Nail Biting and Braces: Are Invisalign Braces the Best Option For Nail Biters?

If you need orthodontic work and are a habitual nail biter, your orthodontist may be worried about fitting braces to your teeth, especially if you don't think you can kick the habit while your braces are in place. Regular braces and nail biting don't always mix well – chewing on your nails all the time may push your braces' wires out of place and prevent them from working correctly. In some cases, your orthodontist may recommend that you use Invisalign braces as an alternative. Read More 

5 Breakfast Foods to Feed Your Child After Braces

The first week of having braces can really affect your child's ability to eat the breakfasts you might usually serve, and sometimes it may feel that he or she has reverted back to infanthood. However, don't despair! It's possible to feed your child breakfast foods that will give them the nutrition they need and are smooth enough to eat during the adjustment period of the first week. Here are 5 ideas that will make your job a lot more easy. Read More 

3 Things to Avoid Doing Before Your Next Dental Appointment

If the idea of making a visit to the dentist fills you with anxiety and fear, you are not alone. For most people, going to the dentist is at the top of the "I don't want to do this" list. In an effort to deal with your pre-dental appointment fear, you may do things which actually increase the stress of the visit. Below are some things you should avoid doing before your dental appointment. Read More 

Gland To Gland Combat: How Your Dentist Can Help You Fight Salivary Gland Infections

Everyone knows that keeping your teeth, gums and tongue in good shape is vital to long-term dental health, but the smaller structures and organs in our mouths are often overlooked. The salivary glands that produce the saliva so vital to dental health are small and inobtrusive, and if they are functioning normally, you may never notice them. However, an infected salivary gland is extremely noticeable, and if you are suffering for a salivary gland infection, you should visit your dentist immediately for treatment. Read More 

Dental Implants On The Cheap: 3 Practical Ideas

A large number of Australian parents have probably heard that they can save on the cost of their children's dental implants by having the installation of implants done in a developing country where the cost of such dental procedures is more affordable. Not a bad idea. But what happens when time comes for the child to attend follow-up appointments with their dentist? Does he or she fly back to the developing country? Read More