THERE ARE A NUMBER of reasons why someone might need a new dentist. Maybe their insurance changed, they’re moving to a new area, or they simply haven’t looked for a dentist yet. Whatever the reason, if you don’t already have a dentist, it’s a good idea to choose one now so that you and your family can get regular dental exams and so that you’ll be ready in the event of a dental emergency.
WHEN LIFE GETS stressful or frustrating, a pretty common physical response is teeth-grinding. Unfortunately, it can do a lot of damage if it becomes a habit, and it can even happen while we’re asleep. Chronic teeth grinding is called bruxism.
A GOOD DO-IT-YOURSELF project can be a great way to exercise your ingenuity and creativity. You can make something better, fix something broken, build something new, or just save some money over buying it pre-built. However, one area where the DIY approach is never a good idea is orthodontic treatment. Braces should only ever be done by professionals.
HEALTH CONCERNS CAN BE a BRACES OFF DAY will be here before you know it, and we’re just as excited to get there as you are, but keep in mind that it won’t be the end of your orthodontic treatment. It takes time for teeth to get used to their proper alignment, and the way we make sure they stay put is with retainers.
EVEN THOUGH WE know, logically, that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and an important part of staying healthy, many of us don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some people, the very thought of visiting the dentist fills them with anxiety, and it could even be a full-blown phobia. That’s why we’d like to put our focus on helping our patients overcome their dental anxieties and fears.
There are countless methods we use to try and turn back the clock on our appearance. Whether it’s hip wardrobes and hairstyles or costly cosmetic surgeries, people go to great lengths to recapture the look and feeling of their youth.
Is a simple spoonful of ice cream enough to make you cringe because of the pain in your teeth? Do you have to be careful when you drink hot coffee that none of it touches your chompers? If you know the feeling, then you’re one of millions who experience tooth sensitivity. Let’s take a closer look at what causes tooth sensitivity and what can we do about it.
We've all been there before — sitting in the middle of a job interview or a first date and realising that our breath is far from minty fresh. Even when everything else is going perfectly, bad breath can be enough to ruin your confidence and turn a good experience sour. Why do we get bad breath, and what can we do to stop it?
Wisdom teeth removal is a major rite of passage for many in their late teens and early twenties. They post images of their swollen cheeks on social media, share videos of themselves acting loopy from the anesthetics on YouTube, and enjoy an excuse to drink as many smoothies as possible. But why do we have these teeth in the first place if most of us just get them removed?
If we asked you to list three things that happen in a typical dental exam, dental x-rays would probably be one of them. But do you know what they’re used for? It depends on the type of x-ray, so let’s look at what these are.
If you've been thinking about getting your teeth whitened lately, you probably have a lot of questions. Whether you’ve done over-the-counter whitening before or are completely new to whitening, we’re here with the answers!
Good habits and the right tools make all the difference for your teeth!
You’ll never know exactly what to expect until you see a cosmetic dentist.
Most health funds roll over their members’ health fund benefits on the 1st January and when this occurs your unclaimed entitlements will be lost. Do not wait for this to happen. At DentalCareXtra, we offer various of treatment plans for you.