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Gum Disease

This blog post by the Joondalup dentists at Joondalup City Dental explains how gum disease is associated with heart disease. Destructive Gum Disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease affects the surrounding bone of your tooth resulting in a loose tooth and receding gums. The bad bugs involved in this disease can enter your bloodstream and affect vital organs in your body like your heart.

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest an association between arterial disease (blocked arteries) and heart disease. Although the exact link between arterial and heart disease has not been established, a strong association is clear.

Arterial disease is slowly developing resulting in the narrowing of your arteries due to clogging or plaque formation. This clog is usually made up of cholesterol, fat and other substances found in your blood.

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Sedation Dentistry in Joondalup

If you are afraid of the dentist or you have an exceedingly low pain threshold, sedation dentistry may be just what the doctor ordered: literally. If you quake with fear or have a knot in the pit of your stomach whenever you even think of going to the dentist, you are not alone. A lot of people have dental phobias which are so bad they refuse treatment until they hurt so bad they can’t stand it anymore.

Luckily for anyone with a dental phobia, sedation dentistry can make your visit pleasant, reducing anxiety and eliminating pain. At Joondalup City Dental, we use sedation dentistry on all procedures from basic cleaning to more involved procedures such as wisdom teeth removal.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Sedation dentistry is a process where we give you medicine to help you relax during a procedure. This is often called “sleep dentistry,” but we don’t always put you to sleep. We allow you to choose your preferred level of sedation:

Minimal sedation means you are awake, but mildly sedated and very relaxed.

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Choosing Invisalign Invisible Braces

Over the last ten years, Invisalign invisible braces have taken over the dental world by storm. Until 2000, standard braces were the only option available for people who had crooked teeth and wanted to straighten them. We all know the standard complaints about braces: they don’t look good, they can hurt, they are difficult to clean and foods like peanut butter sandwiches are almost impossible to eat and clean off of your braces.

What are Invisalign Invisible Braces?

Invisalign invisible braces are a clear orthodontic device made of soft, BPA-free plastic. They fit over the teeth and are invisible. Unlike regular braces, they can be taken out for eating and brushing. They don’t cut you if you sustain an impact to the face. They use softer pressure so they don’t cause as much pain.

Most patients wear Invisalign for between nine and fifteen months. Unlike standard braces, where the same braces stay in for up to two years, Invisalign invisible braces are worn for two weeks and replaced by one that is more aggressive. Using them is a lot like climbing a ladder. Every two weeks you take another step towards a great smile.

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This blog post explains the cosmetic dentistry treatments carried out by a Joondalup Dentist such as Dental Implants, Crowns and Bone Grafts.

What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant usually made from titanium and is a root replacement for a missing tooth. This provides the foundation for your crown to be placed on.

What is a crown?
The crown is the enamel replacement of your tooth and it is the white part of the tooth that you can see in the mouth.

How many implants are required to replace all your teeth in a jaw?
Generally, this figure can range anywhere from 4 to 8 implants depending on the size of your jaw the quality of the bone and they type of teeth you choose (plastic or ceramic).

The cost of “all teeth on implants” is not dependent on the number of implants. This means we provide you anywhere from 4 to 8 implants depending on your individual needs.

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Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

This article will tell you about both treatments so you can decide which one is best for you from a dentist’s perspective.

If you are missing your teeth and looking for a solution, there are many treatments through which you can get your beautiful smile back. Before deciding which way you want to go you must keep in mind your situation and needs. The two most popular treatments for missing teeth are dentures and dental implants. Even the most oral conscious adult can lose a tooth. Unlike children with baby teeth, once an adult loses a tooth, nothing short of a miracle can make it grow back better than ever. If you are looking for a way to fill in your ‘gappy’ smile, then knowing the difference between implants and dentures can help you make an educated decision.

The Difference

The main difference between the two is that implants look like real teeth. If you have implants it’s hard to tell your teeth aren’t real because this treatment is subject to newer technology. Dentures are realistic looking and can replace some or all of your teeth.

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Dental Treatments

This blog post highlights the benefits and differences in having dental treatments locally versus having them done overseas from Joondalup dentist perspective. There are many factors to consider, such health, safety, quality of the treatment and the understanding of risks involved undergoing dental procedures.It may be cheaper to do it abroad compared to doing the procedure at home, but you will have to consider the risks involved.

Overseas Dental Treatments

As travel has become a lot easier with more available flights at a low cost, having medical treatments overseas pose a health risk. Some of the overseas practitioners are not regulated and do not have the same strict health guidelines that we have in Australia.

1. Credentials

This is something that is so important to check. Most of these practitioners are not even licensed to carry out the procedures.
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Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentures
Invisalign

October 25, 2016

Why Invisalign is a Hit

Invisalign has overtaken standard braces as the most requested treatment for misaligned teeth. It is an extremely popular treatment, not only in Perth but all over the world. Invisalign is made by Align Technology. The invisible braces account for 95% of the company’s revenue, even though they make other products such as a 3-D computer modeling system.

Align Technology is based in the US, but they have seen their sales outside of their home country grow by 38% and sales in the US grow by 15%, according to their Q2 report. Their shares are highly-recommended, with the company projecting earnings growth of 34% this year and another 24% in 2017.

Why Invisalign Invisible Braces are so Popular

Invisalign braces are invisible. They are the solution of choice for adults who need teeth straightened. They can be taken out of your mouth if you need to eat or brush your teeth. They don’t hurt as badly and aren’t as “clunky” as metal braces.

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Perfect Dentures

For many people around the world, getting dentures is like a “rite of passage.” While we would all like to think we can keep our teeth forever, it doesn’t work that way for a lot of us. At Joondalup City Dental, we know that a lot of people feel uncomfortable giving up their old teeth and we try everything to help our patients keep them.

However, in the case that we can’t rescue your original teeth, we can use state of the art technology to make you false teeth that fit perfectly. We treat our patients like family and we know how to make you comfortable when you come in for dentures instead of making you feel the least bit self-conscious.

Creating Perfect Dentures

We have a process that allows us to make perfect dentures every time. Once we determine that you need dentures, we make a series of impressions that help us get the shape of your mouth perfect. Then those impressions are cast into a form of plaster.
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Mouthguards for Athletes

One of the best ways for “weekend warriors” who participate in sports to avoid needing cosmetic dentistry is to wear a mouthguard. Participants in nearly every organised sport, whether youth or adult, should include a mouthguard among their protective equipment.

Sports are competitive and people who compete in them always seem to think “injuries are what happens to someone else.” Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, you are just as likely to be that “someone else” as someone else is.

Athletes don’t think twice about using protective equipment such as helmets or pads but seem to think a mouthguard is unnecessary. The Australian Dental Association recommends using a mouthguard in every sport that involves contact or possible contact with the ground, but a large number of Australians are resistant and ignore both science and statistics when it comes to protecting their teeth.

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