5 Ways to Deal with Tooth Sensitivity

5 Ways to Deal with Tooth Sensitivity

Most people are very good at looking after their teeth and their overall mouth health. It is recommended by most dentists that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, which has
become common practice for most people. However, some people can find this rather difficult because they have hypersensitive teeth. Having sensitive teeth can be a real problem for a lot of people, and can stop them from eating their favourite foods and drinks. Although it is usually not a problem that someone can cure, there a number of ways that a person can deal with having sensitive […]

6 Teeth Friendly Treats For Kids These School Holidays

6 Teeth Friendly Treats For Kids These School Holidays

It’s not uncommon for kids to create a bit of a fuss when it comes maintaining dental hygiene. However, especially during childhood, it is critical that your child’s oral health is being maintained. Ensure that your child is regularly engaged in healthy dental habits such as brushing their teeth at least twice a day, flossing after every meal and getting a check-up and clean by your trusted general dentist or professional paediatric dentist. Along with these habits, you will also need to consider your child’s consumption and nutrition habits that can significantly affect the development of your kid’s teeth and […]

Amalgam Fillings  Repairs and Restore Teeth

Amalgam Fillings Repairs and Restore Teeth

Dental amalgam is used in Australia to repair and restore teeth every year. It is strong, long-lasting, not expensive and easy to use.

In recent years, there have been claims that the mercury in amalgam can cause slow poisoning because small amounts are released from the filling and can get into the blood, causing a variety of health concerns.

However, mercury compounds in amalgam are poorly taken up by the body. While small amounts of mercury from amalgam do get into the blood, they are removed by the kidneys and passed out of the body through urine.

Apart from amalgam, there are […]

Root Canal Treatment Guide

Root Canal Treatment Guide

Root canal treatment (or endodontic treatment) is a method to save a tooth from being extracted despite being badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury. Most people like to save their tooth if possible as natural teeth generally function better than artificial ones. Cleaning and maintenance of natural teeth is also much easier.

Root canal treatment is successful in most cases, and with proper care and maintenance, it can last for a long time. All general dental practitioners are trained to perform root canal treatment. Some patients may be referred to a specialist dentist (endodontist) who has undertaken special […]

Dentures Important Instructions and Tips

Dentures Important Instructions and Tips

Dentures are an option to replace missing teeth in your mouth. They typically require a few appointments to obtain the necessary information required for their construction. Dentures can be made of different materials, and your dentist will discuss with you as to which will be best in your situation.

Your dentist will guide you in inserting and removing your denture. Be sure you can confidently do this before you leave the surgery. Never use excessive force to remove a denture.

Even if you have worn dentures before, it can still take some time to get used to wearing a new one. During […]

A Guide to Selecting your Dentist

A Guide to Selecting your Dentist

To maintain a healthy smile, you need to visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist will be your oral health partner for years. Thus, it is important to look for a dental care centre that you can rely upon for your dental health needs. Finding the best dentist in Sydney that fits your preference will require a little bit of research. There are plenty of factors that you need to consider when selecting from dentists near you. We came up with a checklist to help you.

Important Factors to Consider
1. Qualifications

Oral health is a serious issue so you need to consult only […]

How often should I go to the Dentist?

How often should I go to the Dentist?

Nothing holds truer than the adage “Prevention is better than cure” in the dental industry. But most of the time, we only visit our dentists when we experience severe symptoms. When was the last time you visited a dentist without a painful tooth or bleeding gums?

Most Sydneysiders are content on providing their own oral health routine and going to their dentist only when it hurts. Top dentists in Ryde recommend that you visit your dentist regularly for a dental examination. Dental professionals have the right expertise to spot diseases that you may not notice. A lot of dental problems don’t […]

What Is Gum Disease?

What Is Gum Disease?

Periodontal or Gum Disease occurs when plaque that is normally found in the mouth causes inflammation of the gums, and sometimes destruction of the bone. Harmful bacteria group together and release chemicals that cause inflammation of the gums and the bone that supports the teeth – resulting in very poor gum health. When left untreated, this inflammation can lead to receding gums, loss of bone from around the teeth and eventual tooth loss. There are two different types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. The latter can cause the destructive bone loss.

Gum Disease Treatment – First Visit

Symptoms of Gum […]

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Everyone wants to have a healthy set of teeth. Unfortunately, tooth decay, gum diseases, injuries, and even the process of aging can influence the health of your smile and teeth. Missing teeth whilst they can ruin a smile, they can also lead to several health complications. If you experience any of these issues, there are several dentists in Ryde to choose from.

For more information on dental implants and a Ryde Dentist, call Putney Dental Care today on (02) 9808 2588.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a biocompatible artificial tooth root used to replace a missing tooth. The implant has […]

What are the Causes and Treatment for Bad Breath?

What are the Causes and Treatment for Bad Breath?

Imagine being on a date with the love of your life in a fancy restaurant. The food is great. The conversation is comfortable. You have chemistry, but there’s a different chemistry broiling in your mouth. It hits you. You realise your breath smells. There’s no greater deal-breaker than the stench of halitosis.

What is Bad Breath?

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a medical condition that is caused by sulphur-producing bacteria living in the throat and in the surface of the tongue. These bacteria break down lingering food particles and release sulphuric compounds that produce the smelly odour. 2.4% of the adult Australian […]