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.
21 March 2017
Many people think about a visit to the dentist as a necessary evil. They only want to consider this option if they have to, in order to fix something that's gone wrong. However, did you know that a typical dentist today spends as much time in restorative or cosmetic work as they do in fixing those problems? Did you also know that recent innovations have considerably reduced how invasive some of these procedures can be?
17 March 2017
Having dentures can actually be a great choice for many people, as they can easily and painlessly replace a full set of teeth or just the upper or lower set, and can allow you to eat freely without worrying about the pain of exposed gums from gaps in your teeth. They can also give you a very attractive smile! If you're a first-time denture wearer, note some common mistakes you'll want to avoid to ensure they last as long as possible and that you keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
1 March 2017
You may assume that teeth always get yellow as you get older, or that only smoking and coffee will stain teeth, but there are many other causes of yellow teeth beyond age and what you put in your mouth. It's good to know these causes so you can avoid them as much as possible. You also need to understand why it's important to have a dentist address yellowing teeth, as products you get over the counter aren't going to be effective in many cases.