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Will a dental implant work for me?

When you want to have missing teeth replaced, you don’t necessarily need to resort to dentures. Dental implants offer a more comfortable way to replace teeth that you’ve lost from decay, trauma or other dental problems. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for them.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post that goes into your jawbone. After the bone fuses to the post, your dentist attaches a connecting piece to it and places a replacement tooth on it. Dental implants hold artificial teeth in place securely, so you don’t have to worry about them falling out. These implants are simple to care for and help you chew ...

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Four things to know about modern orthodontics

At its most fundamental level, orthodontics is the art of straightening the teeth. We use a range of techniques to move and straighten the teeth for both cosmetic and functional purposes. As well as simply helping our patients to achieve a smile they can be proud of, orthodontics also involves functional aspects such as expanding cross bites, correcting thumb sucking habits and making overall improvements to your dental health.

1. Orthodontics is not just for kids

While orthodontics is perhaps most commonly linked to childhood braces, the good news is that it has something to offer patients of all ages. Its true that some orthodontic issue- such as malocclusion - are best ...

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Why 6-Monthly Check-ups Are So Important

It’s that time of the year again – seeing your dentist. You may not want to go, and may even consider cancelling the appointment, but don’t! Your dentist holds one of the keys to your overall health, both in the short- and long-term. If you remain undecided, here are four key reasons why your dental check-up is so important for your health:

They can address plaque, tartar, and cavities.

Even if you brush and floss diligently, plaque and tartar can still build up in your mouth. Regular cleanings help remove them before they lead to damage. And a cleaning will cost less than filling a cavity. However, if your dentist does detect ...

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How to Manage a Root Canal

The words root canal can be frightening. After all, you've already endured unimaginable pain and now you're faced with the decision of removing either part or all of your tooth. That may sound even more excruciating, however, there are root canal treatment options to minimise the amount of discomfort related to the dental procedure. Additionally, understanding exactly what has happened to your tooth and what to expect while in the operation can help you better prepare, help you select the correct solution and put your mind at ease.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the centre of a tooth. Within ...

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The importance of kids’ oral health

Kids oral health is important from the moment those first few teeth shoot through your child's gums. While its not necessary to start brushing straight away, its good to get started as young as possible so your child starts to familiarise themselves with a toothbrush. After all, it wont be long until your child has all her teeth and oral health becomes a lot more important. But getting a child to brush his or her teeth is easier said than done. In our practice, we use a lot of stimulating things to excite the children about their oral health.For example, when fidget spinners were the in gadget to own, our ...

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Why Dental Health Is So Important For Your Overall Health

True or false: The condition of your mouth can say quite a bit about your overall health? Answer: True!

How is this possible? Just like most other parts of your body, your mouth contains bacteria. A lot, in fact. But the mere existence of bacteria isn’t bad… actually, it is good. The problem is that when you aren’t in the best health, the amount of bacteria in your mouth becomes unbalanced. This can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral infections. Conditions that affect your dental health include:

  • Diabetes. This condition reduces your body’s ability to fight infections, which puts your overall health – including your dental health - at ...

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The connection between dentists and dental specialists

Patients are referred by dentists to the appropriate dental specialist when more challenging procedures need specialist care. I know it would be great if your dentist could fix everything, but sometimes it just isn't possible. A dental specialist is trained to focus on a particular area of dentistry and oral health.

More than one type of dental specialist exists

Think of it as going to see a mechanic. After considering the problem, the mechanic may send you off to a gearbox mechanic to get your gearbox fixed. They wont do everything themselves. They're called specialists because they offer specialised services. If you're wondering if one dental specialist is the most common, truth ...

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