Blogs & News

July 2018

Don’t be afraid to smile – the connection between oral health and self esteem

We were watching the Logies last week, and seeing a sea of smiling faces got us thinking: do people smile more when they already feel good about themselves, or does smiling help you feel good about yourself? As dentists, it’s not unusual for us to [...]

June 2018

9 out of 10 dentists agree: there’s a lot you don’t know about dentists

How many television commercials have we seen that make the claim “9 out of 10 dentists agree” about the effectiveness of a toothpaste or toothbrush? Far be it from us to burst the bubble of illusion created by the advertising industry, but the truth is [...]

May 2018

5月份的礼物:女性的口腔健康

母爱很伟大所以有了母亲节,通常人们会在这一天给母亲一个祝福、一张卡片或是一束鲜花。作为一个全女性员工的牙科诊所Middleborough Dental Care,我们认为所有的女性都应在5月份得到关怀和祝福,我们不止这么说更是为所有女性患者准备了两件礼物: 1 /分享关于女性口腔健康的“秘密”,让我们更多的了解它。(当然,男性也可以阅读); 2 /我们将在月底通过抽奖送出一个电动牙刷,活动参与者是在5月份预订的女性患者。 要得到牙刷,只需在5月预订一次,祝您好运。   女性在成长过程中会经历不同的特殊生理时期,在这一过程中我们的口腔会发生一些改变: 生理期可能影响我们的牙齿和牙龈,导致一些口腔健康问题 由于体内激素如雌激素和黄体酮的增加以及伴随的斑块积聚,月经开始前的三到四天口腔会出现酸胀,牙龈肿胀,变得更容易出血。甚至还可能会出现一种暂时的牙龈炎,其特征是你的舌头和脸颊内的牙龈肿胀。还好,一旦生理期即将结束,它通常会消失。 服用口服避孕药后,由于体内孕酮水平增加,会引发类似孕妇也会出现的牙龈炎。由于更多的血液流向牙龈,牙龈会出现肿胀和发红,如果服用避孕药几个月后症状还持续或者变得更糟,您可能需要更换避孕药。   怀孕期间常见的口腔卫生问题 当刷牙或使用牙线时,孕妇的牙龈可能更容易出血,这是牙龈疾病的征兆,又称为妊娠牙龈炎。如果你以前有过一些牙龈发炎,那么这个可能性将更大。 孕妇还可能出现所谓的“怀孕牙孢”,即沿着牙龈线和牙齿之间出现的块状红色损伤,一旦宝宝出生,症状通常会消失。 孕吐时产生的酸具有腐蚀性,也会对牙齿产生不良影响。虽然准妈妈们可能会试图尽快刷牙,但最好不要在一小时内刷牙,因为酸会导致牙釉质在刷牙时被损坏。除刷牙以外有一些使嘴巴更清爽的方法:一茶匙小苏打混入一杯温水,并用它来冲洗口腔,也可以尝试咀嚼无糖口香糖或吃能中和酸的食物,如牛奶或硬奶酪。 孕妇可能出现的另一种情况是“口干”,它会导致唾液分泌减少,从而容易引起蛀牙。 妊娠期间女性体内的荷尔蒙变化很大,牙齿、口腔和牙龈的免疫会受影响。因此怀孕几个月后咨询您的牙医是个好主意。   更年期是口腔健康问题容易出现的另一生理时期 绝大多数女性在47-55岁之间进入更年期,在此期间由于相关的激素水平下降容易导致口腔健康问题,包括牙龈容易发炎,有灼热感,味觉感受改变和口干症状。 其中灼口综合症(BMS)特别难以忍受,患者会发现自己对冷热食物和饮料变得异常敏感,口腔内会出现咸、辣、酸,涩和奇怪的金属味觉。BMS还会使患者觉得自己的口腔,嘴唇,脸颊和舌头的前部在燃烧,热,烫伤感,麻木感和软弱无力。 这些都可以通过服用药物有效地改善,所以请咨询您的牙医。   骨质疏松症也会引起口腔健康问题 停经后,许多女性都患有骨质疏松症,又称脆骨病。由于四肢骨骼较长和背部的结构性骨骼,易受到最严重的影响。口腔也不能免疫,骨质疏松症可能会引起下颌骨退缩,导致牙龈减少和牙齿脱落。 无论是你家庭医生指出了一个潜在的问题,还是你的牙科医生标记了可能需要治疗和/或服用药物治疗的情况,定期检查最有可能在问题变得更糟之前被发现。。   相遇在5月! 作为全女性员工的诊所,欢迎您跟我们讨论任何问题。 如果您在五月底之前预约就诊,或许会得到一个电动牙刷作为5月礼物哦。 希望很快在诊所见到您!请在www.middleboroughdental.com.au预约

Your Mother’s Day gift: What women should know about oral health

Women are special. They should be celebrated all year round, whether they’re mothers or not. And we’re not just saying that because Middleborough Dental Care is an all-female-staffed practice 😊 Of course, some members of the opposite sex (and kids) need a bit of prompting [...]

April 2018

You might have missed World Oral Health Day, but don’t miss your teeth!

The opening line on the World Oral Health Day website is brilliant: “Your mouth is a mirror to your body and reflects your general health and well-being.” That’s the theme of this year’s World Oral Health Day in a nutshell: a healthy mouth and a healthy [...]

March 2018

Happy Easter

🐰🐣HAPPY EASTER 🐣🐰 The team at Middleborough Dental Care would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and blessed Easter break 🤗 ⏰ Below are our trading hours over the long weekend: Good Friday 30/03/18: Closed Easter Saturday 31/03/18: Closed Easter Sunday 01/04/18: Closed Easter Monday [...]

January 2018

December 2017

Make the most of your health insurance

If you have private health insurance, the chances are that you’re covered for at least some standard dental procedures as part of your plan. Most of us who have private health insurance have opted for a level of ‘extras’ cover, which can also help to [...]

November 2017

What you should do about sensitive teeth

A lot of people suffer from sensitive teeth, some briefly and intermittently, others more regularly. If you’re one of those that has the occasional tooth twinge, and especially if you consciously avoid hot or cold foods for fear of that searing nerve pain, you should [...]