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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