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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

Mouthwash or Salt Water Rinse

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:

Bad Taste / Breath Question

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

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

Pregnancy Dental Care

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

Chalky Teeth

“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

Ill-fitting Dentures

“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

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

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