If you've decided to have immediate dentures fitted straight after having your teeth extracted, you don't have to worry about walking around without teeth until your gums heal. While this may give you a bright new smile on the spot, wearing dentures on top of a new extraction site may also cause you some discomfort and pain. What steps can you take to manage any pain you might have? Take Pain Relief Before Your Anaesthetic Wears Off [Read More]
Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist: What to Expect
If your baby's cute gummy smile is gone and the first teeth have arrived, you might be wondering when it's time to book your child's first appointment with the family dentist. The answer is as soon as possible. The Australian Dental Association recommends that the initial checkup happens when a tooth becomes visible or when the child turns one, whichever comes first. Here's what you can expect during your first visit. [Read More]
How to enhance your smile
People's teeth affect both their physical and psychological well being. In addition to helping them to smile, and to speak clearly and coherently, they also enable them to break down the food they eat, so that their body can begin the process of digestion. Additionally, the condition of a person's teeth can affect their overall physical appearance; missing teeth can actually altar the shape of the face, causing skin bunching and sunken cheeks. [Read More]
Will Breastfeeding Affect Your Baby's Dental Health?
Like many mothers, you probably read up on the benefits of breastfeeding before making your feeding decision. Most books and articles talk about how nursing lowers your baby's risk of SIDS, allergies, viruses and infection. However, very few talk about the how breastfeeding relates to your baby's gums and developing teeth. Did you know that nursing has an effect on your little one's dental health? Many mothers don't. Thankfully, breastfeeding has a positive impact on your baby's teeth, but it's not a miracle prevention for dental problems. [Read More]