Dental health week

It’s Dental Health Week: How’s Your Oral Health Tracking?

This year, Dental Health Week runs from 5 to 11 August, with the theme: How’s your oral health tracking? That means there’s no better time to ensure that you are on top of your dental health and oral hygiene. We know it can be easy to fall off the wagon, but this week, take the

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coping with root canal pain

Coping With Root Canal Pain

The words ‘root canal’ are usually associated with the idea of pain. For those who suffer from anxiety or have a fear of dental procedures, being told you need a root canal is likely not what you want to hear. In reality though, the root canal procedure is often the most painless way to treat

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The Ultimate Guide to Dental Sedation

Thinking about opting for dental sedation? Dental anxiety is a very real experience for many people when they need to visit the dentist. Luckily, Dr Olstein and the experienced team at our clinic specialise in sedation dentistry. This is the perfect option for adults and children who wish to ease stress and anxiety during their

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The Ultimate Guide to Tooth Extraction After Care

Wondering what the best tooth extraction after care routine should include? Tooth extractions often occur if there is nothing that can be done to save a tooth. At Dr Olstein’s dental surgery, tooth extraction is always a last resort. We will always try to fix a damaged or decayed tooth through fillings, crowns, root canals and other combinations of treatments.

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The Ultimate Guide to Paediatric Dentistry

Teaching children about good dental health is the key to ensuring proper oral hygiene throughout their lives. After all, we only get one set of adult teeth—this makes it essential that children are adequately equipped to care for them. This guide to paediatric dentistry will ensure you are well-prepared to promote healthy dental habits in

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What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is often the last resort for a severely damaged or infected tooth. Wisdom teeth are removed because they are unnecessary and often create other problems, but every other tooth is an essential part of your mouth.  If you have an infected or decayed tooth, which cannot be treated by root canal treatment, then

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The Ultimate Guide to Gum Disease and its Treatment

Gum disease or periodontal disease refers to a bacterial infection of the gum that can even spread to the bone that surrounds teeth and it has even been linked to heart disease. Gum disease can be isolated to one tooth, or across the entire gum. There are essentially two scales of gum disease, running from

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the-only-teeth-cleaning-guide-youll-ever-need

The Only Teeth Cleaning Guide You’ll Ever Need

Most of us (hopefully) have been brushing our teeth twice a day for as long as we can remember. It’s an integral part of our daily routine, and while it seems like a relatively simple process, it’s not as simple as smearing some paste on your brush and rubbing them across your teeth. Keeping your

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tmj symptoms & treatment

TMJ Symptoms and Treatment

The TMJ (temporomandibular) joint connects to lower jaw and the upper jaw. This joint is entirely responsible for opening and closing your mouth. It does this in two ways, the first way is by working as a hinge and the second is through a sliding motion where the lower jaw is moved down and forward.

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your complete guide to dental xrays

Your Complete Guide to Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are an incredibly common occurrence during a dental examination. They are instrumental in picking up on things that just aren’t visible during a regular exam. These little problems can be severe. The slightest bit of hidden decay can quickly turn into an infected root, a spot of gingivitis can become advanced gum disease

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