Sustainability in Dentistry

Sanitizer, face mask and gloves are essential for personal protection in the new normal lifestyle

Did you know health industries are the amongst the worst environmental polluters? From air and water pollution to the huge volumes of physical waste produced. In a rather short-term view, most health care is aimed at doing what is best for you, the patient at this exact moment, and usually at the lowest cost to […]

Dental effects of a cold

Woman blowing nose outdoor

The common cold- it’s getting to that time of year when more people catch a cold. On top of a sore throat, stuffy nose, headache and fever; you may find yourself with sore teeth to contend with. Often when we have a cold, our sinuses (the air spaces in our cheeks and forehead) get blocked […]

Tooth brushing tips

Colorful toothbrushes.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste. Brush gently in a circular motion at a 45-degree angle to the gum. Choose a soft toothbrush with a small head. Be methodical, starting at one side go all along the top teeth (inside, outside and biting surface) then do […]

Children at the dentist

Dentist and a smiling child

It is important to start bringing children to the dentist early so that they can become comfortable and familiar with the practice and what to expect. Bringing a child to the dentist when you come for your regular appointments is beneficial because they can get used to the sights, smells and sounds. When the time […]

Why I became a dentist

Smiling Mt. Lawley Smiles Staff

At 16 years old, I had to make a huge decision, what did I want to be. FOREVER. I was extremely fortunate, that I had good grades and that university in Scotland was free. I knew I wanted to help people, and medicine initially seemed like the obvious choice. I then learned the extraordinary hours […]