One of the responsibilities of every good parent is to ensure that their children don't go hungry whilst at school. Most parents provide their children with lunchboxes brimming with a variety of treats and snacks, from juice to sweetened milk, and chocolate bars to packets of crisps. However, although they mean well, some parents may actually be adding the kind of sugar-filled drink that cause tooth decay. According to the National Child Oral Health Survey conducted from 2012 to 2014, 1 in 4 Australian kids under the age of 10 suffers from untreated tooth decay.
21 December 2016
Taking good care of your teeth can have long-term benefits, especially in your old age. Whereas the daily brushing routine is essential, scheduled visits to a dentist is important in guaranteeing a healthy mouth. You need a dentist who understands your family well, so a family dentist is highly recommended. A dentist who understands your family's teeth characteristics is able to predict possible outcomes such as tooth decay based on hereditary factors.
21 December 2016
When you go on multi-day hiking trips, you're likely to be camping out in the wild, far away from your good old bathroom. This can make it tough to stay on top of your oral health, so you need to take the steps listed below to ensure that your mouth stays healthy when you're out enjoying the best that nature can offer. 1. Bring a Full-Size Toothbrush If you're going to be hiking for a few days at a time, weight is always going to be an issue.
30 November 2016
If one of your teeth is cracked or chipped, your dentist might offer you a choice between having composite bonding or a crown. Each method can restore your smile, but each does come with its own pros and pitfalls. If you're not sure which is the right option, try reading through this quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages that come with each one. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding
30 November 2016
If your dentist has informed you that you have periodontal (gum) disease, don't despair. In addition to following your dentist's recommended treatment plan, there are things that you can do on a day-to-day basis to slow down or potentially even halt the progress of this condition. Recognise and eliminate unhealthy habits There are several bad habits that can exacerbate periodontal disease. Smoking is a particularly dangerous practice, which can have a serious impact on your oral health; according to Delta Dental, those who smoke cigarettes regularly are four times more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers.
16 November 2016
Gum disease is one of the more common oral health problems that you could develop. However, some people do not know how to spot the signs of this disease. As such, they end up leaving it unchecked until it eventually develops into periodontitis, which is a much more severe oral health condition. If you are suffering from any issues with your oral health, it would be in your best interest to determine whether it is gum disease so it can be addressed in the early stages.
24 October 2016
When your kids have toothaches, your heart probably breaks to see them in pain. No parent ever wants to see kids suffer, so you'll want to do everything possible to alleviate the pain. You'll likely give them pain-numbing medication or you may give them salt water to reduce soreness. This may temporarily solve the problem, but you'll naturally want to get to the root of the issue. Follow these actionable guidelines to plan a dental assessment without making your kids anxious.
30 September 2016
Braces are the standard treatment used by a dentist to correct misaligned teeth. You no longer have to opt to have metal braces fitted. Modern clear braces are available, which reduce the visual impact of receiving this treatment, or you may choose colour braces which match the shade of your teeth. While braces are a very effective treatment option, some people avoid having them fitted because of misconceptions about what having braces fitted involves.
16 September 2016
Unfortunately, people who live in rural or remote areas of Australia do not always have easy access to dental care. In many cases, if you live in a remote or rural area, you may have to drive miles for your care. Wondering how to make the lack of dentists easier for yourself, your family and your community? Take a look at these ideas: 1. Focus on preventative care When you cannot easily access a dentist, you need to focus on preventative care even more than most people.
30 August 2016
When well made and properly fitted, your dentures can feel like an extension of yourself--and it's just as important to care for them properly as it is to care for your natural teeth. The things that cause denture staining are similar to the things that cause natural teeth to be stained, but the good news is that dentures can be a lot easier to keep clean than natural teeth are for many people.
16 August 2016