Category: Dr Samantha Ho

Holding onto your teeth makes a huge difference to both your general health and quality of life. 81% of Australian adults still have some natural teeth over the age of 65. Keeping your teeth is definitely achievable, so you can keep chewing your steak into your 90’s! Even holding onto a few teeth can help…

Brushing- Type of toothbrush- I recommend a soft toothbrush as plaque only has a ‘ double cream’ type consistency. Therefore, a soft toothbrush can easily remove the build up. Using a soft brush also means you can get right up to the gum margin without causing gum tenderness. Using a harder toothbrush and putting too…

If you are considering getting orthodontics, there are a few options available. Firstly, there are conventional braces using brackets and wires to move the teeth, or you could consider Invisalign. Invisalign is almost invisible. It is a series of clear plastic aligners; they look like clear thin plastic mouthguards. Advantages of Invisalign 1) They are…

The health of your mouth reflects your overall health and wellbeing. Your dentist is checking for more than just cavities at your check-up. Below are a few things that your dentist can spot. 1) You are anaemic- Low iron levels often present in the mouth as pale gums, ulcers or sores in the corner of…

A lot of people have a phobia of the dentist. A lot of the time this can stem from a previous bad experience when young, or you may just have always hated the dentist. Unfortunately, this fear can lead to people avoiding the dentist, and this then leads to a worsening of their dental problems….

Last month we discussed tooth brushing technique. To go along with brushing twice a day you also need to clean between your teeth. If your skipping cleaning between your teeth, you are missing half of the surfaces in your mouth. Most of the cavities we see start between the teeth which shows how important inter-dental…

It is important to look after children’s teeth for a few reasons. Firstly, to get them into good habits that will carry over into adulthood. Secondly, the baby or ‘deciduous’ teeth act as placeholders for the adult teeth, if the baby teeth are lost early children are more likely to need braces.   Some first…

Everyone gets sensitivity sometimes usually from cold drinks or ice cream. With the cold weather on its way sometimes just breathing in the cold air can set it off. Sensitivity can mean you have a cavity in your tooth, and the food is getting into the nerve causing pain. Sensitivity is more concerning if you…

Most of us are handed a toothbrush at a young age and have to figure it out. Here are some tips for optimal oral hygiene.   To keep your mouth healthy, you need to brush twice a day. Plus clean between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes. Children will need help with cleaning until…

  Over 3 million patients have had their teeth straightened, with Invisalign, all over the world. Some of these patients include Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise & Serena Williams. Invisalign aligns your teeth by a series of clear aligners. It is a perfect option for adult orthodontics, if your teeth are not as straight as you…