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Back to School time already …Relax DeCare has you covered …

Back to School

Your child at this stage may have the books and the school uniform for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth ready for the new school year…

BRUSH THE SMART WAY – TECHNIQUES FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD

Brush the smart way

As a parent, you are the most important role model for your child. Help your child develop proper brushing techniques by setting a good example with your own oral health…

Be Toothpaste Savvy!

Be Toothpaste Savy

Toothpaste which contains fluoride is an important tool in fighting tooth decay, but do you know how much (if any) to use…

Teeth by Numbers

TEETH BY NUMBERS

Have you ever noticed when your dentist or hygienist examines your teeth that a lot of numbers seem to fly around? That’s because Dentists use a variety of numbering systems to identify teeth in our mouth…

Pancake Tuesday!

Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday better known as pancake Tuesday falls this year on February 9th, and it is usually celebrated with stacks of pancakes or crepes, drizzled in delicious sauces and toppings…

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year

Some 2016 Oral Health Goals…

Christmas Dentist opening hours

Dentist opening hours

In the event of a Dental emergency there are certain surgeries open over the Christmas period. Check out our dentist finder to find the nearest to you…

Root Canal treatment

Root Canal

Why do I need a root canal? A root canal treatment becomes necessary when the soft tissue containing the nerve and blood vessels inside the pulp chamber of a tooth become irreversibly infected with bacteria. If untreated it may become painful and develop an…

Caring for your Child’s Teeth

Child's Teeth

Why boiled tap water should be used to make up infant formula Use boiled tap water when making up infant formula. This will ensure the baby teeth are exposed to tiny amounts of fluoride as soon as they erupt. Bottled waters should not be…

The bottom of my top two teeth seem to be becoming see-through. Is there anything I can do?

Dental Erosion

You may have dental erosion (tooth surface loss TSL). If so, this condition should be carefully monitored by your dentist. The first and most important consideration is to get an accurate diagnosis and recording of the extent of the condition. The next consideration is…

My three year old daughter grinds her teeth while sleeping. Is there anything I can do or do I need to take her to the dentist?

Grinding Teeth

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common habit in young children and usually disappears on its own as children grow older. The two peak periods for bruxism are when the baby teeth arrive and again when the permanent teeth begin to come in at five…

My 3 year old son fell and banged his mouth and his front tooth has turned grey. Will he lose the tooth? Will it affect his permanent teeth?

Children's Teeth

There is no need to worry; your son will probably lose his front baby tooth at around six years of age, just before the permanent front tooth comes into the mouth. The grey colour is the result of some bleeding that has occurred into…