Chatswood <br /> Dental Associates

Blog

Why Twice-Yearly Visits to the Dentist Matter

a man smiles in the dental chair | Chatswood NSW dentist

If you already brush and floss regularly, you might wonder why it’s so important to visit the dentist twice every year—especially if you are not experiencing any symptoms.

When it comes to general dentistry, prevention is crucial, which warrants visiting your Chatswood dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleans. From the youngest family member to the oldest, seeing the dentist is an essential part of overall well-being.

Early Detection

Just because you aren’t seeing or feeling any issues doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Dental issues such as gum disease often do not present with any symptoms until the disease has taken a firm hold. In the instance of gum disease, it can ...

Read More →

Cavities, Bacteria, and Fungi

a man gets a dental cleaning | Chatswood Dental Associates

Missing one or two nights of brushing and flossing your teeth may not seem important until you take a closer look under a microscope. A recent study authored by Denis Bourgeois, PhD of the University of Lyon, France, took a closer look at young adults who were caries-free to determine the microorganisms present in a healthy mouth. The findings might surprise you and motivate you to brush and floss your teeth without fail.

Even in healthy young people, two bacteria appeared in 100 per cent of subjects – streptococcus and lactobacillus. Enterococcus came in at a close second, appearing in 99 per cent of subjects’ mouths. A fungi species called candida ...

Read More →

Don't Believe These Misconceptions about Dental Health!

a family smiles while laying in the woods | Chatswood Dentist

Myths and outdated information can put your oral health at risk. As your dentist in Chatswood, NSW, Dr Poe Lim prioritises staying on top of the latest developments in dentistry and delivering vital information to you and your family. This type of preventive approach to dentistry helps many people avoid common dental conditions before they start.

Myth #1 Rinse Immediately after Brushing

False. It is better to wait at least 30 minutes before rinsing your teeth to extend the benefits of fluoride toothpaste in avoiding dental decay. Not all toothpaste varieties on the market contain fluoride. If you have a history of dental decay, you might choose a toothpaste with fluoride for ...

Read More →

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.