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Invisalign

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For much of history straight teeth were a matter of good genetics, and perhaps partly because of a good upbringing that exercised our jaws. But in the 20th century many technologies developed to straighten teeth. And it became common to wear braces as a teenager, or to have crowns as an adult.

But some of us still have less-than-straight-teeth as adults. It is possible to have braces at almost any age past our teens. But many adults dislike the look of braces, thinking they look too juvenile, or just finding them inconvenient.

An alternative to braces is Invisalign. These will rectify most teeth alignment problems, without the inconvenient or appearance of braces.

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Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth, each rather small mouthguards. Over time each aligner brings the teeth closer to the correct shape. it may take anything from 6 month to 2 years to achieve the final result.

Invisalign, unlike braces, do not have sharp edges, and can be easily removed for eating and drinking. So they cause minimal inconvenience. Talking with Invisalign might be slightly unusual at first, but this is very mild compared to speaking with braces. Invisalign are the easy way to get straight teeth with minimal hassle.

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Adults can have their teeth straightened with Invisalign. This treatment requires dental visits every few weeks; the clear retainers will constantly need to be replaced. Otherwise the matter is simple and fairly low pain. Other people will hardly notice that you are receiving treatment.

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Dental Sealants

The top chewing surface of our back teeth is prone to harboring food debris, which tends to lead to decay. This is because the top of these back molar teeth is rough and uneven. The roughness of this surface aids the chewing of food, but the same food can easily get caught in these space. it is difficult to clean this area even with a good toothbrush.

A dentist can greatly reduce the problems of decay in back molar teeth by using dental sealants.

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The top of the back molar teeth have both large and small grooves. We Need to retain these large grooves for the sake of chewing. But we need to fill in the small spaces because they are very difficult to clean, and harbor bacteria and food.

Dental sealants are used on back molar teeth to fill in the small spaces where cleaning is difficult. It does this while leaving the larger grooves in the teeth unaffected.

Sealants have been in general use for about two generations. They are routinely put on children’s molar teeth to prevent potential future decay. They will last for 5 to 10 years, perhaps longer, before they need replacing.

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Dental sealants protect the back molar teeth from decay, and make cleaning a little easier. They are inconspicuous once applied, and require no maintenance. So you can forget they are there, and still benefit from their protection against decay.

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Dental Decay

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Dental decay is the breakdown of the tooth , caused by acidic conditions in the mouth. The decay may be yellow, brown or black in colour.

The acidic conditions in the mouth can be the result of either bacteria breaking down sugars in the diet, or from foods and drinks that are acidic in nature (like juice or soft drinks). A few people seem to have slightly acidic saliva no matter what they eat. They need to be extra diligent about cleaning their teeth and surrounding mouth.

If we are to reduce the decay caused by bacteria acting on sugar then we need to reduce both factors – reduce the bad bacteria and reduce the sugar that they feed on.

  • We can reduce the bad bacteria by adding more good bacteria. Taking a probiotic or eating fermented food puts more good bacteria on our gut and mouth.
  • Eating less sugar means there is less for the bad bacteria to feed on. This reduces the mount of acid that causes decay and over time it reduces the bad bacteria which have less to feed on.
  • Brushing twice daily will remove most of the sugar and bacteria on the teeth. Brush 30 minutes after meals. But this brushing will not remove sugar in the rest of our body, which still causes acidic saliva that leads to decay.
  • Floss to clean between teeth. Do this once per day.
  • Mouthwash is easy to use, and a decent mouthwash will go a long way to reducing decay. Look for a mouthwash that has no alcohol, some fluoride, and some antibacterial actions.
  • Drink more water. This has many health benefits, and it helps keep the mouth clean and moist. This reduces decay problems.

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We all prefer prevention to cure. Talk to the dentist about the best way to avoid problems, and enjoy better health.

 

 

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Dental Implants

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Implants are the modern, effective way to replace lost or badly damaged teeth. Older techniques replaced teeth using partial dentures or bridges. But modern Implants are far superior.

A Dental Implant looks and functions like a natural tooth. You will soon forget that you even had a replacement. And implants only require the same general cleaning you should be giving your natural teeth. There is no additional upkeep.

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Implants have two major parts. A titanium post that connects to the jawbone. And a replica tooth above the gum-line.

Titanium is used for the metal post because it bonds to the bone at a molecular level (osseointegration). This makes for a very secure fitting.

The external tooth can be made from either Lithium disilicate or Zirconia. Older implants used porcelain teeth, which were fairly strong and also looked realistic. But These newer materials are equally realistic and are even stronger.

Zirconia is mostly used for front teeth because its translucent properties are very similar to natural tooth enamel. It is also very strong.

A variation on this is solid zirconia, which is stronger than translucent zirconia but less realsitic looking. It is mainly used on back molars which are less noticeable.

Lithium Disilicate is also stronger than translucent zirconica, and used for back molar teeth because of its superior strength.

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Dental Implants require two or three visits to the dentist. The titanium post must be fitted first so it can bond to the jawbone. Often this goes in as two parts. The screw implant goes in first, which is level with the gum-line. A post is attached to this on a subsequent visit.

The artificial tooth goes in last, once the implant is secure. It bonds quickly, so the toot is ready to be used soon after the dental visit is over.

Any complications with dental implants are rare, especially with healthy patients. They last for many decades if the mouth is kept clean and healthy.

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Braces

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Few of us have naturally straight teeth. Many of us who have straight teeth as adults needed braces as teenagers, or perhaps even as adults. But braces do a great job on straightening most teeth, and the benefits last a lifetime.

Occasionally braces need to be combined with teeth extractions or some surgery. But most of the time braces will be sufficient for straightening most teeth.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces use metal brackets and a wire on the front of the teeth. These put pressure on teeth to shift then into alignment. The wire is attached to the individual brackets with elastic ties.
A variation on this is self-litigating braces that do require elastic ties. The wire runs through brackets. These braces work a little faster than elastic tie braces.

Ceramic and Clear Braces

It is hard to hide the appearance of braces. But ceramic and clear braces blend in with the colour of the teeth, and are less obvious. They work in the same way as traditional braces.

Gold and Titanium Braces

Some individuals are allergic to the nickle used in braces, which are usually stainless steel. So gold plated stainless steel of titanium braces are used.

Lingual Braces

These put the braces behind the teeth rather than in front. This makes then virtually unnoticeable, but these braces can initially be more awkward and cause even more problems when trying to speak.

Braces can correct:

  • The spaces between teeth
  • The alignment of individual teeth.
  • Teeth that are too high in the mouth
  • Slight to moderate overbite and underbite.
  • The shape of the arch – They can widen the smile a little.

Occasionally less severe alignment problems can be corrected with clear aligners. adults may prefer this type of treatment.

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Braces are initially painful and remain at least a little awkward. But the result last a lifetime. Not only will our teeth look neat, but they will function better, and there will be far few problems with cleaning.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth are the 3rd Molars that appear at the back of our jaw when we are in our late teens or early twenties. They are the last teeth to emerge.

Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing problems. This is almost always because there is not quite enough room in the mouth to accommodate this last set of teeth. So wisdom teeth tend to come through crooked, not emerge properly, or emerge in a way that pushes other teeth out of alignment.

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Wisdom teeth often need to be removed. Failure to promptly remove them often leads to increasing problems. If the wisdom teeth are partly submerged in the gum then they will be prone to infections. Else they will be crooked and cause problems when chewing. At worst the wisdom teeth will cause alignment problems with the jaw an other teeth.

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‌‌Extracting wisdom teeth is not pleasant. But the operation is done under anesthetic, with the pain and recovery time only lasting a few days. Once the patient has recovered they will find their mouth suffered fewer problems than before.

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Some people do not suffer any issue with wisdom teeth. A few never develop wisdom teeth in the first place. But most people find that they need one of more wisdom teeth removed at some point.

Wisdom teeth problems are usually due to a slightly undersized jaw rather than the teeth themselves. There is speculation that increased use of the jaw when we are younger, chewing on slightly tougher foods, may enlarge our jaw as we grow. This is feasible, but unproven.

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Talk to your dentist if you suspect you have wisdom teeth problems.

Dental Clinic Wetherill Park

Dental Clinic Wetherill Park

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At Grace Dental Group, we want to invite you to come experience the best quality of care and service. Our dedicated doctors and friendly staff, in other words our excellent team, have the expertise to provide exceptional care for all patient who walks through our doors.

Grace Dental Group began as a husband and wife duo. Right from the start our sole goal was to provide the highest quality of treatment and dental care for people, at the most affordable rates for families. We wanted to create a modern clinic using state of the art equipment, while focusing on offering a warm, friendly, and family-oriented environment.

Our very first clinic opened to the public in August 2014 at Edensor Park. In just 4 short years, we have expanded to 3 clinics. They are located at Edensor Park, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg and now Wetherill park.

Our clinics are open to cater to all your dental needs, whether it be general, cosmetic, or specialty dentistry. We are a one stop shop.

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

Highest standards of Infection control

At Grace Dental Group, we have high standards of infection control and excellent level of hygiene. We maintain this throughout all our clinics. It is extremely important for dental clinics to maintain proper infection control practices within the clinic; this way, we prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. At Grace Dental Group we are more than confident in our abilities to do so.

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All clinics should have a thorough understanding of the basic principles of infection control and have systems in place. This allow infection control procedures to be carried out properly. It’s also important to stay up-to-date on specific infectious diseases, and how to take precautions that will ultimately protect against them.

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Jaw Problems – Dental Clinic

Jaw Problems

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A Dental clinic look after more than teeth and gums. Our mouth is an interconnected system, and will only function correctly when all the parts of that system work well both in isolation and in combination. Part of this interconnected system is the jawbones. We need our jaw to function correctly if we are to speak, eat and sleep adequately.

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Some of us suffer a ‘click’ or pain when we move our jaw. This is termed temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Occasionally this is the symptom of something serious, but usually the problem is only an inconvenience, and will not grow any worse.
Our jaws should work as a matched, symmetrical system. But not everything in nature is perfectly symmetrical. If there is asymmetry in the muscles or bones of our jaw, if one side is out of alignment, then we might be left with a click of pain in one side of the mouth.

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Jaw alignment problems might have one of several different causes.
• Jaw problems might be genetic – we were born slightly misaligned.
• The jaw may have suffered an injury. An impact one side of the face may cause an alignment problem.
• Always using the same side of the mouth to chew can cause jaw problems, though this is usually not too severe.
• An injury or recent dental problem might cause us to favour one side of the jaw when chewing. E.g.: impacted wisdom teeth may cause us to chew on the other side of the mouth.
• Poor teeth alignment or a single protruding tooth might cause us to chew on one side of the mouth.
• Stress or migraine headaches can cause us to clench our teeth, especially when sleeping. This can lead to misaligned jaws.
• A poorly aligned neck of back might start to push the jaws out of alignment.

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A dentist can advise on the best way to help a jaw alignment problem.
Treatments include:
• A mouthguard to prevent tooth grinding ,especially at night
• Orthodontics to realign the teeth and jaw.
• Simply chewing on the other side of the mouth will remove or reduce the problem. This will take a month or two.
• Chewing gum, and chewing on the other side of the mouth, can be quite beneficial.
• Fixing neck of back problems can help some patients, often quite dramatically.
• Jaw surgery is occasionally used for severe, long term problems.

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Have any jaw problems checked by the dentist. The issue is not usually serious, and the solution may simply be developing some better chewing habits.

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Cosmetic Dentist

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For people who are desiring to possess a better smile or maybe just want to improve their looks… cosmetic dentist cosmetic dentist is a phrase they ought to Google. Or if they are the conservative type, cosmetic dentist is a line they should research.

By the way, are you interested or maybe planning to change the appearance of your smile but don’t want to go though a lengthy treatment procedure such as orthodontics? Well, veneers could be the way to go for you.

Veneers may dramatically enhance cosmetic dental Cosmetic dentist concerns like gaps, small teeth, or discoloured teeth, crooked teeth, or even teeth that’s chipped. It is a painless alternative. It is also non-invasive and is an easy way to alter your smile’s look.

Our clinic offers 2 types of veneers. They are either composite or porcelain. Your choice is dependent on your preference and the budget you have allotted for this. During the consultation, the clinician will go over the pros and the cons the available choices, then answer questions you might have and will give you prices. This way, you will be able to make the right choice that will suit your lifestyle.

Advantages of Electric Toothbrushes.

Advantages of Electric Toothbrushes.

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There are some advantages to electric toothbrushes.

– Electric Toothbrushes can get 10 times as many brush strokes in the same amount of time. Meaning your teeth get a better clean for the same amount of time, or the same cleaning effect in less time.
– Electric toothbrushes often have timers, so you can be sure you aren’t cutting your time short when brushing.
– Electric toothbrushes are great for hard to reach places in you mouth. Especially if those hard to reach places make brushing actions difficult.
– Regular users of electric toothbrushes tend to have better teeth, though they should be including flossing as well as brushing. This is a long-term benefit.
– Just using an electric toothbrush encourages us to use it more. They are more appealing than a manual toothbrush. This is especially important for children who need encouragement to brush.

Many electric toothbrushes of a generation ago were quite gimmicky; often they just vibrated while you used them and did not add to the brushing function. Later toothbrushes are far more effective at cleaning.

Electric toothbrushes were once quite expensive, at least if they were serious devices. Now it is possible to buy the basic electric toothbrush for about $40, with only a few dollars for replacement heads. This is cost effective in the long term of it means fewer dental problems.

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A newer generation of electric toothbrushes is the ultrasound toothbrush. These rapidly remove debris from the teeth by vibrating at an extremely high rate (1-3 MHz). This high vibration frequency quickly destroy bacteria and plaque, even when the brush is not directly touching the tooth surface. So you can clean between the teeth when you brush the front and back surfaces.
Apparently effective the results of long-term use of ultrasonic toothbrushes look promising.

Call 9610 8815 (Edensor Park) or 9607 4970 (Green Valley) to book your dentist today.

Advantages of Electric Toothbrushes.

Advantages of Electric Toothbrushes.