Natural trick for cleaning appliances

Did you know that you can use plain white vinegar to clean your oral appliances? Just like natural teeth, dentures and mouthguards can get a build-up of stain, plaque and tartar making them look dull. Vinegar is an acid that can dissolve hard deposits on your appliances. Just soak them for few hours...

Handy uses for denture tablets

You don\'t have to have dentures to enjoy the practical everyday uses for denture tablets!  If you have a sports mouthguard, orthodontic retainer, bleaching tray or night guard, soak these in cold water with a denture tablet for 15 minutes once a week to keep that grime away. Make sure...

New challenges in dentistry for the elderly

Within the increasing older Australian population, there is a significant group at very high risk of developing complex oral diseases and dental problems—institutionalis​ed older adults in Australian residential care facilities. Given that many older Australians are now retaining their natural teeth, rather than transitioning into removable dentures; dental health for...

Implants to replace teeth—getting close to the real thing

Implants to replace teeth—getting close to the real thing. You brush, you floss, you see your dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning—but even with our best efforts, there are still times when the inevitable happens and the tooth, or teeth, must come out. That\'s when we need to look at...

Looking after your investments

Prosthetic teeth—whether they be implanted, crowned, bridged, or denture teeth—are designed to act like your natural teeth, so they should be cared for in that way! Restored teeth are all still connected to your natural dental tissue in some way, so they are still at risk of many of the...

Denture hygiene

  Denture wearers must still clean their teeth. False teeth are susceptible to stains from tea, coffee and food. Dirty dentures grow all sorts of nasty bacterial and fungal films and having them sit in your mouth will make your tissues irritated and can lead to infections.There are loads of...

Put your teeth on the shelf

Whether it be a complete denture, a partial one or even a temporary one—many, many, MANY people are wearing a removable dental plate in some form. It\'s also common, (especially when they are in the place of front teeth) to be self-conscious without them in. This is completely understandable, however...

Looking after your investments—restored teeth

Prosthetic teeth—whether they be implanted, crowned, bridged, or denture teeth—are designed to act like your natural teeth—so they should be cared for in that way! Restored teeth are all still connected to your natural dental tissue in some way, so they are still at risk of many of the same...