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18Aug

Early Childhood Dental Visits

EARLY CHILDHOOD DENTAL VISITS

Early Childhood Dental Visits

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD VIST THE DENTIST?

Dr Singh recommends your child should have their first dental check-up by their first birthday. Dental check-ups pick up any abnormalities or tooth decay at this age. Dental check-up is as important as general health check. Usually, 6-12 monthly dental check-ups are recommended. Children who are at high risk of tooth decay may need more frequent dental visits.

28Jul

Dental Health Week 2021

DENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2021

Dentist Indooroopilly

WHAT IS DENTAL HEALTH WEEK?

Dental Health Week is the Australian Dental Association’s yearly campaign to educate Australians on the importance of good oral health and how to effectively look after their oral health. This years Dental Health Week will be from 2nd-8th August 2o21. 

DENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2021 CAMPAIGN

The 2021 campaign focuses on the importance of taking steps to care for your teeth and gums to help you to keep your teeth and smile for life. The ADA’s main oral health messages and the four key messages of the 2021 DHW campaign aim to reinforce the importance of maintaining good oral health to keep your teeth for life:
 
•    Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
•    Clean between your teeth daily using floss or interdental brushes.
•    Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar intake.
•    Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventive care.

19Jul

Dry Socket Pain

DRY SOCKET PAIN

Dry Socket Pain

 

What is dry socket (Alveolar Osteitis)?

Dry socket is a common complication of tooth extraction. It can be a quiet painful experience, but it can be easily treated by your dentist. Usually, dry socket happens when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction fails to develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed. It leaves the bone exposed to air, food, and fluids. The blood clot limits the bleeding in the area after tooth extraction and lays a foundation for new bone and tissue in the area. Dry sockets can often delay the healing process.

 

 

29Jun

Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

Teeth Whitening Options at Your Indooroopilly Dentist– Frequently asked Questions

Teeth whitening frequently asked questions

How does teeth-whitening work?

Teeth whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These teeth whitening products break or dissolve the stains into smaller pieces which makes the colour of your teeth less concentrated, and your teeth look whiter.

Does teeth-whitening work on all teeth?

No, teeth whitening does not work on all teeth. It is important to talk to your dentist before starting any teeth whitening treatment or product. Teeth whitening will not work on Dental veneers, Crowns, or fillings. Always consult your dentist.

16Jun

Diabetes and Your Dental health

diabetes and Your Dental Health

DIABETES AND DENTAL HEALTH

Taking care of your dental health is important when you have diabetes. Looking after your teeth and gums and managing your blood glucose levels can help reduce the risk of dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay.

HOW CAN DIABETES AFFECT MY TEETH AND GUMS?

If your blood glucose is above the target range, it increases the risk of getting tooth decay and gum disease or infections. You may suffer from dry mouth or more glucose in your saliva which can lead to plaque build up on your teeth – a sticky film consisting mostly of bacteria. These bacteria produce acids which can damage the surface of the teeth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease can take longer to heal if you have diabetes.

Proper brushing and flossing help protect your teeth and gums. Along with good oral hygiene, visiting your dentist 6-12 monthly is recommended.

 

 

19Feb

Tips to Look after your Dentures

DENTURE CARE TIPS

Denture Care tips

At Heritage Dental Group Indooroopilly, we offer a variety of prosthetic solutions. Depending on your individual needs you can choose from our range of denture services like: Full Dentures, Partial Dentures and implant retained dentures. 

Dentures are false teeth that are worn to replace missing teeth and tissue. If you have missing teeth, wearing dentures can make eating and speaking easier. It can also avoid a loss of confidence in the way you look.

How to look after your dentures?

It is really important to look after your dentures, remaining teeth and gums. A daily routine care will help you keep your dentures odour and stain free, keep your denture looking like new and last longer. Below we have put together few tips to look after your dentures.

Tips to look after your Dentures