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4 Useful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women

4 Dental Strategies for Pregnant Women Infographic | Dentist Northmead

 

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in a woman’s life, but pregnant women should be certain to take care of their dental health for themselves and their babies.

The good news is that most routine treatment is safe during pregnancy, though during the first 3 months some procedures and medications should be avoided.

The most important thing is to be sure that your Smiles First Dental dentist knows you are pregnant and how far along you are.

Here are 4 key strategies:

1) Keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease can cause premature birth or a low birth weight baby. Keeping your gums health also stops the transfer of decay-causing bacteria from you to your baby, and possibly early childhood tooth decay.

2) Avoid or treat sickness, vomiting and acid reflux. Pregnant women who experience morning sickness with vomiting and/or acid reflux are at higher risk of tooth erosion.

There are ways to reduce this risk, including rinsing your mouth with water or mouth rinse, chewing sugar free gum, smearing a bit of toothpaste over your teeth, and waiting 30 minutes before brushing after vomiting.

3) Many women can develop gum disease during pregnancy because of natural hormonal changes in the body. Make sure to treat your teeth and gums early, to avoid this.

Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, red gums (instead of pink), swollen gums, and bad breath.

4) Quit smoking! Smoking while pregnant is not good for you or your unborn baby, and can lead to gum disease. In fact, you should quit all tobacco products, if you are pregnant or not!

Talk to your dentist at Smiles First Dental about how to treat your dental health before, during, and after pregnancy! We’re here for you and your family!

Contact us on (02) 9630 9996.

Keeping Children Smiling: Child Dental Benefits Extended For 2017!

Keeping Children Smiling- Child Dental Benefits Extended For 2017! - northmead dentist Good news for children, and their parents/guardian who are eligible under the Children’s Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The CDBS has been extended through 2017!

CDBS provides children with basic dental services. Starting on January first 2017, dental services up to $1,000 can be given over two consecutive calendar years. The two-year cap period starts when a patient first receives an eligible dental service.

Smiles First Dental is a proud supporter of CDBS and encourages parents to take advantage of it. You can’t begin supporting your child’s oral health too early!

New terms and conditions are in place for 2017. Consequently if you have any questions we ask that you contact us on (02) 9630 9996 for information or an appointment. Continue Reading

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Teeth Some Loving Care

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Teeth Some Loving CareAs we are all getting settled into the New Year, Valentine’s Day is once again around the corner. Candy, cards, and teddy bears are littering grocery stores and shop windows. And this Valentine’s Day it’s not just your loved ones that you should be thinking about.

Spend a little time this February showing your teeth some love and it will come back to you. Valentine’s Day is all about kisses and candy, and both kisses and candy are all about your mouth!

And on Valentine’s Day, by improving your dental health and shining smile, you could have a more kissable mouth, with teeth in better condition. So, we here at Smiles First Dental, are happy to offer you these words of advice as Valentine’s Day arrives!

The Advantages of In-Office Teeth Whitening

Do you look in the mirror and see darker stained teeth when you smile? Well you’re not alone. Unfortunately the passage of time and our love of coffee, tea, and red wine means that as we get older our teeth become less white, less dazzling, and less attractive. But the good news is that this can often be reversed. Continue Reading

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?Ever wonder how long a dental crown should last? A study shows that dental crowns can last for decades or virtually your lifetime if they are well manufactured using appropriate materials, installed properly by an expert dentist and if the patient practices diligent home care.

On the other hand, like any other tooth replacements, you don’t always get a perfect result from dental crowns. All treatments have their positive and negatives with regard to how long they can last. But with proper care and professional maintenance, long-term success for your dental crowns is not impossible. Continue Reading

Which Teeth Whitening Option is best for you?

Which Teeth Whitening Option is best for youDifferent teeth whitening products seem to overwhelm consumers nowadays. From whitening toothpastes to tray-based whiteners, everyone can simply whiten their teeth at home by buying these products from stores or online.

As the advancements in cosmetic dentistry continue, so does teeth whitening. They have evolved so much, allowing you to choose from a wide range of options and products that are available to you.

So, which type of teeth whitening products should you use? Before making any decision, you need to understand that certain treatments may not be suitable for your needs and preferences.

Facts to Consider with Teeth Whitening

Stain Removal or Bleaching – there’s a difference between achieving a bright white smile and wanting to get rid of discoloured stains. Which of the two are you trying to attain? If you simply want a bright smile, a good quality take-home kit or laser whitening will do. If you have localised tooth stains, you may need to choose from the more expensive options since ordinary tooth whitening will be unable to remove individual stains. Continue Reading

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4 Useful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women

4 Dental Strategies for Pregnant Women Infographic | Dentist Northmead

 

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in a woman’s life, but pregnant women should be certain to take care of their dental health for themselves and their babies.

The good news is that most routine treatment is safe during pregnancy, though during the first 3 months some procedures and medications should be avoided.

The most important thing is to be sure that your Smiles First Dental dentist knows you are pregnant and how far along you are.

Here are 4 key strategies:

1) Keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease can cause premature birth or a low birth weight baby. Keeping your gums health also stops the transfer of decay-causing bacteria from you to your baby, and possibly early childhood tooth decay.

2) Avoid or treat sickness, vomiting and acid reflux. Pregnant women who experience morning sickness with vomiting and/or acid reflux are at higher risk of tooth erosion.

There are ways to reduce this risk, including rinsing your mouth with water or mouth rinse, chewing sugar free gum, smearing a bit of toothpaste over your teeth, and waiting 30 minutes before brushing after vomiting.

3) Many women can develop gum disease during pregnancy because of natural hormonal changes in the body. Make sure to treat your teeth and gums early, to avoid this.

Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, red gums (instead of pink), swollen gums, and bad breath.

4) Quit smoking! Smoking while pregnant is not good for you or your unborn baby, and can lead to gum disease. In fact, you should quit all tobacco products, if you are pregnant or not!

Talk to your dentist at Smiles First Dental about how to treat your dental health before, during, and after pregnancy! We’re here for you and your family!

Contact us on (02) 9630 9996.

Keeping Children Smiling: Child Dental Benefits Extended For 2017!

Keeping Children Smiling- Child Dental Benefits Extended For 2017! - northmead dentist Good news for children, and their parents/guardian who are eligible under the Children’s Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The CDBS has been extended through 2017!

CDBS provides children with basic dental services. Starting on January first 2017, dental services up to $1,000 can be given over two consecutive calendar years. The two-year cap period starts when a patient first receives an eligible dental service.

Smiles First Dental is a proud supporter of CDBS and encourages parents to take advantage of it. You can’t begin supporting your child’s oral health too early!

New terms and conditions are in place for 2017. Consequently if you have any questions we ask that you contact us on (02) 9630 9996 for information or an appointment. Continue Reading

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Teeth Some Loving Care

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Teeth Some Loving CareAs we are all getting settled into the New Year, Valentine’s Day is once again around the corner. Candy, cards, and teddy bears are littering grocery stores and shop windows. And this Valentine’s Day it’s not just your loved ones that you should be thinking about.

Spend a little time this February showing your teeth some love and it will come back to you. Valentine’s Day is all about kisses and candy, and both kisses and candy are all about your mouth!

And on Valentine’s Day, by improving your dental health and shining smile, you could have a more kissable mouth, with teeth in better condition. So, we here at Smiles First Dental, are happy to offer you these words of advice as Valentine’s Day arrives!

The Advantages of In-Office Teeth Whitening

Do you look in the mirror and see darker stained teeth when you smile? Well you’re not alone. Unfortunately the passage of time and our love of coffee, tea, and red wine means that as we get older our teeth become less white, less dazzling, and less attractive. But the good news is that this can often be reversed. Continue Reading

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?Ever wonder how long a dental crown should last? A study shows that dental crowns can last for decades or virtually your lifetime if they are well manufactured using appropriate materials, installed properly by an expert dentist and if the patient practices diligent home care.

On the other hand, like any other tooth replacements, you don’t always get a perfect result from dental crowns. All treatments have their positive and negatives with regard to how long they can last. But with proper care and professional maintenance, long-term success for your dental crowns is not impossible. Continue Reading

Which Teeth Whitening Option is best for you?

Which Teeth Whitening Option is best for youDifferent teeth whitening products seem to overwhelm consumers nowadays. From whitening toothpastes to tray-based whiteners, everyone can simply whiten their teeth at home by buying these products from stores or online.

As the advancements in cosmetic dentistry continue, so does teeth whitening. They have evolved so much, allowing you to choose from a wide range of options and products that are available to you.

So, which type of teeth whitening products should you use? Before making any decision, you need to understand that certain treatments may not be suitable for your needs and preferences.

Facts to Consider with Teeth Whitening

Stain Removal or Bleaching – there’s a difference between achieving a bright white smile and wanting to get rid of discoloured stains. Which of the two are you trying to attain? If you simply want a bright smile, a good quality take-home kit or laser whitening will do. If you have localised tooth stains, you may need to choose from the more expensive options since ordinary tooth whitening will be unable to remove individual stains. Continue Reading