General Dentistry

Hypomineralisation AKA chalky teeth.

Hypomineralisation (also known as 'chalky teeth') is a developmental condition that affects teeth as they are forming during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first four years of life. Enamel on these teeth has marked, chalky looking areas with less mineral than...

Halitosis – Chronic Bad Breath

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can impact your life more severely than you'd think. It can make conversation unpleasant, ruin the taste of your food, and it can cause problems in relationships and friendships. So what do you do if your breath stinks? Read one...

Tooth Brushing Tips from Fernvale Dental

If your brushing and flossing habits aren't as regular as they might be, you leave yourself open to issues such as bad breath, plaque build up, or cavities, especially if you have braces. Today the team at Fernvale Dental are going to give you some of their favourite...

What does saliva do?

Why does our mouth produce saliva? What's it good for and what are the ramifications if we neglect our diet or stop drinking enough water? Let's learn more about saliva, the 'silent defender' of your mouth! What does saliva do?  Keeping hydrated on a hot summer’s day...

Is smoking bad for your teeth?

In 2019, everyone knows how much smoking affects your lungs. It also has many negative effects in your mouth, as one of the main causes of bad breath (halitosis). Smoking will also cause problems with your teeth, gums and oral mucosa. Is smoking bad for your teeth?...