My child has a knocked out baby tooth: What do I do?

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Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (LaTrobe)

You were carefully watching your child at the playground but then in the blink of an eye, there was a fall, a bleeding mouth and a missing baby tooth. This can be a heart-stopping occasion and it happens very frequently. As we know, kids will be kids and this does mean accidents happening. Luckily, the Read more...

Why your six-monthly check-up is crucial: How your dental hygienist can help

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Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (LaTrobe)

We all agree that prevention of disease is always better than a cure therefore six-monthly check-up is crucial. Dental Hygienist and therapist Chatelle Wehi reveals how Smile Solutions helps prevent oral and dental problems for their patients. What sorts of issues do you deal with when seeing a patient at Smile Solutions? We start with an assessment and Read more...

The role of fissure sealants in children’s teeth

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Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (LaTrobe)

As the saying goes, prevention is better than the cure. And if you have ever been faced with tooth ache or the prospect of dental fillings, root canal treatment or even tooth extraction, I’m sure you would agree – even with the help of a caring and experienced dental professional. Fissure sealants are hard protective Read more...

Dental Cavities. How does your diet affect your teeth?

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Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (LaTrobe)

To prevent dental cavities and dental erosion, it’s important to understand the role of your diet – that is, what you eat and how often you eat it. In ancient cultures such as those of Greece, India, China and Egypt it was widely believed that a “tooth-worm” tunnelled a hole through a tooth and would Read more...