Tips to help make this a happy and healthy Christmas

Now, on a more serious note! Our sincere hope  is that everyone has a happy and healthy Christmas. We’d like to remind everyone of some foods notorious for causing dental emergencies at this time of year. To avoid these ‘Christmas Culprits’, please take care when eating: Pork crackling ​Olives with pits (and even pitted olives […]

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Do Wisdom Teeth need to be removed?

Not everyone has wisdom teeth; many people have less than 4. The number of Wisdom Teeth you have may depend on your ethnicity and just random genetic chance.  Problems can arise during wisdom tooth development, due to your jaw size and/or the angle of the tooth, causing impacted wisdom teeth. It can also cause soft […]

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Why should you see a dentist regularly?

Why should you see a dentist regularly?  Our patients will know that at our practice we call regular routine visits and examinations,“Active Maintenance”. We use this term on purpose because these visits are far more than a “check up” and are much more important than many people realize. Keeping abreast of the latest advances in […]

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Tips for Flossing your Teeth

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Flossing Do’s and Don’ts Flossing your teeth should be a daily habit for everyone. Understanding the importance of flossing daily is one thing. Getting into the habit of actually doing it is another. The more we floss and the healthier our gums are, the less sensitivity we have when flossing. The more practice you have, the easier, quicker and […]

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Why do adults get braces?

​ More and more adults are choosing to have orthodontic treatment. Braces are not just for kids and teens anymore. More and more adults are choosing to improve their smile in various ways and for many different reasons.  Here at Sherwood Dental about 70% of our orthodontic patients are adults. 70%of our ortho patients are […]

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Wishing our patients a happy and safe Easter break

It’s this time of year where we all enjoy an Easter treat or two. We have some tips to enjoy Easter and keep your teeth healthy too. Brush after eating sweet treats. Consider some low sugar food alternatives as well as fun Easter holiday crafts for kids that don’t involve sweets. Avoid Easter eggs within […]

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Health Insurance Policies – Do you get what you pay for?

The government has given the green light to the next rise in health fund premiums in April. Many of our patients are in health funds, including my own family. It’s timely that we should be reassessing our available options to ensure we can be confident that our extras insurance policies represent good value for money? […]

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Oral Cancer Awareness

On World Cancer Day, it’s timely to highlight an awareness of oral cancer and some concerning statistics. According to the ADA, oral cancers in Australians account for 2.9% of all cancers.   Worryingly, Australia has recorded a 33.7% increase over the past decade, in cancers of the tongue and 12.3% increase in oral squamous cell […]

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