The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Dentures

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Dentures are a good choice for persons who have lost most or all of their teeth or who need to have their teeth pulled due to excessive damage or wear. If you've been told that you need dentures or if you know that you should be considering this option, you might have some questions about how they work and why they're a good choice for you. Note a few of those questions here and be sure to discuss them with your dentist for personalized advice.

29 December 2015

Preparations before Having Dental Surgery

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Dental surgery is a common practice that many people experience. One of the most common procedures is to remove wisdom teeth, but there can be various causes to undergo dental surgery. To make sure your procedure is successful; you should listen carefully to your oral surgeon and follow their specific advice. However, there are also a few general things you can do in terms of preparations to make sure your surgery is as free of worry as possible.

9 December 2015

Prevention And Treatment Of Mouth Ulcers Caused By Lupus

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Systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as SLE or simply lupus, can be a difficult illness to live with, not in the least because of how many parts of the body it can affect. As an autoimmune disorder, lupus has the potential to damage or promote illness within almost every tissue of the body. Even the mouth isn't safe, and lupus can provoke or exacerbate a number of dental disorders--the most common problem being mouth ulcers.

20 November 2015

3 Quick Repair Tips for Dentures Until You Can Get to a Dentist

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There is a misconception that having dentures  means you won't have to worry about them. All you will need to do is brush them and soak them in a denture cleanser in order to maintain them. The truth is there are several things that can happen to your dentures that may cause an emergency or urgent repair appointment with your denture clinic or dentist. Here are a few of those issues and some quick repair tips that can get you by until you can get into the dental office for professional repairs and assistance.

29 October 2015

Preventing and Combatting Common Dental Issues

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Although people do not look forward to a visit to their dentist, it is pertinent to ensure proper oral health. The good news is that there are a number of things you can consider to prevent some of the common oral health problems that people face. Here is a handy guide to preventing and combating common dental problems rather than letting them fester and become exacerbated. Dental caries Dental caries are commonly referred to as dental cavities.

30 September 2015

5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

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Excellent oral health is at the top of most parents' agendas, but in the absence of being able to monitor children every moment of every day, it's often helpful to learn some useful tricks for enhancing their oral health. With over 90 percent of tooth loss in Australia occurring because of decayed or missing teeth, there's a strong case for nipping bad oral health habits in the bud. Clean your baby's teeth as soon as they make an appearance

8 September 2015

Out Of Hours Dental Dramas - What To Do

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In the event of a dental 'emergency', ideally you'll have access to a 24 hour dentist.  However, if this isn't possible, what action should you take to tide you over until you can make it to your dental clinic? Emergency dental kit It's a good idea to put together an emergency dental kit.  The idea here is not to try to carry out DIY dental work on your teeth yourself – that's not recommended!

11 August 2015

How to Become a Dentist in Australia

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Medical advancements and new technologies have caused modern dentistry to evolve in incredible ways. The evolution has increased the need for extensive education and comprehensive testing. For those interested in becoming modern age dentists, the road may be long but ultimately fulfilling. To become a successful dentist in Australia you will need to meet some requirements: Degree Earning an undergraduate degree is the first step to becoming a dentist in Australia.

15 July 2015

Why See a Cosmetic Dentist for Tooth Whitening?

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With so many tooth whitening products on the market today, it may seem like a waste of time and money to visit a cosmetic dentist for a bleaching or other whitening process. While it's true that there are many products available to consumers that all promise to make teeth look pearly white again, and while they may be cheaper than seeing a cosmetic dentist, those products may not always be a good choice.

15 June 2015

Understanding Dental Abscesses

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A dental abscess is a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection. The location of the pus build-up is dependent on the type of abscess you have. Pus gathers in the centre of your tooth if you have a periapical abscess, which is caused by tooth decay. As your tooth decays, bacteria travel into the pulpy layer of your inner tooth and multiply quickly. Periapical abscesses can cause tooth loss if left untreated.

14 May 2015