When is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?

wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth, or the third permanent molars, generally erupt during our late teens. Depending on the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth develop (that is, in what position), you may or may not require wisdom tooth extraction. The best way to be sure is to consult your dentist for a professional examination Read More

Composite versus Porcelain Veneers

porcelain veneers

In our modern society dental veneers have increased greatly in popularity. It seems that everyone is talking about them, and we dentists have seen a huge rise in enquiries about them. Initially veneers were used to mask discoloured teeth but recently they have been used more and more to improve the shape and size of Read More

Dental Implants – Understanding their economics

Dental Implants

In the last few decades dental implants have been established as one of the most reliable, progressive treatment options for replacing missing and lost teeth. Their continued success story is evident in multiple long-term studies. As a specialist periodontist, I have often been asked about the pros and cons of this modality vis-à-vis other replacement Read More

How does Invisalign work?

invisalign

What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear aligners made of a thermoplastic material. A series of aligners are custom-made and worn in sequence to gradually move and straighten the teeth. Invisalign treatment has become an increasingly popular means of teeth straightening, as it is virtually invisible, Read More

Dental Health Week 2017: Oral Health for Busy Lives

dental health

The week of 7 to 13 August 2017 is the Australian Dental Association’s annual Dental Health Week, and the focus this year is on “anywhere anytime” oral health for busy lives. We’ve put together some handy tips about how you can fit in oral health, no matter how hectic life gets. Brush and floss While Read More

What is fluoride and what is it used for?

fluoride

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine that occurs throughout nature in soil and water. Initially discovered by an American dentist researching brown discolouration in teeth, fluoride has been proven to dramatically decrease the incidence of dental decay. Since its discovery in the 1930s, fluoride has been used worldwide in toothpastes Read More