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The Snoring Remedies That Really Work

sleeping with a snoring partnerThe Snore

Snoring is fairly common for human beings. Not everyone snores and not all snorers snore every night.  Some snorers are quiet and some are very, very loud. Unfortunately, the snorer is often not disturbed by their own snoring where it typically falls to those affected by sleepless nights lying awake listening to the dull roar next to them,  to seek a solution. In most cases snoring is not considered dangerous although a snorer is wise to seek advice on what it causing louder than usual slumber and whether their nighttime resonance could be a sign of impaired breathing or sleep apnoea.  Both the later conditions affect the health of the snorer and in some cases can be high risk, so are worth checking with your doctor. (more…)

Choose a Laser Dentist to Treat Gum Disease

Sydney laser dentistPeriodontal or gum disease can be the result of poor oral health, a genetic predisposition or susceptibility, diabetes, smoking and some medications. It’s an infection of the gum tissue and bone structure that holds the teeth in place. Gum disease usually affects people in their 30s and 40s and if it is not treated you can lose some, if not all of your teeth. Gum disease is also linked to heart disease and stroke and premature birth.

If you have gum disease and have undergone treatment to clean the surfaces of your teeth and the roots that are hidden beneath your swollen gums, you will know that it’s not a very pleasant procedure. Maintenance is the key, but if you have let it slip for any length of time then calculus builds up and you are in for another uncomfortable session in the dentist’s chair.

So for sufferers of gum disease, news of a less invasive treatment that eliminates the need for scraping and drilling is reason to let out a big sigh of relief.

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Everything You Need to Know About Lumineers

lumineers to make your smile beautiful
 
If you have stained, chipped, cracked or just misaligned teeth then you might be reluctant to smile. That’s really sad if that’s the case, because smiling and laughter, like good oral health, are great for our physical and mental health and overall feelings of wellbeing.

And besides, the solution these days to any of those problems is much more convenient than ever before. Lumineers are a pain free, cost effective and quick way to regain your confidence and that lost smile. They are close to a perfect replica of real teeth.

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The Safe Way to Whiten Your Teeth

effective teeth whitening methods in Sydney

Everybody notices white teeth. It’s a great way to freshen your appearance and it even takes years off you your appearance and let’s face it,  who doesn’t want to look younger. With white teeth you’re more inclined to smile and a happy face makes for a younger face.

With the advent of hydrogen peroxide formulas, over the counter tooth whitening products became increasingly popular. Toothpastes, whitening kits, and stain removing agents are now widely available in pharmacies and grocery stores. Even though hydrogen peroxide is a highly effective whitening agent, when applied in the form of anti staining toothpastes they don’t do a lot to whiten your teeth and as cleaning agents, they do more damage than good. They often cause tissue burns, tooth sensitivity, and if they’re used with a firm hand or a hard bristled brush, they can affect the enamel on your teeth. And they don’t offer any additional cavity protection.

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Tips on Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Sparkling smile with dental implants

  

Technically, dental implants are a form of cosmetic dentistry. If you have broken, chipped, permanently discoloured or loose teeth then dental implants will boost your confidence and have you smiling again in no time.

But to say that high quality dental implants are purely cosmetic is incorrect. Dental implants are functional as well as cosmetic. Dental implants are used to replace missing or loose teeth and poorly fitting dentures. They enable you to chew again; they prevent gum recession and bone loss and if you have had missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit then they can change the shape of your face. They will certainly have you smiling for plenty of reasons. (more…)

Is it Better to Get a Dental Crown or a Filling?

A dental crown procedure is often the best solution to preserve the life of a tooth. If you have a dentist that you’ve been seeing for a long time then no doubt you will trust their opinion and give then the go ahead. However, if you go to a dentist for the first time and he or she has a cursory look at your teeth and immediately recommends a crown, you should take a deep breath and have the conversation about alternatives.

If you are still not satisfied then leave, do your research and if necessary seek another opinion. Crowns may well be the best option but they are an investment and you should be sure you investigate other tooth restoration options before you spend your money. If you are looking for another opinion then come and see us at Cosmic Smile. We will provide you with honest and professional advice on whether a crown is required.

dental crown procedure
A crown is most commonly used when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Generally speaking, crowns are good. They are a tooth-like covering placed over an existing tooth to protect it and to make sure you don’t compromise the health of your other teeth and the health of your gums. It strengthens, restores and improves the appearance of a tooth. People often choose a crown to cover a badly discoloured or broken tooth.

Dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. Their lifespan depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown is exposed to and how much attention you pay to your oral hygiene and diet.

This occurs when you have a cracked tooth. Unlike a broken tooth, a cracked tooth cannot be repaired. In fact in the case of a cracked tooth you may use a crown as a temporary solution. Longer term you may need root canal and then a crown or an extraction. A misdiagnosis might occur if you have craze lines in your teeth. These won’t require action but they may appear like a crack. In some cases a long crazed line might be the precursor to a crown. You should double check the diagnosis before you spend the money.

Obviously a filling is suggested if it is not going to dominate the entire tooth. Modern dental fillings are made of much more durable material than old fillings. However, if an old filling is covering about two thirds of your tooth it could be that you will need a crown to keep the tooth. If a new filling is so large it compromises the structure of the tooth then maybe a crown is a better option. An old filling will eventually give up. Of course, with such little tooth remaining it might develop a crack and therefore you will require a crown anyway. It’s a decision only you can make but a crown may be the only way to preserve the tooth.

For a good dentist in Sydney call our office on 02 9904 2880 or email info@cosmicsmile.com.au to speak to our friendly staff for more information.