The Importance of Fluoride

It is certainly important for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride. This is the timeframe during which the primary and permanent teeth come in. However, adults benefit from fluoride, too. New research indicates that topical fluoride from toothpastes, mouth rinses, and fluoride treatments are…

Fissure Sealants

Unfortunately, children eat and drink many things which can encourage tooth decay. Daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, cutting down on sweet food and drinks and regular dental care as directed by the team at Dental Matters will do much to reduce tooth decay. However, these tactics cannot be guaranteed to stop the problem of decay…

Dental Hygiene for 2 – 4 years olds

It is recommended that your child should have their first set of x-rays to show between their teeth when the contacts between the baby teeth close, this is a hidden area where plaque collects and decay may start. Check your child’s mouth regularly for swollen, bleeding or reddened gums, it is important to detect signs…

The first visit to the dentist

We recommend children visit the dentist at approximately 2 years of age. On your child’s first visit, they will meet with one of our dental staff and we make sure it is a fun adventure for them. Your child may not wish to sit in the chair on their first visit and that is OK,…

Teething

What is teething? Teething, the emergence of the first teeth through a baby’s gums, can be a frustrating time for little ones and their parents. But knowing what to expect during teething and how to make the process a little less painful can help you manage. So Much Pain for Such Small Teeth Teething can…

Dental Hygiene for Babies

Babies and toddlers are just as much at risk of dental decay as an older child or adult. Caring for your baby’s teeth needs to begin early. By looking after your baby’s first teeth, you’ll provide your child with essential oral hygiene habits as they grow and develop. Dental hygiene should begin shortly after a…

Early Diagnosis and Care

Oral health is essential to your child’s growth and development, general health and self-esteem. A visit to the dentist at an early age is important to identify problems with your child’s jaw growth and development, and to identify early signs of decay and poor oral hygiene. It also helps to develop a positive relationship with our dentists…

Dental Fillings in Adelaide

Dental fillings in Adelaide tooth needs a filling when it has decay, is broken or the current filling is failing because it has cracked or the tooth has developed decay around it. Call Dental Matters in Adelaide to schedule an appointment! Dental decay occurs when acid produced by certain types of bacteria destroy the enamel…

Introducing your child to dental health

Throughout our history, the need to maintain our oral health has meant that going to the dentist was a necessary and often uncomfortable experience. However, we now live in a world of advanced technology where those discomforts are now moot. Nevertheless some people still hold a fear of going to the dentist, enough to put…