There are an estimated 81,000 to 110,000 people living with Parkinson's disease in Australia. But living is the key word here. Life goes on, with all the subsequent needs for healthcare that might not necessarily be related to the condition. Dental care has the potential to be problematic when someone is affected by Parkinson's disease, from self-care at home, to visits to the dentist. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson's disease, what extra considerations might be needed when visiting the dentist? [Read More]
What Can Be Done When Your Smile Isn't Symmetrical?
While your face might be largely symmetrical, one half is probably not an exact mirror image of the other. It might even be that your face would look rather different if it were perfectly symmetrical. But there is one part of your face where perfect symmetry is desirable, and that's your smile. If there was a vertical line down the centre of your smile, you would want each half to be a mirror reflection of the other. [Read More]
Three Talking Tip Techniques For Denture-Wearing Newbies
Talking is something that is taken for granted. However, some dental procedures, such as dentures and braces, can impact your speech. As someone who has just been fitted for a pair of dentures, it is time to be mindful of the impact dentures will have on your speech as you get used to wearing them. These three tips will help ease your denture wearing transition and help you become comfortable speaking with them in your mouth. [Read More]
5 Conditions That Cause Toothache
If you are suffering from toothache, you might feel worried and confused if you don't know the cause. The best way to solve the mystery is to schedule an appointment with a dentist. While you wait for your appointment, take the time to learn about these common causes of toothache. 1. Cavities Having a cavity in your tooth can cause a lot of pain. Oral bacteria produce acids that wear away the enamel that protects your teeth. [Read More]