This September, Why Not Get a Bright and Beautiful Smile?

Did you know 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist during the past two years? It is a statistic we’d love to see change. This month is an excellent chance to book a check-up if you are overdue. Keeping up with your regular check-ups is easy and cost-effective because we can detect and treat any dental problems that much sooner, often before they cause discomfort.

Regular hygiene appointments keep your smile at its sparkling best, but if it could do with a boost, why not whiten it? The ideal time to whiten is after your check-up and hygiene appointment because we must assess your teeth to ensure a whitening treatment is appropriate.

Whiten Your Smile Safely and Effectively

We have two fantastic options to choose from, which include in-office whitening and a custom home whitening kit. An in-office whitening treatment brightens your smile in a single treatment. A home whitening kit must be used for approximately two weeks, and you can wear the comfortable whitening trays for a few hours each day or overnight. The choice is yours!

Casey Dental Group uses the Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening system because it provides such excellent results. These are high-strength whitening products only available to dentists.

How is Hay Fever Linked to Dental Health Problems?

If you suffer from seasonal allergies like hay fever, you know all about the unpleasant side-effects including coughing, sneezing, having a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. What’s not so well-known is the potential effect on your dental health as allergies can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and sore throats.

Frequently, hay fever causes sinus pain, and when your sinuses are full of mucus, the additional pressure can press down on your upper back teeth, potentially causing toothache. One way to tell if it is true toothache is to take antihistamines to relieve the symptoms. If the tooth pain remains, it’s best to come and see us here at Casey Dental, in case the toothache is due to an infection.

Other problems include dry mouth and especially if you need to breathe through your mouth. Medications like antihistamines can frequently cause dry mouth as a side-effect. When your mouth is drier, it loses the protective effects of saliva, increasing your risk of cavities, bad breath and gum disease. If you have dry mouth, make sure you drink plenty of water, and some people like to chew sugar-free gum or suck sugar-free sweets. Also, remember we can provide you with additional advice and care to reduce the impact of hay fever on your dental health.

Getting Older and How It Affects Your Dental Health – The Life of Your Smile

As you get older, the effects of ageing gradually become more obvious, and this includes changes to your dental health. A lifetime of bad oral habits can take its toll, but while some pessimistic people might say tooth loss is inevitable, it needn’t be.

Common Dental Problems in Later Life

Natural wear and tear caused by biting and chewing, and exposure to acids in the mouth and foods can thin tooth enamel. This can increase tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, and your teeth may look darker because the thinner tooth enamel exposes the natural colour in the dentin underneath. Your risk of tooth decay and gum disease may increase, as dry mouth is a common side-effect of many prescription medications, reducing the protective effect of saliva. Also, some people lose dexterity as they age, making it harder to hold a toothbrush and to use dental floss.

How We Can Help You

There is plenty you can do to look after your teeth and hopefully keep them for life, and we can help you, providing a custom preventative dental care plan for optimal oral health. We can advise you on the best way to care for your teeth, and how to reduce the effects of ageing on your smile.