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General Dentistry

How’s Your Dental Health Tracking this Dental Health Week?

This year, Dental Health Week, which is run by the Australian Dental Association, is from 5 to 11 August. The theme is ‘How’s your dental health tracking?’ To celebrate, Lifetime Holistic Dental has put together a fantastic offer. During Dental Health Week, you can take advantage of our teeth whitening package at a hugely discounted

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Cosmetic Dentistry

What You Need to Know Before You Get Veneers

Veneers are among the most versatile and useful tools cosmetic dentists have at their disposal. So, what are they? The best way to explain veneers is to compare them to false finger nails. They are custom-made coverings that are placed over your teeth to create your perfect smile.  Most commonly, they are made from porcelain,

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what to do about bad breath
General Dentistry

What To Do About Bad Breath

There’s nothing worse than an unexplained bout of bad breath. It kills your confidence, it stops you from being intimate, it makes your food taste awful and every single moment of social interaction is filled with the terror of knowing that your fellow interlocutor can smell the foul odour that your mouth is producing. Yes,

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gum disease & gingivitis - why its a major concern
General Dentistry

Gum Disease: Why It’s a Major Concern

Gum disease is the most prevalent oral health condition and is tied to a whole range of other general health concerns. In fact, it is the fifth most common health problem reported amongst Australians. So, what is it? The earliest stages of gum disease are referred to as gingivitis. At this early stage, it is

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post operative care for surgical wisdom teeth removal
General Dentistry

Post-operative Care for Surgical Wisdom Teeth Removal

The vast majority of us will need to have our wisdom teeth removed at some point. It’s a rite of passage and a kind of marker that we have reached adulthood. They usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 (hence the name). The problem with these teeth is that they arrive late—when the

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cosmetic dentistry facts & tips
Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Facts & Tips

Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of restoring a smile and giving people the smile they’ve always dreamed of. So, why is this so important? Your smile is one of the key ways you communicate with the world. People are automatically drawn to beautiful, smiley people. People who lack confidence and hide their smile,

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post operative instructions root canal
General Dentistry

Post-operative Instructions for Tooth Extraction

Sometimes teeth are too severely damaged or impacted to be saved. While this isn’t an ideal outcome, sometimes it is necessary and can protect your mouth from problems down the track. Other common reasons for tooth extraction include: Infections created by gum disease Wisdom teeth that are impacted The need to prevent an infection down

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post-operative care root canal treatment
General Dentistry

Post-operative Care for Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is also known as ENDO or RCT therapy. The process works to disinfect the nerve canal inside the tooth. You will know you need this treatment because you will most often experience severe pain. You may also notice: Swollen gum around the affected tooth A swollen face A pimple-like perturbance on the

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post-operative care for dental crowns and bridges
Cosmetic Dentistry

Post-operative Care for Dental Crowns and Bridges

Has your recent visit to the dentist resulted in the need for a dental crown or bridge? These treatments are some of the most useful therapeutic and cosmetic tools that dentists have at their disposal. They are versatile and can do anything from addressing misshapen and missing teeth to strengthening teeth that have been decimated

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advantages of digital dentistry
General Dentistry

The Advantages of Digital Dentistry

Like almost every aspect of life, dentistry has well and truly gone digital. This has optimised the field and opened up a vast array of benefits for both dentists and patients. So, exactly how is digital dentistry changing the field and what are the advantages? Let’s take a look. Digital X-Rays Digital x-rays are a

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dental floss & daily flossing - hows & whys
General Dentistry

Dental Floss: The Hows and Whys

Most dental patients are pretty good at brushing their teeth at least twice a day. This is a great way to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and bacteria, but it’s only part of the battle. Your toothbrush can’t reach in between your teeth and up under the gum line, and this is why

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7 tips for teeth cleaning
General Dentistry

7 Tips for Teeth Cleaning

Everyone brushes their teeth (hopefully) but are you a tooth cleaning master? There is far more to effective teeth cleaning than just rubbing some toothpaste over your pearly whites. High rates of gum disease and tooth decay are proof that many of us are missing the mark when it comes to removing plaque and bacteria

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