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World Asthma Day – Asthma and your oral health

World Asthma Day – Asthma and your oral health

With every 1 in 10 Australians suffering from Asthma, it can be a serious condition that can affect individuals of any age and can also increase your risk of dental diseases and other dental complications.

Effects of Asthma on your dental health

If you are using an inhaler, you may have an increased risk of developing fungal infections, dental decay, periodontal (gum) diseases, dental erosion and dry mouth.

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Laser Dental Treatments

Dr. Jason Gray is replacing the drill with laser.

"RELAX, this won't hurt a bit."

Dental patients will soon have good reason to believe their dentist's promise, with laser treatment being touted as the way of the future.

At Geelong Smile Studio, a soft tissue laser machine is already turning gummy smiles into toothy grins, with far less blood or pain than traditional methods involving a scalpel.

Dentist Jason Gray said the clinic was also in the process of purchasing a hard tissue laser that could cut through and remove bone.

The state-of-the-art laser would enable major dental work to be performed with a minimum of fuss and pain.

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How to Fix Bad Breath

IN THE last article we found that most of the bacteria causing bad breath reside in the mouth, particularly in the posterior part of the tongue, caught between teeth, under the gums and within decaying teeth.

However, it is the tongue that we often forget in our oral hygiene. If we clean our teeth and keep our gums healthy, why don't we also make a habit of cleaning our tongue? The answer is we should.

Since most bad breath causing bacteria are housed and have a plentiful "food" supply in the posterior part of the tongue, then reducing the bacterial load and food supply by cleaning the tongue with a tooth brush or tongue scraper (cleaner) will ultimately reduce the presence of bad breath.

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Stinky Breath Solutions

BAD BREATH – halitosis – is the third most frequent reason people seek dental treatment, behind tooth decay and gum disease.

Halitosis is most commonly transient, such as when the breath is affected by certain foods, alcohol or smoking.

However, in a small number of cases, halitosis can be persistent and chronic, and may be a consequence of more severe systemic complications.

In 90 per cent of cases, the source of halitosis is located in the oral cavity, primarily due to the tongue.

The posterior part of the tongue has numerous crypts which house a large proportion of bacteria where they lay largely undisturbed, and thrive on food deposits, dead cells and postnasal Dr.ip.

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Dental Implantology

PRINCIPAL dentist from Geelong Smile Studio, Dr. Jason Gray, recently attended the Australian Osseointegration Society conference in Adelaide.

The biennial event featured lectures by some of the world's leaders in dental implantology.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium and they are the most realistic and tooth-like method of replacing a single missing tooth or several teeth.

In addition, they can even be used as an anchor to help retain a troublesome or loose denture.

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