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What are Veneers?

A veneer is a thin piece of material used to recreate the natural look of teeth. The two main materials used for veneers are composite and porcelain. These can provide strength and resilience comparable to your natural tooth enamel and are custom made to fit the contours of your teeth. This will give your veneers a natural look to boost the appearance of your teeth and overall smile! Veneers are often a treatment of interest for those with dark stained, yellow, crooked or short teeth. The benefit of veneers is that they are stain resistant and have the appearance of natural teeth. However it is important to consult with your dentist first as veneers may not always be recommended. For instanc

How to get your child to brush their teeth!

School holidays are here! This is the perfect time to check how your children's oral health habits are tracking. Are they brushing twice a day? How well are they brushing? These are both important things to check in on! We know that it can sometimes be difficult to get your younger children to take initiative when it comes to their dental health. Here's a few fun tips to help get your kids to WANT to brush well and on their own! Set a good example Children love copying what their parents do, so why not let them copy your tooth-brushing routine. Try brushing and flossing your teeth with your child, making it a part of your family’s everyday routine! Start Early Experts have found that if you

Can muscle relaxant injections stop bruxism?

Bruxism, also known as Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), is the involuntary grinding and clenching of your teeth. Most people are unaware that they grind their teeth as it typically occurs when they are asleep and are only made aware of it by their partner or parent who may hear it happening. While symptoms of teeth grinding are limited, some advanced symptoms may include jaw pain, headaches or tooth sensitivity. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a complex set of conditions characterised by pain and dysfunction. This results from problems with the jaw, jaw joint and/or the facial muscles around. Factors contributing to TMD include: Jaw and neck injuries (e.g. whiplash) Arthritis in the

How to fix bad breath!

Bad breath is also known as Halitosis and is a hygiene issue nobody wants to have, but most of us can get now and then. The cause of bad breath is bad bacteria. This can be from food that gets trapped between the teeth which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Foods with strong odor can also cause bad odor. Learn how to cure bad breath by following these simple tips: 1. Check your brushing Everyone knows to brush their teeth twice a day, but how well are doing it each time? This is what really matters. Experts recommend brushing for a minimum of 2 minutes each time, using circular motions and a soft bristled brush. Effective brushing removes build up from the food you eat and bacteria in

Best foods for healthy teeth

There are many factors that contribute to your dental health. This does not just include brushing and flossing, but also what you eat everyday! Your diet can play a major role in the overall health of your teeth and gums. It is commonly broadcasted that excess sugar, acidic and staining foods should be avoided, however there is limited discussion of what foods are healthy for your teeth! Fruits and Vegetables The high-fibre fruits and vegetables physically clean the teeth similar to the way your toothbrush might and also stimulates saliva production due to the additional chewing required. This will help reduce plaque build-up. Citrus fruits such as oranges are also great! Vitamin C strengthe

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