Author: Krista Peek

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy BOH (Qld)

At what age should my child see a dentist?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

Many parent’s ask at what age should their child see a dentist? Teeth don’t read textbooks so a child’s first tooth can erupt anywhere from 4 to 12 months of age, making tooth development age more important than a child’s chronological age. The Australian Dental Association recommends children should have their first dental check up Read more...

The benefits of fluoride

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

The use of fluoride has become a debated health topic over the last decade.  I personally choose to use it and have recommended its use to my patients, friends and family. This recommendation comes from my understanding of the research and from clinical experience.  Dental professionals and the public have known for decades that using fluoride Read more...

Is children’s dental care different?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

The simple answer to this question is yes, children’s dental care is certainly different in many ways from all other forms of dental care – and here is why. Children are not mini adults. A child’s age, cognitive development and personality type need to be taken into consideration when that child is first being introduced Read more...

What does a dental hygienist do?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

Dental hygienists don’t just clean your teeth! We hygienists focus mainly on maintaining optimal gingival (gum) health and prevention of dental conditions like decay and erosion. In preparation for this, we first assess each person’s individual needs and potential areas of risk. If need be, we will help tailor your home oral health care home regime Read more...