Should You Have a Tooth Extracted When You Have a Cold?
2 June 2016
If you're due to have a tooth removed and you have a nasty cold, you may be wondering whether you should reschedule the extraction until you feel a little better. In some cases, your dentist may advise you to wait until you've recovered from your cold on the basis that your cold may affect the extraction itself and the subsequent healing process. How can a cold affect a tooth extraction?
Is It Better to Brush Your Teeth Before You Eat?
28 April 2016
Although it may make sense to brush your teeth after you eat to clean food off your teeth, there may be some benefits to switching to brushing before you have a meal. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a pre-meal rather than a post-meal brushing session?
The Advantages of Brushing Before Eating
While cleaning your teeth before you mess them up with food may seem counterintuitive, brushing before a meal does have some dental health benefits.
Teenager Taming Tips: How to Win the Battle of the Toothbrush
28 April 2016
While parents may like the independence their children start to show when they turn into teenagers, this can also be a frustrating time. Teenagers are more able to look after themselves; however, they may not always make the right decisions or may be unwilling to follow your advice when they don't do things they should.
For example, some teenagers may fall out of the habit of cleaning their teeth correctly and may ignore any advice you give them on oral hygiene.
Will Tooth Whitening Treatments Affect Your Fillings?
13 April 2016
Tooth whitening treatments don't always work the same across all your teeth. Issues like staining and existing dental work may affect the evenness of the treatment and the shades of white you can achieve. How do fillings affect your whitening results and will your fillings be damaged when you whiten your teeth?
Bleach May Not Affect the Shade of Your Fillings
According to CHOICE Australia, the bleaches used in tooth whitening products and treatments don't typically affect the current colour of dental work like fillings.