Tooth Sensitivity to Hot, Cold or Sweets?

Tooth sensitivity can come and go with time, and it’s usually caused by enamel wear or root areas from gum disease and/or receded gums. Unlike the crowns of your teeth, the root areas aren’t protected by enamel, but rather cementum. When the enamel or cementum erodes away, the nerves within the tooth become exposed, which […]

The Practical Benefits To Teeth Straightening

Not everyone is fortunate to naturally have a straight set of teeth. In fact, most people have one or two teeth that are a little crooked. For most of us, the aesthetics of crooked teeth and the quest of a perfect smile are what sends us to to see the dentist to find out your […]

Dental Emergencies Over The Holidays

At Mint Dental, we understand that dental emergencies often come at the most unpredictable times. Whether you are away or find it hard to see been seen by a dentist, we have some great tips on what you should do in the situation. There are a number of reasons for a toothache and swollen gums, […]

How Stress Can Affect Oral Health

More and more our lives seem to be getting busier, it’s inevitable that more of us are increasingly stressed at home or work. Your doctor may be concerned about your blood pressure, your physio might be monitoring your neck and back pain, but why should it worry your dentist? You might be surprised to learn […]

The Benefits to Regular Dental Visits

At Mint Dental, we focus on the importance of preventive dentistry. Many patients often miss their regular six monthly appointments, despite the fact that preventive care is the best way to keep you mouth and body healthy. The biggest benefit of a routine dental visit is that our dentists and team of oral health therapists […]

Time to spit the dummy?

Sucking on a dummy can help relax and settle a baby down, but many parents may be unaware about the long term effect it can have on their child’s teeth and mouth. In most cases, sucking on a dummy, thumb or even fingers can cause changes to their teeth and jaws. The younger a child […]

What is tooth erosion?

Many things that we eat and drink are acidic. Food acids can often be added to processed foods and drinks. These acids can dissolve and also soften some of the tooth’s surface, making it easier for them to be worn away by abrasion or teeth grinding. Some common foods and drinks that contain high levels […]

Grinding your teeth?

Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding of the teeth. Usually, a person doesn’t realise that they grind their teeth in their sleep. For example, some people grind their teeth when they are angry, concentrating or feeling anxious. Some common signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include: Grinding sounds while the person is asleep Clenching the […]

Are dental implants for you?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically inserted into your jaw bone, often where teeth are missing. The implant acts as a substitute to your tooth’s natural root, creating a strong foundation which are attached to small posts that come out through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for the implant crown, an […]

Calcium is important for strong teeth

Calcium assists in making your teeth stronger by helping to remineralize tooth structure. However, calcium also needs phosphorus and vitamin D to maximise its bone strengthening benefits. A healthy diet containing calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D (which can assist in absorption and regulate the balance in your body) is essential for healthy teeth. Here is […]