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2703, 2020

Letter to Patients COVID 19

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: pymble-blog|

Dear Valued Patient of Pymble Dental Practice, Given the unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 virus I have made the hard yet right decision to restrict our surgery to essential dental services for the immediate future. This means the deferral of routine dental treatment but the continuation of urgent and emergency treatment. The continuation of dentistry as part of the broader medical community is important in reducing the burden [...]

2801, 2020

Advantages & Disadvantages of Implants vs Alternatives

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: pymble-blog|

Advantages & Disadvantages of Implants vs Alternatives Dental implants provide an option to replace a missing tooth or teeth without damaging the adjacent teeth, restoring functionality, preventing bone loss and eliminating the need for dentures. Implants replicate natural teeth very well, however we often get asked about the alternatives. Below we’ve included the advantages and disadvantages of these alternatives to help you make your decision.1. No TreatmentDisadvantages:Functional and aesthetic compromiseDrifting/tilting [...]

1612, 2019

Why you Should Avoid Charcoal Toothpastes

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Why you Should Avoid Charcoal Toothpastes What is it? Charcoal Toothpaste products usually come in a jar of finely ground charcoal, which you are to mix and brush your teeth to ‘whiten them'. Does it work? Whilst the fine grit of the paste might remove stains and make them appear whiter, the truth is activated charcoal might be doing you more harm than good. This is an abrasive [...]

1011, 2019

A Dentist’s Perspective On Coconut Oil Pulling

By |November 10th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

A Dentist’s Perspective On Coconut Oil Pulling The internet is an infinite depth of misinformation and subliminal marketing. A question we have been asked quite frequently this year amongst the social media generation  “Does coconut oil-pulling cure help with healthy teeth and gums?” What is it? Oil pulling is the somewhat unusual term for the practice of swishing a type of unrefined plant oil (e.g., coconut, sesame, sunflower, olive, [...]

411, 2019

Porcelain Veneers vs Composite Resin Veneers

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Porcelain Veneers vs Composite Resin Veneers Which should you choose? Veneers are facings that are applied to the front (visible) surfaces of usually the upper teeth in order to improve the appearance, lustre and colour. Whilst they are largely a cosmetic therapy, they are also used to: Disguise misshapen or broken-down teeth Change the shade or colour of badly stained, yellow or discoloured teeth Close spaces or correct crowding Improve [...]

1910, 2019

Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout Pymble Dental Practice

By |October 19th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Frequently Asked Questions About Pymble Dental Practice Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive. If you can't find the answer to your inquiry here, or would like more information, please contact our helpful team. We also have a number of helpful articles on dental health in our Resource Centre. Absolutely. We warmly welcome children, and we pride ourselves on our effective approach to children’s dentistry. This [...]

910, 2019

Caring for your new implant, porcelain crown or bridge

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Caring for your new implant, porcelain crown or bridge TODAY:  Have a soft diet for the next 24 hours and avoid sticky foods, get used to chewing on this tooth again. FIRST FEW WEEKS:  The Bite: It is normal for the new implant crown to feel “high” for the first few weeks, as the Implant is connected directly to the jaw bone.  If the crown continues to feel high after two weeks, please contact the [...]

410, 2019

Dental Anxiety Tips

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Dental Anxiety Tips Not everyone is fond of going to the dentist and no, we’re not just talking about kids — it is a fact that applies even to adults. There is just something about a dental appointment that makes many of us nervous. However, dental anxiety should not be a reason for you to skip a trip to the dentist. Remember that maintaining good dental health is just [...]

2209, 2019

How Pregnancy Affects Teeth & Your Dental Health

By |September 22nd, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

How Pregnancy Affects Teeth & Your Dental Health A woman’s body undergoes plenty of changes during pregnancy requiring extra care and nourishment. The surge of hormones affects the skin, hair, and even moods! What few women understand however, is that their dental health could also suffer if not given the attention it deserves. Like most parts of the body, the teeth is extra sensitive during pregnancy making it all the [...]

1009, 2019

Causes of Bad Breath

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Causes of Bad Breath Halitosis or bad breath is not something that you can just ignore. Although its root cause may be something that can be easily treated by brushing your teeth, it can also be a result of a more serious condition that needs treatment. You need to be aware of the main causes of bad breath and the best ways to prevent or cure them. Bad Oral [...]

2008, 2019

Will Invisalign Fix a Crossbite or Overbite

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Will Invisalign Fix a Crossbite or Overbite Crossbites and overbites are malocclusions that can have quite an effect on one’s personal appearance. These dental issues have long been a source of insecurity for teenagers and even adults. Traditionally, crossbites and overbites are effectively corrected by braces however, patients in their teens and adulthood find it unappealing to wear them because they feel that it brings even more attention to [...]

1508, 2019

Snoring: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Snoring: Causes, Risks, and Treatment Sleeping with a snorer? It could be more than just a nighttime habit that’s keeping you awake. Snoring is often a sign of an underlying host of health problems that range from hypertension to acid reflux. Here’s a quick rundown of the causes, risks, and possible treatment for snoring. Causes Relaxed throat and tongue muscles – Throat muscles and tongue muscles tend to relax as [...]

808, 2019

Dental Tourism

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Dental Tourism: Is It Worth It? Dental tourism may sound unusual, or odd even, but it is very real. In fact, it is a rising trend, especially for Australian holidaymakers. But what is it exactly? Dental tourism is the practice of going to another country to get dental work done because the dental procedures there are cheaper. Quite obviously, the main goal of this practice is to save money. [...]

2407, 2019

Causes of Sensitive Teeth

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Causes of Sensitive Teeth Do you wince in pain whenever cold or hot food touches your teeth? This is a sign of sensitive teeth, also known as dentin hypersensitivity in the medical world. It’s not a permanent condition and by itself isn’t a serious problem, but sufferers of sensitive teeth can bear the discomfort for an extended period if the underlying problem is not addressed, and the root of [...]

1707, 2019

Bruxism & Teeth Grinding

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Bruxism & Teeth Grinding Symptons, Causes & Treatments Have you been experiencing jaw pain in the morning after waking up? Has someone complained to you about a grinding sound you make when you sleep? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then you may have a problem with grinding your teeth, medically known as Bruxism. We have included below the symptoms and causes of Bruxism, how to prevent it [...]

1007, 2019

Dental Health For Babies & Toddlers

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Dental Health For Babies & Toddlers From the time your children get their first teeth until the whole set is complete, they’ll eat anything and everything they can hold. It feels great just to see them finally munching and enjoying solid foods. Cute as it is to watch them discover the joys of eating, now is also the time to start building good dental health habits and becoming familiar [...]

1506, 2019

What to do in a Dental Emergency

By |June 15th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

What to do in a Dental Emergency Like all other medical crises, dental emergencies occur when you least expect them. These can include knocked-out or cracked teeth, and a number of other mouth-related emergencies. It’s important to learn how to react accordingly because response time is crucial to recovery. In any situation, the best step to take is to see your dentist as soon as possible. However, there [...]

806, 2019

Brushing Your Teeth

By |June 8th, 2019|Categories: pymble-blog|

Brushing Your Teeth Why It’s So Important & How To Brush Properly For Toddlers, Children, Adults & Seniors The importance of brushing our teeth has been instilled in us at a very early age. Though most of us have formed a daily brushing habit by the time we are adults, it’s surprising that not all of us brush our teeth properly. This may be due to poor oral hygiene training in the formative years, [...]

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