Traumatic injuries to the mouth and teeth of young Australians is a common occurrence, and it is helpful to know how to manage an injury of this nature if you are first on the scene. That’s why we have written this series of articles about Dental First Aid and produced a handy Dental First Aid […]
This is the third article in a series that we have prepared about First Aid for Dental Injuries. Previous articles discussed how to manage a tooth that has been ‘avulsed’ (completely knocked out) and a tooth that has been partially dislodged. You can read those articles by clicking on the links above.
This is the second article in our series about First Aid in Dental Emergencies. Last time we addressed how to manage a tooth that had been ‘avulsed,’ which is dental-speak for ‘completely knocked out.’ You can read that article here. Here, we are going to consider the situation where a tooth has received a blow but […]
Many people in Australia play and enjoy contact sport, especially children. Football, soccer, basketball, hockey and cricket are all very popular. In these sports, the risk of being hit in the mouth by bats, balls or even body parts is quite high. However, a lot of people who play these sports do not actually wear mouth guards, which places mouths […]
Accidents happen, and oftentimes, teeth are involved. Whilst there are ways to prevent injury during sporting games and training (see this article on Mouthguards), the fact is that many injuries to teeth occur away from organised sporting events.
Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth as an alternative to a dental bridge or denture. In this article, Dr Teo explains: what dental implants are little about the placement process, and what services she can offer if you decide to have an implant to replace your missing tooth or teeth.
Polio Survivors can experience symptoms that make it more challenging to look after their teeth and gums, putting them more at risk of developing dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. Muscle weakness and pain and general fatigue can make it difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly on a regular basis. Changes to […]
Polio or infantile paralysis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the spinal cord’s grey matter and damage to the motor neurons (the nerves controlling the muscles of movement). The disease can cause paralysis and even death. In Australia, between the 1930s and 1960s, 40,000 cases of paralytic poliomyelitis were recorded. However, many […]
Football, boxing, hockey—these sports are the first that come to mind when thinking of organised sports that require the wearing of a mouthguard for protection during training and games. But did you know that there are many more sports that risk contact to the face, and whereby wearing a mouthguard is definitely a good idea?
The mouthguard awareness campaign of the Australian Dental Association is still a month away but with the winter sports recruitment season already underway for many sports, it is a great time to be aware of one of the most important pieces of protective gear—a mouthguard. A mouthguard protects not only the teeth but also the […]