5 Surprising Things You Need to Know About Braces

1 August 2017
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Thinking about braces for you or your child? Before you start looking at orthodontics, you may want to review some of these surprising facts about braces. Here's what you need to know. 1. Braces Have Changed Over the Years The traditional style of braces is like this: brackets get attached to your teeth, and wires get stretched between the brackets. Then, the wires get strategically tightened to straighten your teeth. Read More 

How You Can Improve the Appearance of Your Smile with Little Discomfort

9 May 2017
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Many people realise that they need to take action when it comes to improving the appearance of their smile, but understand that many years of inaction may cause this to be a little more complicated than it should be. If you realise that you need to have veneers, you may be wondering how detailed and involved the procedure is and how much discomfort you might have to endure. The good news is that dental technology today gives you several options. Read More 

Beyond Novocaine and Medications: Three Options to Help You Relax in the Dental Chair

5 May 2017
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Dental work is often mis-characterised as painful, but this tired old story simply isn't true anymore. Now you can use local anesthesia to completely eliminate pain during dental work as well as nitrous oxide to keep you relaxed. If you have a lot of anxiety, there are even intravenous sedatives that can prevent you from feeling pain during dental work. Beyond, that, however, there are also relaxation techniques and ideas you may want to consider. Read More 

Dealing with A Knocked-Out/Avulsed Tooth: First Aid Information

20 December 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Dental emergencies don't have a warning. They strike at anytime and anywhere. Knowing what to do in such emergencies can help you prevent further dental problems before you seek dental assistance. A knocked-out or avulsed tooth is one of the dental emergencies you should be quick to handle. Lack of urgency in the case of a knocked-out tooth can be the difference between rescuing your tooth and losing it completely. This is because an avulsed tooth can actually be re-implanted, but the chances of success reduce significantly the longer you wait. Read More 

Dental Tourism: Disaster or Money Saver?

7 December 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

More people are seeking out cosmetic-dentistry procedures. While the results are usually excellent and greatly improve a person's smile, the price can be off-putting for some. With the rise of cosmetic dentistry, there has also been a boom in dental tourism. Overseas destinations such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Eastern Europe offer both a holiday and a reduced fee for what brokers claim is the same cosmetic result. Is this really a good deal, or could you be worse off in the long run? Read More