Suspect Your Child Has an Eating Disorder? How Oral Health Can be an Indicator

Eating disorders are estimated to affect 9% of the Australian population, and they can have a damaging effect on much of a sufferer's life. And, while sufferers of eating disorder may do everything they can to hide their problem, the effects of eating disorders can often be seen on their teeth. In fact, a 2014 study found that signs of eating disorders were easily discovered by dentists and concluded that dentists played a big role in the early detection of eating disorders. [Read More]

3 Ways Your Dentist Can Help You Sleep

Sleeping well can play an important role in your overall health and wellbeing. As you rest during sleep, your body begins to repair and restore cells and hormones related to the growth of new tissue and bone are released. If you are having trouble sleeping, help might come from an unlikely place: your dentist. As well as keeping your teeth clean and gums healthy, your dentist can also help with a range of problems which can impact the quality of your sleep. [Read More]

Why Has Your Denture Plate Warped?

Some damage to dentures is easy to understand. For example, if you accidentally drop your teeth, you won't be surprised if they crack or break. However, some damage to false teeth may be a little more perplexing. If you put your dentures in and notice that they don't fit right, then the denture's plate may have warped and changed shape. What causes a denture to warp and how can you fix it? [Read More]

Managing Root Canal Pain: Can Cucumber Help?

If you're waiting to see your dentist because you think you have an infection and need root canal treatment, you may need to manage some fairly intense pain until you can get to your appointment. While taking analgesic medication may take the edge off the throbbing, it may not be enough to get rid of all the pain completely. To boost your pain relief, you can try reaching into the fridge and using some cucumber. [Read More]