Until a few years ago, professional teeth whitening at the dental office was done by applying a bleaching agent to the teeth. Usually the active ingredient in the bleaching agent is hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which lightens the colour of the enamel. The course of treatment may take up to four weeks and sometimes the treatment has to be completed at home. Recent advances in dentistry now make it possible to expedite the colour change by leveraging the capability of laser technology through a process referred to as 'power whitening'.
28 July 2017
While most people understand that oral health is very important in helping to maintain and safeguard their teeth through a lifetime, some people are not so lucky. They are unfortunate to lose all their teeth due to a physical condition and this can place them at a significant disadvantage. People in this situation may believe that their only option is to have a complete set of traditional dentures, but there may be a better alternative.
10 March 2017
It's very rare for people to go through their lives without having some form of dental treatment. Often, this can start in adolescence and continue past the formative years, especially due to the type of high calorie diet prevalent in Australia. Many people have teeth extracted as time goes by, perhaps due to preventable decay. Yet there are clear reasons for figuring out the repercussions of extraction. What do you need to think about when it comes to the pure functionality of your dentition?
23 February 2017
In Australia, more and more people are opting for dental implants over dentures to replace one or more missing teeth. There are a number of reasons for this. Not only do implants look more natural, but the amount of maintenance required to keep them clean and functional over the years is extremely minimal compared to their denture counterparts. If you're considering getting dental implant because you've lost or are in the process of losing decaying teeth, the following will give you an outline about what to expect from the actual procedure.
19 December 2016
At some point in our lives, we'll all probably need dental-repair work. Minor fixes such as crowns are very commonplace, but bigger fixes, while certainly not rare, may cause people more concern. However, there's no need to be nervous about having major dental work done. Despite the bad reputation of major repairs among young children, modern dentists offer a wide variety of painless, comfortable and clever solutions. When it comes to major repairs, you have two such solutions to choose from.
8 December 2016
Not everyone will make the best candidate for dental implants. A diabetic patient may worry that they won't be able to replace their missing teeth through implants. Here's everything you need to know to work out if you can get them as a diabetic. You're More Prone to Infections Those who suffer from any type of diabetes are at a higher risk of developing an infection. This is why many dentists shy away from considering dental implants for you.
29 November 2016
Labrets are an increasingly popular form of piercing that sees a ring or bar placed at the centre of the lower lip, directly above the chin. You might think they look good, but labret piercings can come with a number of serious oral health complications. Having such a piercing will not necessarily mean that you experience them, but it will drastically increase your chances. 1. Tooth Wear Labret piercings might not seem as serious as tongue bars since they have less chance of striking the teeth with force and virtually no chance of accidently biting down with force on the ring or bar.
9 November 2016
There is so much information out there about dental hygiene that sometimes finding out what's best for you and your teeth can be a confusing business. It's important to remember that good dental health begins at home with your daily tooth care regime. However, oral care doesn't end there. Professional dental cleaning should form part of your tooth care. Below is a guide to the benefits of professional dental cleaning.
19 October 2016
A radiant smile is sure to always give a great first impression when you meet new people. But if you are dealing with dental defects such as cracked or missing teeth, chances are you will start becoming self-conscious about your smile. Luckily, you do not have to go through your life being shy about people judging your teeth. There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures you could consider that would help you restore your teeth and subsequently give you a smile you would constantly want to show off.
28 September 2016
Dealing with a child during a dental filling procedure can be a daunting task, even for a dentist who is nice with kids. As a parent, you will need to prepare your child adequately so that they can learn that although the procedure is quite invasive, it is painless. For a parent, watching the dental filling can be a nerve-racking affair as you are forced to witness the drilling and poking of your child's teeth.
12 September 2016