Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

  • 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.

  • Good Oral Hygiene: 4 Easy Ways to Protect Kids from Cavities

    30 March 2015

    Cavities are relatively common in children—primarily because of poor oral hygiene and from high sugar diets. From sweets and biscuits to pastries and chocolates, kids seem to want it all. Cavities are formed when the teeth in a person's mouth are subject to constant acid attacks (while eating and drinking). Proper dental care is necessary to protect children's teeth from cavities, so it's best to teach them from the time they're young.

  • Managing Enamel Hypoplasia In Prematurely Born Children

    26 February 2015

    Infants who are born significantly before their birth date are vulnerable to enamel hypoplasia, a birth defect where the tooth enamel is either much thinner than usual and/or has significant holes (according to some studies, hypoplasia gives the children 9.6 times the chance of enamel holes or lesions on the teeth before the age of 3). This leaves the teeth extremely vulnerable to staining and decay. For many children, this can also be a source of embarrassment, having visibly stained or decayed teeth.

  • Understanding Invisalign Treatment

    28 January 2015

    Here are a few facts you need to know about invisalign. What is Invisalign? This is a treatment aimed at straightening your teeth with a series of clear, removable aligners. Applications of Invisalign Gapped teeth: Gaps occur due to abnormal growth of your jawbone. Missing teeth also cause shifting of surrounding teeth because of the extra space, and this creates gaps. Gaps and spacing issues can cause gum problems (because of the lack of protection provided by the teeth) and the risk of periodontal disease (a gum disease that leads to tooth loss).

  • Emergency Dentistry: Issues that Require Prompt Dental Care

    6 January 2015

    It is advisable to consult a dental clinic that offers emergency dentistry if you suffer from dental pain or trauma. These issues need to be resolved quickly before they worsen. Dental Pain Dental pain typically occurs when you have a bacterial disease, referred to as caries that destroys your dentine and enamel. The disease begins when oral bacteria ferments dietary carbohydrates, leading to tooth decay. When your teeth decay, you will notice opaque white parts of enamel with some grey undertones.