When it comes to teeth that are merely slightly crooked, a full set of braces might not be necessary. Your dentist might suggest dental veneers, which are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain composite that are bonded to your front teeth. They simply reshape the teeth in question, giving them a more agreeable alignment and filling in any gaps. But these veneers can represent a significant investment, even when a portion of the cost might be covered by your insurance provider or another type of rebate. [Read More]
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]