Alex Bratic Dental Care and Dental Spring Cleaning

Alex Bratic Dental Care and Dental Spring Cleaning

Now that we are into the fresh start of spring, many of us start to feel the need to clean.

We usually think about spring cleaning in relation to our house, office, car, or desk, but spring cleaning shouldn’t only be about these predictable places, it should also be a part of your oral health care routine!

A few changes at home and regular preventive dental care from Alex Bratic Dental Care can help you start this spring and summer off with a big, beautiful smile.

Broken or Dislocated Jaws What You Need to Know and Do | Dentist Beenleigh

Broken or Dislocated Jaws – What You Need to Know and Do

The jaw plays a pivotal role in breathing, eating and speaking. Unfortunately, any form of jaw pain can inhibit these critical functions.

Chronic jaw pain can result from many conditions: teeth-grinding, TMJ, periodontal disease, and some kinds of sinus issues.

However, pain can also be caused by a fractured jaw, and this can be a severe problem indeed.

Gift Ideas to Make Your Dad Smile on Fathers Day | Dentist Beenleigh

Gift Ideas to Make Your Dad Smile on Father’s Day

Everybody likes to see their Dad smile. This is particularly true on Father’s Day, when we all try hard to please him.

And seeing your dad grin in pleasure is a great reward for a great Father’s Day gift. But what if your father doesn’t feel great about his smile? What if his dental health isn’t perfect?

At Alex Bratic Dental Care, we suggest you do something slightly untraditional this Father’s Day.

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.