New Year Resolutions For Your Oral Health

New Year Resolutions For Your Oral Health

New Year Resolutions For Your Oral HealthAs 2016 moves into the past, the New Year brings a time for change, a chance to take stock of the past year, and an opportunity to make ourselves better by taking action to improve our quality of life. So, many of us make New Year resolutions.

But how many of these resolutions manage to see the first flowers of Spring? Part of making good resolutions is making sensible ones, and that is why dental health resolutions, which are often sensible and achievable, make very good ones. As a bonus, dental health improvements lead to improvements in general health and appearance.

So, Simply Smiles Dental would like to help you ‘sink your teeth’ into some simple New Year’s resolutions that improve our oral health and might also protect your wallet!

5 Holiday Oral Health Tips

The holidays bring office and home parties that are usually full of tempting sweets and sugary drinks. Those same sweets and drinks can also damage your dental and general health. But that doesn’t mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January.

At Simply Smiles Dental, we work with you to ensure that your dental health remains good during the holidays and that you greet the New Year with a bright, sunny smile.

The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

Tooth decay is caused by mouth bacteria ‘eating’ the same sugar you do, then producing acids that dissolve and damage the teeth. Tooth erosion results when the acid attacks the teeth dissolving the outer surface of tooth enamel. This loss can lead to cavities and exposure of the inner layers of the tooth that may become sensitive and painful.  

The friendly professionals at Simply Smiles Dental are committed to your long-term oral health during the holidays and beyond.


Get Rid of Your Gummy Smile with Gum Lift

get-rid-of-your-gummy-smile-with-gum-lift-mernda-dentistAre low gums affecting your smile?

Smiles can be affected by more than just teeth. You may not have any missing or discolored teeth, but if your gums rest too low on your teeth you may still feel that your smile is not quite right.

Having low gums is not due to poor dental health or bad habits and the good news is that at a simple procedure can transform your smile. With a new smile comes self-esteem and confidence and you will be presenting yourself the way you always dreamed!

What is a “Gum Lift”?

A gum lift, more formally known as gingivectomy, is a minimally-invasive cosmetic dental procedure which reshapes or removes excess gum tissue using laser technology. A minor amount of gum tissue is removed to reshape the gum to give it a more attractive appearance.


Mouth Bacteria May Be Linked to Migraines

mouth-bacteria-may-be-linked-to-migraines-toorak-dentistAre you suffering from headaches and migraines? You might have to blame your mouth. Though it has long been considered that certain foods trigger migraines, a new study suggests that the bacteria from the food left in the mouth may be one of the reasons causing the unbearable headaches.

According to a new research, people with migraines also had significantly larger amounts of bacteria in their mouth. This bacteria has the ability to break down nitrates found in certain foods. Nitrates, when converted to nitric oxide, widen blood vessels and help circulation.

What are Nitrates?

Nitrates are found in foods such as leafy green vegetables and processed meats as well as in certain medicines. They can be modified into “nitrites” by the bacteria in the mouth. The nitrites can be converted to nitric oxide under certain conditions.

How to Avoid Dental Problems During Pregnancy toorak dentist

How to Avoid Dental Problems During Pregnancy

How to Avoid Dental Problems During Pregnancy toorak dentistSome women may suffer from certain dental problems during their pregnancy. It’s a fact that pregnant women are at higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease than those who are not expecting. This is because, during pregnancy, the increased level of hormones can affect the response of your body to dental plaque.

Just as your oral health connects to your body, dental care is crucial to the health of your developing baby. It is tremendously important to take good care of your teeth and gums during pregnancy as some oral health issues may arise, increasing your risk of complications.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening in Toorak

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening in Toorak

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening in Toorak

Part of looking good is having a beautiful smile. It can create a visual impact on the people you meet. Having a brighter smile can also make a better first impression, often leaving a lasting memory.

If you can keep your teeth their healthiest white without help, then you must be lucky. In reality, teeth can loose their sparkle and become less attractive over time due to diet and lifestyle. Certain foods and beverages, tobacco use, medications, as well as genetics are some of the most common culprits for tooth discolouration. They can create stains that are not easily removed with dental home care.

Teeth whitening treatments are now more affordable and accessible, but it’s important to use caution when opting for bleaching treatments. To free yourself from doubts, we highly recommend the safest method of teeth whitening that are overseen by your cosmetic dentist.