11 Questions to help you make the right decision When you’re looking for a new dentist, you’re hopefully searching for more than someone to just clean your teeth. Optimal oral health is crucial for overall health and wellbeing and your dentist plays an integral role in helping you to achieve this.
Good oral hygiene should begin at an early age. Teeth need to be cleaned properly on a daily basis because germs or bacteria in your mouth grow on teeth and around the gums every day. If you keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy every day you will avoid problems like tooth decay, toothache, bleeding gums, yellow teeth and bad breath.
Many medications, including vitamins, minerals and herbal preparations, can have a negative impact on your oral health. It is important to ensure that your dentist is aware of your most recent medical history, including a list of all the medications (both over-the-counter and prescribed) that you use, as well as any chewable vitamins, herbs and similar products.
When you think about the health of your smile, you may consider your teeth, gums and perhaps even your tongue and cheeks. However, beautiful smiles also rely on strong and functional underlying bone structures. These bone structures primarily consist of the jawbone itself and the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The TMJ is located just in front of your ears and serves as the hinge that allows you to open and close your mouth normally when eating, speaking or smiling.
Independent Dentist Network (IDN) is a national network of successful independent dental practitioners and was established in response to health funds and corporate entities becoming increasingly involved in the management and ownership of dental practices. Carlton Dental is proud to be a member of IDN and is pleased to be able to offer its patients the benefits that come with choosing an independent dentist.
On the surface, bad breath might seem like nothing more than a small personal issue. It could embarrass you, but nothing worse. However, bad breath, or halitosis, can actually be a serious medical issue. Keep reading to find out what your bad breath might stem from and, once you and your dentist or doctor have determined the cause, how you can treat it.
A sparkling white smile appeals to many as a sign of good health and youthful beauty. Having attractive teeth can also give your self- confidence a well-deserved boost. Teeth whitening is today considered by patients to be the most popular and cost-effective way to dramatically enhance you smile.
Carlton Dental supporting local businesses-benefits of using a local dental lab for our patients. Unlike many other dental practices who source overseas, at Carlton Dental we choose to use local dental labs based in Melbourne. We pride ourselves on supporting Australian businesses who like us are committed to providing high quality work.
A recent investigative report conducted by the ABC revealed that dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called "drill and fill" dentistry, according to industry insiders.
If you have been experiencing problems with a tooth, you may wonder, "Do I need a root canal?" Root canals, also known as endodontic therapy, are performed when the nerve or pulp of the tooth becomes infected and inflamed due to dental decay, a cracked or broken tooth or an injury to the tooth.