Health Engine Online Booking System

Gentle Care Dentistry's online booking system is now linked with Health Engine. We made this change due to patient feedback, and the user-friendliness of the booking system. Click on the link below to take you to the booking page

Is fluoride really that good for you?

Some of our patients come in and ask us if fluoride is good for us as they have heard the myths that fluoride isn't natural, it doesn't prevent tooth decay and can cause a range of medical problems. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) advise: "NHMRC strongly recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay across the population" We want to bust those common myths about fluoride: 1. "Fluoride isn't natural" - MYTH Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance found in rocks that leaches into groundwater and also found in surface water. Fluoride is found in all natural water supplies at some concentration. 2. "Fluoridate

Product of the Week: Colgate My First Toothpaste

Every week we will go through some products that you may find in our clinic. NB: We are not sponsored for any of these posts, and merely just want to inform our patients of some of the products they can use. Colgate My First Toothpaste Colgate My First Toothpaste is a low-fluoride, low-foam formula that is designed for children up to 6 years. It has the lowest level of fluoride across all the Colgate toothpastes. My First toothpaste promotes strong baby teeth and gums by replacing essential minerals that plaque acids erode Directions A pea-sized amount of My First toothpaste when brushing twice a day. Parents are encouraged to make sure their children spit out and rinse with a small amount o

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