What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

For some people, eating ice cream can make them feel a stinging sensation in their teeth. That same sharp pain can also be triggered by consuming food that is sour and citrusy. Other times, drinking hot beverages such as coffee or tea is enough to set off a sudden ache. All these signs point to tooth sensitivity.

Now, having sensitive teeth is not normal. It is not just something that you were born with and can do nothing about. Sensitivity can either strike at frequent intervals or occur sporadically. The degree of discomfort and pain varies for every individual.

Sensitive Teeth […]

Which Teeth Whitening Option Is Best For You?

Which Teeth Whitening Option Is Best For You?

Getting your teeth whitened is one of those subtle changes that can really make a big difference. Whiter teeth brightens your smile, the sheer radiance extending to your entire face. It comes as no surprise then that teeth whitening is the top dental procedure requested by patients of all ages in Sydney.

With so many options available, it’s easy to think that all procedures generate the same results. However, this line of thinking is very much misinformed. Every method has pros and cons. And the cheapest methods are generally the least effective.

When you’re in the market for a teeth whitening session, […]

Teaching Oral Health To Children

Teaching Oral Health To Children

At Putney Dental Care, we are strong advocates for teaching children to observe oral hygiene. It is a very important lesson to teach, as these are health practices that they can carry all the way to adulthood. As parents, it is your responsibility to promote dental health among your kids, even before they can brush and floss their teeth themselves.

If you have a newborn or an infant, start paying extra attention to their gums. Millions of bacteria are found in saliva and the entire mouth area so be sure to wipe off excess drool. This should be done after every […]

Protect your teeth against cavities this Easter holiday

Protect your teeth against cavities this Easter holiday

When was the last time you really brushed your teeth? Do you have a diet high in sugar and starches? If the answer is yes, then you are at risk of developing tooth cavities. 

Cavities can form if the process of tooth decay continues without proper dental attention and treatment. Tooth Decay is the breakdown of the tooth enamel, which can be caused by frequent consumption of foods containing high levels of carbohydrates such as sugars and starches. Plaque forms when food, saliva and bacteria interact. Over time the bacteria in the plaque build-up reacts with sugars and produces […]

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy and Oral Health

In Australia, many mums-to-be believe that it is not safe to see the dentist. A 2016 survey by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) reveals that 53 per cent of women across the country are neglecting their oral health during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, rapid and multiple hormone changes can increase the risk of inflammation and bleeding in gums. All of these make expectant mothers more prone to developing gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.

In the aforementioned survey, it was stated that 38 per cent of pregnant women have experienced bleeding gums as well as tooth sensitivity—all of which are symptoms […]