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15May

Braces and Good oral hygiene

BRACES AND GOOD ORAL HYGIENE ROUTINE

How to keep kids motivated to follow good oral hygiene during their orthodontic treatment?

KEEPING TEETH AND GUMS HEALTHY DURING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Braces and good oral hygiene routine

Kids and teens wear braces to straighten their teeth or to improve the occlusion. Most of the kids wear braces for 18-24 months. This time can vary. Keeping your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment gets a little bit tricky. Your dentist or orthodontist will show you how to practice good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Heritage Dental Group Indooroopilly, we see kids and teens for their regular cleans and dental check-ups during orthodontic treatment.

Our dentists always reinforce the importance of good brushing, cleaning in-between teeth, using tooth mousse and floss to clean teeth. Poor oral hygiene can result in tooth decay and white spot lesions.

Here are few tips from Dr Singh to keep teeth and gums healthy during orthodontic treatment:

Brushing your teeth properly with braces – You child should brush his/her teeth in the morning, after meals and dinner. Establishing a good routine from the start is vital for keeping teeth and gums healthy and cavity free. Use a soft bristle manual or electric toothbrush, holding toothbrush at 45 angle, start cleaning gum line softly. Then start brushing every bracket top to bottom, wiggle your brush back and forth to get between the wires. Brush each tooth surface, don’t forget the molars at the back, pay individual attention to each tooth in your mouth and spend at least 2-3 minutes brushing your teeth.

05May

Bruxism or Teeth grinding

ARE YOU GRINDING YOUR TEETH?

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Bruxism is the grinding and clenching of teeth. Grinding or clenching your teeth can lead to worn out teeth, damage to teeth and painful jaw joints. Teeth grinding can occur during the day or at night-time while sleeping. Many people may not even be aware that they are grinding their teeth at night as while grinding the teeth during sleep, you have no conscious control. If you wake up with a sore jaw, sensitive teeth or headache, you may be grinding your teeth at night. See your dentist and medical professional to rule out any causes. Sometimes, mild bruxism does not require any treatment but if you are experiencing it more frequently, please seek help. If you or your child is grinding their teeth at night or day time, remember to discuss this with your dentist at the next dental appointment.

 

SYMPTOMS OF TEETH GRINDING OR BRUXISM

07Apr

Healthy Teeth Tips during School Holidays

HEALTHY TEETH TIPS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Healthy tooth tips

It is important to keep kids involved in their oral health, especially looking after their teeth during the school holidays. Here are some healthy teeth tips during school holidays and school time from Dr Singh.

At Heritage Dental Group, our experienced dentists take special care in encouraging and training children in good oral hygiene routine. Our gentle and caring dental team try to make children’s dental visit comfortable and informative for both kids and parents. We see all age kids at Heritage Dental Group. Dental treatment and procedures are age and requirement based. We have solution for all type of general dental services for children. 

30Mar

Why I should get teeth whitening done at my dentist?

COSMETIC DENTIST INDOOROOPILLY

 WHY YOU SHOULD GET TEETH WHITENING DONE AT THE  DENTIST?

Teeth whitening at the dentistWhy I should get teeth whitening done at my dentist when it is offered by cosmetic clinics and mobile teeth whitening services at cheaper prices? The question we often get asked. Sometimes people also ask about over the counter tooth whitening gels and toothpastes with activated charcoal, which are cheaper and easily accessible.

Teeth whitening is a procedure used by dental professionals to whiten stained discoloured teeth. This process is safe and effective if done under dentist supervision. Teeth usually get 6-8 shades lighter with in-chair teeth whitening, boosting confidence in those who are struggling with yellow stained teeth.

Your dental professional will examine all your teeth and gums to check if you are suitable for professional in-chair or take home tooth whitening trays.

If you have restorations, your dentist will discuss with you about stained fillings and changing colour of fillings after teeth whitening.

23Mar

Dental Emergency- What to do?

DENTAL EMERGENCY TIPS

WHAT TO DO IN DENTAL EMERGENCY?

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Dental emergencies or toothaches can occur anytime anywhere. It is best to know some quick tips to handle a dental emergency.

If you are enjoying a weekend away or are on holiday or have children, it is important to know how to respond to an emergency dental situation. We have put together few common emergency causes and how to handle them before you get an appointment with your emergency dentist. As we are aware, you can’t replace a professional dentist but still a quick response to the dental emergency can save you from unnecessary pain, discomfort, loosing your tooth and can improve the chances of your fast recovery.

 

11Mar

Can my broken tooth be saved?

BROKEN TOOTH TREATMENT OPTIONS AT YOUR INDOOROOPILLY DENTIST 

HOW TO SAVE A BROKEN/ CHIPPED OR DECAYED TEETH?

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Broken, decayed or chipped tooth can be saved if you contact your dentist on time. Do not leave any dental concerns unattended. Leaving your damaged tooth can further damage the tooth, become infected or you can end up losing your tooth.  Contact our team if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort or tooth sensitivity. Treatment options depend on the severity of the damage to the tooth. We have dental appointments available for dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are always our priority. Look after your teeth so that they last long and give you years of service.

 

 

17Feb

Preventative Dental Care

PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE INDOOROOPILLY

Dentistry is not expensive, Neglect is!

See your dentist regularly for preventative dental care.

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We often hear people complaining about the cost of dentistry. We do understand dental expenses can sometimes leave you with huge out of pocket expenses. But do not forget teeth do need regular maintenance to keep them in optimum condition.

We always encourage our patients and community to see the dentist regularly.

Regular dental visits can detect the problems at an early stage and your dentist can suggest ways to prevent and fix them right at the beginning.

See our gentle honest dentists who are always ready to help you with your oral health concerns.

A regular dental visit can save your teeth from gum disease, decay and detect the problems at early stage preventing expensive major complex dental work. In your regular dental visit, your dentist will check all your teeth, gums and discuss your oral hygiene routine. The dentist will clean all your teeth and give you fluoride treatment. 

11Feb

3 Tips to prevent dental decay

TOOTH DECAY

3 TIPS TO PREVENT DENTAL DECAY

Tooth decay is the most common problem in adults and children. Tooth decay is preventable. Follow these 3 tips to prevent dental decay and keep your teeth healthy:

3 Tips to prevent dental decay

BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH FLUORIDATED TOOTHPASTE TWICE  A DAY

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. Bacteria that cause dental decay get worse if the plaque and food debris are left on the teeth for a long time. You should brush twice a day to get rid of these bacteria and keep your teeth plaque and food debris free. Fluoride helps with strengthening and repairing teeth and prevent dental decay. Ask your dentist if you are brushing your teeth properly. Make sure you are cleaning all parts of your teeth including in-between teeth with floss or interdental brushes.

18Jan

Dental Veneers Brisbane

DENTAL VENEERS

cosmetic-den3Veneers offer patients the opportunity to improve the overall appearance of teeth and create a beautiful smile. Veneers have the ability to “dress-up” teeth and improve your smile. A natural looking smile is now achievable with veneers.

WHAT ARE VENEERS?

Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin facings that are bonded to the front of teeth. They are between 0.3mm and 1mm thick and are often used as an alternative to crowns. They are extremely thin and in most cases require less of the natural tooth to be removed when compared to crowns. Veneers are strong and durable making them a popular cosmetic dental treatment for creating a beautiful smile.

There are two types of veneers – Porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are custom made and designed to be bonded to the front of the tooth and they look and feel natural. With CEREC advanced technology, we now make veneers at our premises in Indooroopilly and are ready in a single visit.

Composite resin are applied by the dentist layer by layer until the desired  result is achieved and you get a toothlike look and feeling.

CAN I GET VENEERS ON THE SAME DAY?

15Dec

Making Children’s Dental Visit comfortable

HOW TO MAKE CHILDREN’S DENTAL VISIT COMFORTABLE?

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Children and parents can become anxious or nervous about the dental appointment. Children’s dental visits can be a comfortable and informative experience for both parents and kids.

At Heritage Dental Group, our experienced dentists take special care in encouraging and training children in good oral hygiene routine. Our gentle and caring dental team try to make children’s dental visit comfortable and informative for both kids and parents.

Our dentists know how to ease children in to dental procedures so that they do not develop phobias that can severely impact a child’s future dental and general health. 

 

 

DR SINGH RECOMMENDS:

  • The best way to deal dental visit anxiety is to make your child aware of the importance of dental health and dental visits.
  • Try to talk positively about dental visits.
  • Don’t share your dental experiences with your children.
  • Try to make first dental visit towards their first birthday. Introduce dentist as the one who looks and checks the teeth and suggest how to take care and brush properly.
  • Never use any negative terms that could impact your child’s mental state before visiting the dentist.