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April 23, 2018

Lately we have been seeing more and more patients come in complaining of bleeding gums. Often people have been putting up with it for awhile, and it is only when other symptoms arise in combination with the bleeding do they get concerned enough to come in!

Why are bleed...

September 1, 2017

Heading into the Christmas and New Year season the last thing many of us will think about is our teeth! With spring and summer in full swing it is often so hot that all you want to do is enjoy an ice cream, an ice block or a cold can of soft drink by the pool!

While tha...

February 7, 2017


For this blog post we have decided to talk about something we feel strongly about at Gateway Dental Health – SPORTS safety!

Traumatic dental injuries are not enjoyable for anyone. They are often painful, costly and can result in tooth loss and scarring. One of th...

September 21, 2016

Does the thought of biting into an ice cream make you cringe? If so, you’re not alone! Sensitive teeth are one of the most common dental complaints. Sometimes people suffer for so long that they get used to having teeth that always seem to be ‘on edge’!

While it is nor...

August 17, 2016

Congratulations, you're pregnant! Your oral health is probably one of the last things you will be thinking about over the next 12 months. However, your oral health is very important to your health and to the health of your child!

Not only are studies showing that g...

July 4, 2016

What is a 'Crown'?

Unfortunately, it is not like a headpiece that the Queen gets to parade around wearing, and thankfully a dental crown doesn't cost nearly as much as that piece of jewelry!

In technical terms, a crown is a 'fixed prosthetic device' t...

June 6, 2016

Winter has well and truly arrived! As we head into the cooler months we need to remember how to help keep our lips, cheeks, teeth and gums healthy and happy!

We may not realize that the colder season and all that comes with it can be very harsh on our teeth. Below are o...

May 10, 2016




Teeth are one of the strongest parts of the human body. We use them to bite, chew, cut and tear our way through food every day. Teeth can withstand a huge amount of force over the course of our lives, but it doesn’t mean that they are invincible!


Quite often they ca...

April 6, 2016

What is a fissure sealant?


You may have heard your dentist talk about them before. They are in fact a very common protective procedure for teeth!


Fissure sealants are hard protective coatings of white filling material applied to the chewing surfaces of the molar and p...

March 1, 2016


Reflecting back on February it was the month of the year where matters of the heart and romance were definitely in season! A traditional highlight of February is Valentine’s Day, but not many people are aware that February was also International CHD (Childhood Heart D...

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