There are a number of reasons a tooth extraction may be required. These include: Tooth infection/ decay Gum disease Damage from trauma Crowded teeth Patients often ask many questions following an extraction. When will the bleeding stop? How long until I can eat again? Keep reading for everything you need to know about your post-extraction care! So you have just had a tooth out - What should you do now? Take it easy! It is now time for you to relax for the rest of the day. Kee
We have all seen the new options for whitening our teeth, LED lights, charcoal toothpastes, whitening pens, the list could go on. These products are often endorsed by celebrities on social media, being marketed as cheap and convenient options to brightening your smile. However, while these products are widely advertised many people are unaware of the dangers they come with. Australian Dentists have raised their concerns regarding the increasing number of patients coming in wi
Understanding sugar is important for protecting your teeth against tooth decay. It is recommended to limit daily sugar intake to 24 grams (6 teaspoons) to decrease your risk of tooth decay. While limiting your sugar intake is a great way to protect your teeth, it is also just as important to look at the acidity of the foods and liquids you are consuming. Picking sugar free drinks or foods does not protect you from tooth acid erosion. Thus, it is also important to pay attentio
Many forget that what we eat and drink can play a huge role in our oral health! Having lots of sugar in our diet or drinking lots of red wine, coffee and tea can lead to risk of tooth decay and staining. Thus, now is a great time to have a look at everything we are putting in our body. How much water are you drinking everyday? It is recommended to drink 2 to 3L of water everyday. Not only does water make up 60% of the human body, but water also contains fluoride which helps t
We have a few extra tips to help keep your mouth healthy! Brush twice a day Use floss at least once a day Visit your dentist for regular checkups Spit out excess toothpaste after brushing instead of rinsing to let the fluoride protect your teeth Limit snacking Drink lots of water It is recommended to attend regular dental checkups and cleans every 6 months. This allows dentists to assess for any tooth decay or need for treatment as soon as possible. Early detection of dental
Flossing is an important part of everyone’s oral hygiene. Did you know that almost half of your teeth surfaces are actually between your teeth? Therefore, brushing alone cannot fully protect against tooth decay and plaque forming between the teeth and along the gumline. This is why flossing at least once a day is crucial in having good oral health. To get the most out of your flossing, make it a part of your everyday routine and make sure to do it when you’re not in a rush!
Everyone knows to brush their teeth twice a day, morning and night right? But how well are we actually brushing each time? This is what really matters. Experts recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush, brushing in circular motions for at least 2 minutes twice a day. It is also important to make sure you are using the right toothpaste. Pick one that has fluoride, which helps to make teeth stronger, making them more resistant against sugar and acid. Maintaining effective brus
Welcome to Dental Health Week 2019! This year's theme is ‘How is your oral health tracking?’ This is the perfect time to check in on your everyday oral care routine and lifestyle. What you eat, your brushing and flossing habits are just some of the many factors that contribute to your oral health! This means taking a look at things like how much coffee or sugar we are consuming each day. Excess consumption of these are as these are known to stain your teeth or lead to risk o