning and dental check-up. Of course, good oral hygiene is a great reason to visit your dentist, and having regular cleanings is one of the best ways to ensure healthy teeth. But this is not the only reason why you should see your dentist …

Hello Victoria!

Hello world and hello to our friends in Victoria. Please bear with us as we have some construction work to do on our website. Please come back in at the start of February 2013 as we officially unveil the new website for Broad Street Dental Centre.