The Significance of Adequate Chewing

While brushing, flossing, and regular active maintenance appointments at Medland Dental are vital for maintaining oral health, we shouldn't overlook the importance of adequate chewing. Thoroughly chewing your food not only aids in digestion but also plays a crucial role in preserving optimal dental health. This article will delv

The Ten Most Common Dental Issues and How to Prevent Them

At Medland Dental, we know that maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being. Regular dental care and preventive measures can help you avoid common dental issues that lead to discomfort, pain, and expensive treatments. This blog post will discuss the ten most common dental problems and provide practical tips

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

Welcome to Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Cumulative sun damage from the harsh Australian climate is a well-known risk factor for developing skin cancer.  The importance of visiting a Doctor or Dermatologist for routine skin checks is something that is familiar for most Australians. Did you know that when you visit Medland Dental

Increasing hydration: or the risk of tooth decay?

Our Oral Health Therapist Eliza recently received a newsletter from her son's daycare which featured an article that captured her interest.  I have always been very happy with the staff and the care that our son receives at daycare!  The centre emails out a monthly newsletter to keep parents updated on various events and seaso

Finger or thumb sucking: Is it a habit worth breaking?

The infant-sucking instinct is essential for survival and can start in the womb. Sucking fixations in infancy provide stimulation that is essential and normal for a baby’s growth and development. Thumb and/or finger sucking can help infants adjust to their new world. The behaviour allows infants to gain a sense of control, cal

To seal or not to seal? What are fissure sealants?

Naturally deep grooves or ‘fissures’ occur primarily in the back teeth (molars and premolars) in both the primary and permanent dentition.  Despite our best toothbrushing efforts, these teeth can retain food and plaque (bacterial build-up) placing them at a much higher risk of developing tooth decay.  One

Introducing Guided Biofilm Therapy – the gentler way of cleaning your teeth!

Your active maintenance appointment will soon look and feel a little different. Medland Dental is excited to introduce professional tooth cleaning using Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) to our patients.  Utilising the latest technology, GBT will allow us to complete professional cleaning that is more comfortable than ever before.

Dental Health Week 2022 – Love your teeth!

This year for Dental Health Week (August 1st - 7th) the Australian Dental Association is asking Aussies to show their teeth some love!   You might think it doesn't really matter if you miss a bit of flossing, skimp on the thoroughness of your brushing, or tell your dental professional "thanks, but no thanks, I'll see you in 202

What can I do about bad breath?

It's a topic that's a little on the nose! Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can't be solved with a mint or mouthwash.  It's bad breath that hangs around longer than the strong smell that lingers after a garlicky meal or the 'morning breath' we experience as a result of the natural decrease in our saliva production overni

More than just baby teeth.

Baby teeth or “primary teeth” may be small, but they have a big role to play in your child’s general health and development.  The importance of children’s baby teeth is often underestimated.  Deciduous teeth or ‘baby teeth’ are with us for much longer than just our ‘baby years’.  In fact, some of these teeth r