What causes cavities?

Cavities or holes are formed by acid producing bacteria that live on the plaque in your mouth. When sugars and starches aren’t cleaned off your teeth, bacteria quickly begin feeding on them and form plaque. The acids in plaque remove minerals in your tooth’s hard, outer enamel. This erosion causes tiny openings or holes in the…

What Toothpaste Should I Use?

Walking down the hygiene care aisle in the supermarket, we’re dazzled with “advanced formulas”, “multi-action” pastes, and even “natural” toothpastes. But all hype aside, what type of toothpaste should you be using? From pulverised bones and crushed oyster shells to the modern-day pearly white paste, the role of toothpaste has always been to remove plaque and prevent cavities. At…

Leaders Leap

Terrigal Dental is very proud to have participated in the 2017 Leaders Leap!  The Leader’s Leap is not only about conquering a fear of heights but also raising money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The Central Coast community has often relied on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in times of need, to help those that require urgent medical care. Our very own Dr Charles…