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TMJ and teeth grinding

Lots of us are coping with our job, home life, kids – so it’s no surprise we’re feeling stressed out, with sore jaws, stiff necks, headaches… and grinding our teeth in our sleep. Teeth grinding or bruxism is just one of the signs of TMJ tension – that is, problems with your jaw joints or temporomandibular joints

Really sore jaw – 5 fast tips you need to read

If you think you may be suffering from TMJ problems – properly called TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder – here are some simple lifestyle changes to help manage it.

Orthodontics FAQs

Finding out whether your child needs corrective dental work or not can put your mind at rest. Here, we answer some orthodontic questions we often get asked by parents. Is there anything parents of young children can do to prevent or minimise the amount of orthodontics that their kids may need? Not really. Your mum

Orthodontics for young children

If your child’s teeth aren’t straight or their jaws aren’t lining up, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends an early examination or screening for kids between the ages of eight and 10 years. Here’s what every parent needs to know before you worry about kids braces. Our first article in this series took an initial

Denture Problems

I am not happy with my dentures. What should I do? “The bottom ones never seem to stay in and sometimes food gets stuck in them, the top ones only stay in till the glue wears out. I don’t wont to pay more money as I have already paid over $5000 dollars for them and

Tooth Extraction Pain

“I have some tooth pain following a tooth extraction a couple of days ago. What is a normal amount of pain after an extraction and what is the expected healing time? What should I be aware of in relation to complications such as dry sockets and blood clots?”” – Question from Robert from Zillmere, Brisbane

Extracting Teeth

I have a toothache and am worried I might have to get it taken out. Does a sore tooth always have to be extracted? “Do all tooth extractions cost the same? Are there alternatives to having your tooth extracted?” – Question from Jane from Everton Hills, Brisbane Dr Darryl Marsh replies: When you have a

Tooth Whitening with Veneers

“A number of years I broke a tooth and had it replaced from halfway down. I am now considering having my teeth whitened and wondered what happens with that tooth. I do not want to have tooth bleaching done and then have that part that was replaced be a completely different colour. Can it all

Replacing Silver Fillings

“Do you think people with old ‘silver’ fillings should have them removed and replaced by more up-to-date materials?” – Question from Tony of Mango Hill, Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies: That’s a very common question and it’s one that is difficult to give a definitive yes or no answer. Although there has been no conclusive

After Braces and Orthodontics

“I had braces in primary school and I am 21 now… …I am worried my teeth have moved and will continue to move and go all over the place again. I am not sure what to do?” – Question from Sam of Stafford in Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies: A great deal depends on your

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