Family dentists will do their very best to put the youngest members of your family at ease during an examination or procedure. It's not always so easy, though, and older children who have needed to have a cavity filled at a younger age might still have unpleasant memories. Even adults can be wary of the dentist, particularly when they know that they need a filling. It's important to remember that the process of getting a filling is more of a discomfort than something that is painful, and it is far less problematic than allowing the cavity to develop into something more serious.
21 December 2015
Preparing your child for their first visit to the dentist is perhaps one of the toughest tasks because kids tend to be fearful of things they don't know or understand. They probably only know what they've watched on TV about a dentist –– and it's not always positive. But it can be if you take a few extra moments to prepare your children to meet the dentist. Here are some tricks to help you prep your kids for their first dental visit.
3 December 2015
If you're considering having your teeth whitened, you need to think about how your teeth currently look before you start treatment. Stains on the teeth may affect whitening procedures, and you should assess any staining you have to see if it will affect the results you ultimately get. If you whiten stained teeth, they may well come out in a different shade to those without stains, leaving you with uneven results.
17 November 2015
Being afraid of the dentist is not at all uncommon. Dental phobia is something that affects a large percentage of the population. Many feel a vague discomfort when thinking about the dentist, while some are so afraid that they avoid going to the dentist at every cost. One common procedure that in particular seems to terrify the people suffering from dentist phobia is the root canal treatment. It's an important procedure to go through if it's needed, as it can save your tooth and make your overall oral health better.
26 October 2015
If you've been injured in a car accident or suffered a fall and knocked out a tooth, then of course you want to see a dentist right away. In many cases the tooth can be salvaged, but even if it cannot, your dentist will want to protect your exposed gum line. While a missing tooth can be an obvious sign that it's time to visit the dentist, there are other times when you want to make an appointment after an injury or even see an emergency dentist.
7 October 2015
Many Australians crave whiter teeth, and chemists and supermarkets now sell a broad range of teeth whitening products. Some fans of whiter teeth are reluctant to use chemical bleaching products, preferring instead to consider natural alternatives. Pineapple is a popular ingredient in desserts, cakes and cocktails, but some people also think this sweet tropical fruit can help them whiten their teeth. Find out if they're right. How stains form When you eat, particles of food and saliva combine to form a thin layer on your teeth and gums called pellicle.
31 August 2015
The teeth and gums emulate or reflect whatever is happening in the rest of the body. Thus, what you eat influences the health and sparkle of your teeth. You have been advised to avoid dark berries, red wine and black coffee in our struggles for white, bright teeth, but are you aware that there are certain food choices that actually whiten your teeth? To deliciously attain a brilliant beam, try the following natural food choices.
4 August 2015
Your teeth chew through a massive amount of food each day, but you might not realise some foods are better for your teeth than others. It is well-known that foods high in sugar can be damaging to your teeth, but what isn't well-known is that some foods have the reverse effect and can fight against cavities. Choose these foods to please your teeth (and your dentist). Xylitol Xylitol is a natural sweetener with zero calories, and it is derived from the birch tree or corn cobs.
7 July 2015
Seeing a family dentist every year can mean getting a thorough checkup along with a good cleaning. This can ensure that you are taking care of your teeth and practicing good oral hygiene, and your dentist can note if you have developing cavities or other such issues. However, there are times when you should see a family dentist in between your regular checkups. Don't overlook these symptoms noted below, but see your dentist as soon as you can if you notice any of these problems.
9 June 2015
If you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth, you might have a condition known as bruxism. Grinding your teeth can wear down or fracture them so it's something you need to combat. Here are four suggestions to help you break this unconscious bad habit. Reduce Stress Stress is a very common cause of teeth grinding, and has plenty of other negative side effects as well. You should make sure you alleviate any stress in your life by exercising, socialising and trying to remain positive, but there are some specific teeth-grinding stressors to watch out for.
7 May 2015