Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.
Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure that is:
Our surgery has been a leader in teeth whitening since the introduction of in chair teeth whitening system in Australia in 2004. Since then we have carried out teeth whitening for hundreds of patients and received many referrals from our other dentist colleagues who see our surgery as the best equipped for this effective and individual procedure. We use the latest technology in teeth whitening and combine our in chair treatment with specially fabricated mouth trays for future follow ups. This is how we do teeth whitening:
First you make a short consultation appointment for the dentist to assess your suitability and explain the likely outcome. - Your second appointment is usually about an hour and fifteen minutes when we whiten your teeth. Bring a music CD or fall asleep in the chair while your teeth are being whitened. And that’s it.
The treatment on average lasts about two years and could be touched up by using some home bleaching gel inside your bleaching trays. From our experience most patients are suitable for teeth whitening and generally nine out of ten do not see any need for further whitening after the in-chair treatment.
Sensitivity has been an issue with teeth whitening in the past. That is why an initial consultation is of utmost importance. Generally nine out of ten patients have no sensitivity issue with the new Zoom 2 system, however those who are likely to have sensitivity would be informed at their initial consultation and special measure will be taken to minimise their reaction.
Despite the fact that uncomplicated snoring affects more than 30% of the population, the medical fraternity has treated it with little seriousness. Even the potentially more serious disorder closely linked to snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been of significant concern amongst the medical fraternity since the 1980s. On the basis of the gradual realisation of the long-term destructive effects of OSA and snoring on health, an entire industry has developed to the point where the treatment of these sleep disorders is now a multi-billion dollar business. Some industry members have grown from humble beginnings to large profitable global enterprises due to the demand of Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices and associated accessories. However, not all OSA patients benefit from CPAP therapy. Some estimates put overall long-term compliance rates as low as 30%. The reasons for non-compliance are many and varied. This subsequently opens a market for an innovative manufacturer who can devise a solution to address these treatment objections. We believe that the SomnoDent™ MAS occupies this important place in the market of OSA treatments.
The SomnoDent™ MAS is an oral device, which fits over the upper and lower teeth, much like a sports mouthguard. However, unlike a sports mouthguard it is a discreet, precision-made and clinically-tested medical device that is recognised for its clinical validity by FDA,TGA, ISO 13485 and Swiss medic standards. Backed by over 7 Years of clinical research, it is no wonder that the SomnDent™ MAS is known as the MAS GOLD STANDARD among Dental Sleep Professionals across the world.
In the vast majority of cases, the SomnoDent™ MAS is a highly effective treatment method for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, with patients often having better treatment uptake to that of CPAP and surgery.
For more information please refer to Somnomed website : www.somnomed.com.au
In some of the advanced cases of periodontal disease, there is a need for surgery. In such cases, the patient’s gingival tissues (gums) are retracted away from the teeth and the socket area is thoroughly cleaned using hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers. The gingivae is then sutured back in place and special oral hygiene instructions are provided for the patient. As in non-surgical periodontal treatment regimes, the success of the treatment is strongly dependant on the patient’s oral hygiene.
Cosmetic dentistry has become a very broad and highly specialized field. From provision of porcelain veneers to reconstruction of occlusion (bite) and from extensive crown and bridge work to zoom teeth whitening, the art of cosmetic dentistry has evolved through the years.
One of the most popular facets of cosmetic dentistry is provision of veneers. Veneers are highly popular due to their great effect on aesthetics of a smile and their little or at times no need for toot reduction. They can be performed by different types of materials but usually composite resin or porcelain veneers are the most preferred options.
In cases where teeth have been worn down by severe attrition, rebuilding of the teeth and the occlusion (bite)is termed reconstructive dentistry. Reconstructed bites need to be supported by strong materials such as porcelain or gold. Although initially the build up could be done using composite resin material, eventually some of the load bearing teeth must be covered in a stronger material such as gold or porcelain.