62% of Australian adults are considering orthodontic treatment for easy cleaning and maintenance of teeth. Dentists have continued to rely on putty impressions to develop orthodontics. Although the method achieves some level of success, it is lengthy and time-consuming. However, recent technological advancements have led to the development of digital orthodontic scanners that have made the process much more comfortable. If you still use putty impressions in your private practice, then it is time to get an upgrade to digital orthodontic scanners. [Read More]
Why Sports Playing Children Should Have Mouth Guards On
Mouth guards refer to dental devices that function to protect teeth from a host of potential injuries. These devices are traditionally moulded from plastic, but they can also be manufactured from an array of ductile materials. Some people, generally speaking, tend to associate mouth guards with teeth grinding, medically referred to as bruxism. But mouth guards are not only beneficial to individuals that grind their teeth while they sleep. They are also highly functional for athletes, particularly young children who routinely engage in sporting activities. [Read More]
Dental Care Considerations for People With Parkinson's Disease
There are an estimated 81,000 to 110,000 people living with Parkinson's disease in Australia. But living is the key word here. Life goes on, with all the subsequent needs for healthcare that might not necessarily be related to the condition. Dental care has the potential to be problematic when someone is affected by Parkinson's disease, from self-care at home, to visits to the dentist. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson's disease, what extra considerations might be needed when visiting the dentist? [Read More]
What Can Be Done When Your Smile Isn't Symmetrical?
While your face might be largely symmetrical, one half is probably not an exact mirror image of the other. It might even be that your face would look rather different if it were perfectly symmetrical. But there is one part of your face where perfect symmetry is desirable, and that's your smile. If there was a vertical line down the centre of your smile, you would want each half to be a mirror reflection of the other. [Read More]