Thursday, June 25, 2015

Why You Should Visit your Dental Practitioner

Some people generally avoid going to the dentist out of fear or laziness. Many of those who skip appointments, however, are unaware of how dental treatments will benefit the patient’s oral health. Scheduling a regular appointment with your dentist could help you identify if you are at risk of these life threatening conditions.

A common mouth-related problem you are likely to chalk off is halitosis. Usually, it’s common to blame bad breath on ingredients like onions and garlics in your food, but in some cases, halitosis could be caused by underlying issues in the gastrointestinal tract which, if left untreated, could affect your kidneys or liver. 

Also, researchers have linked the bacteria causing gum infection to possibly lead to a higher risk of heart attack, lung disease and stroke. It’s almost like suffering the same complications faced by a regular cigarette smoker.

Likewise, you may have heard of the relationship between severe gum disease and diabetes. Emerging research suggests that this is a two-way street because serious gum infections like periodontitis may possibly affect blood glucose control and enhance the progression rate of diabetes. A study published by New York University raises suggestions that a visit to a dentist should also include testing for diabetes.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On Proper Dental Crown Care

Dental crown installation is one of the treatment solutions your preferred cosmetic dentist can offer you. It mostly involves reshaping the existing tooth’s enamel to make way for a synthetic tooth-shaped object to be installed on top. Afterwards, you’ll need to observe proper maintenance starting with these tips: 

No Gooey or Sticky Foods

One of the most critical things to do during the post-crown recovery process is to avoid eating certain types of very chewy food. For a temporary crown, you cannot eat chewing gum or caramel-based items like some popular brands of soft chocolate bars. Any other foods that are hard to eat are also out of the question, as the hard pressure exerted on the food item’s surface may potentially crack the crown’s surface. 


You can proceed with regular cleaning when a permanent crown is installed. A regular brush and floss will help keep plaque from eroding the crown’s adhesive, which you should follow up by gargling with antibacterial mouthwash. Be sure, however, that you’re not grinding away at the adhesive while you’re flossing.
How long a dental crown lasts is all up to you, as the patient. Observe the above tips and make them last for a long time.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Coping with fear of dental procedures

Are you nervous about visiting the dentist in Melbourne? Then you aren't alone. Plenty of adults are anxious about dental visits and even opt for sedation dentistry. There are a number of things you can keep in mind, however, to combat that fear.