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08 Dec 2022

Your 5 Step Dental Health Checklist When Travelling Overseas

One of the common times that patients make an appointment at their favourite Joondalup dentists is when they return from a holiday or a trip overseas. The usual reason is that during the time they were away they either experienced some kind of trauma, such as an accident that has knocked a tooth out, or they have developed a dental problem, like a loose filling or the onset of excruciating toothache.

Whilst no one can truly legislate against an accident happening on holiday, there are some ways in which the chances of experiencing dental problems whilst abroad can be reduced. One of the best ways to achieve this is to follow the 5-step checklist below when you travel overseas.

Visit Your Dentist Before You Leave

In the week or so preceding your planned travel date, you should have an appointment with your dentist. When there, you want, at the very least, to have a check-up to ensure there are no potential dental health issues that could arise whilst you are away. This is also a great opportunity for them to give your teeth a  thorough clean before your trip. You might also ask them if they have any knowledge of the dental services in the location you are travelling to.

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13 Sep 2022

The Power of Dentistry: Celebrating the Impact of Dentists on Our Oral Health

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Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves! We’re about to embark on a tooth-tickling journey through the wonderful world of dentistry. We’ll be exploring the realms of pearly whites and dental hygiene, where tooth fairies roam free and dentists reign supreme. So grab your toothbrush, and let’s get ready to celebrate our unsung heroes – dentists!

1. How dentists prevent dental disasters

Dentists are like the superheroes of our oral health – swooping in to save us from a life of toothache and bad breath. Using their trusty sidekicks – toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthwash – they teach us how to fight off the evil plaque monsters and gum disease gremlins that lurk in our mouths. Their arsenal of weapons, including X-rays and fluoride treatments, helps us maintain healthy teeth and gums, ensuring that our smiles are as bright as the Bat-Signal.

2. The incredible importance of dental rendezvous

Now, we all know that a date with the dentist might not be our idea of a good time, but these regular encounters are crucial for keeping our teeth and gums in tip-top shape. They’re like a thorough MOT for our mouths, ensuring that everything’s running smoothly and catching any potential problems before they spiral out of control. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a good chinwag with their dentist about the latest toothpaste trends?

3. Dentists: the tooth whisperers

Dental pain can be a real pain in the… well, mouth. But fear not, for dentists are the tooth whisperers, taming even the most unruly of toothaches. They’re masters of pain management, armed with an array of magical potions and spells (also known as medications) to ensure that our dental procedures are as comfortable as a hug from a giant teddy bear. They treat the root of the problem (pun intended), so we can go back to living our lives pain-free.

4. The marvellous mouth-body connection

Who would have thought that our mouths held the key to our overall well-being? By keeping our teeth and gums in check, we’re not only avoiding the perils of dental disease, but we’re also keeping the rest of our bodies in good nick. A healthy mouth means a healthy heart, a stroke-free brain, and a diabetes-free life. In short, dentists are like the wizards of oral health, waving their wands to keep us in tiptop shape from head to toe.

5. The terrific tooth transformations

Ever wondered what it’s like to have your teeth transformed by a professional tooth fairy? Well, that’s essentially what dentists do when they give our teeth a good ol’ clean. They rid our mouths of sneaky plaque and tartar, banishing the cavity-causing critters and leaving our teeth gleaming like polished pearls. Professional teeth cleaning is like a day at the spa for our mouths – a much-needed pampering session that leaves our teeth feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

In conclusion, dentists are the tooth-saving, gum-guarding, pain-relieving heroes we never knew we needed. They ensure our oral health is in mint condition (literally) and that our smiles are dazzling enough to blind oncoming traffic. So, the next time you’re in the dentist’s chair, be sure to thank them for their toothtastic work – and maybe even crack a joke about molars to lighten the mood. After all, they deserve a good laugh too!

02 Apr 2022

The Art and Science of Dentistry: How Dentists Keep Our Smiles Bright

Ladies and gents, gather ’round for a thrilling tale of toothy triumphs and gum-saving glory! Welcome to the fantastical realm of dentistry, where the art of tooth care meets the science of mouth maintenance, and our valiant heroes – the Joondalup Dentists – stand guard over our precious pearly whites. In this blog post, we’ll explore the mysterious world of dental delights, delving into the tools, techniques, and treatments that keep our smiles dazzling and our teeth chomping with gusto.

1. The thrilling world of dentistry

Dentistry is a wondrous combination of art and science, where dentists weave their magic to diagnose, treat, and prevent dental diseases with the precision of a hawk-eyed archer. These intrepid tooth tamers must adhere to the Australian Dental Association’s code of ethics and standards of professional practice, lest they lose their license to drill (and fill). They must also keep abreast of the latest advances in dental wizardry, ensuring they can conjure up the most effective treatments for their patients.

2. The daring dental procedures

Dentists perform an array of dashing dental procedures to keep our chompers in tip-top shape. The dynamic duo of preventive and restorative dentistry works in tandem to keep our teeth strong, healthy, and dazzling. Preventive dentistry swoops in with cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments to shield our teeth from decay, while restorative dentistry brandishes its fillings, crowns, and bridges to repair damaged teeth and restore their former glory. Both are essential in maintaining our oral health and in keeping our smiles beaming.

3. The mighty importance of check-ups and cleanings

Regular check-ups and cleanings are the cornerstone of dental heroics. Like a detective on the hunt, a dentist can detect signs of decay or other oral health problems during these check-ups, allowing for prompt treatment to prevent further dental dastardliness. Cleanings help evict plaque, bacteria, and other undesirables that have taken up residence in our mouths, ensuring our gums stay free from irritation, inflammation, and infection. In short, regular dental visits are the key to maintaining a bright and healthy smile that could light up the night sky.

4. The marvellous magic of dental technology

In the world of dentistry, technology is the wand-wielding wizard that makes treatments more effective and efficient. One enchanting example is the use of lasers, which allow dentists to perform a variety of treatments with incredible precision and speed. From cavity preparations to whitening treatments, lasers make dental procedures feel like a walk in the park. With fewer side effects, shorter recovery times, and a wider range of treatments available, dental technology is the spellbinding secret behind the ever-improving world of tooth care.

5. The quest for at-home tooth care

The journey to dental nirvana starts in the comfort of your own home. To keep your smile looking like it belongs on the red carpet, it’s essential to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss daily. And don’t forget to visit your dental hero every six months for check-ups, cleanings, and a chance to exchange tooth-related banter. To further enhance your dental destiny, consider using mouthwash, avoiding sugary drinks, employing a tongue scraper, and reducing stress.

In conclusion, dentistry is a captivating blend of art and science that keeps our smiles shining like the stars. With regular visits to our dental heroes, we can prevent tooth troubles and maintain a healthy, sparkling smile that could put the sun to shame. So let’s raise a glass of fluoride-infused water to our intrepid Joondalup Dentists, the guardians of our grins and the protectors of our pearly whites. For they are the true champions of chompers, the wizards of dental well-being, and the masters of molar maintenance.

01 Nov 2020

A Heart to Heart by a Local Dentist

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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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18 Apr 2020

Relax in the Dentist’s Chair with Sedation Dentistry

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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11 Oct 2018

Can Invisalign Invisible Braces Hold the Key to Unlocking Your Smile?

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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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28 Mar 2017

Dental Implants, Crowns and Bone Grafts Explained

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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23 Mar 2017

Dental Implants VS Dentures

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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08 Mar 2017

Local vs Overseas 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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25 Oct 2016

Why Invisalign is a Hit

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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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