A Brush with Decay: Why You Don't Have Cavities Despite not Brushing Your Teeth
11 September 2017
It is important to brush your teeth twice a day because although you may not see it, there is a lot going on in your mouth that you aren't aware of. If you, like one in three South Australians, don't brush your teeth morning and night, you are putting your oral health at risk. However, some people rarely ever brush their teeth but don't seem to get cavities.
Why is this?
3 Ways You Are Unknowingly Setting Your Baby Up for Tooth Decay
22 August 2017
Many parents don't pay much attention to their babies' oral health because they just assume that the baby's milk teeth will fall out, and then they can begin to worry. However, childhood dental practices set the ball rolling for lifelong dental health, considering that the child's milk teeth serve as guides for the growth of permanent teeth. This article discusses a few things that parents of babies and toddlers do which can actually set them up for childhood tooth decay.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a Child's Broken Tooth
2 August 2017
A lot of cosmetic dentistry treatments involve either correcting the alignment of teeth or improving their colour. As such, they're almost always carried out on adults.
The alignment of children's teeth is normally corrected through the use of orthodontic braces, which are most effective as the jaw is still developing, so you can get excellent results when they're used with children. Other treatments for tooth alignment, like veneers, would be likely to shift out of place as the child grows.
Titanium vs Zirconia Implants: What Are the Strengths of Each Option?
15 March 2017
Dental implants represent a more stable, comfortable, and permanent solution to the traditional denture, and studies estimate a success rate of up to 95% over a 10-year period, with pre-existing health conditions and bone quality proving the most important factors.
That said, there are certain decisions that you should make before an implant is fitted, and one of the most important is what type of material is used. Most implants are still made using titanium, but zirconia, a ceramic material, is starting to become steadily more popular.