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Oral Cancer Screening: Who Needs It?

Oral Cancer Screening: Who Needs It?

Oral cancer or mouth cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. It can affect any of the soft tissues around the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, tongue and inside of the mouth. An oral cancer screening provided by a dentist can detect the disease at an early stage when there's a greater ch..... Read more

Category: Dental Emergency, Restorative Dentistry

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Some people's gums are more prone to bleeding than others, but if your gums bleed often, you should visit your dentist for a check-up and advice. That's because bleeding gums can sometimes be a sign of gum disease or other oral health and general health problems. Gingivitis (gum disease) If your gum..... Read more

Category: General Dental

Is It Better to Get a Root Canal or Extraction?

Is It Better to Get a Root Canal or Extraction?

If your tooth feels painful or sensitive, it might be infected. Dentists usually recommend root canal therapy to save an infected tooth, restore its function and stop the infection from spreading. If you have a more severe infection, the only option might be to have the tooth pulled out. Dentists wi..... Read more

Category: Restorative Dentistry

Do Animals Need to Brush Their Teeth?

Do Animals Need to Brush Their Teeth?

Dental problems don't only affect people. If you don't brush your pet's teeth, they'll also be at risk of gum disease and other problems, which could affect their overall health and wellbeing. As a caring pet parent, it's important to know how to look after your pet's teeth and when they need to vis..... Read more

Category: General Dental

Risks of Dental Tourism: Beware of Cheap Dental Treatments Overseas

Risks of Dental Tourism: Beware of Cheap Dental Treatments Overseas

We know that dental care isn't always cheap. A 2013 survey found that almost a third of Australians (32%) avoid or delay getting dental treatment because they're worried about the cost.[1] For some people, flying overseas for cheaper dental treatments for can be a tempting alternative. However, dent..... Read more

Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, General Dental