2022

Understanding How Alcohol Can Impact On Oral Health

Alcohol consumption has been linked to an array of health problems, but its impact on oral health seems to be mentioned less often. A weekend tipple is common with Australians, but regular alcohol consumption can increase your risk of developing certain oral health problems. If you enjoy a drink, it's a good idea to know the risks and ensure you keep up with your regular dental check-ups to allow any early signs of damage to your teeth and gums to be spotted by your dentist. Read More 

Can Someone Ever Be Too Old to Whiten Their Teeth?

Teeth whitening comes with some age restrictions. This isn't exactly a legal requirement—whitening kits aren't similar to alcohol or tobacco, and so there's no minimum purchase age. Dentists are hesitant to endorse teeth whitening for younger patients, as it's necessary to wait until a person's dental enamel (the outer layer of your teeth) has properly developed. This is usually during the teenage years, which is why whitening isn't recommended for young children. Read More 

Has Your Tooth Filling Fallen Out? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Dental fillings are used to fill in cavities that result from mild to severe tooth decay. Fillings can last several years, but they have a limited lifespan. Tooth fillings that have lasted several years may start to chip and fall out. Dental habits such as vigorous brushing and biting down on hard substances can also weaken tooth fillings, causing them to fall out. Unfortunately, when this happens, you should replace the fillings immediately. Read More 

Tweaking Your Diet to Support Better Dental Health

Protecting your oral health is about much more than making sure you have a dazzling smile. When you keep your teeth healthy, you may also be reducing your risk of heart disease and arthritis. As the bacteria that cause plaque can cause problems elsewhere in your body, it makes sense to keep it as low as possible. Alongside maintaining regular appointments with your dentist, you should focus on tweaking your diet. Read More 

Ways to Keep Your Plaque Levels Low

Do you ever notice a fuzzy sensation when you run your tongue along your teeth? If so, what you're experiencing is plaque. Plaque is a form of bacteria that layers itself across your teeth. It produces acids, which means it can wear down your enamel and increase your risk of gum disease. Because of this, it's in your interest to keep your plaque levels low. Here are some ways you can do so. Read More