dental anxiety and you dealing with fear of dentist

Dental Anxiety and You: Dealing With Fear of Dentist

Does the thought of going to the dentist make your palms sweat and your heart race? Dental anxiety affects approximately 20% of individuals in Australia.

For some, dental anxiety is so bad that they neglect seeing their dentist when they should, or they stop going completely, seriously harming their oral health.

Teeth fracture, loosen, and even fall out of the jaw when small dental problems are allowed to worsen into destructive issues. Facial aesthetics are impacted when oral health deteriorates, leading to gum infections, tooth loss, and jaw bone recession. Studies show a link between poor oral health and systemic health issues such as diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.

Valentines Day Healthy Smile Tips Glen Waverley

Valentine’s Day Healthy Smile Tips

When we prepare for Valentine’s Day most of us spend time on getting our clothes and hair ‘just right’ and not that much time on our smile.

But our smile is often the first thing people notice, and our loved ones see our smiles every day. Therefore it only makes sense, that on Valentine’s Day and around the year, we do whatever we can to make our smiles beautiful.

Sparkling Water and Your Teeth: What You Should Know

Sparkling Water and Your Teeth: What You Should Know

Everybody knows that drinking water is vital for your health. But staying hydrated can be difficult – and sometimes boring.

As a rule of thumb, you are told to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. But after the first few glasses of water, you might begin to find the taste gets boring. And after eight glasses? You may never want to drink water again!

This is why people sometimes get tired of drinking plain water or look for something a bit more exciting. And sometimes, this choice is sparkling water.

This Father's Day, Bring a Smile to Dad's Face | Dentist Glen Waverley

This Father’s Day, Bring a Smile to Dad’s Face

Father’s Day may be just around the corner, September 1st for those of you who might have forgotten, but there is still time to make sure that your Dad gets the best Father’s Day gift – no shipping required!

How can this be? Because the best Father’s Day gift doesn’t require shipping, you can find it in your local stores!

Our Dads are never disappointed with the gift of caring, remembering, and appreciation for all the love and support they have given us.

Glen Waverly Celebrates Dental Health Week

Glen Waverley Celebrates Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week (Aug 6-12), is the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) annual oral health promotion. EK Dental Surgery enthusiastically supports Dental Health Week as it is a week specifically set aside to focus on why oral health is so important.

Oral health is related to ALL health – it can affect more than just your teeth – it can also lead to infection, inflammation, and cardiovascular and other systemic diseases. This means that proper oral health care technique is a key part of your total health.

Diagnosing and Preventing Gingivitis | Dentist Glen Waverley

Diagnosing and Preventing Gingivitis

Your health is important to you, right? And if your health is important to you, fighting gingivitis should be important to you. This is because to keep yourself healthy you need to prevent toxins and bacteria and from entering your body.

Because your mouth is such a target for bacteria, poor oral hygiene or preventive care can cause the early stages of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.