6 Signs You Need to See the Dentist More Than Twice a Year
29 June 2016
Australian dentists recommend that most people have a dental checkup every six months to keep their teeth healthy. However, there are some people who need to visit more often because they are at a high risk of tooth decay. If any of the following conditions apply to you, consider seeing your dentist more often than twice a year.
1. You're a Smoker
Smoking can have serious effects on your oral health, such as raising your risk of gum disease by roughly six times.
The Truth About Teeth Whitening and Sensitive Teeth
14 June 2016
Are you putting off whitening your teeth because you're worried it might make your teeth sensitive? While it's true that teeth whitening sometimes triggers short-term sensitivity, there are things you can do to combat the discomfort and enjoy white teeth. Educate yourself about the risks of various types of teeth whitening so you can decide which one is right for you.
Why Does Whitening Cause Sensitivity?
Whitening opens up tiny openings in the teeth called dentinal tubules.
Can You Play a Wind Instrument After a Tooth Extraction?
26 May 2016
If you're having a tooth extracted, you need to take a lot of care of the extraction site to make sure that it heals correctly. To ensure that this happens, your dentist is likely to give you a long list of instructions, telling what you should and shouldn't do following your surgery.
As well as telling you how to take care of your extraction site, these instructions may also limit any of your regular activities that might impact your wound and its healing.
What is the association between gum disease and diabetes?
12 May 2016
Gum disease is a type of infection of the gums often caused by decay, though you may also be at a higher risk due to genetics. Another potential risk for gum disease is if you have diabetes. Here are some things to know about the link between gum disease and diabetes.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a type of infection of your gums. It can also affect the bones of your teeth.