Periodontists emphasise the importance of daily flossing to their patients, but they don't always have the time to explain why it matters so much. Here are several reasons why flossing every day is likely to make your periodontist happy with the state of your gums. 1. Flossing Removes Plaque Dental plaque is a film of bacteria that grows on the teeth. Brushing your teeth removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth but does not reach into the spaces between the teeth.
26 July 2021
There are some types of dental procedures (such as dental implants or surgical tooth extractions) that come with mandatory downtime afterwards. You need to allow for ample recuperation time after these procedures since your body needs time to recover from the invasive nature of the process. But is it the same when you receive a root canal? Getting Home Afterwards Invasive dental procedures usually mean you need to have someone drive you home afterwards.
24 June 2021
Today, there are millions of clear braces treatment success stories worldwide due to the convenience, flexibility, and ease of using the trays. Clear braces are particularly popular with adults who see traditional metallic braces as a nuisance. Once you receive clear aligners, an orthodontist will advise you on taking good care of the devices. However, you can use everyday hacks to enhance your experience with clear braces. This post explores a few tips.
10 May 2021
It would be counterproductive, an inconvenience and downright annoying for orthodontic treatment to actually make your teeth worse. Sure, your treatment will be efficiently moving your teeth into the optimum alignment, but this could seem pointless if the teeth aren't in such a great condition by the time they reach their final destination. If you're about to receive Invisalign braces, you might be wondering if they can somehow damage your teeth or perhaps even contribute to tooth decay?
5 April 2021
Cosmetic dentistry is very popular in Australia today, but many people are a bit unsure of exactly what the term means. In general, cosmetic dentists carry out treatments that aim to improve the appearance of teeth and gums, without compromising their health. Here are a few treatments that fall under cosmetic dentistry. 1. Teeth Whitening One of the most common cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening. Dentists carry out this treatment to remove stains from the teeth and leave them looking whiter and brighter.
23 February 2021
No two patients are in the same situation regarding tooth loss. Some patients have existing oral conditions, and others are in excellent oral health. This means that the ideal timing of dental implant placement is different for everyone. In general, the best time to have dental implant procedure is as soon as you have a need. 1. Immediately after tooth extraction The best time to place a dental implant is immediately following an extraction.
7 January 2021
With the right care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Here are five tips that you can follow to help you to care for your new teeth. 1. Brush Gently Dental implants are not sensitive like natural teeth, which means that it can be difficult to tell how hard you are brushing them. Applying too much pressure to dental implants can lead to tiny scratches appearing in their surfaces, dulling their appearance.
25 November 2020