All About Dental Crowns and Why You Need Them

A dental crown, commonly called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped restoration that is made by a machine usually in a dental laboratory. It is designed to cover the entire tooth and strengthen or repair a tooth.

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

  • Cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth
  • Keep a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth to usefulness
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

The Problem With Bleeding Gums - beenleigh dentist

The Problem With Bleeding Gums

You’re brushing your teeth and when you spit out your toothpaste you notice a trace of crimson. Perhaps you notice some bleeding at your gum line when you floss. The amount of blood involved might not seem like a big deal. However, if your gums are bleeding regularly, it is dangerous ignore it.

Bleeding gums are often a sign of gingivitis or some more serious condition. If you do notice tenderness or bleeding, your first stop should always be at Alex Bratic Dental Care in Beenleigh.

What Causes Bleeding/Tender/Inflamed Teeth?

Most cases of bleeding gums are due to dental plaque (bacterial deposits) and calculus (tartar) building up where the teeth and gums come together. This causes the gum tissues to become inflamed, which is known as gingivitis. If plaque and calculus continue to accumulate over time, continuing inflammation can lead to bad breath, tenderness and bleeding.


10 Amazing Facts About Your Teeth

Nowadays we are surrounded by the noise and intrusion of advertising campaigns wherever we go. It can be difficult to enjoy a few minutes of peace and calm.

Fortunately, the professionals at Alex Bratic Dental Care are here to offer you a small break with this ran collection of dental myths related to teeth. Enjoy!

Some of the myths related to curing a toothache can be quite amusing, if rarely based in reality.

Ringing In The New Year With Dental Health Resolutions

New Year Dental Health Tips

It’s that time of the year again! We try to sum up last year and make resolutions for the New Year.

Resolutions are an important part of the New Year because they provide us with goals and directions. Resolutions encourage us to surpass our previous achievements and challenge ourselves in new ways.

Why not add some dental health based New Year resolutions into the resolutions you have already made? Healthier teeth can create a brighter smile, better health, and even save you money.

‘Tis the Season to be Healthy_ Dental Tips for Holidays - beenleigh dentist

‘Tis the Season to be Healthy: Dental Tips for Holidays

‘Tis the season for sweets and treats! Unfortunately sweets and treats can come with damage to your dental health. But if you maintain good oral health and habits during the holiday season, you can keep your smile bright and give yourself a precious gift: healthy, attractive teeth!

Holiday parties and events come along with sugary treats and drinks. During the holiday hustle and bustle oral hygiene can be put aside. The holidays, however, are among the most important times to practice good oral hygiene. Alex Bratic Dental Care in Beenleigh wants to help keep your teeth safe from the damage that sugary treats and drinks can cause.


Need a Filling? Ask Your Dentist About Composite Fillings

While іt іѕ роѕѕіblе to kеер thеm healthy for lіfе, оddѕ аrе уоur teeth will rеԛuіrе trеаtmеnt аt some роіnt.We аrе ѕреаkіng, of course, аbоut tooth dесау. Often caused bу еxсеѕѕіvе sugar іntаkе, tooth dесау can lеаd tо a hole іn a tooth called a саvіtу. And аѕ we all know, cavities muѕt bе filled tо рrеvеnt furthеr dаmаgе to teeth.

Past Practice

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How Eating Disorders Affect Your Oral Health

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can be devastating to oral health and dental appearance.

Anorexia causes a person to radically deprive their body of nutrients vital to oral health, resulting in weakened bones and tooth enamel. The immune system is also depressed impeding the patient’s ability to fight off infections.

Bulimia (compulsive overeating and regurgitating) results in rapid damage to teeth and gums as a result of stomach acids passing through the mouth. Deterioration of tooth enamel, chipping, and discolouration quickly cause problems for the patients.