When you have an overbite, your front upper teeth overlap your front lower teeth. While there are many people whose upper teeth protrude over the lower ones slightly, an overbite can become a severe problem when eating is a challenge or if your jaw starts aching as a result. Overbites typically result from a poorly formed jaw that grew unevenly when a person was growing up. Additional factors such as thumb sucking and feeding on a bottle could worsen the problem.
25 January 2018
A dental emergency is an unforeseen injury, pain or trauma that affects your teeth, gums or jaw. Case in point, picture yourself walking down the stairs and take a fall or trip up on a cable in your house, and one of your teeth gets knocked out. Of course, when such an emergency occurs, you should see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. However, what are the emergency steps you can do on your own after your tooth is knocked out before you reach the dentist's office?
8 January 2018
Children are more predisposed to get cavities or early tooth decay because their milk teeth aren't as strong as permanent teeth and their oral hygiene habits aren't very strong without adult intervention. This article offers some tips to ensure your preschooler's teeth stay healthy, because only them will they stand the best chance of growing healthy permanent teeth. 1. Oral hygiene Bacteria in the mouth depend on leftover food scraps for food, which they take in to produce acids.
14 December 2017
As a new denture wearer, you may have heard that there are several maintenance steps necessary to preserve these dental restorations and continue enjoying a beautiful smile. These measures include cleaning the dentures regularly, storing them in a glass of water at night, and protecting them from physical damage. However, few people will tell you that your mouth could be your greatest foe to the dentures. These restorations do not perform well when exposed to drying conditions.
17 November 2017
When it comes to restorative dentistry, the crown is the number one tool in the dentist's toolkit. It allows them to repair a variety of problems that affect individual teeth and to restore your appearance to its original glory. Yet in the past, the fitment of a crown would be quite a process and would require more than one visit to the dentist's office. Recently, this has changed with the arrival of the "
26 October 2017
Under normal circumstances, orthodontists will suggest wisdom tooth removal prior to beginning a course of Invisalign. However, in some cases, wisdom teeth may erupt during Invisalign treatment. When this happens, if an orthodontist believes that those teeth will adversely impact your treatment, they will suggest that you have them removed. Wisdom teeth can also push newly straightened teeth out of alignment post-Invisalign treatment. While not every patient will experience difficulties whilst combining these two treatments, in some cases, adjustments will need to be made.
2 October 2017
When it comes to keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free, the least you can do is take 4 minutes out of your 24 hour day to brush your teeth. Basically, that amounts to 1 minute per side. Not very long at all. However, despite that, only 23 of Australians actually brush their teeth for 2 minutes per session. While that is quite a worrying fact, not brushing for long enough is not as harmful to teeth as brushing for too long.
13 September 2017
It can take a while to get used to wearing orthodontics. If you have just recently started to wear them, here are a few tips which you may find helpful: Adjust your diet One of the biggest mistakes people make after getting braces fitted is failing to adjust their diet. This can cause a whole host of problems. For example, continuing to consume foods that have either a sticky, chewy texture (such as toffees) or a very hard, crunchy texture (like nuts and biscotti) can damage your braces' archwire and cause it to protrude outwards towards the inside of your cheeks.
13 August 2017
Increasing numbers of Australians who are experiencing dental problems are choosing to become dental tourists by travelling to countries in Asia for treatment. Below is a guide to 4 benefits of becoming a dental tourist. Reduced Cost If you do not have dental insurance or a complicated dental procedure means you are facing significant out-of-pocket expenses, you may not be able to afford to receive dental treatment in Australia. If you have a painful condition, such as an infected wisdom tooth, continuing without treatment may not be an option.
22 March 2017
If you have asthma, it is important that you understand how the condition could be triggered by a visit to the dentist office. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about visiting the dentist if you have a diagnosis of asthma. Triggers Below is a guide to things which may trigger your asthma during a dental appointment. Increased Anxiety: Not many people enjoy visiting the dentist. Even a routine check-up could cause you to become anxious.
3 March 2017