How to Tell If You're Grinding Your Teeth
28 October 2015
Teeth grinding, known by experts as bruxism, is a sleep disorder that can be hard to diagnose. This is troubling since grinding your teeth together as you sleep can cause damage to your chewing muscles, jaw, and the teeth themselves.
Most people who grind their teeth at night have no idea that they're doing it since they are unconscious when the act takes place. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to tell if you're a grinder.
Medicare Dental Insurance
28 September 2015
Medicare in Australia does not cover dental care. Medicare was introduced in 1984 as a universal health care system but it typically does not include dental coverage except for children.
Medicare has three main components; hospital care, pharmaceutical coverage and medical care. So most adults are required to secure dental insurance through private carriers, such as Hillarys Dental Care. There are some select situations when Medicare will cover dental expenses but this is a very narrow window of services that require a strict criteria to be met.
How Routine Visits to the Dentist Make Your Dental Costs More Affordable
1 September 2015
Spending money on routine dental check-ups may not seem an obvious way to save money, but preventative visits can reduce your long-term dental costs, making them more affordable. Routine visits may spot problem areas early and help you maintain good oral health habits, so that you can avoid more serious and costly problems in the future. This is one of those cases when prevention really can be cheaper than the cure.
Invisalign® - An Overview
6 August 2015
Crooked, twisted or uneven teeth can ruin your smile and affect your confidence. Until recently, the recommended treatment for teeth straightening was unsightly braces. Now, there's Invisalign®. So, what's the difference? Read on for an overview of the Invisalign® system.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign® is a discreet tooth straightening system used to correct gaping and crookedness of the teeth.
Instead of ugly metal braces, virtually invisible 'aligners' are used. These aligners are custom-made for each patient and, unlike fixed braces, are removable.