Are baby teeth really that important?

If baby teeth just fall out eventually, are they really that important? Yes, they are. Your child’s baby teeth are not only important for chewing and speaking at a young...


10 Common Dental Myths Busted!

At Somerset Dental, we understand that a trip to the dentist can be scary. That’s why our first priority is your comfort. However, this fear of oral care has led...


The Hard Facts About Fluoride. Is It Safe?

Fluoride was introduced into Australian water supplies in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but there are still some concerns regarding the possible health risks of fluoride ingestion, especially given that 90%...


What’s ‘Normal’ in Oral Health When Ageing?

As we age, we tend to see a decline in our oral health, but many of these oral health issues are not related to ageing. Instead, they’re often caused by...


Receding Gums Are Not Just From Ageing

Gingival recession, or receding gums, is a common condition in the elderly but that doesn’t mean that age is the sole cause. There are a number of factors that can...


Are tongue and lip piercings as bad for your teeth as they say?

The harmful effects of tongue and lip piercings on your teeth and gums Piercings are a popular way to express yourself, but beware! It’s true what they say: tongue and...


How do I know if I have bad breath? And what do I do?

Isn’t it better to know that you have bad breath, rather than be told that you have bad breath? There are a few ways to test the smell of your...


Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign or traditional braces? It’s a common question, and it really comes down to your teeth’s needs. It’s well accepted that straighter teeth lead to improved overall health, but many...


Can Dentists Straighten Teeth Too?

Dentists can straighten teeth, and at Somerset Dental, we recommend Invisalign as the ideal choice for your teeth straightening needs. Straight teeth don’t just look better; they lead to better...


Looking for a whiter smile? Teeth whitening will get you there

Do you want a white smile? That smile that will stand out from the crowd? The smile that turns heads? Teeth whitening is one of the most wanted procedures around...