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
24 October 2017
As a long-term smoker, you hate the yellow state of your teeth. You are working on improving your body ready for the summer months ahead, and you would like a smile to match your hard-earned weight loss. The problem is that going to the dentist to get your teeth whitened fills you with dread as you experience a heavy gag reflex whenever something touches the roof of your mouth. The good news is there are ways to get the whitening mouth tray fitted without it being an unpleasant experience, but you will need your dentist's help.
24 October 2017
Sparkling white teeth that brighten your smile is something most people aspire towards. Nonetheless, a considerable amount of people struggle with achieving this for various reasons. Yellowing and overall teeth staining is typically associated with the type of foods you eat as well as habits you engage in such as smoking. However, there are some causes of teeth discolouration that could be out of your control, most commonly being exposed to excessive fluoride.
3 October 2017
If you have just had orthodontics fitted and are hoping to end up with perfectly straight, healthy teeth a few months from now, there are a few 'rules' you should abide by. Read on to find out what these are. Never skip an orthodontic appointment It is absolutely essential to attend your orthodontic appointments every four to six weeks. Failing to do so could affect the end results of your treatment.
11 September 2017
Days when dentistry focused on oral hygiene and treating oral diseases are long gone. As technology surges to a whole new level, people are now concerned with improving the aesthetic appearance of their teeth. They want their mouths and smiles to look nice. The emergence of cosmetic dentists has made this concern solvable. Teeth whitening is one of the common trends that people with stained teeth opt to take. Stained teeth can result from smoking, too much caffeine or poor oral hygiene.
22 August 2017
Broken and chipped teeth are a very common dental issue. In the old days, if you broke or chipped your teeth, the dental crown which would be used to carry out repair work would be made using a metal alloy. Although a metal alloy substance provides the structural strength required to repair your teeth, it is not the most discreet material, as it is very different in colour to the surrounding natural teeth.