A Beginner’s Guide to Braces

At Ipswich Family Dental, we’ve helped countless people with teeth straightening. With over sixty years of shared clinical experience, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about braces! Here are just a few facts for beginners about the present, past, and future of braces.   The History of Braces Historians and archaeologists […]

How Children Should Look After Their Teeth

Children’s dental health is important. Parents need to start teaching healthy habits to their children from an early age. If a child is raised in a health-conscious environment and learns to pay attention to things like a balanced diet and exercise, there’s a better chance that they’ll keep up a healthy lifestyle long after they […]

The Pros and Cons of Teeth Straightening in Ipswich, QLD

Achieving perfectly straight teeth has never been easier. With the sheer number of modern orthodontics options available to patients, you can get the results you want without the pain and hassle associated with braces from the past. Straightening teeth with braces isn’t the only choice that’s available, you can also opt for innovative Invisalign clear […]

Is Your Child Scared of the Dentist?

When you’re a child, dentist surgeries can be scary places. It’s understandable, especially when you consider how often the old ‘scary dentist’ trope pops up in movies and TV shows. But at Ipswich Family Dental clinic, there’s nothing to fear! We are absolutely committed to creating a child-friendly environment. To help make life easier for […]

The Anatomy of an Adult Mouth

It’s probably been a few years since you were sitting in class learning about the human mouth. In fact, very few of us will know the anatomy and functions of our own teeth as adults. It can be useful to understand the basics of what’s going on in there to help you realise when something […]

Why Do We Straighten Our Teeth?

Straight teeth are a common part of looking your best. They’re seen as a beautiful characteristic in human beings, so a lot of us strive to get our teeth as straight as possible. But what are the health benefits of a straighter smile? Why do we and our dentists care so much? We’re here to […]

Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The idea of getting your wisdom teeth removed is one a lot of people have to face. There are a number of complications that can come with having your wisdom teeth grow, and getting them removed is a process that a lot of adults have to go through. It can be tricky to know when […]

You Should Be Flossing Your Teeth Daily

It’s something we all know we should be doing, but a lot of us can’t be bothered with. Flossing after brushing should be a mandatory part of your oral hygiene routine. It’s all a part of maintaining strong and healthy teeth, which is something a lot of us can be a little better at.   […]

What is Periodontal Disease?

It’s important to maintain good oral health and hygiene practices. Part of this is scheduling in a regular appointment with your dentist. A healthy mouth is a happy mouth, and your dentist can help provide you with the maintenance and treatments necessary to combat nasty diseases. One common issue that people deal with is periodontal […]

Adult Braces are Better Than You Think

The thought of getting braces as an adult can be daunting and downright terrifying to many people. An adult’s confidence and appearance tend to be more on the firing line than they would have in childhood, and it can be tough when an orthodontist tells you they’re necessary. However, in this day and age, adult […]

How Teeth Affects Your Self-Confidence

A smile is a person’s most precious and beautiful expression. When someone smiles at you, it brings joy and happiness straight away. Being proud and confident in your smile is a sure way to smile more often and share your positive vibes with the people around you. What then, is the consequence of being self-conscious […]

Top 10 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Everybody knows that it’s important to take care of their teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and routine trips to the dentist are the basics, but it’s also important to know that some foods are particularly damaging to teeth. Many dentists will avoid these foods altogether, but for many, that may not always be practical. It is […]

How to Maintain Strong, Healthy Teeth

A strong tooth is a healthy tooth and maintaining this health is important if you want to avoid tooth decay, gum disease and cavities. Fortunately taking care of your teeth is easy if you just follow the few basic guidelines listed below.   Always Floss Flossing is just as important as brushing because it is […]

How a Root Canal Procedure Is Performed

A root canal treatment is prescribed when an injury or cavity damages the root of a tooth and causes an infection. The pulp tissue inside your teeth provides nerves and nutrients to each tooth. When this is damaged by infection, a root canal saves the rest of the tooth by removing the dead or diseased […]

Why You Should See a Dentist for Your Next Mouthguard

Many adults and children across Australia use mouthguards on a regular basis. Mouthguards protect against injuries during sport and prevent clenching and grinding damage during sleep. A mouthguard is like an insurance policy for your teeth – you make a small investment now to protect against future damage requiring expensive dental procedures. Whether you need […]

Children’s Dental Check Ups

At Ipswich Family Dental Practice, we specialise in children’s dentistry. We are here to guide you through your child’s first visit, through the growth of their adult teeth, and beyond. We aim to provide excellent oral health care along with education on how to keep their teeth in perfect condition.   The First Check Up […]

5 Common Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them

Your mouth may seem like a small part of your body, but it gets a lot of use every day and small oral health issues are likely to arise fairly often. Here are 5 of the most common problems our patients experience and some tips on how to avoid them. Bad Breath (Halitosis) Everyone experiences […]