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Mouth breathing and its effects in Children

Mouth breathing and its effects in Children

Nasal breathing is the most efficient way for the body to exchange and absorb oxygen. Nitric oxide is produced in the nasal passage and inhaled through the nose. This helps the lungs ability to absorb oxygen and raise blood oxygen levels. The nose is well suited for breathing because it warms, humidifies and filters the air to prevent bacteria and particles entering the lungs.

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Interceptive Orthodontics

Interceptive Orthodontics

Early orthodontic treatment for your child, known as orthopaedics or interceptive orthodontics can help guide the growth of the jaw to create sufficient space for the adult teeth to emerge.

Orthodontics moves teeth into improved positions. Orthopaedics improves the jaw positions by changing the direction of growth.

At Dural Dental Practice, we find that children are very responsive to early treatment because their bones are still developing, making them easier to guide into the proper alignment. We usually like to assess a child’s readiness or suitability for any interceptive orthodontic treatment between the ages of 7 to 9 years of age, when the first stage of adult teeth have erupted.

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Dental Erosion

Dental Erosion

What is Dental Erosion?

Dental erosion is the irreversible loss of tooth structure due to chemical dissolution by acids. Overtime, the softened enamel or dentine begins to wear, resulting in thinning of the tooth structure which in turn can modify the shape and appearance of your teeth and may also lead to sensitivity to temperature.

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“Dental Bleaching” or “Tooth Whitening”

“Dental Bleaching” or “Tooth Whitening”

Dental “Bleaching” or “Tooth Whitening”, is a common procedure and has become one of the most popular ways to improve your smile by lightening the shade of your natural teeth. This is a simple and effective treatment which can be carried out at the surgery or at home. Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment which does not involve drilling or removal of the tooth surface.

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Dental Health Tips

Dental Health Tips

During the first week of August is Dental Health Week (DHW). This year’s focus is about how lifestyle choices made by young adults affect their oral health. The Australian Dental Association’s aim for DHW  is: “to help young adults make sure their teeth make it well past their 30th birthday”.

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