9 Little-Known Things EK Dental Surgery Looks for During Routine Dental Examinations

9 Little-Known Things EK Dental Surgery Looks for During Routine Dental Examinations

Of course, your regular dental checkup is part of optimal dental health, but it is also a crucial part of your general health.

Why? Because research discovers that nearly 90 per cent of general diseases show some symptoms in the mouth, and sometimes these symptoms become evident in the mouth even before they are visible to you or cause any pain.

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Toothpaste: Too Many Choices?

When you walk into the toothpaste aisle the selection can be overwhelming, no longer is it as simple as gel or paste, spearmint or peppermint.

There are many types of toothpastes that claim to do certain things better than others. And, each one of those companies wants you to believe that they are producing better products than the other items they share shelf space with.

Meaning the marketing can sometimes get in the way of the important information on choosing which toothpaste is right for you.


4 Dental Care Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in a woman’s life. But even in the midst of that excitement, pregnant women should be sure to take care of their dental health. Dental health for a mother is related to dental and general health of their newborns.

The good news is that most routine treatment is safe during pregnancy, though during the first 3 months some procedures and medications are to be avoided.

One key step is to be certain your dentist knows you are pregnant before any treatment is recommended.

Treating And Avoiding Bleeding Gums - glen waverley dentist

Treating And Avoiding Bleeding Gums

A little bit of blood on a toothbrush is no big deal, right? Wrong! Blood while brushing or flossing, or swollen, sore gums, are evidence of gum disease. If gum disease is not treated, it can lead to serious dental consequences including tooth loss.

If you have symptoms of gum swelling, tenderness, or bleeding, you need to visit your EK Dental Surgery dentist as soon as possible.

Why Do Gums Bleed?

  • Plaque – the short answer is often, “plaque”. If bacteria isn’t removed, it leads to the growth of plaque and calculus, which then attack the gums surrounding the teeth. This causes irritation, which can lead to swelling and bleeding.

5 Dental Health New Year’s Resolutions

5 Dental Health New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time of the year we think about what the New Year has in store for us, and what we would like to accomplish in 2017. New Year’s resolutions are an important part of welcoming in the New Year because they provide a direction to move forward.

While you surely have your personal resolutions, why not try adding some New Year resolutions for your teeth? Healthy teeth can lead to a better smile and overall better health.

Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Shape Up Your Smile

EK Dental Surgery encourages you to pick New Year’s resolutions that benefit your teeth and health. Below are eight great resolutions for oral health. Pick a few and practice them. Then let us know how you do!

Don’t Get ‘Stuck’ With Bad Dental Health This Holiday Season

Don’t Get ‘Stuck’ With Bad Dental Health This Holiday Season

Ah, the holiday season! Time to eat lots of sugar infused snacks and drink sugary beverages with our friends, coworkers, and family. Unfortunately, these snacks and beverages are bad for teeth and this makes dental care over the holidays something we should all take seriously.

The Destructive Role of Sugar

Sticky plaque is constantly forming on your teeth and gums. This plaque contains bacteria that feed on sugar and create acids that last for nearly 30 minutes. Those acids destroy tooth enamel over time, and as tooth enamel weakens the chances of poor dental health and cavities increases.

What Can You Do?

Working with the skilled professionals at EK Dental Surgery in Glen Waverley you can ensure your long-term oral and overall health survives the holidays. It only takes a little bit of thought, and it will bring you the best present of the season: healthy, attractive teeth.

Dentist Glen Waverley Tips: Don’t let December Damage your Dental Bliss

Don’t let December Damage your Dental Bliss

When the end of the year rolls around, events can conspire against maintaining good oral health on multiple levels: abundant sweet snacks and drinks, stress from constrained time, work, and family pressures, and lowered capacity to resist unhealthy compromises in our routines.

EK Dental Surgery in Glen Waverley hopes to have a positive influence on your oral health at the end of this year by offering you a few pieces of free advice. Sometimes, by just being a little more self-aware and thinking about things once or twice, we can improve our bahaviour in subtle ways that can benefit us.