How often should you visit the dentist?

This is a question we get asked frequently, "How often should you visit the dentist?" Even if you take great care of your teeth at home—by brushing every morning and night, and never forgetting to floss each day—you still need to see a dentist regularly. Your dentist can check for problems that you may not see or feel. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages, examples include: CavitiesGum DiseaseOral cancer Frequent visits…

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Taking Care of Your Wisdom Teeth

Unfortunately many people experience pain associated with their wisdom teeth, also known as third molars.   Some people win the genetic lottery and don’t develop wisdom teeth, or don’t develop all four wisdom teeth, while others can have more than the usual four.   It is not always necessary for wisdom teeth to be removed.   If they have completely erupted (grown) into the mouth in a good position and are accessible to brush and floss, then they may be kept…

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Can My Dentures be Repaired?

Dentures are a common way to replace teeth that are missing and restore your smile. However, as they are a dental device, sometimes they may be damaged or could wear out, leaving you wondering if they can be fixed or if you’ll have to start all over. Fortunately, at Smith Street Dental Surgery, we can repair them and keep you smiling day to day. Here’s what you should know about denture repair. Time Frame In some cases, our lab can repair…

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What causes the need for teeth whitening?

Are your teeth looking a little yellow and dingy? We are the experts at Smith Street Dental Practice for all treatments and procedures involving your mouth. Whitening your teeth is just one service you can take advantage of, however like anything else, if you’re considering the procedure, it’s a good idea to learn more about it and why it’s done so you can be sure it’s a good choice for you and your Darwin dental needs. Here are the most common…

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