Can You Correct an Overbite With Porcelain or Composite Veneers?

Not every dental patient is willing to invest the time it takes to correct malocclusion through orthodontic treatment. They may instead turn to a cosmetic dentist for veneers, which take weeks as opposed to the 18-28 months for the average orthodontic case. However, though it is possible for a cosmetic approach such as veneers to take the place of orthodontic treatment, there are several reasons why doing so is not recommended. Veneers Can Only Treat a Minor Overbite Read More 

Don’t Fall For These Common Misconceptions About Going to the Dentist

It's usually recommended that adults see their dentist every year or even more often; your own dentist, someone from a place like The Happy Tooth Kurri Kurri, can tell you when you should be visiting his or her office, depending on the condition of your teeth and any risk factors to your oral health, such as smoking. However, you may never get that recommendation if you don't go to their office in the first place! Read More 

A Pain-Free Cavity: Why Your Cavity Isn’t Causing You Any Pain

Cavities don't always announce their presence via pain. In fact, a cavity may be present in a tooth for a long time before you experience any pain. However, you never wait until a cavity causes pain before visiting your dentist for treatment. Doing so may result in the need for a root canal and crown. If your dentist can get to the cavity before you begin to feel pain, then a simple filling should prevent any further damage from occurring. Read More 

Post and Crown or Dental Implant? Which is More Suitable for Root-Canalled Teeth?

According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), 65 percent of Australians have not been to the dentist in over 2 years. Australians are also more likely to visit their dentist when a specific dental issue arises rather than for a dental checkup. Because of this, minor dental issues such as early decay, tartar build-up, and slight wear and tear worsen until teeth decline to the point of needing root canal therapy. Read More 

Smoking and Your New Invisalign Aligners: What You Need to Know

Invisalign can be a marvel for those who might not want traditional dental braces for whatever reason. You might prefer the discreet nature of the system, or you might find the idea of traditional braces to be too invasive. One of the advantages of the system is that it can be removed for eating and drinking, so that you never have to worry about getting food stuck in your braces, as can often by the case with a traditional system. Read More