Also known as third molars, “wisdom teeth” get their nickname by being the last teeth to appear. Our other teeth come in before puberty, but wisdom teeth appear much later, usually in late teens or early twenties when people are assumed to be older and wiser.

Wisdom teeth are thought to have been handy for our early ancestors, whose longer jaws more easily accommodated a full set of teeth for grinding down a rough diet. Over countless generations our heads have evolved to have brains that are a bit larger and jaws that are shorter and set further back in the skull. Unfortunately a shorter jaw can result in a lack of room for the late-arriving wisdom teeth and when this occurs there can be problems such as impaction (stuck teeth!)

Thankfully there are many ways that dentists can successfully manage problematic wisdom teeth.

At MC Dental, our team of friendly dentists can help you with wisdom teeth trouble. Call the clinic today on 8608 8968 to arrange an appointment.

Dental tourism is where a person has a dental procedure performed overseas, often in combination with a holiday and in an attempt to save money.  There are good stories and horror stories doing the rounds, but for anybody considering overseas dentistry there are some important points to reflect on when making a decision as to whether it’s the right choice for you.

The Australian Dental Association recommends your child’s first dental visit is within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by their first birthday. 

It can be easy to let this appointment pass by –After all, they’re only baby teeth right? But what parents need to know is that baby teeth play a vital role in preparing the way for adult teeth. Baby teeth, or primary teeth as they’re officially known, also help your child learn to chew and speak properly. Your dentist is the best person to examine your child’s primary teeth and identify any potential issues. Early intervention can save your baby from later difficulties. In most cases it’s a simple, quick and non-invasive visit where your baby will enjoy the special attention.

At MC Dental our friendly team of dentists are not just great at working with children – they’re brilliant with babies and infants too! Phone the clinic on 8608 8968 today to book your child’s primary teeth check.


For more information on baby teeth, refer to the ADA's "7 tips for healthy baby teeth" article: http://www.ada.org.au/app_cmslib/media/lib/0710/m99494_v1_babyteeth_postcard%20v.2.pdf

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