In-Chair Teeth Whitening

How to Keep Your Teeth White After In-Chair Teeth Whitening

According to a Journal of Dentistry study, up to 52 percent of survey respondents aren’t happy with the colour of their teeth. If you fall into that category, then you will be pleased to know that your local dentist can offer a solution.

In-chair teeth whitening is a wonderful option for many people with yellow or stained teeth who want to feel confident showing off their grin. Even for those with permanently stained teeth, dentists can offer porcelain veneers to solve the problem.

However, after in-chair whitening, it’s easy to assume that your teeth will be white forever. You’ve had the treatment; they look fab, so why wouldn’t they look that way forever? Ongoing care is required to maintain your new set of pearly whites. Here is how to keep your smile whiter and brighter for longer.

Take-Home Trays

After seeing your dentist for in-chair teeth whitening, ask them about take-home trays and whether they are right for you. Take-home trays are custom moulds with a bleaching solution, designed to maintain that beautiful white smile.

Unlike over-the-counter whitening trays, those from your dentist are custom-fitted to your teeth, and with a stronger solution for a more accurate and effective whitening experience.

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Dental Implants

How to Care for Dental Implants

The Oral Health Tracker national report card in Australia shows that many Australians are not caring for their teeth as they should. Tooth decay is the most widespread chronic disease, and only just over half of Australians are brushing their teeth twice per day, as recommended by dentists.

Even scarier is the knowledge that the average Australian adult is missing around five teeth. That’s why dental implants are growing in popularity, with thousands of people visiting their dentists to perform the procedure and get back that coveted set of pearly whites.

Dental implants are replacement teeth that replace one or more teeth in the front or back. They take the form and function of a natural tooth but are permanently fixed in place, unlike dentures.

While Dental Implant don’t decay as regular teeth do, they do require care and attention. Read on to learn how to maintain your dental implants and why they might be right for you.

Brush

The brushing process for dental implants is similar, or the same, to regular teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush all your teeth, including the implant, twice daily. Dentists recommend brushing for about two minutes, morning and night. (more…)

Improve Your Mental Health

Five Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Although Australia is one of the more “modern” and “advanced” countries in the world, our culture still has a huge racism problem. This stretches to include everything from casual racism to obvious racial discrimination within many workplaces.

Unfortunately, racial discrimination can have severe impacts on people’s mental health. If you’ve ever suffered such problems, you may have encountered mental illnesses as a result.

And although you should always take steps to ensure racial discrimination is eliminated from your workplace – including seeking legal advice if necessary – it’s also important to keep yourself healthy.

To help you do this, we’ve put together the following guide of five easy ways to improve your mental health and maintain a positive state of mind.

  1. Do Something You Enjoy

If you feel like your mental health is suffering as a result of discrimination (or anything else), you may need to just sit back and relax for a while. One of the best ways to return yourself to a positive state of mind is to spend time doing things you enjoy.

For example, if you love the ocean, you might consider getting out for regular walks, fishing, diving or even surfing if you’re an athletic type. It’s also a well-known fact that simply being out in nature is good for your mental health.

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