Where has this year gone? Are you like me looking at your calendar and shaking your head wondering where the year went?
We all set out at the start of the year with good intentions of finishing those renovations on the house, saving for those holiday or even completing the necessary dental work needed. But here we are in December already!
If the year has gotten away from you but you are now ready to visit Dr Wei, please give Wattle Street Dental a call. Treatment can start off simple. We can even relook at the treatment plan we gave you and if you want something different we’ll come up with something new or go over existing options.
Maybe you have been thinking about calling or have some questions you need to ask. Please don’t hesitate to call and come in and see me.
We would like to also thank all of our patients for their continued support in Wattle Street Dental for 2015.
We wish you a safe and Merry Christmas, and also a happy new year! We will have a little break between 24th of December to 28th of December. Business as usual after that. Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.
Team at Wattle Street Dental.
So What's New?
Sugar as oral health enemy #1?
Jamie Oliver's latest documentary
Jamie Oliver's latest documentary, "Jamie's Sugar Rush", puts it right up there, calling for, among other things, a tax on sugar, sugar-containing confectionery and soft drinks.
Virtual tour of our clinic
Did you know you can do a tour of our clinic on the google map?
Virtual tour of our Early Orthodontic Centre
( or Myobrace Centre)
Mouth Breathing Can Cause Major Health Problems
Spring is in the air
For some, the phrase "spring is in the air" is quite literal. When the winter snow melts and flowers bloom, pollen and other materials can wreak havoc on those suffering from seasonal allergies, usually causing a habit called "mouth breathing." The physical, medical and social problems associated with mouth breathing are not recognised by most health care professionals, according to a study published in the January/February 2010 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dentists typically request that their patients return every six months, which means that some people see their dentist more frequently than they see their physician. As a result, dentists may be the first to identify the symptoms of mouth breathing. And, because dentists understand the problems associated with mouth breathing, they can help prevent the adverse effects.
"Allergies can cause upper airway obstruction, or mouth breathing, in patients," said Yosh Jefferson, DMD, author of the study. "Almost every family has someone with mouth breathing problems."
Over time, children whose mouth breathing goes untreated may suffer from abnormal facial and dental development, such as long, narrow faces and mouths, gummy smiles, gingivitis and crooked teeth. The poor sleeping habits that result from mouth breathing can adversely affect growth and academic performance. As Dr. Jefferson notes in his article, "Many of these children are misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity." In addition, mouth breathing can cause poor oxygen concentration in the bloodstream, which can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, sleep apnea and other medical issues.
"Children who mouth breathe typically do not sleep well, causing them to be tired during the day and possibly unable to concentrate on academics," Dr. Jefferson said. "If the child becomes frustrated in school, he or she may exhibit behavioural problems."
Treatment for mouth breathing is available and can be beneficial for children if the condition is caught early. A dentist can check for mouth breathing symptoms and swollen tonsils. If tonsils and/or adenoids are swollen, they can be surgically removed by an ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialist. If the face and mouth are narrow, dentists can use expansion appliances to help widen the sinuses and open nasal airway passages.
"After surgery and/or orthodontic intervention, many patients show improvement in behaviour, energy level, academic performance, peer acceptance and growth," says Leslie Grant, DDS, spokesperson for the AGD. "Seeking treatment for mouth breathing can significantly improve quality of life."
At this time, many health care professionals are not aware of the health problems associated with mouth breathing. If you or your child suffers from this condition, speak with a health care professional who is knowledgeable about mouth breathing.
At Wattle Street Dental, we regularly diagnose kids with mouth breathing problems. If the parents want to do something about it, we can offer treatment to help with mouth breathing.
New Technology at Wattle Street Dental
Concentrated growth factor
We are always excited about implementing new technology to transform our patients’ lives. Today I want to introduce you to a new service we are now providing at our clinic.
it’s CGF , concentrated growth factor or PRF plasma rich fibrin.
As we all know, our blood has healing and regeneration properties. We now can use patient’s own blood without additive chemicals to produce Concentrated Growth Factors.
It’s a medicine for a wide range of applications. It enhances rapidly the body’s natural healing ability with regeneration of tissue, ligament and bone.
It reduces the down time and pain after surgery. it makes patients feel comfortable without inflammation and it’s a good protection against infection.
It can be used for bone regeneration for implant surgeries, after extractions of teeth, for gum surgeries and facial regeneration when combined with dermal stamping.
If you would like to find out more, send us a message on Facebook or give us a call on 5447 7669
Amalgam Filling Removal
Our Best Amalgam Filling Removal Protocol