EK Dental Surgery Gum | Disease Causes Care And Cure | Dentist Glen Waverley

Gum Disease – Causes, Care, And Cure

In order to have a solid house, it should rest on a strong foundation. And the same thing is true of your teeth – without a solid foundation in your gums, your teeth, appearance, and overall health will suffer.

In Australia the average percentage of people with this disease is around 22%. People over 65 have rates approaching 53%! And gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Consequently, it is very important you recognize the signs of gum disease and know how to treat, cure, and prevent it.

At EK Dental Surgery we are here to work with you to ensure that your gums are the strong foundation of your complete dental health!

Ek Dental Surgery | Diabetes Periodontal Health And Their Link | Dentist Glen Waverley

Diabetes, Periodontal Health, And Their Link

During the past 10 years, a lot of research has been undertaken on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease. We have learned that periodontal disease is the sixth leading complication of diabetes.

This means that if you have diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, with a higher rate of more severe levels of bone loss and gum infection.

Ouch! And it’s an ‘ouch’ to your dental health, overall health, and pocketbook.

This is why EK Dental Surgery believes it is important or our patients to know about diabetes, periodontal disease, and how they interact.

EK Dental Surgery | Childrens Week and Tooth Glen Waverley

Children’s Week And Toothcare At Ek Dental Surgery

Children, families and staff at EK Dental Surgery in the Glen Waverly area are getting excited about Children’s Week. Children’s Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people.

Children’s Week in 2017 will be held from Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 or October, and EK Dental Surgery supports the week, by emphasizing the need for early development of good dental hygiene habits and care.

A commitment to a child’s dental health is a commitment to their lifetime dental and overall health!

What Are The Most Popular Braces Options For Adults? | Dentist Glen Waverley

What Are The Most Popular Braces Options For Adults?

Does the word braces create a picture in your mind of a teenager with a mouth overstuffed with metal? That may have been how it was in the bad old days, but braces are a very different thing today.

Which is good, particularly for any adults who feel that they’ve missed their opportunity to get the smile they’ve always wanted instead of the crooked teeth they have.

So, while orthodontic treatments are often imagined to only be appropriate for children and teenagers, in fact they are also appropriate and effective for adults as well. Adult orthodontic treatments are extremely effective in correcting crooked teeth, overbites, and all manner of other oral problems in more mature patients.

Top 4 Signs You May Need Root Canal Treatment glen waverley dentist

Top 4 Signs You May Need Root Canal Treatment

Some people ignore it when their tooth hurts or if pain seems to radiate from deep within the tooth or jaw. But if such pain persists for more than a week or so, it’s a sign to visit your EK Dental dentist right away, because you need treatment, perhaps even a root canal, to solve your pain.

At EK Dental Surgery, we are experts in diagnosing tooth and nerve problems, and among our treatments, root canal can be most effective as the last treatment to save a damaged tooth.

Got Yellow Teeth? Discover How to Whiten Them Fast

Got Yellow Teeth? Discover How to Whiten Them Fast

Scientific research shows us that flashing a bright smile is always the right move. It is associated with more success, confidence, and even better romantic outcomes! Unfortunately, as we age our teeth tend to become more yellow, for reasons that can be controlled and some that can’t.

But because a shining smile is so important, it is also important to know what causes yellow teeth, what can be done to prevent them, and what treatment can do to ‘solve’ yellow teeth.

At EK Dental Surgery, we are experts in helping patients avoid yellow teeth, and restoring yellow teeth to a brighter, shinier state!

Dental Health Week And Your Busy Lifestyle glen waverley dentist

Dental Health Week And Your Busy Lifestyle

Has your dental health routine has taken a back seat to your hectic schedule?

You might be pleased to hear that the focus of Dental Health Week (7 – 13 August) this year is Oral Health for Busy Lives. This week is intended to give you an opportunity to think about balancing your commitment to your schedule with your commitment to your dental health.

When you think of poor oral hygiene it’s unlikely you’ll immediately think of busy people, though these are the people at risk of neglecting their mouths thanks to their schedules.

7 Daily Habits That Negatively Affect Teeth dentist glen waverley

7 Daily Habits That Negatively Affect Your Teeth

Learning how to take care of your teeth is a basic part of growing up, like learning to tie your shoes, recite the alphabet, or memorize multiplication tables.

You brush. You floss. You avoid sugary foods and you visit your EK Dental Surgery dentist regularly. Sometimes it seems as easy as A-B-C.

However, when it comes to our teeth, many of us still have a thing or two to learn, particularly about “unknown” bad habits that might threaten our teeth. Here are seven facts about your pearly whites that you might not know, even after all these years.

8 Ways Sugar Can Damage Your Health dentist glen waverley

8 Ways Sugar Can Damage Your Health

In 2011-12, Australians consumed over 100 grams of total sugars daily. More than half of this was free sugars (60 grams, equivalent to approximately 14 level teaspoons of white sugar), All that sugar doesn’t come from obvious sources like soda, cake and candy; instead it is “hidden” in other products, including condiments, salad dressings, breads and rolls, and processed, prepackaged foods (which are often bad for you on other accounts as well).

Nearly three-quarters of packaged foods sold in supermarkets contain significant amounts of sugar.

Doctors know that sugar is related to serious health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, but did you know that sugar also acts as food for oral bacteria, leading to tooth decay? In turn, tooth decay harms your overall oral health, potentially leading to negative effects on your overall health as well.

7 Effective Oral Health Tips For Seniors dentist glen waverley

7 Effective Oral Health Tips For Seniors

When we think of developing good oral hygiene habits, we usually think of teaching them to children. And it is true, that the best time of life to create good habits like these is when you are very young. Dental health, however, is important throughout life, and may be even more significant for older adults.

Teeth are in greater jeopardy as people age. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for 2014 show that rates of tooth loss are multiplied by 10 from age 44 to 75 and over. Other dental conditions also become more likely and more dangerous as the years stack up.