Letting go of the bottles and pacifiers: the best thing for your baby’s teeth.

Just because baby teeth will fall out and make way for adult teeth, it’s still important to have good dental hygiene for baby teeth as they will pave the way...


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...


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

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


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...


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...


Finally, a dental surgery that says – ‘Walk ins are welcome’ – Even on a Saturday

You never can tell just when you might eat popcorn that results in a broken filling or a rouge ball in softball might knock out a tooth on a Saturday...


Dental filling or dental crown – Are they really that different?

Fillings and crowns are both highly effective dental procedures that can fill a cavity or repair a cracked tooth. However a tooth filling or crown can be recommended for different...


What is Sleep Apnoea and how can my dentist help?

Snoring partner keeping you awake? A quick jab in the ribs no longer silencing them and letting you both get a better night sleep? Snoring can be a symptom of...