Good oral health care is not just about brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. A healthy diet can also greatly contribute to healthier teeth and gums and assist with preventing more serious dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. But not sure what’s healthy and what’s not? Here are our top 7 foods… Read more »
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Whether you have a sensitive gag reflex, require a surgical procedure or have simply had a bad dental experience in the past, then you know not all dental experiences are positive ones. But if need more than just a simple check up and don’t feel as though oral or inhalation sedation will be enough, then… Read more »
Here are some frightening statistics for you. Did you know that three out of ten adults aged 25 to 44 have untreated tooth decay? And that one in four children aged five to ten have untreated tooth decay in their primary teeth? Not good.
Some of us don’t look forward to visiting the dentist, regardless of whether we are aware of the long-term benefits or not. So with all the unnecessary anxiety surrounding dentists and dental health, it’s not surprising that myths about oral health continue to circulate in our society. However, many of these are totally unfounded. But… Read more »
Dental anxiety is a term used to describe a common condition whereby patients feel fear, anxiety or stress when in a dental setting. The degree of fear can vary, from general unease to experiencing a panic attack at the thought of a dental visit, and it can be associated with triggers including needles, drills or… Read more »
Many of us don’t realise just how much control we have over the alignment of our teeth, but the reality is that our dentin, bone and enamel are far less stable than we’d like to imagine. This is particularly true when it comes to children’s teeth because of the fact that they are consistently developing…. Read more »
When it comes to the modern world of dentistry, there is some good news – research shows that the number of teeth older Australians are retaining into old age seems to be increasing. However, the issue of oral health is not all smiles, because unfortunately as the time frame increases, so does the likelihood of… Read more »
Dental implant surgery is a treatment whereby artificial roots are fixed in the mouth in order to provide a permanent base for a bridge or replacement teeth. Many individuals undergo this procedure because implants fit and function like normal teeth, and it’s a long-term solution for chronic dental problems or failing or missing teeth.
We all know that it’s important to exercise important healthy oral hygiene and brush our teeth at least twice a day in order to prevent tooth decay, however choosing the right toothpaste can be a daunting exercise considering the sheer number and variety of toothpastes on offer.
Whether you’re the parent of a sports-playing child or a regular participant in competitive sports yourself, there’s no doubt that having an active lifestyle is a great thing. When it comes to playing sport, most of us understand the importance of safety and injury protection, which is why we wear helmets when cycling, shin guards… Read more »