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19Jun

What causes Bad Breath?

BAD BREATH or HALITOSIS

Bad breath

WHAT IS HALITOSIS OR BAD BREATH?

Bad breath (medically known as Halitosis) can be the result of poor oral hygiene, types of food you are consuming, lifestyle habits or an indication of health problems. Bad breath is caused by odour producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. Bad breath can be unpleasant for you and people around you. In some people, bad breath needs attention due to some dental or health problems. Having bad breath can be embarrassing and can lead to anxiety and low self-confidence. Bad breath is curable if the causes of bad breath are determined and  preventative measures taken.

WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH?

There are number of causes of bad breath ranging from poor oral hygiene to medical conditions which need dental or medical attention. Some of the causes of bad breath are temporary but others are ongoing as following:

Causes of temporary bad breath

Sometimes people experience bad breath from time to time which comes and goes because of the certain types of bacteria (that prefer an enviroment that is low in oxygen) that take hold due to the following reasons:

  • Smoking – dries your mouth and causes bad breath
  • Eating certain foods- certain foods like onion, garlic and some spices can cause bad breath
  • Drinking Alcohol- Alcohol can also trigger acid reflux which can cause stomach acids to enter your mouth and cause bad breath
  • After sleeping – Your mouth is dry after you wake up especially if your breathing from your mouth not nose.
10Jun

Bleeding Gums?

INFLAMED BLEEDING GUMS?

Bleeding Gums

Do you have inflamed bleeding Gums?

Paying attention to your gums is extremely important for your oral and overall health. Bleeding gums is the most common symptom of gum disease but at the same time it can be the indication or result of other health problems. If your gums bleed often while brushing, it would be a good idea to see a dentist. Gingivitis or Gum disease is a serious cause of gum bleeding but there are number of other reasons that could be the cause of your gum problems. The good news is you don’t have to live with inflamed bleeding gums since there are numerous ways to treat it.

Gum disease

Gum disease or Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums caused by bacterial infection. In the absence of proper oral hygiene, bacteria in the mouth form plaque on teeth. These bacteria may also cause your gums to become inflamed resulting in red swollen bleeding gums. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause periodontitis (more serious gum infection). Always talk to your dentist if you are experiencing the following:

06Jun

Afterpay Dentist

AFTERPAY DENTIST INDOOROOPILLY

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What is Afterpay?

With Afterpay, you can use dental services you need today and pay for them in Four equal instalments later (interest free)

  • Book your dental appointment.
  • Download the Afterpay App.
  • After the treatment, give your Afterpay barcode at the reception.
  • Enjoy a Healthier Smile.
21May

Tips to prevent cavities in teeth!

Tips to prevent cavities in teeth- Heritage Dental Group

Gentle Dentist Brisbane - Heritage Dental Group

How to prevent cavities in Teeth?

Here are few techniques to prevent cavities and decay in your teeth and keep your teeth clean and healthy. Dental decay or cavities cause an array of dental problems starting from toothache, sensitivity, restorative works or root canal treatment.

Follow the tips below to keep your teeth healthy and cavity free:

1. Proper oral hygiene routine

Proper and regular brushing and flossing techniques helps remove everyday plaque, bacteria and calculus from your teeth, tongue and gums. If plaque and food particles are left on and in-between teeth, bacteria will slowly start causing decay to the tooth enamel resulting in tooth decay or cavities. Proper technique of brushing and flossing is important to remove the plaque from teeth. Brushing twice a day with soft bristle brush on 45-degree angle for 2 minutes each and flossing at least once a day should be part of daily routine.

 

01May

Are sports drinks affecting your oral health?

Sports drinks and your oral health

Sports drinks and teethSports drinks are becoming an indispensable part of playing sports and physical activity for people. Keeping ones body fit and healthy is crucial for an athlete, as successful performance demands training and eating a healthy diet and keeping hydrated. At the same time maintaining good oral health is as important as strengthening the body for optimum athletic performance. Sports drinks have been designed to help professional athletes to recover from their intense athletic activities. Even though consuming sports drinks may help you improve your performance but it is really important to weigh the risks your taking to your oral health.

Tooth decay is on the rise in kids as young as preschoolers. Frequency of taking these drinks is increasing as people prefer to buy sports drinks instead of water to hydrate. Here are some crucial facts about sports drinks affecting your teeth: causing tooth decay and cavities, gum-disease and enamel erosion.

Are sports drinks causing dental erosion?

Some of the facts that contribute to tooth decay:

  • Acidity levels in the sports drink
  • sugar content
  • Frequency of consuming sports drinks
  • Decreased salivary flow when dehydrated
09Apr

Making Brushing and Flossing fun for kids!

Brushing Kid’s Teeth

Keeping kid’s teeth clean and healthy is extremely important for their overall health and development. At Heritage Dental Group, our team tries their best to demonstrate kids and parents how to brush and floss properly to keep their smile healthy. We know how important a great smile is for a child’s confidence and development. We are passionate about educating children from an early age about the advantages of looking after their teeth and gums. Our dentists are trained 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.

Watch this video with your kids- How to brush properly?

 Here are a few steps on how to make your kid’s brushing and flossing fun and keep their teeth clean and healthy:

  • Put your kid’s favourite music on for 2-3 minutes while they are brushing. Brush twice a day using soft bristle brush with gentle circular strokes.
  • Replace toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months.
30Mar

Single visit Crowns Indooroopilly

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crown and Bridges

Single Visit / Same day Crowns and Bridges!

With CEREC CAD/CAM technology, our dentists are producing great results for crowns, bridges and ceramic inlays. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to produce crowns out of a single block of ceramic in a single visit. This digital technology is enviornmentally friendly, efficient and more convenient for our patients. This technology also gives our dentist the freedom of controlling the final looks of the restoration right there in front of your eyes.

Dental crowns are a custom-made restoration. Crowns fits over the prepared existing natural tooth and replaces the natural crown, which is the part of the tooth that is visible above the gums. Dental crowns are used for strength, durability and tooth stability, or for cosmetic reasons to enhance the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are a very common treatment and we have the latest technology in place for our experienced dentists to make your treatment easy, effective and painless. Our dentists make sure that the natural bite of the adjacent teeth are restored and the crown fits naturally. Your Dentist may recommend a crown for following reasons:

11Feb

Scale and Clean

Scale and Clean

Regular scale & clean is essential to remove stains and calculus build up that develops on your teeth. Teeth cleaning is done as part of a regular dental check up. During your appointment, Dr Singh will check your teeth,  gums,  overall mouth and also evaluate your brushing and flossing by checking in between your teeth while cleaning. After examining and cleaning your teeth, Dr Singh will recommend a personalized advice on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums to avoid long term problems.

Don’t wait to see your dentist until you have dental issues. Most of the problems can be detected and diagnosed, before you start experiencing pain or discomfort. To remove the tartar and build up, your dentist will first use an Ultrasonic Scaler and then handheld instruments. After removing the build-up, the dentist will polish the teeth and make the teeth surfaces clean and smooth. Polishing teeth removes stains and minor imperfections on teeth surface and reduces future plaque build up. Your Dentist will advice you how often you need a scale and clean – 6 monthly or yearly. Professional dental cleaning is an addition to a good daily oral care routine. You should still brush and floss your teeth twice a day, choose healthy foods, avoid sugary acidic drinks and smoking.

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20Dec

Gentle Dentist Brisbane

Gentle Dentist Brisbane

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If you are reading this, obviously you are looking for someone gentle, who understands your dental needs and provides you with personalized dental treatment options according to your individual needs. Dentist, who is never in a rush to finish your treatment and move on to the next patient. Dr Harminder Singh with over 22 years experience is gentle, honest and caring. He believes prevention is better than cure. Dr Singh likes to thoroughly explains to his patients how to keep their oral health on track by following a few simple tips on everyday basics. All new patients are booked in for 60 Minutes to help patient and the dentist understand, the individual needs, treatment plan and explanation of options. Dr Singh likes to listen to the patients before he gives his advice. He is pretty popular with all ages, kids just love him, young patients appreciate his honest attitude and seniors admire him for being gentle, caring and never being in a rush.

Our team at Heritage Dental Group, welcomes you to contact us if you have any concerns or doubts regarding your oral health.

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Our Vision

  • Our vision is to exceed our patient’s expectations in every possible way and to provide quality patient centered dental care, inspire, educate and develop long-term caring respectful relationship with our patients.
  • We aspire not only to serve our community through dental care but at the same time create a caring, positive and comfortable place to work and visit.
13Dec

Going on Holiday?

Going on Holiday? Remember to brush and floss!

going on holidaySchool holidays and Christmas break are almost here. And we all love to go for camping, holiday’s with family and friends. It is good to have time off work, school and daily routines but one routine that should never be left behind is looking after your teeth. Simple dental care routine will protect your teeth while you are on holidays.

Here are few travel dental tips:

Stick to your daily dental hygiene routine

Keep brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Brushing removes plaque and food from your teeth, saving you from cavities and gum disease. Remember to floss your teeth as it cleans the area in between your teeth and removes any trapped food or plaque. 

Make a toothbrush, floss and toothpaste an essential part of your holiday packing list.

Drink plenty of water

Try to avoid sweet, acidic drinks or soft drinks while you are on holiday. Water is always best for hydration in summer.