24 April 2018
Everybody knows somebody who has a horror wisdom teeth story, or at least that's how it seems when you discuss the subject of these teeth with others. During adulthood, the third set of molars, known as wisdom teeth, erupt (sometimes). As someone with a child who is getting closer to the time when wisdom teeth make an impact, you're wondering about the pros and cons of preventative dentistry to get them removed.
2 April 2018
Most people are either guilty of or aware of someone who hides their teeth before taking a photo. Teeth are among the first things that people notice, and having a bright smile certainly makes people think positively about you as a first impression. Yellowing of the teeth is a common problem that most people experience. Yellow teeth occur due to the normal aging process, poor dental hygiene, habits such as smoking and the consumption of various types of food (tea and coffee included).
12 March 2018
If you dread going to the dentist for surgery or even routine dental work, you're not alone. Many people say that the number one reason they don't have necessary dental work done is because they're worried about the pain. Fortunately, the dental field has now advanced to the point that pain free dentistry is truly possible. In fact, there are several different types of sedation that your dentist might use to help you get through your procedure without pain.
20 February 2018
At any age, an orthodontist can fix orthodontic problems and enhance appearance and restore a bright smile, but there is a time period when optimal results can be achieved. Orthodontics Australia recommends that children should have their initial orthodontic assessment while aged between 7 and 10 years old, while the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends the age 8-10 years. Parents should have their children visit a specialist orthodontist when they first note or suspect orthodontic problems, or before they are ten years old.
23 January 2018
If you wear a partial or full denture, your dentist has no doubt already explained to you the importance of responsible denture maintenance. In general, dentures last from 5 to 8 years. However, unlike natural teeth, which you can clean and then forget about for a while, dentures need to be stored sensibly when not in your mouth. Misplaced or forgotten dentures will dry out if not found and placed into water as soon as possible.
28 December 2017
Whilst you can usually plan your dental visits well ahead of time, dental emergencies are completely different. There are several situations that can qualify as dental emergencies, but one of the most frightening and worrisome occurs when your child knocks their tooth out. From sports accidents on the footy field to play wrestling to unintended collisions, there are a number of ways that children can knock a tooth out. Below, you'll learn what you can do when this dreaded problem occurs.
8 December 2017
Dental crowns are a popular restorative procedure for patients who need full coverage. Your choice of crown is important because it will affect the aesthetics of your smile as well as your ability to use your teeth as normal. There are three types of crowns commonly used, and this article discusses some of their upsides and downsides to help you make a decision if you're facing dental restoration. 1. Zirconia crowns