Braces: Traditional or Invisalign: Which is Right for You?
If you are thinking about having dental realignment, you will have a choice of orthodontic treatments open to you. A major decision to make is whether to go for traditional braces or Invisalign retainers. There are a lot of different factors to consider when making your decision, and the options available to you will depend on the nature of your dental problems. Below are some essential facts to bear in mind when considering orthodontic work.
How Can a Timer Teach Kids How to Brush Their Teeth?
As your kids get older, you'll gradually teach them the techniques they need to clean their teeth until they are old enough to do the job themselves. While kids typically learn basic brushing techniques easily enough, they may still not clean their teeth well enough for your liking. If your child knows how to brush their teeth but is still not doing a good job, they may not be spending enough time on each brushing session.
Natural Ways to Kill Bacteria and Prevent Tartar Build-Up
Investing just a few minutes a day on caring for your teeth is quick, simple and requires minimal effort. Yet the benefits can be fantastic, everything from whiter teeth, less trips to the dentist and better oral hygiene. Something that affects everyone is plaque, which is a layer of acidic bacteria that coats the teeth. It's perfectly normal and is caused by food debris and dirt; however, when this plaque is not brushed away with regular brushing, it can harden and become mineralised.
Highly Sensitive To Allergies? You Need To Talk To Your Dentist Before You Get Veneers
Getting veneers is an ideal way to correct dental defects such as chipped or crooked teeth. However, as a person who already has an overly sensitive body, you need to take extra precautions before you make the appointment to have your veneers bonded onto your teeth. An allergy to the dental bonding material is possible based on your current allergies, so these are the points you need to think about before you take the next step.
7 Tips to Stop Your Partial Dentures From Slipping
When you first get partial dentures, they can feel awkward. For example, you may notice them shifting slightly in your mouth as you chew. Try using these tips to help keep your dentures securely in place when you eat, drink and speak. 1. Chew on Both Sides of Your Mouth Chewing only on one side of your mouth can put uneven forces on your dentures, which can cause them to tilt and shift.
Partial Dentures or Dental Implants? How to Choose Your Tooth Replacement Solution
If you are missing a single tooth or several adjacent teeth in part of your mouth, you can choose to replace them with dental implants or partial dentures. Both these solutions create the illusion of a flawless smile, but there are important differences between the two treatments that you need to consider when choosing which option is right for you. What are Partial Dentures? Partial dentures are a set of one or more false teeth attached to a plastic framework that attaches to your neighbouring teeth.
4 Common Root Canal Myths
The words 'Root Canal' are enough to make even the bravest dental patient feel faint. There are many tales about the amount of pain and distress caused by root canal treatment, but how many of these myths are actually true? Below 4 of the most common myths about root canal treatment are dispelled. Myth 1—Root Canal Treatment Will Be Painful While having a root canal might have been painful in the past, advancements in dental technology and pain control mean that having the procedure performed today isn't any more painful than having a tooth cavity filled.
4 Reasons Why a Lack of Money is No Excuse For Ignoring a Toothache
When your budget is tight, you may be tempted to cut back on dental visits to make your money stretch further. However, when you have a toothache, putting off a trip to the dentist is never a good idea, no matter how difficult your financial situation. Here are three reasons to see your dentist when your tooth starts to hurt, even if you're worried about the cost. 1. Waiting Increases the Bill
How to Manage Your Pain After Having Immediate Dentures Fitted
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
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.