Why Laser Eye Surgery Is Ideal For All Competitive Sports Participants

Why Laser Eye Surgery Is Ideal For All Competitive Sports Participants

For any person who loves playing competitive sports, and who also has imperfect vision, the impracticalities of wearing glasses or even contact lenses whilst competing means that they often consider laser eye surgery. Apart from the inconvenience and cost of replacing broken glasses and lost contact lenses, there are also risks in playing sports whilst wearing either of those vision correction aids.

With glasses, there is a risk of them being smashed due to a blow to the face, and the glass cutting the person’s face, or worse, causing a severe injury to their eye. There is also the chance that an opponent is cut due to a piece of the broken glass coming into contact with their skin.

Contact lenses might not pose the same injury risk, but whilst playing competitive sports they could be dislodged or damaged due to an impact. In addition, there is always the perennial risk of bacteria attaching themselves to the lens due to playing in muddy or dusty sports fields, increasing the risk of an eye infection.


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Gingivitis, And 3 Simple Home Remedies That Can Reduce It

One of the oral health issues that dentists from dentalosogentle.com.au, have to treat often is gingivitis. Gingivitis is a periodontal disease that affects the gums and is often referred to generally as gum disease, it is not the only disease gums can suffer from.

There are two main types of gingivitis with one being caused by dental plaque irritating a person’s gums which then causes decolouration, inflammation and in the worst cases, pain. The second type of gingivitis is caused by infections from fungi, viruses, and bacteria, but not dental plaque.

Gingivitis Risk Factors And Prevention

Several risk factors exist that can make a person more prone to suffering from gingivitis than others. These risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Old Age
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Weakened Immunity
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Medical Conditions
  • Dry Mouth
  • Poor Oral Hygiene


7 Of The Most Common Dental Problems And How To Prevent Them

7 Of The Most Common Dental Problems And How To Prevent Them

If you were to ask one hundred people to name a dental problem which they have experienced, we are certain that the vast majority of them would mention a cavity needing to be filled or tooth extraction. Given that these are the two most common treatments which dentists have to administer that is hardly surprising.

However, and we are sure you know this already, other dental problems exist, and for those that suffer from them, they can not only be extremely painful but in the worst cases, totally debilitating. You might be lucky enough to have not suffered from these yourself, but it is still useful to be aware of them, to try to avoid them.

Tooth Decay

The number one dental problem people experience, tooth decay is what leads to cavities, toothache, and in the worst cases, the need for a tooth to be extracted. The main cause is bacteria called plaque building up on the teeth due to the sugar in food and drinks, and compounded by poor oral care, such as not brushing or flossing daily.


Why Over 60s Should Consider Dental Implants

There are some who might regard dental implants as a treatment that is only suitable for younger people. By ‘younger’, we mean those who are below 60 years of age. The reason for this assumption is likely to be the fact that dental implants are often viewed as a cosmetic procedure rather than a medical one.

As such the desire within certain age groups, to maintain their appearance is regarded as much higher than it might be in retirees and grandparents, for example. Therefore the theory is that the improvement of one’s appearance following the fitting of dental implants is bound to drive the popularity of them in this younger age group.

Whilst this might have some mileage with regards to younger people wanting to look good to attract a partner, the point that it completely misses is that all the benefits that dental implants provide apply every bit as much to the over 60s, as it does to the under 60s. Here is a list from dentists to explain to why anyone aged 60 or higher should consider any of these benefits from dental implants.


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What Cosmetic Dental Services Could Be for You

A niggle, ache, or pain can often be reason enough for people to make an appointment with their general dentist. However, have you thought about what a cosmetic dentist can do for you?

Not every trip to the dentist has to be a repair mission. Instead, it can be a confidence-boosting, self-esteem lifting appointment that has you grinning from ear to ear once you leave your dentist’s office. Find out what cosmetic dental services could be right for you below.  

Teeth Whitening

You’ll struggle to find anyone who is 100 percent happy with the shade of their teeth. Tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine, and some foods can all have a detrimental impact on the colour of your teeth, which can impact your confidence to smile.

Rather than put up with yellow teeth, see your cosmetic dentist. They may recommend in-chair teeth whitening or take-home tray kits for that set of pearly whites you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers

In the event of permanently stained teeth, or teeth with chips, cracks, gaps, and breaks, your cosmetic dentist might recommend porcelain veneers.

Veneers are thin shells that adhere to the surface of your teeth and hide minor imperfections. They can shrink gaps, hide staining, and even take care of those chips and cracks that can affect your self-esteem. Ask your dentist if they’re right for you. (more…)

How to Help your Child Not to Fear the Dentist

Taking your child to the dentist can be a trying ordeal for both the parent and the child. However, making sure that you, as a parent or guardian, are calm and optimistic about the situation can make a world of difference. Remember, your child looks to you for guidance.

A dental clinic is somewhere your child will need to visit at least once a year. When you make it a positive experience from the beginning, you lay the foundation for positive visits in the future.

Now, let’s start by saying that all kids are different. Some might be fine with going to the dentist, but others may not. Telling them what will happen is better than springing a surprise visit on them.

Depending on the child’s age, they will have some idea what the dentist is for. However, whether it’s a quick and easy checkup, or something more involved procedure, it’s essential to be as honest as possible – while still choosing your words carefully. (more…)

What You Need to Know Before Your Dental Implant Procedure

When you make an appointment with your local dentists for treatment, you can revel in the knowledge that they will answer any questions you might have. Whether you’re nervous about having a tooth pulled, or your kid fear dentist visit or want to know which type of toothbrush to use, your dentist is the best person to ask.

However, sometimes it helps to learn a little bit about a procedure before you see your dentist. You can then understand the basics of it and think of other questions to ask your oral health care professional when you see them next.

At some stage, your dentist may have recommended a dental implant procedure to you. Without asking any questions, it’s not that easy to work out what’s involved. Whether you’re ready to book your dental implant procedure, or you want to find out more about it before you do, then read on.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are posts that are inserted into your jawbone where a tooth used to be. They form the foundation for an artificial tooth to be placed on the top. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent. They look and function like your natural teeth, with dentists going above and beyond to ensure that all details, even the colouring, match your current teeth. (more…)