Blue Tooth Dental News

Can you Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces? A Guide to Cosmetic Teeth Straightening

Have you wanted perfectly straight teeth but have always put it off because you are off put by braces? Well, we have the answer for you; cosmetic teeth straightening. At Blue Tooth Dental we perform cosmetic teeth straightening on our patients who are after perfectly straight teeth with the least of time spent for the entire treatment. This is a common desire across the board for individuals researching about braces and teeth straightening treatments. That is why Blue Tooth Dental...

6 Tips For A Speedy Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery

Did you know that about 5 million people in Australia have wisdom tooth extraction each year? Over 85% of people undergo wisdom tooth removal during their lifetimes. If you ask anyone who has experienced this procedure, they will most likely tell you about their recovery, rather than the actual surgery. Have you got your wisdom tooth extraction procedure coming up? Keep reading this article for 6 handy tips for to help you speed through your recovery. I’m getting my wisdom teeth...

Wisdom Teeth – Do They Really Need to Come Out?

For some people, it seems like a dental rite of passage that their wisdom teeth will come out. While your dentist may recommend wisdom tooth extraction during a general check-up, the procedure is not always necessary. In fact, extraction should generally only be done when a wisdom tooth has decayed beyond repair or if the tooth causes excessive pain and other symptoms. On the other hand though, wisdom teeth that don’t cause any discomfort aren’t necessarily completely healthy. To determine...

4 Steps to Impeccable Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is not limited to brushing and flossing twice daily. It’s an all-round approach that involves watching what you eat, going for routine dental examinations, getting your teeth professionally cleaned and treating minor tooth problems. If you neglect your teeth, you will have excessive tartar formation, which could lead to bacterial infections, gum disorders, deep cavities and in some cases an increased risk of developing cancer. Dental Care for a Lasting Smile The next time you look at yourself in...

Should I Go Under for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Did you know that a certain percentage of people don’t have wisdom teeth? Or not all four at least.  Wisdom teeth are your third molars that appear by the time you are in your late teens or early twenties for some – there are normally four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower. They often come out or “erupt” at an angle or remain impacted in the gum, causing them to become infected and...

Born Without Wisdom Teeth – Human Evolution?

Teeth may play an important role in our everyday lives, but they’re also important fossils that have helped researchers learn about our ancestors and evolution. A study which began in 2007 in Finland resulted in the creation of a new mathematical formula that can be used to trace human teeth development. Specifically, this formula can identify why some people are born without wisdom teeth. The same formula will be used by researchers to determine how developmental mechanisms function in...

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for one's teeth in order to keep them healthy and mitigate future issues. Being proactive and involved in your child’s dental health from an early age is important for their long-term health. A positive relationship with the dentist from an early age helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and aids the early diagnosis of other teeth issues. By promoting the dentists’ chair as a good place and not one to...

Wisdom Tooth Pain

At any age, teething is painful, but wisdom tooth pain can be especially uncomfortable. Unlike regular teething, the pain associated with wisdom teeth coming through can be caused by a range of problems within the tooth or your jawbone. That’s why it’s important to understand why your wisdom teeth are causing you pain and also why it’s essential to your health to have treatment for wisdom tooth pain. Why am I in pain? Often when wisdom teeth come through, they cause...

Top Dental Tips for Your Kids

Teaching your kids good dental habits from an early age will mean brighter smiles and healthier oral hygiene overall. Even though their baby teeth will eventually be replaced with adult teeth, that first set of primary teeth will impact how well their permanent teeth will turn out. Here are some tips to follow to make sure your kids’ teeth are getting proper care and attention, and stay healthy and strong:

Alcohol, Smoking and Your Oral Health

The dangerous effects of alcohol and smoking on our general health and internal organs are well documented. But the health of our teeth and gums is also greatly affected. The large amount of chemicals present in nicotine and the acidity of alcohol can damage your gingival tissue and greatly increase your risk of oral cancer. People with poor dental hygiene habits are even more likely to develop these serious and unpleasant conditions. Smoking and Oral Health There are thousands of chemicals...