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.

Dentist Main Beach Tips Top 5 Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

Dentist Main Beach Tips: Top 5 Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

Dentist Main Beach Tips Top 5 Benefits of Crowns and Bridges It can be frustrating to damage or lose a tooth.

You look worse, your mouth feels strange, and you may not know what to do.

At Main Beach Dental we have several approaches to damaged or lost teeth, and two of the most common are crowns and bridges.

If you have a missing or broken tooth, you can come in for consultation, and we can point you in the right direction, so you get a dental restoration that precisely fits suits your needs!

Benefits Of Custom-Made Mouthguards at Main Beach Dental

Benefits Of Custom-Made Mouthguards at Main Beach Dental

Benefits Of Custom-Made Mouthguards at Main Beach Dental Custom-fitted mouthguards are essential but often overlooked safety tool/device in sports and recreational activities.

But according to the Australian Dental Association playing sports, particularly contact ones, without a mouth guard can be a recipe for dental disaster! Unfortunately, many of us realise the benefits of a mouthguard after injury has taken place instead of before.

Dentist Main Beach Tips Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids

Dentist Main Beach Tips: Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

Dentist Main Beach Tips Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids When a child’s health is at risk, you want them to get whatever tests are needed, as soon as possible. This goes for dental problems as well

But when it comes to imaging — including X-rays — the key word is “needed.” This is because X-rays use radiation that, if exposure is repeated often enough, is linked to a greater chance of cancer in later life.

Top 7 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Main Beach Dental

Top 7 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Main Beach Dental

Top 7 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Main Beach Dental You’ve been beating your brains out for months now about what to get a certain someone (or more) on your list, and you’re this close to giving up.

They seem to have everything, don’t want more “stuff” or you just have no idea what a good gift would be.

In that case, why not give a few gifts that are aesthetically pleasing, practical, and healthy?

Oral Spring Cleaning at Main Beach Dental | Dentist Main Beach

Oral Spring Cleaning at Main Beach Dental

Oral Spring Cleaning at Main Beach Dental | Dentist Main Beach Take a look outside and it’s obvious– spring is here!

And as a part of clearing out the old and dusty and ringing in the new and sparkly, spring cleaning traditionally begins.

Everyone knows that this is a great time to clean your house, reorganise, re-design, and spruce up. Spring cleaning cleans our homes, gives us a chance to throw out some of the useless things we’ve accumulated, and brings the feeling of a fresh start.

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.