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Planning and Preparing for Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered


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Planning and Preparing for Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered

Making decisions about your smile can be confusing. Should you have a tooth pulled or get a root canal? Should you get adult braces or stick with a retainer? Should you use at-home whitening remedies or have your teeth professionally whitened? If questions like these are keeping you up at night, you've come to the right place. I used to stress out over routine dental procedures, and as a result, I did loads of research on everything dental-related. To help others, I'm using this blog as a place to collect, review and share what I've learned through the years. I hope you can use the information here to help you plan and prepare for your next dental appointment.

Recovering from a Tooth Extraction: 5 Top Tips

Getting a tooth pulled is no fun, but the good news is that the recovery process is usually pretty straightforward. Below are some top tips to help you recover from a tooth extraction as quickly and seamlessly as possible. 1. Take it easy Once you have had a tooth extracted, it is important to avoid strenuous activity and excessive mouth movements in order to allow your gums and blood clot time to form and begin healing. Read More 

Halloween Isn’t Far Away: Get Ready, Get Set, Get Good Dental Hygiene Habits Started Now

Halloween in Australia may not elicit the same fervor as it does in the U.S., but for kids, at least, the dress-up holiday has become a little more visible. Of course, with kids, the candy aspect is the most interesting. As a parent, you may not realize just how much candy your child can ingest in the weeks before and days after October 31. The candy negatively affects their physical health as well as their teeth. Read More 

Four Reasons That Dentistry Can Help With Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that can cause you to feel pain when you eat or drink cold or hot foods and beverages. It can be caused by tooth decay, cracks in the tooth's enamel or gum disease. The good news is there are treatments that can help relieve your symptoms. Here are four reasons that dentistry can help with tooth sensitivity. 1. Dentistry Can Find And Treat The Cause Of The Sensitivity Read More 

Four Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help With Discoloured Teeth

Teeth discolouration can be caused by a number of factors, but a common cause is ageing. As we get older, our teeth are more likely to develop stains. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including drinking coffee or red wine and eating foods that stain your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help you to get rid of those unsightly stains and restore your teeth to their natural colour. Here are four ways that cosmetic dentistry can help with discoloured teeth: Read More 

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a New Dental Centre

Choosing a new dental centre can be difficult, whether you've just moved to a new town or simply want a change. This article explains three key questions you should ask yourself about any dental centre you're considering. Is It Suitable for All Members of My Family? It might be the case that you need to choose a dental centre for your whole family, rather than just yourself. Look at their website, ask any questions you have, and think carefully about your whole family and their dental needs. Read More