Dr. Janette Candia graduated in dentistry in 1991. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner regulation Agency and the New Zealand Dental Council. She is also a member of Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and the Australian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics. She has practiced dentistry in Australia and New Zealand.

old Sores and Your Dental Schedule Dentist Main Beach

Cold Sores and Your Dental Schedule

old Sores and Your Dental Schedule Dentist Main Beach One of the most common diseases of the mouth and lips is the simple cold sore.

It is caused by the herpes virus, and many more of us carry the virus than show symptoms through cold sores.

25 per cent of us suffer from recurring cold sores, and well over half of us carry the virus, hidden in our nervous systems.

Cold sores are characterised by small lip-blisters that are frequently confused with canker sores, which present similar symptoms but call for different responses from a dental office.

Does Sparkling Water Cause Teeth to Lose Lustre | Dentist Main Beach

Does Sparkling Water Cause Teeth to Lose Lustre?

Does Sparkling Water Cause Teeth to Lose Lustre | Dentist Main Beach With water making up 60% of the average human body and 73% of the brain, there’s no better choice than plain water when it’s time to rehydrate.

Doctors and nutrition experts agree on plain water as the safest and healthiest choice. After all, water is calorie-free, caffeine-free, sugar-free, and should be free of most additives.

And as a rule of thumb, we are told to drink at least two litres of water a day. But staying hydrated can be difficult, and sometimes water can be plain, even dull.

Smiles for Dad on Fathers Day | Dentist Main Beach

Smiles for Dad on Father’s Day!

Smiles for Dad on Fathers Day | Dentist Main Beach Father’s Day (September 2nd) is nearly upon us. With it comes the question of what to get the man who raised you?

It is not always easy to figure out what to get a dad on father’s day. Dad’s often have everything already or aren’t great at expressing what they want.

So why not get your dad a gift that is perfect for everyone, the gift of improved dental health?

Dental Health Week With Main Beach Dental

Dental Health Week With Main Beach Dental!

Dental Health Week With Main Beach Dental Main Beach Dental stands hand in hand with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) in support of Dental Health Week (6 to 12 August).

Dental Health Week is the ADA’s annual major oral health event.

It’s designed to further educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health by promoting four key messages.

Why is this important? Consider the following worrisome statistics:

Knocked Out Teeth And Your Child What to Do | Dentist Main Beach

Knocked Out Teeth And Your Child – What to Do

Knocked Out Teeth And Your Child What to Do | Dentist Main Beach Accidents can happen quickly and without warning! Accidents to the mouth can knock out (or “avulse”) your children’s precious teeth.

Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and they are the main cause of avulsed teeth in both children and adults. And the trauma of a knocked out tooth is even greater when it happens to your child.

The bad news is that children, due to their adventurous nature and risk-taking, are more at risk than any other age-group for a knocked out tooth.

At Main Beach Dental we’ve treated many facial and dental injuries and are amazed at the resilience of teeth – they can be saved, even if fully knocked out.

Deep Cleaning and Your Dental Health | Dentist Main Beach

Deep Cleaning and Your Dental Health

Deep Cleaning and Your Dental Health | Dentist Main Beach Many patients who visit Main Beach Dental require a deep cleaning, sometimes known as a scaling and root planing.

Those words may sound serious and threatening, but in fact the deep cleaning treatment is non-surgical and does not require any slicing or drills.

A deep clean is what we recommend when a patient is diagnosed with the first stage of gum disease (gingivitis) because a regular cleaning only involves scraping plaque off the teeth and does not get to the roots of your teeth.

If you suffer from gingivitis we work to remove the infection, promote healthy gum re-attachment, and halt gum infection before it can advance into periodontitis.

Odd Dental Thoughts Theories and Facts | Dentist Main Beach

Odd Dental Thoughts, Theories & Facts

Odd Dental Thoughts Theories and Facts | Dentist Main Beach At Main Beach Dental we usually focus on the very serious and important business of maximising your dental health.

But as dental professionals we also have a great deal of knowledge to share, both historical and current, about the field of dentistry.

In this post, we’re going to share some of the more interesting aspects of dental history, a few modern misconceptions, and an interesting fact or two about teeth.

Regular Dental Cleaning for Total Health | Dentist Main Beach

Regular Dental Cleaning for Total Health

Regular Dental Cleaning for Total Health | Dentist Main Beach Regular dental exams are a crucial part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums; healthy teeth and gums that then go on to support overall health.

Still, plenty of us shy away from the idea of visiting the dentist, whether because of fear of pain, dislike of the dental chair, or because dental visits can be inconvenient.

While this is a common practice, at Main Beach Dental we’d like to emphasize that skipping dental visits can be very bad for your oral and overall health.

Skipping dental visits can put your at risk of dental problems as well as some kinds of general illness including heart disease.

Plaque Tartar And Their Removal | Dentist Main Beach

Plaque, Tartar, And Their Removal

Plaque Tartar And Their Removal | Dentist Main Beach Contrary to what some people think, plaque and tartar are not exactly the same. At Main Beach Dental, we’d like to take a moment to tell you more about plaque and tartar, and remind you why professional cleanings are so important.

Plaque is the film of bacteria constantly forming on your teeth. Plaque is like something from a horror movie – it is always growing: it grows after you eat, while you sleep, during class, and in conversation– it never stops.

Bleeding Gums in Braces Wearers What You Need To Know | Dentist Main Beach

Bleeding Gums in Braces Wearers – What You Need To Know

Bleeding Gums in Braces Wearers What You Need To Know | Dentist Main Beach Bleeding gums are never a good sign, and it is doubly worrisome if you have braces. Blood in the mouth means that there has been damage to the capillaries, or that blood has reached tissue outside of the capillaries (so called extra capillary action).

Bloody gums do not always mean that there is a serious problem, but you should be concerned enough to get the bleeding immediately looked at by your dentist or orthodontist.

At Main Beach Dental our first step is to discover what is causing the bleeding gums and how they are related to your braces.