Impacts of Stress on your Dental Health

With the end of the year fast approaching, a busy and stressful time can be expected for some people. An individual’s response to stress can vary, however, a common response many dentists observe is teeth grinding. This condition is known as Bruxism. Bruxism or the grinding and clenching of the teeth affects both children and adults. Research shows 50% of the population experience teeth grinding from time to time, however 5% of the popular have regular bruxism. Those with bruxism may be unaware of the habit as this usually occurs whilst asleep.

Untreated bruxism can have a significant impact on your […]

Who is next in line for a Crown? #GOT

Who is next in line for a Crown? #GOT

Do you have a broken or damaged tooth as a result of an incident or untreated tooth decay? Research shows the number of people suffering from untreated tooth decay has risen. This can be a result of increased consumption of sugar and acidic foods. Good news! Broken or missing teeth can be fixed with a dental crown or bridge. Will you be the next to wear a crown? Find out more information today, call Putney Dental Care on (02) 9808 2588.

What is a Dental Crown and Bridge?

A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic cap which is cemented over a cracked, […]

The perfect age for your child’s first orthodontic check-up

The perfect age for your child’s first orthodontic check-up

Is your child aged 7 years or younger? If so, then your child is ready for an orthodontic check up with the friendly dental team at Putney Dental Care. A common misconception many parents have about orthodontic treatment is that it does not begin until teen years. Statistics show that orthodontic treatment begins between the ages of 9 and 14 years on average. Whilst treatment typically begins in these ages, the recommended initial orthodontic evaluation should take place when your child is 7 years of age or younger. At this age your child has a mix of baby and adult […]

Avoid common winter dental conditions

Avoid common winter dental conditions

Winter is finally here and the temperature is dropping quickly. Prepare yourself this season by knowing the obvious signs of winter-related oral conditions. Avoid common dental issues including tooth decay leading to missing teeth. These issues are known to arise with the cooler weather. 11 million Australian adults suffer from tooth decay each year, with 3 in 10 adults leaving tooth decay untreated. This leads to further problems such as missing teeth.

Missing teeth increases with age. On average, people aged 15-24 years old are missing 2.2 teeth, whereas those 65 years and above are missing 11.9 teeth. With the average […]

It’s never too late for a smile makeover! Treat mum this Mother’s Day

It’s never too late for a smile makeover! Treat mum this Mother’s Day

Give mum the perfect smile this May with the gift of a new bright smile.  Cosmetic dentistry is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Research shows 80% of Australian women feel self-conscious about their smile when they see a photo of themselves and only 18% of Australians are really happy with their teeth. If your mum is unhappy with her smile then Putney Dental Care can help. We offer services in cosmetic dentistry including veneers and orthodontics. Call us today on (02) 9808 2588.

Understanding Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialty area of dentistry which improves a person’s smile, bite and oral health […]

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 […]

Be a healthier you this Autumn

Be a healthier you this Autumn

Do you consume foods that are harmful to your dental health? Step into Autumn wiser and healthier with our guide.

‘Poor nutrition leads to poor health’ is a basic concept many of us are familiar with. In fact, the foods and drinks you consume in your daily diet can have a significant impact on your dental health. A diet high in sugar, carbohydrates and starches can contribute to the production and formation of plaque acids. A build-up of these acids can cause a breakdown of the tooth enamel, leading to cavity formation and other issues such as gum disease or tooth […]

Love your smile this Valentine’s Day with Teeth Whitening

Love your smile this Valentine’s Day with Teeth Whitening

When it comes to whitening the more active ingredients the product contains the more effective it will be.

What are the difference between Pola Day and Pola Office+ ? 

Pola Day is a take home DIY whitening kit. Patients are fitted with customised take-home whitening trays and are required to wear these for 30 minutes daily. Results are usually noticeable anywhere between 5 to 14 days.

Pola Office+ is an in-chair whitening solution guaranteeing whiter results after just one hour. Have limited time but want whiter teeth? Pola Office+ is your answer. Save yourself the hassle of a DIY take home kit and […]

Flossing Away The Holiday Season

Flossing Away The Holiday Season

With Christmas done and dusted for another year and the arrival of 2017, it is now time to start thinking about your dental health – Don’t forget flossing!

During the holiday season you undoubtedly engaged in festive eating, which brings in many nasties harmful to your teeth. Good news… the silly season is over.

Refresh your oral routine today! 

What is flossing?

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for a minimum of two minutes is important. However, flossing is just as important in this process to help get rid of those stubborn food particles and […]