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Preventative Dentistry

Food for Thought: Healthy Foods that can help your Dental Hygiene

Food for Thought: Healthy Foods that can help your Dental Hygiene Looking after your dental hygiene is very important. Regular dentist check-ups and brushing and flossing regularly definitely contributes to this, however, there are other things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and sparkling clean. The foods you consume can greatly affect the condition of your teeth. See below a few handy tips to follow and see if increasing...

Sleep-dentistry

Fear of the dentist? Why not try sleep dentistry?

Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with unease and dread? Or maybe you suffer from anxiety when a dental visit quickly approaches on the calendar? You might even have a child or family member who hates the idea of going to any sort of dental appointment. Sleep dentistry could be your answer. Unfortunately, feelings of anxiety or trepidation can stop us from attending an appointment we could...

Root-Canal-Treatment

The many ways the root canal procedure has changed over the years

There are few things more dreaded by Australians than a root canal. The pain, discomfort, and irritation associated with having a root canal are legendary. The fear of having to have one causes people to put off otherwise minor tooth ailments until they become serious – and then a more serious intervention is required than what was needed in the first place. The funny part of all of this is that...

wisdom-teeth

Bounce back from your wisdom teeth extraction quicker than ever with these handy tips

Your wisdom teeth are the very last teeth to erupt in your mouth. Typically this happens any time between your late teens and mid-twenties, and when there’s not enough space in your mouth or jaw the tooth can become impacted. It’s at this painful stage that most people first become aware of their wisdoms, and it’s such a hated process for many. After all, at this age most of us...

dental-emergency

Poor oral health could have a negative effect on your overall health

Vary rarely does a major physical upset come out of the blue. Usually our body will give us warning signs and the warning signs might not always be in the areas we expect. This is because the human body is a complex and high powered machine that is made up of dozens of interrelated parts. So when there’s a problem in one area it often has a knock on effect...

flossing-teeth

Are you brushing and flossing correctly? Technique makes all the difference.

Since childhood we’ve all had the habit of brushing our teeth twice a day drilled into our daily regime. While we hated it then, we’re old enough now to understand that it was in our best interests and something that would benefit us in the long run. But before you start patting yourself on the back, remember that there’s a good chance you aren’t brushing your teeth correctly and flossing...

Sleep-Apnea

What Does Sleep Apnea Have To Do With Good Dental Health? The Cure Might Just Be A Visit To The Dentist

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you’ll understand first-hand the difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad one. A bad night of sleep makes you grumpy and irritable and will see you reaching for caffeine and sugar just to find some energy. You’ll also find that it takes you twice as long to get work done. And then there are the extra strength painkillers you’ll be popping for...

wisdom-teeth

Is It Wise To Remove Your Wisdom Teeth? When Surgery Is (And Isn’t Necessary)

It’s an assumed dental rite of passage that you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed and that the associated pain, discomfort and bleeding is mandatory. In fact, it’s common for dentists to encourage patients to get their wisdom teeth taken out (in a time consuming, costly and painful surgical procedure) before they even start acting up in the first place. Recent research shows that in Australia, our rate of...

Scurvies

Scurvy! the shocking reason for many australian’s dental problems – and it’s surprisingly simple cure

Imagine that you are experiencing the following problems – your teeth are coming loose, your gums are bleeding and you are developing mouth ulcers that just won’t heal. Most people would assume that an infection is to blame. But it could be an old illness more commonly associated with sailors spending months at sea without adequate nutrition. Yes, we’re talking about scurvy, and this once forgotten illness is making a comeback in...

Tongue-cleaning

Want Great Oral Health? Then Don’t Forget About Brushing Your Tongue!

When most of us were growing up, brushing our tongues was a habit drilled into us by our parents. They told us (in simpler terms) that doing this would keep our tongues clear of the invisible layer of food particles, bacteria and mucus responsible for that awful ‘bad breath’ smell. They weren’t wrong, and you can look forward to good breath by brushing your tongue, but this doesn’t mean your tongue...