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Your oral health is crucial in maintaining your own physical health and wellbeing. Many people believe they simply need to brush and floss daily and avoid eating sugar. But oral health is more complex than practising good oral hygiene and eating right. Your entire mouth, including your teeth, tongue, and gums require proper care every day – no compromises.

Unfortunately, the number of oral diseases continues to rise in the country. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, about 72,000 patients in 2017-18 were hospitalised due to undetected or untreated dental conditions.

Here at 123 Dental, we care about you. The goal of this blog is to help everyone understand more about oral health. We tackle dental issues, such as plaque and chipped or cracked tooth. We give significant focus on oral hygiene, as well. If you think you know everything about brushing and flossing, you will be surprised at the amount of information you can gain on our blog. For instance, did you know that overbrushing is almost as bad as not brushing your teeth?

Read 123 Dental blog posts to get expert advice, tips, and other essential information that will guide you towards the path to excellent oral health.

What to Ask Your Dentist at Your Next Checkup

Attending regular general checkups with your dentist is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy smile and mouth. Along with professional cleaning and early detection of oral health...Read More

What To know About Invisalign Before Your Start

Invisalign is a virtually invisible, effective way to straighten teeth, making it one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. I talk with many patients who are interested in Invisalign...Read More

The Long-Term Benefits of Dental Veneers

Veneers are a popular treatment for correcting cosmetic dental issues, from minor crowding to gaps to decay. But did you know veneers offer more than just aesthetic benefits? In this...Read More

Why Should You Consider Teeth Whitening?

Your smile is often the first thing other people will notice about you. How do you feel about your smile? Do you find yourself feeling embarrassed by yellow or stained...Read More

Veneer Aftercare: How to Look After Your Veneers Long Term

I’ve seen the power veneers have to transform smiles and I love seeing the boost in confidence it gives my patients. But to continue enjoying that bright, radiant smile, I...Read More

How Does Invisalign Work? – A Step By Step Process

Are you interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign but aren’t sure what is involved? I have put together this step-by-step guide to Invisalign so you know exactly what to...Read More

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for You

Have you ever spent a few minutes browsing the dozens of options in the toothpaste aisle and just grabbed whatever looked best? We know there are an overwhelming number of...Read More

Invisalign vs Braces – We Compare Your Options

Is Invisalign better than braces? If you are interested in straightening your teeth, you’ve probably wondered about this question. Choosing between Invisalign or braces can be confusing, but we’ve put...Read More

Common Dental Myths: A Closer Look

There are many common dental myths. Unfortunately, some of these may have a negative effect on your oral health. We’re here to make sure you know the truth so you...Read More

Your Invisalign Aftercare Guide – How to Care for Your Aligners

If you are about getting Invisalign or have already started your treatment, you’re probably well aware of the many benefits. From the convenience of straightening teeth at home to the...Read More

Complete Guide to Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever experienced a sudden, sharp pain when biting down on cold, hot, sweet, or sour foods? This painful, annoying sensation is known as tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can...Read More

What is Halitosis & How to Treat It?

Have you ever felt insecure over bad breath? This issue, also known as halitosis, is embarrassing but you aren’t alone. Bad breath is an extremely common issue that can have...Read More

Dental Care Guide for Teens

The adolescent years are a time of many changes, including changes to the jaw and teeth. With jobs, friends, school, peer pressure, and sports to worry about, your teen may...Read More

How Anxiety Can Affect Your Teeth

Stress is a normal part of life, but prolonged stress can have serious health consequences. With up to a third of Australians experiencing chronic stress, it is important to understand...Read More

Our Guide to Dental Floss – Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy!

According to the Australian Dental Association, the research found that around 75% of Australian adults rarely or never floss or clean their teeth! While your mouth may *feel* clean after...Read More

What Does Private Dental Insurance Cover in Australia?

Most Australians are covered through Medicare. However, this public health plan does not cover everything, including dental care.Read More

What is a Scale & Polish – Your Dental Guide

Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is crucial for maintaining a healthy mouth. But even the best oral hygiene routine can’t prevent plaque build up completely. Here, we’ll cover...Read More

Dental Emergencies: When Should You See Your Dentist?

Regularly seeing your dentist for dental checkups is important. However, certain situations are considered dental emergencies and need to be addressed immediately. Here, we’ll go over what qualifies as a...Read More

10 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Teeth

We often hear of New Year’s Resolutions that involve losing weight or getting rid of a bad habit, but have you ever thought about setting some New Year’s resolutions for...Read More

Our Guide to Root Canal Treatment

Most people hear the words “root canal treatments” and shudder with fear. While we understand the apprehension behind this treatment, modern technology and advancements in techniques have helped make root...Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Mouth Ulcers

Have you been dealing with an annoying canker sore? Here, we’ll look at what causes mouth ulcers, how to treat them, and tips for preventing canker sores. What Are Mouth...Read More

5 Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups

Have you ever questioned the importance of dental checkups or put off scheduling a visit? While it may be tempting to skip a visit now and then, regular dental checkups...Read More

Bruxism: What Is Teeth Grinding And How Is It Treated?

Do you or a loved one clench, gnash, or grind your teeth? This involuntary teeth grinding is known as bruxism. Although it is not a serious concern in all cases,...Read More

Manual Vs Electric Toothbrushes – Which Is Best for Your Teeth?

Is a manual or electric toothbrush more effective? This issue is commonly debated, but the reality is that electric and manual toothbrushes both offer pros and cons. Here, we’ll look...Read More

Gaps in Teeth – What Causes Them and What Are the Possible Treatments?

Do any of your teeth have gaps between them? This space — which orthodontists call a ‘Diastema’ — is a common occurrence when it comes to teeth. While this feature...Read More

Guide to Veneers: Are They Right for Your Smile?

If damaged, misshapen, or discoloured teeth are affecting your self-esteem, dental veneers can improve the overall appearance of teeth and give you a boost of confidence. Veneers are a popular...Read More

How To Keep Your Smile Bright and White

Do you find yourself wishing for a brighter, whiter, healthier-looking smile? Stained teeth are a common concern our patients bring up. Fortunately, having a whiter smile is achievable through a...Read More

Cavities: What Are They, How They’re Caused and How to Prevent Them

A recent Australian report found that only half of Australians brush their teeth the recommended twice a day and only half have visited the dentist for a check-up within the...Read More

Guide to Gum Disease – What is it, how to treat and prevent it?

When it comes to oral hygiene, teeth often get all the attention. But did you know the health of your gums is just as important? Without healthy gums, teeth do...Read More

Tips for Recovering From Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a serious surgical procedure and can be a source of distress for many patients. Fortunately, the right knowledge and preparation can make wisdom teeth extraction as...Read More

Overbrushing and Your Teeth: How to Find the Optimal Brush Time

If you strive to maintain optimal oral health, you probably brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. Perhaps you even brush your teeth after every meal...Read More

What Is Plaque and How Do You Prevent It?

Have you ever wondered why your dental hygienist spends time scraping at your gumline with a special tool? Or wondered how a cavity forms? Or wondered what you can do...Read More

Kids Oral Hygiene: Best Ways to Keep Their Smile Happy and Healthy

Did you know your child will have all 20 of their baby teeth by around 3 years old? It is important to keep your child’s teeth, mouth, and gums healthy...Read More

Why You Should Never Ignore a Chipped or Cracked Tooth

Teeth are extremely strong, but they undergo stresses and strains that can lead to breaking, cracking, or chipping. Here, we will look at how to recognise a cracked or chipped...Read More

Your Tongue and Your Health: How to Ensure Good Oral Hygiene Habits

You brush your teeth twice a day, floss every day, and maybe use a mouthwash as well. But do you remember to take care of your tongue? Many people forget...Read More

How to Care for Dental Implants, Dentures, Dental Bridges, and Retainers At Home

If you find yourself isolating at home during COVID-19, we gathered some tips for caring for your dental implants, dentures, retainers, and dental bridges at home. We’ll also cover what...Read More

Home Remedies For Relieving Toothaches and Dental Pain

If you are experiencing swelling, a severe toothache, or any other dental emergency, it is important to contact your dentist immediately to determine a route of action. If you find...Read More

10 Habits for a Healthy Mouth

Did you know oral health is closely linked to overall health? Keeping your teeth, mouth, and gums healthy is an essential part of your well-being. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums...Read More

What Is the Difference Between Veneers and Crowns?

Crowns and veneers are dental restorative options that can help your teeth look and function better. While veneers and crowns are different procedures, they both boast great success rates. Since...Read More

How To Properly Care For Your Toothbrush

In our last blog, we went over how important it is to regularly change your toothbrush and how often to replace it. Now, we’ll look at how to properly care...Read More

How Often Should I Get a New Toothbrush?

We make sure to throw away any food items that expire, check our supplements to make sure they are still fresh, change the oil on our vehicles —- but what...Read More

When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Appointment?

“When should my child first see the dentist”? We hear this question often, so we thought we would dedicate a blog post to answering this, as well as tips for...Read More

Surprising Ways Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Although we tend to think oral health only affects our mouth, the importance of healthy teeth and gums goes far beyond bad breath. Preventable oral health diseases such as periodontal...Read More

8 Tips for Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Do you dread going to the dentist? Dental phobia — fear of going to the dentist — affects more people than you might realise. One study found that as many...Read More

Is Invisalign the Right Option for You?

When most people think of orthodontists, metal braces immediately come to mind. While braces have a long history of creating beautiful smiles, today’s orthodontic patients have several other options, like...Read More

How Modern Technology is Revolutionising Dental Care

If you’re one of the many people who doesn’t visit the dentist regularly, it’s time for a rethink. This is especially true if you haven’t been for many years. Technological...Read More

Which Dental Treatments Are Safe When You’re Pregnant?

During your pregnancy, it is still important to keep your oral health in check. In fact, some dental issues can actually cause problems with your pregnancy, such as plaque build...Read More

Are Electric Toothbrushes Better for Kids?

Just as important as keeping your child’s teeth clean, and ensuring you begin brushing their teeth as soon as the first tooth appears, is selecting the right toothbrush designed especially...Read More

Our New iTero Digital Scanner

As a patient, if you’ve ever had to have a dental mould (impression), then you know how messy and gloopy they can be, which many patients find uncomfortable. Furthermore, reports...Read More

What Sugar Does for Your Teeth

Tooth decay is the leading cause of dental issues in Australia. In fact, reports show that over 80% of adults will experience tooth decay sometime during their lifetime [1]. When...Read More

What is Preventative Dentistry?

At its core, preventative dentistry is essentially the practice of routinely cleaning, examining, and taking care of your teeth...Read More

Common Types of Foods to Avoid to Prevent Damage to the Teeth

Oral health is an important aspect of overall body health. Numerous people take time to brush their teeth, floss regularly, and consistently...Read More

Rinsing After Brushing: Should You Do It?

Many different things go into achieving meticulous oral health. At a minimum, we recommend visiting your dentist for a professional clean...Read More

Zoom Vs. Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

If you're tired of teeth that look dull and discoloured, you can take advantage of various whitening options that are available at 123 Dental...Read More

5 Signs You Need to See Your Dentist

Strong dental health is important for numerous reasons. It can keep oral diseases of all kinds at bay. It can promote optimal general health...Read More