What Parents Need to Know About Tooth Decay in Children

When a child has a cavity in one of their teeth, it can lead parents to ask, “Is it best to pull the tooth? After all, they’ll be losing this tooth eventually anyway.” As simple of a question as it is, there is a long and complex reason for why dentists recommend filling cavities in children’s teeth as early as possible. To understand why, it’s essential to grasp the following concepts:   Baby (Primary) Teeth Decay Rapidly A small cavity in a baby tooth can expand at a rapid pace, usually much faster than what we would see in an … Continue reading

Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?

You’ve been on the fence about teeth whitening for a while, but now that you are ready to pamper yourself, you’re having second thoughts. When, if there is one, is the right time to whiten your teeth? Although there’s not one correct answer for everyone, here are some of the most common situations where we recommend teeth whitening to our Brighton and Ferntree Gully patients.   If You’re About to Plan a Smile Makeover Whitening is an essential part to other aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Starting with a brighter palate allows us to match your new restorations to whiter teeth, … Continue reading