At any age, an orthodontist can fix orthodontic problems and enhance appearance and restore a bright smile, but there is a time period when optimal results can be achieved. Orthodontics Australia recommends that children should have their initial orthodontic assessment while aged between 7 and 10 years old, while the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends the age 8-10 years. Parents should have their children visit a specialist orthodontist when they first note or suspect orthodontic problems, or before they are ten years old. [Read More]
How Can You Tell if Your Child is Brushing Properly?
Whilst you undoubtedly say "remember to brush your teeth!" to your child every morning and evening, you may feel uncertain about exactly how good of a job they're really doing. Although your close supervision can tell you a great deal about your child's oral hygiene habits, it's important to know exactly what to look for. Here are the best ways to evaluate your child's brushing habits. Watch the Duration Whilst you probably tell your child to make sure to brush each tooth, on both the front and back, you may not have ever told them how long to brush. [Read More]
Worried About Your Wisdom Teeth Removal? You'll Feel Better Once You Learn This!
Worried because your dentist recommended wisdom teeth removal? Many patients have to undergo wisdom teeth extraction at their dentist today, and the good news is that it's now simpler and easier than it's ever been before. Your dentist can typically perform wisdom teeth extraction in a single outpatient visit, and you'll usually enjoy an uncomplicated recovery. To ensure that you're prepared in the best way possible, it helps to learn more about the wisdom teeth removal and recovery process. [Read More]
The Right Kind of Overbite: Why it is Normal to Have a Slight Overbite
Did you know that the bite of prehistoric humans was different to that of modern humans? About 10,000 years ago, in the Neolithic Age, a typical human would eat by gripping food, such as a hunk of meat, between their teeth, and tearing it into pieces. Eating this way, caused humans to have an edge-to-edge bite. However, 250 years ago, a slight overbite became the norm. What happened? The knife and fork happened. [Read More]