Most people know that a mouthguard is a necessary piece of equipment for playing contact sports like rugby or Australian rules football. Mouthguards prevent costly dental injuries. But there is a big difference in the quality of protection provided by a custom mouthguard and a store-bought mouthguard. Custom mouthguards, created by dentists, are a much better option. If you are considering your mouthguard options at this time, then here are just some of the ways that a custom mouthguard can protect your and your teeth.
9 April 2021
Crystal methamphetamine, generally just referred to as crystal meth or ice, is fairly prevalent in Australia. In fact, it has been suggested that Australia has one of the highest rates of crystal meth usage in the world. It's an illicit drug that is highly addictive and is disastrous to a person's physical and mental health. If you are in the process of breaking your addiction, you may find yourself attempting to undo the physical damage caused by the drug, and your dental health will need to be addressed.
24 February 2021
It is not uncommon for individuals, especially in their young and young adult years, to experience crooked or misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth are those that have rotated and are facing a different direction. Misaligned teeth, on the other hand, are in the form of overbites, underbites or crossbites. An overbite is when your upper jaw and teeth seem to be positioned more towards the front than the lower jaw and teeth, meaning that if you bite down, the lower teeth bite behind your upper teeth.
22 January 2021
You may already know that dentures are used to treat missing teeth, but you might have some questions about certain things. Here are answers to some of these questions to help you get to understand dentures better: Is a Getting Dentures Painful? No, it is not. During your first dental visit, your dentist will examine your mouth and talk to you about various missing teeth treatment methods. The dentist may also need to verify that you don't have any underlying dental conditions; if you do, he or she can provide treatment for those first.
9 December 2020
A root canal is a type of dental treatment for decaying teeth, especially when the decay has reached the pulp cavity. The pulp cavity is the part of your tooth that houses the nerves and blood vessels, meaning that if tooth decay has reached this part, you will most likely be in pain and have minor bleeding and swelling. Here's everything you need to know about root canals. How Tooth Decay Occurs
23 October 2020
While tooth extractions are unpleasant, they are sometimes inevitable. Through any oral problems, the dentist will prioritize saving your tooth. However, if the treatment options don't succeed, the next option is tooth extraction. If the tooth is a baby tooth, then there's little to no negative consequence of extracting the tooth, since it gives room for the permanent tooth to grow in. However, if your tooth is permanent, the case changes.
19 August 2020
When you take part in sports, you run the risk of injury. This is true whether you play contact sports like rugby or non-contact sports like tennis. And one area of your body that is especially vulnerable to injury is your head. A fall or collision can send you straight to the hospital or dentist for urgent medical or dental care. A sports mouthguard can protect you from some of the injuries you might suffer to your head, neck and mouth.
16 June 2020