20 Aug 2019

What Happens When My Braced Come Off?

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What Happens When My Braced Come Off?

Many adults get braces to improve their smile — and they love the results. Here’s all you need to know about when they come off: – Your orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth so that a retainer can be made – You will need to wear your retainer regularly based on your orthodontist’s […]

15 Aug 2019

What Can a Child Expect During a Regular Dental Examination?

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What Can a Child Expect During a Regular Dental Examination?

Children should always see a dentist before heading back to school in September. As this can cause fear in some, it is a good idea to take a look at what they can expect during a standard appointment.  The dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth and gums (this is a painless experience). The entire mouth […]

8 Aug 2019

Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth

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Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth

Poor oral health is linked with poor overall health so it’s vital to practice good oral hygiene: – As well as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, consider using mouthwash. – Avoid sugary and starchy foods as these result in tooth decay.  – Avoid smoking as it increases the risk of gum […]

30 Jul 2019

The Effects Of Pacifiers On Your Child’s Dental Health

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The Effects Of Pacifiers On Your Child’s Dental Health

As a parent, you’re surely familiar with the calming effect of pacifiers. However, you’ll also want to be aware of their potential negative impact. Key takeaways: The overuse of pacifiers can lead to a misaligned bite. Crooked and misaligned teeth can also be caused by the prolonged use of pacifiers. Most dental experts recommend stopping […]

23 Jul 2019

Understanding TMJ or Jaw Disorder

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Understanding TMJ or Jaw Disorder

Jaw pain can be a sign of teeth problems or a more serious medical condition such as arthritis. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) hold your lower jaw and skull together. TMJ disorders are the most common causes of jaw pain. Key takeaways: TMJ disorders are usually caused by trauma, arthritis, infections and some dental treatments. TMJ […]

17 Jul 2019

A Dentist’s Role in Diagnosing Sleep Apnoea

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A Dentist’s Role in Diagnosing Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a medical condition in which the airway closes intermittently during sleep. The resultant loss of oxygen from these short breathing pauses mean the sufferer has a disturbed night’s rest and often complains of fatigue, lethargy, poor concentration and diminished energy levels as a result.  Persistent snoring is the main symptom of sleep […]

11 Jul 2019

Proper Dental Care During Pregnancy

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Proper Dental Care During Pregnancy

Poor dental health can cause pre-term birth and underweight babies. Changes in hormones during pregnancy will ultimately affect your teeth. Therefore, properly clean your teeth and see the dentist regularly during pregnancy. Key takeaways: •Hormone levels during pregnancy put you at risk of getting or worsening your dental problems. •Increased blood flow to your gums […]

9 Jul 2019

MWO JUNE 2019 DR KORAY FERAN

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MWO JUNE 2019 DR KORAY FERAN

From Moira Wong on Vimeo. It was great to catch up with Dr Koray Feran at our summer party. Here are some discussions we had with Dr Feran on the day.

2 Jul 2019

Five Tips to Keep Your Baby’s Teeth Clean and Healthy

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Five Tips to Keep Your Baby’s Teeth Clean and Healthy

It is important to look after your baby’s oral health, even before the first teeth emerge. Baby teeth can start to come through from the age of 6 months. Key takeaways: It can be difficult to notice when baby teeth first start to emerge and wipe the gums clean in anticipation. Use a suitable toothbrush […]

26 Jun 2019

How To Deal With Dental Emergencies

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How To Deal With Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies often appear without warning and may catch you unprepared, but there are steps you can take to minimise the damage until you see a dentist. Key takeaways: Keep bleeding under control by putting pressure on the wound with a gauze or compress. Chipped or lost fillings can be replaced with temporary fillings sold […]