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Woman holding an ice pack to her cheek Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery October 19, 2016 - Your wisdom teeth are your last molars, generally developing by the time you turn 17. If your wisdom teeth don’t grow out well, you could be left with misaligned teeth, cysts around the gums, infection, neighbouring tooth damage and other related issues. If your dentist has recommended wisdom tooth removal because of one of these Continue Reading
Portrait of a young woman, touching her cheek in pain. Thought bubble with a tooth seen in the background. Wisdom Teeth – Do They Really Need to Come Out? October 19, 2016 - 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 Continue Reading
Poster of a slogan for oral hygiene 4 Steps to Impeccable Oral Hygiene October 11, 2016 - 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, Continue Reading
Hands filling a syringe with anaesthetic Wisdom Tooth Removal – Will I Go Under? June 30, 2016 - Wisdom teeth are your third molars that appear by the time you turn 18. These teeth often come out at an angle or remain impacted in the gum, causing them to become infected and inflamed over a period of time. Signs of infection include pain, swelling, redness at the affected site and in some cases Continue Reading
Skull display of human and other primates. Born Without Wisdom Teeth – Human Evolution? May 13, 2016 - 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 Continue Reading
Child in the dental chair undergoing dental treatment Preventative Dentistry February 16, 2016 - 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, Continue Reading
A young man with a toothache cups his face in pain Wisdom Tooth Pain February 16, 2016 - 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 Continue Reading
Little girl brushing her teeth Top Dental Tips for Your Kids February 11, 2016 - 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 Continue Reading
Cigarettes arranged in mock teeth Alcohol, Smoking and Your Oral Health December 9, 2015 - 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. Continue Reading
Female dentist holds clean instruments in gloves Infection Control December 9, 2015 - Issues surrounding poor infection control practices in dental surgeries have been widely discussed in the media of late. Patients who have undergone invasive dental procedures at four private Sydney clinics over the past several years have been advised to see their GP to receive testing for blood-borne viruses. Our patients at Blue Tooth Dental in Enmore Continue Reading