When patients come to us with missing teeth, says Dr David Kerr, they often complain about 2 things:
1. Trouble eating – Missing teeth affects your ability to chew and limits the foods you can eat easily. As you get older, nutrition can become an issue.
2. Self-conscious about appearance – If you lose lots of teeth, it can change the way your face looks and how you age.
At Today’s Dentistry, we get many parents who are worried that their kids adult teeth are coming through crooked, overcrowded, sticking out or gappy. Here, we look at some of the reasons for kids crooked teeth, then in our second article, we’ll talk about why – if your child has crooked teeth – they may
In part one of this article series on kids dental traumas we looked at why even small traumas can result in big dental problems. In this second article, we will now look at what you should do if your child experiences a dental accident, trauma or emergency. What parents should do if their child snaps, chips, bangs
In this article, we wanted to bring together a couple of similar questions we have received to Ask a Dentist, all about kids dental emergencies and traumas: My toddler fell in the playground and broke half of her front teeth off. After a few tears, she was OK, but should I take her to the
Are there any long term side effects of rinsing the mouth with salt water? “Does it weaken the tooth, or interfere with saliva secretion, or is it irreversibly abrasive to the taste buds? How does a salt water rinse compare with dental mouthwashes?” – Question from Stephanie in Chermside West, Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies:
Do you know what the cause of the bad breath taste may be? “Over the last week I have noticed I have been getting a really bad taste in my mouth and I do not know what the cause of it is. I brush my teeth twice a day.” – Question from Mark, Strathpine, Brisbane
How do I best care for my teeth during pregnancy? Does morning sickness damage my teeth? – Question from Marie in Brisbane’s CBD, Brisbane For a change, this article is not answered by our dentists, rather Chanelle, our very own Hygienist answers one of our frequently asked questions touching on her own first hand experiences
“My child has white marks on her teeth which I have been researching and discovered the condition hypomineralisation. I have never heard of this before and not sure what it means and what I should do. Can you tell me more about it?” – Question from Natasha of Albany Creek in Brisbane Dr David Kerr
“I have a top denture and a lower partial denture. I am very concerned about preserving my existing teeth and preventing gum shrinkage. Not to mention that my current dentures are ill-fitting. It’s time for my six month cleaning but I am not happy with my existing dental care – I want a dentist who
“I just got composite resin veneers and ever since, the gum above the right tooth has been very sore and swollen. I have developed a blister on the gum that leaks a clear fluid, along with swelling and severe pain…” “I also felt a strange popping feeling in the gum, like bubbles bursting. The fluid