Sparkling Water Is It Tooth Safe | Dentist Beenleigh

Sparkling Water – Is It Tooth-Safe?

Today, everyone is aware of the hazards of soft-drinks, both those containing sugar and diet versions. We’ve also been reminded of the importance of drinking water.

Drinking water makes sense, as our bodies are approximately 60 per cent water (more in the brain and heart), and that water needs to be replaced.

Doctors tell us, in fact, that we should drink up to 2 litres of water daily. And because that can be boring, some of us choose to replace plain water with sparkling water.

Dental Care Week 2018 in Beenleigh

Dental Care Week 2018 in Beenleigh

Dental Health Week (6 to 12 August) is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event, and this year it comes with the semi-cheeky slogan, “Watch Your Mouth”.

The aim of the week is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health by promoting four key messages:

  • Brush teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean in-between teeth once a day (with floss or interdental brushes)
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet and limit sugar intake
  • Regularly visit the dentist for check-ups and preventive treatment.

5 Tips to Prevent Gingivitis | Dentist Beenleigh

5 Tips to Prevent Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an infection in the mouth; it is a chronic bacterial infection that begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky film that constantly forms on teeth) causes inflammation of gum tissue.

Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease that causes red, swollen, and bleeding gums, although initially it only brings minor discomfort if any discomfort at all.

Gingivitis is typically the result of insufficient oral hygiene. The good news is that gingivitis can be reversed with a proper oral home care regimen and professional treatment when needed.

Improving Your Dental Health With Home Tools | Dentist Beenleigh

Improving Your Dental Health With Home Tools!

As you browse the dental care aisle at your local pharmacy, you may notice a wide range of ‘tools’ intended to help you maintain your oral health.

There are multiple choices, even only for dental floss: Do you need waxed or unwaxed? Flavoured? Traditional or tape? And then there’s the assortment of mouthwashes, oral irrigators, and various tools you can choose to help you achieve maximum oral health.

Taking Control of Dental Tartar | Dentist Beenleigh

Taking Control of Dental Tartar

Everyone knows it is important to brush, floss, and rinse with a mouthwash to prevent tartar buildup.

But do you know why this is important? Or what tartar is? How it gets on your teeth? And what happens if it does?

Get the facts straight ahead, courtesy of Alex Bratic Dental Care.

What Is Tartar?

No matter how well you take care of your teeth at home, you still have bacteria buildup in your mouth. The bacteria join with proteins and food byproducts to create a gooey film known as dental plaque.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Causes and Prevention | Dentist Beenleigh

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Causes and Prevention

At Alex Bratic Dental Care we know all about the joys and trials of having a family, including an active infant.

And sometimes putting that baby to bed, or keeping them calm, can be a real struggle, and a bottle might seem like a convenient answer to the problem.

Unfortunately, putting a baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice, or leaving the bottle with them for long periods of time, does more harm than good, because the calmer baby comes at the cost of the baby’s oral health.

Unusual Dental Beliefs and Realities | Dentist Beenleigh

Unusual Dental Beliefs & Realities

Alex Bratic Dental Care is your caring dentist in the Beenleigh Area. We are very serious about dental care.

But if you have visited our offices, you also know that we are friendly, funny, and interesting. Which also kind of describes dental myths – while they aren’t necessarily friendly, they are interesting and often funny.

Here are a few myths, ancient and modern, as well as a sprinkling of cool dental facts.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction In The Beenleigh Area

Wisdom Tooth Extraction In The Beenleigh Area

No one wants to hear the news that their wisdom teeth need to be removed, but if they do need to be removed, it is for your overall dental health.

The good news is that the treatment takes place in our Alex Bratic Dental Care office, and it takes a scant few days for you to heal and feel back to normal.

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars at the very back of the jaw. They are referred to as wisdom teeth because they usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, when you are supposed to be older and wiser than when your permanent teeth first came in! Usually, wisdom teeth are first spotted by dental X-rays. In some cases they come in to the jaw without problems, but for many people they cause problems and must be removed.

Reasons for Bruxism and What to Do About it | Dentist Beenleigh

Reasons for Bruxism and What to Do About it

Between 8-10% of the population are thought to grind their teeth regularly. This condition is called “bruxism.” Many people grind their teeth or go through a phase of jaw-clenching at some time in their lives, but a sizeable percentage of Australians grind or clench their teeth on a regular enough basis to lead to dental damage.

While bruxism occurs most commonly in 25 – 44 year-olds, many children also grind their teeth. Britain’s NHS records that one in five children under the age of 11 grind their teeth.

This figure could, however, be higher, as many parents don’t notice that their children are grinding their teeth. And in fact, one of the problems with bruxism is that it is easy to miss, avoid, or misdiagnose.

Improve Your Smile Confidence and Life | Dentist Beenleigh

Improve Your Smile, Confidence, and Life

Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you. It’s your calling card on introductions, job interviews, first dates, when giving speeches, etc. Smiling makes you look younger and makes people around you feel better. An impressive smile can see you through awkward moments and help you defuse strong emotions.

A great smile is like a unhidden superpower.

But what if you don’t like what you see in the mirror or you’re smiling less because you don’t want people to see your teeth? Or if you don’t want them to see your missing teeth? In that case, it’s time to make a change. Here are eight ways Alex Bratic Dental Care can help to improve your smile.