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
An emergency dentist and dental clinic are often two different things; an emergency dentist is obviously available for very urgent dental situations, whereas a clinic may manage patients who don't have a dental emergency but who can't wait for their next appointment with their family dentist. Note a few signs that you may want to visit an emergency dentist, or when it's good to make an appointment with a dental clinic rather than assuming you have a dental emergency.
29 December 2016
If you go shopping for a toothbrush, you'll probably notice that there are several kinds on offer. You'll obviously be able to select between manual and electric, but you may have also noticed that several toothbrushes now claim to be 'sonic'. Not just marketing jargon It's easy to write off the idea of a sonic toothbrush as merely marketing jargon meant to make a certain product sound more advanced. However, this isn't the case at all.
14 December 2016