Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

  • Could coconut oil improve your teeth?

    22 September 2015

    While coconut oil is a natural product that has been used for thousands of years in places such as India, the everyday use of coconut oil is only just becoming a trend in the west. Even then, coconut oil is mostly used as a deep conditioning hair treatment and a skin moisturiser. But, in fact, its benefits extend far beyond these uses, and it could be the case that specific uses of coconut oil could also improve your dental health and the way your teeth look.

  • Sporting Chance: Protect Teeth With A Custom-Fitted Mouthguard

    21 August 2015

    Although Australians spend $8.5 billion on fitness each year, the importance of a custom-fitted mouthguard when playing contact sports is being overlooked. Recently a South Australia hockey player ended up with severe dental and facial trauma due to wearing a cheap, generic mouthguard. Even worse, a Griffith University study reveals that a large percentage of young players do not wear mouthguards at all. For safety and aesthetic reasons, a custom-fitted mouthguard should be just as important as the right shoes, shin guards and head gear for both children and adults.

  • 3 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Impact On Your Dental Health

    28 July 2015

    Rheumatoid arthritis can impact on not only your joints but also your dental health. As an autoimmune disease, it can make oral hygiene difficult to maintain and leave your gums prone to inflammation. As such, regular dental check-ups should form part of your healthcare plan when you have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's an overview of three ways rheumatoid arthritis can impact on your dental health and a few tips for combating these issues:

  • What Is An Amalgam Tattoo?

    29 June 2015

    If you notice a small area of blue, grey or black discolouration in your mouth, it could be an 'amalgam tattoo'.  But what are these strange marks, and are they harmful to your health?  Read on to find out more. What is an amalgam tattoo? Amalgam tattoos are usually noticed as small grey, black or blue spots in the mouth.  If you've ever had amalgam (metal) fillings or crowns fitted to your teeth, you might discover one of these marks on your gums, lips, tongue, cheek or palate.

  • 5 Tips to Help Your Loved Ones Avoid Losing Their Dentures in a Health Care Facility

    22 June 2015

    Unfortunately, when elders move to an assisted living facility or even go to a hospital for a short stay, they often lose important things ranging from hearing aids to dentures. If you want to ensure your loved one doesn't lose his or her dentures during a stay at a medical facility, there are things you can do. Check out these five tips: 1. Label the dentures Before your loved one leaves for the assisted living facility, label his or her dentures.

  • Fluoridated Water Is Coming To Ararat: Three Answered Questions About Fluoride

    29 May 2015

    By the end of 2015, water for Ararat in Victoria will be fluoridated by a new addition to the Ararat Water Treatment Plant. At present, 90% of Victorians drink water that contains fluoride, but as an Ararat parent, you may have some concerns about whether it will affect the health of your child. Here are three main points you need to know about fluoridation in drinking water. Why Is Fluoride Added To Water?

  • What To Know About Tooth Extraction

    27 April 2015

    There are several reasons you might need a tooth extracted, from gum disease to an overly crowded mouth. Most people worry about undergoing this procedure, but this quick guide can let you know what to expect. Explain Your History                                                   Before a tooth extraction takes place, your dentist will need to know about your dental and medical history. It's important to be open and upfront about any conditions and allergies you have, or operations you have been through, no matter how insignificant they seem.