Benefits of Getting Braces as an Adult

A couple of decades ago, most people would have thought that getting braces was only something you did if you were in high school. Not anymore! In fact, adult orthodontic patients are becoming increasingly common in Brighton and Ferntree Gully. There are several reasons why. Not only do adults tend to have more access to quality dental and orthodontic care than what might have been available when they were children, but the health benefits of straighter teeth make getting braces a smart investment at any age.   Prolong the Health of Your Teeth  Properly aligned teeth tend to suffer less … Continue reading

What to do During a Dental Emergency

As a family dental practice, it’s common for us to see adults and children in the area with dental emergencies. If you or your youngster has broken a tooth or is experiencing discomfort, here are the emergency basics that you need to know about.   Pain Control  Most tooth pain is caused by swelling. If your doctor has cleared you to take NSAIDs like ibuprofen, that’s usually the best way to temporarily alleviate discomfort. Listen to your body: chronic discomfort or shooting pain through your mouth means something significant is going on and needs to be treated.   Knocked Out … Continue reading