A social story of going to the dentist to help prepare patients and their carers for the sites, sounds and experience of going to the dentist.
(For ages 0 to 4yrs) A healthy mouth and healthy baby teeth are important to eat and grow, talk clearly, give shape to jaws and face, keep space for the adult teeth and to smile and feel good.
A healthy mouth contributes to a person's general health, comfort, self-esteem and quality of life.
Your child needs healthy baby teeth to eat and grow; help make the shape of their jaws and face; to keep the space for the adult teeth; to speak clearly; and to have a healthy, happy smile.
When your baby is around 6 months old, you can start to teach them how to sip drinks from a cup.
Our easy-to-understand guide to root canal treatment.
Fissure sealants (a strong plastic coating) can sometimes help prevent cavities in younger children.
Our easy-to-understand guide to dental crowns.
Dentures are created in a number of stages, and this information sheet explains them all.
Although children are routinely warned of the dangers of biting their lip when it is numb, they sometimes forget.
A mouthguard is a cushioning appliance made of flexible material that fits snugly over the teeth to help prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth.
Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while - if they feel nervous, upset or stressed. A dry mouth is felt when there is not enough saliva to keep the mouth wet.
How to check your child for early signs of tooth decay...
Advice and information about your new dentures.
A baby’s first tooth usually erupts (appears) around 6 months of age. However, this can vary for each individual.
Information sheet that provides information for patients/carers regarding dental extractions, including post-operative instructions.
The treatment of injured teeth is generally a long process. While individual cases may vary, this information sheet should give you some idea of what to expect.
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections or diseases caused by bacteria.
If you take prescription anticoagulant medication (“blood thinners”) or you take non-prescription medication such as aspirin, fish oil or St.John’s Wort, you are at an increased risk of unexpected,
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in food, plants, air and water. It strengthens teeth against plaque acid attacks which are produced after eating or drinking anything containing sugar.