Why a Dental Visit Before a Joint Surgery is Optimal for Patients

If you’re about to get joint surgery, the last thing you might be thinking about is your teeth. But did you know that oral health issues can be directly linked to problems arising during joint surgery? Let’s take a closer look at that connection and talk you through the best practises for maintaining oral health before joint … Continued

Connection Between Diabetes and Smoking to Gum Disease

About one in five Australians have moderate-to-severe gum disease. This is concerning because it’s one of the most common inflammatory diseases that affect humans. It’s even more concerning when you consider the potential impact of diabetes and smoking on oral health. This is a crucial connection that deserves attention, hence this blog post. Let’s delve into the … Continued

Post Treatment Care in Dental Clinics: What to Expect

In Australia, around 10% of children and 16% of adults have anxiety towards dental services. Previous bad experiences and uncertainty as to what happens in the care process both contribute to dental anxiety. That’s why many dentists today use a gentle, careful approach. The gentle approach includes post-oral treatment care. This type of post-dental treatment is designed … Continued

Fluoride for Your Teeth: What You Should Know

About one-third of all Australian adults have untreated tooth decay. How can we lower those numbers? The answer may be easier than you think. By introducing one simple mineral into your dental routine, you can strengthen your teeth and improve your oral health. As dentists, we always recommend fluoride for teeth. But what is fluoride? How do … Continued

World Oral Health Day (WOHD): A Look at the New Three-Year Campaign Theme

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 89% of deaths in Australia. These chronic conditions are one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. They have also been linked to oral diseases, which affect over 3.5 billion people globally. A greater focus on oral health could help improve future statistics. This year, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) provided … Continued

Back to School: What Parents Should Be Telling Their Kids on Oral Health

About four out of every ten children in an Australian study had experienced dental caries (otherwise known as cavities) in their primary teeth. Many parents aren’t concerned about those primary teeth because they’ll fall out anyway, but good oral hygiene starts in childhood. It’s crucial to start healthy habits as early as possible.  This Oral Health Day, we … Continued

What To Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Got wisdom teeth woes? These third molars, which usually erupt between age 18 and 25, can cause problems. Most people get four, but they can be missing, partially emerge, or vary in number. If you’ve previously had your wisdom teeth removed, one key part of your recovery comes into play: what to eat after wisdom teeth … Continued

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Tired of waking up with a sore jaw? Or maybe you’re starting to notice the gradual erosion of your teeth. If so, you might be one of many dealing with the nightly nuisance of teeth grinding, scientifically known as bruxism. The good news is you’re not alone, and there are several effective ways to combat this habit. … Continued

Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth?

Over the last 15 years, vaping has accelerated worldwide. Currently, more than 16 per cent of adults in Australia have used e-cigarettes sometime in their lives and about 5.5 per cent are regular users. Most individuals know that there are health risks associated with vaping, including heart and lung disease. But some people wonder, “Is vaping bad … Continued

How To Stop Sensitive Teeth Pain Immediately

Sensitive tooth pain affects around 44% of Australians. If you get a sharp ache or pain after eating very hot or very cold things, you’re experiencing symptoms of sensitive teeth. Despite the pain, having sensitive teeth doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything wrong with them. That being said, there are things you can do it minimize … Continued

How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth For?

Surveys have shown that nearly 90% of Australian adults have had some degree of dental decay. rushing your teeth can help prevent cavities, as well as more serious issues that result from untreated cavities. Regular brushing is something you have to develop into a habit. Most dental experts say that brushing twice a day will … Continued

Can Poor Oral Health Lead to Diabetes?

More than one million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes. It’s a frustrating illness that has a major impact on the patient’s daily life. And it can be deadly if it’s not taken care of properly. There’s no one indicator that someone is going to develop diabetes. There are many factors that can contribute to … Continued

Love Your Smile: World Cavity Free Future Day

Far too many Australians are putting off dental care. In fact, nearly half the Australian population is skipping their regular check-ups with the dentist. On World Cavity-Free Future Day, the goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of tooth decay and cavities. Recurring visits with your dentist are critical to identifying vulnerabilities before they … Continued

Can Dentists Tell If You Vape?

There are 3.5 million vapers in Australia.  Vaping has become a popular trend among many individuals. This is especially the case among young adults.  Due to sleek devices and various flavours, vaping might seem harmless at first glance. However, many people wonder, “Can dentists tell if you vape?” Let’s dive into this topic and explore … Continued

Are Veneers Worth The Money?

A national survey suggests more than two-thirds of Australian adults aren’t confident with their smiles. Amid this prevalent dissatisfaction, many are turning to dental veneers as a solution, igniting a debate: are veneers worth it? Delving into the benefits, drawbacks, and costs of this cosmetic procedure, this blog aims to address the burning question many … Continued

How To Fix Broken Teeth | Restorative Dentistry

On average, Australians aged 15 and older are missing about 5.7 teeth. In many cases, missing teeth result from broken teeth that never get restored. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that dentists know how to fix broken teeth. Whether you have one broken tooth or several, you have options. Read on to learn about the most popular … Continued

How Oral Health Affects The Body As A Whole

Poor oral health was the root cause of almost 5% of illnesses in adults across Australia last year. Unfortunately, the link between good oral health and overall wellness is often overlooked. And that can lead to serious sickness if you’re not careful.  Dental Health Week is the perfect opportunity to talk about this connection. And … Continued

How Long Do Crowns Last?

According to the WHO Global Oral Health Status Report, over 2 billion people around the world suffer from cavities. When these cavities get bad enough, they can infect the root of the tooth and cause permanent damage. While a root canal can save the tooth, it also requires a crown to stabilise the tooth’s structure. … Continued

What Is A Dental Bridge?

In 2018, adults living in Australia were missing an average of 6.4 teeth from their mouths. Younger individuals missed only an average of 2.5 teeth, while seniors were missing 13.7 of them. When you lose an adult tooth, there’s only so much you can do to fix it. Dental implants are costly but effective, and … Continued

5 Reasons to Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can be a good way to enhance your look.  There are plenty of Australians that do this, as about 22% of them have had their teeth whitened. If you are someone that is thinking about doing this, you should consider professional teeth whitening.  Why should you whiten your teeth? What are the biggest benefits of it?  … Continued

How Long Do Veneers Last?

A study shows that 1 out of 3 adults in Australia has some form of dental decay that has gone untreated. What this indicates is that many Australians are in need of dental care.  Quality dental care affects your entire life while allowing you to also improve your self image and emotional health. Dental veneers are … Continued

Overview of Tooth Inlay and Onlay Treatments

A recent study highlights that as many as 41% of Australians put off their regular dental visits due to persistent lockdowns and health concerns in the last three years. Moreover, increased stress led to a higher-than-normal incidence of cracked and chipped teeth during this time. If you’re one of those unfortunate people suffering from tooth decay or … Continued

3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

Tens of millions of root canal procedures are performed globally every year. A root canal procedure works to clean out the decay and preserve an infected tooth. It may be necessary when bacteria invade the pulp located inside of a tooth, which often occurs when a cavity is left untreated. A root canal procedure is safe and … Continued

What Exactly Is Teeth Reshaping?

Did you know that over half of all Australians are not confident in their smiles? One of the best ways you can boost your confidence is by investing in yourself. If you don’t feel good about the look of your teeth, for instance, then it’s worth looking into the possibility of tooth reshaping. Have you never heard of … Continued

Don’t Want Dentures? Check Out These Denture Alternatives

Did you know that the average Australian adult is missing 6.4 teeth? Missing teeth can make people feel self-conscious about smiling and being their true selves. In addition, not having all of your teeth can cause issues with eating and other activities that affect your health. When most people think about correcting missing teeth, partial dentures often pop … Continued

Cracked Teeth: What Are the Signs and Treatment Options?

In Australia, poor oral health contributes to 4.5% of all non-fatal burden diseases. While that might not seem like a large number, it’s enough to affect all sorts of people and decrease their quality of life. Living with damaged teeth can be uncomfortable, and it may hurt your self-esteem. Plus, it can lead to complications, such as an infection. … Continued

Parents: Teaching Teeth Brushing Habits to Kids

Did you know that some babies can get their first tooth as early as three months old? Taking care of your baby’s oral hygiene is crucial for their overall well-being. Once they’re old enough, you need to teach them how to take care of their teeth so they can be healthy their whole life. Are you … Continued

The Different Types of Dental Implants, Explained

Australian adults have an average of over 11 decaying, missing, or filled-in teeth. Often, this leads to a need for dental implants, a standard restorative dentistry tool. Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a permanent solution when a tooth has fallen out or requires removal. Dental implants are realistic in look and feel. There are different types of … Continued

The Benefits of Fluoride for Strengthening Teeth

You’ve undoubtedly heard of fluoride. It’s most commonly referred to as a main ingredient of toothpaste or as an additive in our tap water. It’s public knowledge that it helps with dental hygiene somehow, but how exactly? Did you know that fluoride treatment was first added to public water supplies back in 1945? Within a few years … Continued

3 Routine General Dentistry Services for Kids and Adults

Only half of all Australians have visited their dentist in the past year. This doesn’t sound too bad until you consider the fact that dentists around the world agree that we need routine dental checkups every six months! Regular checkups with your dentist help protect and preserve your smile. You can catch dental issues as soon as … Continued

A Guide to the Dental Implant Procedure

90% of Australians, unfortunately, experience some form of tooth decay and this is the leading reason that people have a dental implant procedure done. Tooth decay and poor oral health can lead to infection, consistent pain, and even loss of your teeth. If you neglect dental care, you could experience trouble with eating comfortably and … Continued

All You Need to Know About Non-surgical Gum Therapy

You have options for preventing gum disease and keeping your smile healthy. Periodontal diseases affect about 20-50% of the global population. Yet the answer to this problem doesn’t always mean surgery. Most cases of periodontal disease can be treated with nonsurgical methods. One of the most popular nonsurgical periodontal treatments is gum therapy. This is usually performed by … Continued

When Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation Necessary?

A full mouth rehabilitation, also known as a full mouth reconstruction or restoration, is a process designed to rebuild or restore all of the teeth in a person’s mouth. A person with multiple dental issues can choose this option as a way to completely restore their dental well-being. Treatment options here can include veneers, on-lays, dental … Continued

3 Types of Family Dentistry Services in Sydney

2 million people in Australia defer the dentist each year because of the cost. This can cause a lot of issues with your dental care and dental hygiene. At the Bondi Dentists, we want to make sure you get the highest quality care at a cost that you can afford. These are the most common services … Continued

Why Should I Inform My Dentist About My Medical History?

Did you know that only 48% of Australians over 15 visited a dentist during the past twelve months? Dental visits declined sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, visiting your dentist can be one of the first steps to catching chronic illnesses or improving your overall health.  Have you asked, “what should I tell my dentist?” Instead of … Continued

What Saliva Tests Can Reveal About Your Dental Hygiene

A study published in 2021 gave a fascinating insight into the oral health of Australians. It found that 29% of adults had gum disease. On average, they had lost 4.4 teeth, and gum health had actually deteriorated between 2004-2018. No one wants to be on the wrong end of those stats. Sure, you brush and floss your teeth … Continued

Restore Your Smile: The Best Dental Options for Broken Teeth

The Australian Dental Association reported that there was a huge increase in the number of cracked teeth dentists have been seeing since reopening. Due to huge delays to dental work, this was an unexpected side-effect of the Covid pandemic. Regardless of the cause, broken teeth can bring a number of issues ranging from physical pain to self-esteem … Continued

The Dental Consequences of Tooth Grinding

Did you know that 5% of the Australian population are forceful teeth grinders? While that may not seem like a large number of people, for these people it can be quite detrimental! Tooth grinding can lead to many dental problems as well as sleep problems and pain in the area. Keep reading to learn more about the dental … Continued

What Causes Tooth Stains and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

An estimated two-thirds of Australian adults don’t feel confident about their smiles, and about 27% of them cite tooth discolouration as the cause. Are you one of those people? Tooth stains are common, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. That said, there’s also nothing wrong with wanting a bright and white smile to show off. We’re … Continued

What Are Gum Treatments and Can They Help With Gum Disease?

The WHO, World Health Organization, estimates that 14% of the world’s adult population is affected by periodontal gum disease. The WHO also reports that the top causes of gum disease are poor oral hygiene and the use of tobacco. When left untreated, gum disease contributes to many serious conditions, on top of potential tooth loss. If you’re exhibiting any of the following … Continued

What Is Tooth Enamel and Why Do You Need It?

Think fast: what’s the hardest substance in your body? If you’re like most people, your mind probably jumped to your bones. The truth, however, is that tooth enamel is the hardest biological material, and its score of 5 on the Moh’s hardness scale makes it even harder than steel. Of course, this crucial part of your … Continued

Tooth Extraction vs Restoration: When a Tooth Can’t Be Saved

Tooth decay is just one of several dental problems that can require tooth extraction. Children aged 5-10 have an average of 1.5 missing or decayed teeth. In many cases, our dentist can preserve the tooth using tooth restoration.  Do you know the causes of restoration vs extraction? Read on to learn whether you may need to have … Continued

5 Foods That Are Bad for Your Teeth

A staggering one in three Australians has untreated tooth decay. Even with proper hygiene habits, your diet could be a leading cause of tooth decay and even gum disease.  Are you aware of the foods that are bad for your teeth? In this article, we’ll review the top offenders when it comes to teeth-damaging foods and drinks … Continued

The Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry to Consider

Did you know that around 90% of Australians have tooth decay? With that number of Australians needing dental care, it’s no surprise that the popularity of cosmetic dentistry is on the rise. With the promise of a perfect smile, who wouldn’t be interested in getting some cosmetic dental treatment?  Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what’s available, … Continued

5 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Services

Have you noticed a change in your dental health? If you’ve noticed a sudden alteration in oral health, you might need emergency dental services. Usually, you can call your dentist and ask if they can get you in for an appointment at the last minute. But knowing when to call an emergency dentist can get … Continued

What Causes Snoring and How Can a Dentist Help?

Are you a snorer? Well if so know that you are not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Australians confess to be snorers. If they don’t, those who share a house with them won’t be shy in letting them know. But should something as common as snoring be taken seriously? Is snoring dangerous? What causes snoring? And could a trip … Continued

Dental Veneers: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Did you know that 45% of Australians feel self-conscious about their teeth? Are you one of them? If you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile or laugh, or hiding your teeth in photos, it might be time to make a change. You deserve a smile that you’re proud to show off! Have you considered dental … Continued

What Are the Different Signs of a Cavity?

1 in 4 Australian children ages 6-14 have dental decay. 11% ages 1-10 have at least 1 tooth with untreated decay. The situation isn’t better for adults. At least 1/3 ages 15 or older have untreated decay. Tooth decay, more commonly called cavities by the general population, are caused by uncontrolled growth of bacteria in the mouth. They should … Continued

What to Do if You Have Missing Teeth: Your Options Explained

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth and wondering how to go about it? Seek teeth replacement services from the best dental experts near you. Missing teeth make everyday tasks such as speaking and chewing much more difficult. It can also make you lose your self-esteem. Look for the best dental expert near you and have … Continued

Periodontal Disease Stages and Treatments: A Closer Look

Periodontal disease is something that affects a surprising amount of people. In Australia, it’s estimated that almost 23% of people over the age of 15 suffer from some form of this condition. If you’ve never heard of periodontal disease before, perhaps you’re more familiar with it by another name: gum disease. When it comes to oral care, … Continued

Crowns and Bridges: Which Is Right for Your Smile?

Did you know that the first dental bridges were made by the Etruscans, as far back as 700 BC? The use of gold to make crowns goes back even further. The crowns and bridges used in modern dental care still work in a similar way to those used by the Etruscans. For a dental treatment to have … Continued

Antibiotic Resistance in Dentistry: ADA Addresses the Problem

Did you know that 11 percent of Australians are allergic to penicillin and 13 percent are allergic to multiple antibiotics? This creates a challenge within the dentistry community. It makes it harder to provide the best care against severe dental infections. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is working to curve this issue and deal with antibiotic resistance. … Continued

How to Find LGBT Friendly Dentists Near Me

Did you know that discrimination still prevents LGBT folks from accessing healthcare? According to a 2017 survey, almost 1 in 10 LGBT patients were refused treatment by a healthcare professional, based on their sexual orientation. For trans people, that number rose to 1 in 3 patients. In the eyes of many LGBT Australians, these numbers are … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Anaesthetic

Did the rumour that people with COVID-19 vaccines shouldn’t go under anaesthesia cause you to push back a dental procedure? Since it’s been debunked, you still might have some lingering questions about dental anaesthetic. There are a few different types of dental anaesthesia every patient should know about. Here’s everything you need to know about dental anaesthetic. Local Anesthesias Your … Continued

What to Expect on Your First Dentist Visit

Statistics suggest a whopping 5.7 million Australians currently have a dental issue. Do you find yourself among the untreated? One reason you may be hesitant to visit the dentist is because you haven’t been in a long time. Depending on your age and upbringing, you may not have ever been to the dentist before. Rest assured; it’s … Continued

Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Family Dentist

Oral hygiene is one of the most important factors we can keep on top of when it comes to our bodies. To do this, we must have a dentist that takes care of our teeth. Choosing a dentist might be one of those items on your to-do list. When finding a dentist, some areas need … Continued

Nervous About Dental Work? Sedation Dentistry With Nitrous Oxide Can Help.

It’s common to be anxious about dental work. Dental fear impacts about 1 in 7 Australian adults, so if you’re worried, you’re not alone. Luckily, dental offices have taken steps to help their patients feel more comfortable. Many of them use sedation dentistry even for simple procedures. It might benefit you to ask your Bondi dentist about … Continued

4 Beautiful Benefits of Getting Dental Veneers

Are you happy with your smile? People who feel uncomfortable with their teeth often feel too self-conscious to flash their smiles in photos or even laugh in public. Why suffer with a smile that doesn’t make you happy? Have you considered getting veneers? Composite and porcelain veneers are great solutions for anyone who wants a smile makeover … Continued

5 Ways to Prevent and Treat Stained Teeth

Stained teeth. Nobody wants them, but unfortunately, for many people, they’re an all too familiar issue. Due to the lifestyles we lead, the things we consume, and the choices we make, stained teeth are a common occurrence in today’s society. Luckily, there are ways to treat them and prevent them from occurring in the future. … Continued

How to Prepare for Your Next Dental Visit

Keeping your teeth healthy is a lifelong commitment, and it is worth investing in. Having beautiful teeth is a great boost for your confidence. You can talk, smile, eat and go about your daily business without feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed. Making sure that you eat a healthy diet and brush and floss regularly are top … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Anaesthesia

Did you know that nitrous oxide has been used in surgical and dental anaesthesia since the mid-1800s? Dental Anaesthetics are drugs that are used to make a patient numb, typically through the use of injections. This is to make dental procedures more comfortable or bearable for the patient. Nitrous Oxide is a gas that can be used to … Continued

Tricks and techniques to floss your teeth

Did you know that only 5% of the Australian population floss daily? Many believe brushing alone is enough to safeguard their teeth. If you are one of the few, do you know how to actually floss properly? Many people take the wrong approach, which is possibly why so many people do not take part. Read on as … Continued

How Does Pregnancy Affect My Dental Health?

You might be surprised to find out that not only does pregnancy affect your dental health, but your dental health during pregnancy can even have an impact on your child. One study found that 18% of preterm, low birth weight babies could be linked to periodontal disease in their mothers. In this article, we will look … Continued

What Is the Best Way to Brush Teeth?

Are you confident your teeth are truly clean after you brush? If the answer is no, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll go over the best way to brush your teeth to keep your mouth looking and feeling its best. From which direction to brush to the importance of flossing, think of this as … Continued

What Is an OPG X-Ray?

Did you know that 1 in 25 Australians over the age of 15 have no natural teeth left? The advances in dental X-ray technology make sense when you realize the impact your oral health has on the rest of your life. Is your child’s smile looking ready for braces? Are your wisdom teeth finally making an appearance? An OPG … Continued

How to Ensure Your Child Has a Stress-Free Dental Visit

Did you know that the average child has their first full set of primary teeth by the time that they are three? These teeth will start to be replaced by adult teeth from the age of about six. Both primary and adult teeth need looking after, so it’s important to have regular dental checkups. For some children, … Continued

Flossing for Kids: How Often Should You Floss Your Child’s Teeth?

A quarter of Australian children aged five to 10 have some sort of untreated decay in their baby teeth. What can you do to make sure dental decay doesn’t affect your child during these important ages? Managing your child’s dental care should be a priority. It’s just as important as taking them to see their paediatrician. … Continued

Dentistry for Children: The Top Dental Tips for Children

Did you know that great oral health for life starts in childhood? Adopting positive dental habits early in life is crucial to maintaining them throughout adulthood. But if you have little ones, you might know how tricky it can be to get them to love looking after their pearly whites. No worries: this is what … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About the New Health Star Rating of Orange Juice

We think we know what’s healthy and what’s not. We want to go to the supermarket with confidence that we’re making smart food and beverage choices. It can be shocking to hear that juice might be as bad for us as a regular soda, but according to the Health Star rating of orange juice, it’s true! Did you just dramatically spit out … Continued

8 Expert Teeth Whitening Tips for a Dazzling Smile

Struggling to take photos because of discoloured teeth? Do you want to learn how to whiten your teeth for a better smile? Fortunately, teeth whitening isn’t impossible. There are numerous methods to achieve a more dazzling smile. We’re going to discuss the top 8 methods below to help you. Read on below to learn how … Continued

5 Things to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening

As they say, prevention is better than cure. An oral cancer screening can save your life pain free and is over within five minutes. Your dentist can perform an oral cancer screening at a scheduled appointment. The screening aims to look for oral cancer signs and can even help detect early-stage oral cancer. Usually, it is recommended … Continued

Keeping Calm: 3 Ways We Can Calm Your Dental Anxiety

If you’ve ever felt anxious or nervous at the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. However, your visits to the dentist are very important to your health and well-being so finding ways of managing dental anxiety is crucially important. At The Bondi Dentists, … Continued

Top Reasons You Shouldn’t Postpone Your Dentist Appointment During COVID

Even when life stalls because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some things never stop being important. Going to the dentist during COVID is one of those things.  Seeing the dentist is still crucial, even during the pandemic. While you might feel tempted to cancel your dentist appointment to avoid possible infection, here are five reasons why … Continued

5 Signs You Need a Night Guard for Teeth

What should I do first? With COVID-19 restrictions finally easing enough to resemble  “normal,” we can begin to check-off our list of things to do and people to see. First on that list should be visiting a dentist. A dentist? Yes! Being locked away, for our health and that of others, has kept us away … Continued

4 Common Dental Emergencies Bondi Dentists Can Handle for You

Did you know that more than 25% of US adults live with untreated tooth decay? This and other types of teeth problems can cause bad oral health which leads to pain and discomfort. A lot of people also experience dental emergencies regularly. But what exactly are dental emergencies and how can Bondi dentists help you fix them? … Continued

Retainers After Braces: Everything You Need to Know

Are you about to get your braces off? Are you looking to keep your teeth nice and straight? Well, have you looked into wearing a retainer regularly? We’ve got the top tips on wearing retainers after braces. Different Types of Retainers First, you’ll have to figure out what type of retainer you’ll be using. Bonded retainers are … Continued

5 Tips on Improving Oral Health for Older Adults

In Australia, 21% of people over age 65 are edentulous. That means they have no remaining natural teeth. It is absolutely imperative that you take good care of your teeth, otherwise the chances of ending up like this are very high. Gum disease and other issues that lead to tooth loss are highly preventable — but only when … Continued

Does Red Wine Really Stain Teeth? [Explained]

Red wine is a staple many people drink to unwind at the end of the day or enjoy drinking it at social gatherings such as parties, dinners, and special events. Among avid wine drinkers, red wine is the most popular even compared to white or rosé wine. The much-loved alcoholic beverage is a beautiful deep red that leaves … Continued

Is Alcohol Healthy For Your Oral Health?

We are now spending more time in our homes than ever before. This means that some bad habits may be increasing, like spending too much time with our eyes glued to a screen or drinking more alcohol. Of course, drinking a little bit of your favourite wine is not bad for you. The problem lies … Continued

Managing Periodontal Disease: 4 Things You Need to Know

Studies have shown that more than 20% of Australians suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. If left untreated it can lead to loss of teeth, loss of bone in the jaw, and can even cause issues with eating and speaking. There are also clear links between periodontal … Continued

Teeth Stains: How The Bondi Dentists Can Help You Get Your Smile Back

Are you insecure about your smile? If you find yourself hiding your smile because you don’t want people to see your stained teeth, it’s time to do something about it. There are several things you can do to reverse staining. Whether it’s your own personal care or a trip to the dentist, your discoloured teeth can … Continued

Are Veneers Worth It? 3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Them

Do you have broken, discoloured, or missing teeth? Having an imperfect smile can take a toll on your self-esteem. Fortunately, veneers can protect the surface of your teeth from further harm and improve the look of your smile! You may have a few questions about getting veneers from a dentist in Bondi. So if you find yourself … Continued

4 Reasons Why Flossing Is Essential for Your Dental Care Routine

Did you know that only about half of Australians brush their teeth twice a day as recommended? Dental care isn’t something that can put off until later. Instead, it’s something you need to take the time to focus on daily. On top of brushing on a regular basis, you should also be flossing, too. Why is flossing so … Continued

The Best Vitamins for Healthy Teeth: Why You Need Vitamin D

When asked about the best vitamins for oral health, most people would likely place calcium at the top of the list. It’s a good answer—calcium is stored in your teeth and helps prevent decay, keeping them strong enough to chew your food. Calcium isn’t the only thing that keeps your smile in good shape, though. Despite many … Continued

What’s so Bad About Missing a Tooth?

Missing teeth are never fun.  But, you might just be tempted to slide by without replacing it, especially if it’s further back and not visible when you speak or smile.  After all, it only feels strange for a little while, right?  You can get used to it and everything’s back to normal after a while, … Continued

How Preventative Dentistry Saves You Money

Dental work is expensive, right? So how exactly is dentistry going to save you money? Well, believe it or not, the answer is pretty simple. The most expensive dental procedures are restorative treatments and other costly procedures like cosmetic dentistry that could have been avoided altogether with regular cleanings and examinations. In fact, if you wanted to put … Continued

What Causes Receding Gums?

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times before, and you may hear it another thousand times after this.  You’ve heard it from your parents, and from us here at The Bondi Dentists. What, you ask? Soft-bristled brushes are the way to go.  And there’s a really good reason for this.  The gums are delicate.  When … Continued

Wisdom Teeth – Do You Need Them Extracted?

Whether we like it or not, we all have to deal with wisdom teeth eventually.  Our wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that come in later in life, usually during the late teens or early twenties, right in the back of the jaw. When wisdom teeth come in properly aligned, they increase the … Continued

The Impact of Sugary Drinks of Your Toddler’s Teeth

Children don’t think of the effects that their drinks have on their teeth.  And while you may think that it’s not all that important to protect the baby teeth, that’s not the case.  Although the baby feet fall out, tooth decay can be problematic at any age. It’s no surprise that sodas are loaded with … Continued

Treatment and Prevention for Gum Disease and Gingivitis

Have you ever had those times where your gums bleed or swell up and get sensitive when brushing or flossing?  If you can relate to this, you just might have gingivitis.  But, before you start to worry, catching it early is the way to go.  And, since forewarned is forearmed, here’s the scoop on gum … Continued

What Problems Can Result from a Chipped Tooth?

Chipped teeth are common among both adults and children.  Although the enamel of the teeth is very hard, the hardest, most mineralised tissue of the body, they are also relatively brittle and prone to cracking. Teeth are commonly chipped when biting something hard, like ice, or bones, or an unexpected olive pit.  It can also … Continued

How Do You Know it’s Time to See the Dentist?

We all know how important our teeth are.  And, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that you should schedule regular checkups for yourself and your loved ones at least once a month, even when your teeth and gums are in peak health. But sometimes problems can creep in between our checkups, too.  Maybe you … Continued

Sensitive Teeth 101

It’s estimated that one in every eight people suffer from sensitive teeth.  If you find yourself avoiding food or drinks that are very hot or cold, you might be in this category.  With sensitive teeth, you’ll get a sharp pain when eating ice cream, for example, or drinking hot coffee. Since it’s so common, most … Continued

Regular Dental Check-Ups : Why and When

Why are they Important and How Often do You Need Them? It should come as no surprise that regular dental visits are one of the most important parts of your oral health care regimen.  They help to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy.  Plus, when you see your dentist regularly, they will be … Continued

A Healthy Mouth Helps Maintain a Healthy Body: Here’s How…

We all know how important brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly is for our teeth.  But it might surprise you to discover how closely it is linked to overall body health.  Not only can your oral health be a keen indicator of certain health conditions, issues with your teeth and gums can actually affect the rest … Continued

The Importance of Mouthguards for Young Athletes

It is a sad fact that a good number of young athletes don’t wear mouthguards.  It’s not all that surprising.  Mouthguards aren’t the #1 personal accoutrement for a young person trying to make a good impression on their peers.  But this can have lasting effects on their smile, and their health, for years to come.  … Continued

How to Combat Cavities and Tooth Decay: Six Great Tips

“Well, looks like you’ve got a few cavities.”  This is the last thing you want to hear when you’re getting your regular dental checkup.  We want to pop in, get a professional cleaning, and walk out knowing that our teeth and in great condition.  Cavities are one of the biggest challenges to oral health, so … Continued

Tooth Extraction – Recovery Basics

It’s probably putting it mildly that very few of us look forward to a tooth extraction.  That’s unless things get really bad and we really need one.  And then, it can’t come soon enough.  So, we at The Bondi Dentists wanted to offer a bit of an aftercare manual for those that have to go through … Continued

The Best – and Worst – Foods for Your Teeth

We all know that regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential for keeping your teeth healthy and your smile bright.  Along with regular dental care, a solid regimen of oral hygiene is essential for maintaining your pearly whites.  But, what you might not know is that your diet can have a huge impact on oral … Continued

5 Tips for Whitening Your Smile at Home

We all want a white smile.  But one of the challenges we all face is the tendency for our teeth to stain or become yellowed.  This is natural with age, but there are a number of strategies we can use to slow or reverse the process, up to and including cosmetic dentistry.  Although most pharmacies … Continued

How to Brush Your Teeth the Right Way

We all know that regular dental visits are a key to oral health, but no one wants to go to the dentist more than they have to.  So, at The Bondi Dentists, we wanted to offer some key tips to help you avoid common mistakes and ensure your teeth remain healthy and strong. 1. Pick the … Continued

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

We all know that it’s important to take care of our teeth.  Proper brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist, these are a no brainer.  But there are a number of other steps we can take to keep our mouth healthy and keep our smile bright.  Cosmetic dental surgery can be scary for those … Continued

What is Restorative Dentistry?

So, what does restorative dentistry involve?  Is it the same as cosmetic dentistry? Not quite.  Cosmetic dentistry is focused on providing veneers, inlays or onlays, performing crowns or bridges, and whitening procedures.  These are the procedures that are not essential for your health and well-being, but contribute to a bright smile and better self-esteem.   Restorative dentistry, on the other hand, … Continued