Dental health is vital

  • What to Do if Your Invisalign Aligner Doesn't Fit Properly After Getting a Cavity Filled

    9 October 2017

    It is standard practice for all restorative dental treatment, such as fillings for cavities, to be completed before a patient starts a course of Invisalign. This is to avoid the inconvenience of having to adjust a preplanned course of treatment before it is completed. Under normal circumstances, your dentist will work with your orthodontist to ensure that this is the case. However, it is not unheard of for fillings done during a course of Invisalign to result in the current aligner no longer fitting as it should.

  • What Are the Secrets to Having a Whiter, More Captivating Smile?

    15 September 2017

    It's a no-brainer — people that smile more often look friendlier and more approachable. But for a person to smile often, they have to feel confident about their smile, as it is one of the first things other people will notice about them. Having whiter, shinier teeth is a great way to give yourself the confidence you need to wear your smile with pride. But what are the secrets to making your teeth look whiter and brighter?

  • Is It Possible to Have Teeth Whitening if You Have Fillings?

    15 August 2017

    If you've had work done on your teeth, you'll be glad to hear that teeth whitening is possible even for those who have fillings. There is no reason why fillings should be a hindrance to a whiter, brighter smile. However, you need to understand certain things before getting a whitening treatment if you already have fillings in your teeth. 1. Do Dental Fillings Affect Teeth Whitening Results? Dental fillings do not affect whitening results for the natural teeth.

  • The Side Effect of Super-Eruption: Why a Tooth Super Erupts when the Opposing Tooth is Missing

    29 July 2017

    Teeth sometimes need to be extracted due to infection or irreparable damage. However, as any dentist will tell you, extracted teeth should be replaced within 12 months. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced; in fact, their removal is beneficial to the rest of the mouth. Baby teeth (primary teeth) too need not be replaced as they will later make way for permanent teeth anyway.

  • Dental Restoration: Understanding the Common Alternatives to Crowns

    10 March 2017

    Dental crowns are useful for repairing damaged teeth and restoring the natural functionality and appearance. In simple terms, the product can be utilised in protecting teeth damaged by decay, holding together cracked teeth and even covering a dental implant after tooth extraction. Unfortunately, this procedure can be considerably expensive, and this presents a significant limitation for some patients. This can be attributed to the fact that the crown must be custom-made.

  • Why It Is a Bad Idea to Smoke After Tooth Extraction

    23 February 2017

    No dentist will tell you that smoking is good for your oral health, but indulging in your craving for nicotine can be particularly ill-advised right after a tooth has been removed. Your dentist will tell you exactly how long you need to wait until it is safe to start smoking once again, and it is absolutely crucial that you follow their advice if you want to avoid a very painful and drawn-out recovery process.

  • Preventing yellow teeth

    19 December 2016

    While the existence of whitening kits, strips and toothpastes means that there are a multitude of ways of whitening your teeth, preventing stains from gathering on them in the first place is the better option. This is because whitening treatments over a long period of time can really add up in terms of costs and effort. According to dentists from around Australia and the wider world, the best way to prevent yellowing and stains on your teeth is to watch what you eat and drink and regularly and thoroughly clean them.