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Dental X-rays – Your Frequently asked questions answered

Why take dental x-rays?

Regular dental x-rays are an integral part of a preventative approach to your dental health.

They help your dentist to get the full picture of your oral health, and often detect any possible problems earlier than simple routine visual examination. X-rays can reveal much more than just cavities or decay, including monitoring wisdom teeth development, and the presence or severity of bone loss associated with gum disease.

What types of x-rays does my dentist use?

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Four easy ways to help reduce the impact of sugar on your oral health

Australia currently sits in the top 10 countries for soft drink consumption per capita, a worrying statistic when sugar is strongly linked to tooth decay, gum disease, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

We are seeing health facilities across Australia starting to take the lead by removing sugary drinks from vending machines, hospital kiosks and cafes. This is a welcome change as more and more research proves the detrimental effects of sugar not only on your oral health but also… Continue reading

What you need to know about teeth whitening

The recent viral video advertising campaigns of activated charcoal products for teeth whitening are almost unavoidable across social media platforms. Often claiming to not only whiten but also ‘detox’ your pearly whites, these products are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to ‘in tray’ at home teeth whitening.

Activated charcoal products are only one of several DIY and alternative teeth whitening options currently available. As the teeth whitening industry is largely unregulated, it is especially important to understand the risks… Continue reading

Dental fear – Overcoming your fears

Dental phobia has stopped many people from visiting the dentist and receiving necessary care for their teeth and gums. Previous negative dental experiences as well as fear of pain or anxiety about dental equipment can prevent people from seeking the dental assistance they need. This can have a detrimental impact on oral health and on the general well-being of a person as oral health is intrinsically linked to general health.

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Orthodontics – Benefits for people of all ages

Despite the widespread misunderstanding that you can be too old or that your child is too young for an orthodontic evaluation and treatment, orthodontics can offer benefits to people of all ages. There is no age limit on achieving good oral heath so whether your goal is to restore your smile and self-confidence or address health issues, the benefits of orthodontics begin with an evaluation.

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Crowns – What you need to know

A dental crown is essentially a cap used to cover weak, decayed or broken teeth. If you have a tooth that is decayed to the point of cracking or breaking, a dental crown will likely be one option available to restore strength to the tooth. Dental crowns are affixed to the affected tooth with a hardening material that not only keeps the crown in place, but also protects the tooth down to the gum line.

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Your top dental questions answered

When it comes to oral health, there are always many questions. Here are the answers to the top 10 most commonly asked oral heath questions.

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Orthodontics – benefits for people of all ages

There is a widespread misunderstanding that you can be too old or that your child is too young for  an orthodontic evaluation and treatment.

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Crowns – what you need to know

A dental crown is essentially a cap used to cover weak, decayed or broken teeth.  If you have a tooth that is decayed to the point of cracking or breaking, a dental  crown will likely be one option available to restore strength to the tooth. Dental  crowns are affixed to the affected tooth with a hardening material that not only keeps  the crown in place, but also protects the tooth down to the gum line.

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Your top dental questions answered

When it comes to oral health, there are always many questions.  Continue reading

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