The Way You Eat Fruit Matters For Your Teeth

We all know fruit is an essential part of having a healthy and well balanced diet.It boosts your immune system, it is a perfect source of vitamins, Minerals and antioxidants. Eating fruits regularly reduces the risk of illnesses and chronic diseases.

This blog post is about when and how to have fruit not to harm your teeth.

Beware of dried fruit

Dried fruit has lost most of it water which is why it is very high in sugar content. Sugar is more concentrated in dried fruit.More sugar can cause more cavities.Harmful bacteria in our mouths consume the sugar of the food we et and produce acids as a by-product, which can cause tooth decay and resolve the mineral part of our teeth. Dried fruit has the disadvantage of being very sticky which means it stays on your tooth for longer than usual.

 

Canned fruit:

Canned fruit usually is bathing in a large amount of syrup.Even those that are labeled “light” still have too much syrup for your teeth. They can cause cavities if taken regularly.If you like canned fruit as a snack, make sure it doesn’t have any added sugar or is packaged in 100 percent fruit juice.

Fruite Juice: 

fruit juice usually has a lot of added sugar in it, specially if it is packaged for children.In fact most of the fruit juice sold in shops has as much sugar as a can of soda sometimes even more!!!

On the other hand fruit juice is very acidic too.  The combination of sugar and acid can harm your teeth permanently. While acid weakens tooth enamel, sugar feeds cavity-causing bacteria and contributes to decay.

How to consume fruits?

As a general rule, try to eat your fruit fresh! Not only is it better for your teeth, but the fiber in whole fruit slows the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream, making it much healthier for your body. Of course it’s okay to have juice and dried or canned fruit every once in awhile. But remember to rinse with water after and brush and floss to protect your pearly whites!

 

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

 

 

 

What is a Same Day Crown or Veneer?

 

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At Gorgeous Smiles we do Same Day Crowns or Veneers

 

 

To do Ceramic Crowns or Veneers traditionally you need to go to your dentist,first there will be 2-3 dental Impressions (moulds) done on your teeth, this usually induces gag reflex and patients do not enjoy having their impressions done. Taking impressions can take about 15 minutes on average.

At Gorgeous Smiles we Scan your (With TRIOS Intra-oral Scanner) teeth instead of taking uncomfortable impressions we take 3D pictures and videos of your teeth with our intra-oral scanner which is as accurate as scanning 6 micrometers (6 μm ).  Read more about Ceramic Veneers and Porcelain Crowns .

 

Ceramic (Porcelain) Veneer :

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At your traditional dentist you need to have your teeth prepared and then have one or two more impressions done, you will get a temporary crown after to cover the prepared tooth and you need to wait 3-4 weeks to have your dental Crown or Veneer ready .

The main issue patients have is with the temporary crown, it can be uncomfortable, it can come out and cause sensitivity.

Ceramic (Porcelain) Crown: 

 

 

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At Gorgeoous Smiles you do not need to worry about having a temporary crown. We will send all the 3D photos and scans of your teeth to our Milling machine , it is similar to a 3D printer and will carve your crown from a Ceramic block.

 

 

 

then we will cement it on your tooth so instead of a 3 long appointments you need one and you will have your beautiful Ceramic Crown/Veneer done in one session.Watch the video bellow from one of our patients who had her Porcelain Veneer done at Gorgeous Smiles. For most patients, every dental visit represents time away from their families,work, or other important tasks, to be honest patients usually prefer to be anywhere else but at the dentist. By providing same day Dental treatment, at Gorgeous Smiles, We save our patients precious time not to mention The procedure is more comfortable and pleasant.

 

 

 

 

Zoom Teeth Whitening at Gorgeous Smiles-Melbourne CBD

Are you thinking of having your teeth whitened and you are not sure what would be best for you?

At Gorgeous Smiles , Melbourne’s State of the Art Cosmetic Dental Clinic in the CBD we do Zoom teeth whitening.

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Gorgeous Smiles offers several Teeth Whitening options, to read more about the treatment options and costs go HERE.

We are proud of our patient satisfaction rate and being a provider for Melbourne’s popular fashion bloggers and models! Our recent visitors Chloe and Paige have been kind enough to share their experience with us in a video:

 

 

Chloe is our Victorian finalist at Miss World Australia, we love her smile after the teeth whitening. there was very little sensitivity and 8 shades whiter teeth.

Zoom Teeth whitening has 4 stages. Each stage includes 15 minutes of 25% Hydrogen Peroxide Zoom gel on teeth for 15 minuted under Zoom LED Light. The result is much less sensitivity and gorgeous natural white look.

 

 

 

Paige is our Gorgeous Model from Melbourne who loved her Teeth Whitening done in chair with Philips Zoom. She is also thinking of having Porcelain Veneers done. To know the differences between Veneers and Teeth Whitening read HERE.

Ceramic Veneers are very popular and are also called “Hollywood Smile” they give you a permanent glow of whiter and straighter smile.

To ask your questions about our Teeth whitening Method call us at Gorgeous Smiles our friendly staff is more than happy to have a chat with you and walk you through your future smile! 🙂

After School Snacks, Dos and Don’ts

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All parents know that when your child comes home from school they run straight toward the pantry!

We know how children can be hungry after a full day being at school and we want to help parents pick food that are not only full those little tummies but also are smile friendly!

 

Try the following smile-friendly snacks:

 

Having sugary and starchy snacks not only ruins your child’s appetite but also it will ruin their teeth! sugary snacks are usually sticky, by sticking to teeth for a long period of time they can ruin your beloved’s teeth and eventually appearance. The result can be cavities and decays harming their overall health. You can try these ideas instead:

 

 

Fresh Veggies – Kale, spinach, collard greens similar to all other Dark, leafy greens   have calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B2, and magnesium–all essential for healthy teeth and gums.

Veggies like broccoli and celery are great too. Not only broccoli is rich in vitamins it has been proven to create an acid resistance shield on teeth.Celery on the other hand will massage gums, cleans teeth and encourages saliva production all due to it’s fibrous material.It is a “natural tooth scrubber”.

 

Does your kid like a little crunch to their snack? you can try to make a homemade veggie chips. You can use Celery , sweet Potato , Spinach or Kale. Mix your veggies with olive oil to coat them first , add spices like pepper or garlic.and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, flip your veggies, and then bake until crispy.

 

Cheese , Milk, Yogurt –  Dairy is your go-to dental snack! they will give your teeth a great boost of calcium. Cheese and yogurt cut the acidity of oral enviroment, which will help protect your chil’d teeth from acidic erosion caused by fruit juice.

If your children don’t want plain yogurt, fruit and yogurt parfaits are a great option to add some flavor and healthy vitamins to their snack.

 

 

High Vitramin C fruites – Lack of Vitamin C can cause collagen breakdown in gums, which can result in bleeding gum and ill teeth, making them tender and more susceptible to bacteria and gum disease.

To make your child’s citrus snack fun, you can make fun kabobs with some citrus, berries, and some of their favorite cheeses.

 

Some Healthy Lunch Ideas:

 

 

 

Do you have any healthy snack recipes of your own? We’d love to hear them! Feel free to share in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your trust in Gorgeous Smiles!

 


**Top image by Flickr user Bradley West used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Digital Dentistry at Gorgeous Smiles

 

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Gorgeous Smiles Provides Faster, More Comfortable Treatment for her Patients with Digital Dentistry

 

At Gorgeous Smiles —we are now making treatment faster and more comfortable for her patients with intraoral scanning and digital dentistry.

Have you been told you need a crown on one of your teeth? Have you been considering Ceramic Veneers done for cosmetic beautiful smiles and you are worried about the procedure and the cost? At Gorgeous Smiles we have a solution to your concerns!

Gorgeous Smiles has added the industry’s most accurate* intraoral scanner, TRIOS® by 3Shape, to power her digital practice.

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Intraoral scanners, like TRIOS®, are used in digital dentistry to take super high speed images of a patients’ mouths. The images, called digital impressions, are then brought into CAD/CAM software to design and manufacture dental restorations like dentures, crowns, veneers, dental implants as well as plan orthodontic treatments and create orthodontic appliances.

 

Digital dentistry workflows speed up patient appointments and save production time as well as enhancing nearly all diagnostic, restorative and surgical procedures. Dental procedures that once took weeks are now done in a single appointment.

 

One major change Gorgeous Smiles patients will notice right away is not having to take complete-arch impressions the old way using silicone putty – a procedure known to strike fear in many patients.

 

In a study published by the American Dental Association, old-fashion impressions taken with putty, caused gagging in 8% of the participants. ** Gorgeous Smiles is now using TRIOS® which means no more gooey impressions and no more gagging for her patients.

 

Taking impressions digitally is also more comfortable for the patient. A study by the University of Bern School of Dental Medicine found that 100% of the patients in the study preferred the digital workflow as opposed to taking analog impressions.***

 

In addition, the accuracy of digital impressions make the resulting restorations more precise. Accuracy that cuts down on the need for having to make remakes of the restoration and/or bringing the patient back to do over the analog impression because of a fault or damage to the impression caused during shipping, designing and storage. And importantly, because it’s digital, there are no more plaster models to throw out.

 

 

Visit Gorgeous smiles for fast and more comfortable digital treatment with the industry’s state-of-the-art equipment at Gorgeous Smilees.

 

 

*ADA Study: Evaluation of the Accuracy of Six Intraoral Scanning Devices: An in-vitro Investigation

 

**Gagging and its associations with dental care-related fear, fear of pain and beliefs about treatment – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24789238

 

***Patient-centered outcomes comparing digital and conventional implant impression procedures: a randomized crossover trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25864771

Sippy Cups And Your Child’s Oral Health

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As your children stop using a bottle to enjoy their milk, you need to remember their oral health as you decide what step to take next.

 

What to know about Sippy cups:

 

The whole point of Sippy cup is to have a transition from bottle drinking to drinking from a regular cup. Despite this, many children keep using the Sippy cup even after getting used to the regular cups. Sippy cups can prevent spilling which is why using them will encourage children to learn how to use the regular cups but prolonged use of them can cause number of problems for those little smiles!

 

 

 

 

If your child drinks from a Sippy cup for a long time the side effects would be similar to using a bottle every night. The sugar in milk and juice will help create enamel eroding bacteria. Drinking from a Sippy cup all day would cause dental caries or decays due to continuous exposure to sugar and bacteria. Decays have to be filled right away by your dentist or they can get bigger and more dangerous and eventually damage the permanent teeth underneath. Read more about fillings.

 

When children fall asleep with bottles, the fluid will stay around their teeth and erode them causing painful dental decay or caries. Top 6 teeth of babies are in constant contact with what is in the cup, which usually is milk or juice, both contain high amount of sugar. This can cause dental caries, following swelling, infection and eventually it will triple their chances of having dental cavities on adult teeth.

 

 

 

Few tips for parents:

 

 

We understand it is convenient to have Sippy cups at early stages of your child’s development but we highly recommend you use them as a transitional stage to regular cups top avoid any permanent damage to your child’s smile. However, some children do not need Sippy cups and manage how to use a regular cup from the beginning.

 

 

 

Keep these tips in mind if your child needs Sippy cups to transition from bottle:

 

 

 

visit your child’s dentist early stages in life and often to make sure everything is under control regarding their oral health. Read more about maintaining Oral Health.

If you are going to feed them sugary beverages use a straw so the upper teeth have minimal contact with the beverage.

Don’t allow your child to use the Sippy cup throughout the day and allow them to use it only during meal time.

 

 

At Gorgeous Smiles, we understand your child’s needs and we can help you manage their oral health. We understand parents have questions regarding their little one’s oral health and wellbeing. Please feel free to contact our Melbourne CBD office if you have any questions or enquiries regarding your little one.

 

 

www.GorgeousSmiles.com.au

 

*Top image by Flickr user Gordon used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.

 

**The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

 

 

 

A blogpost from a Fashion blogger patient of ours

Read About @Positivejojo ‘S Experience on her blog :

 

Read Jojo ‘s Full Blogpost Here!!

NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t stop smiling.

Truly. I can’t stop smiling!

Words cannot express my thanks to the lovely ladies at Gorgeous Smiles Dentistry!

I’ve never been fully confident with my smile and I’m sure many people feel the same about theirs. I mean, I always felt like my teeth were yellow-ish and crooked, and when I smile, I get bags under my eyes and my nose gets even flatter than it already is. I guess when I say it like that, you’re imagining a hideous monster!

So I guess that explains why I didn’t like to smile in my photos on Instagram (as you may have noticed). However. since I went to Gorgeous Smiles Dentistry, and got Philips Zoom Whitening done, I have never felt more confident and happy with my smile than ever before!

 

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So here’s the low down. Altogether it took around 2 hours for a general check up and cleaning and then the treatment. The treatment itself took just over an hour as it was 4 rounds of 15 minutes with the product and light on.

Like most people that do the treatment, I had some sensitivity after. I read that it can last up to 3 days, but luckily mine lasted only the night. Though I have to say, it was quite painful!

I mean, I’ve never had sensitive teeth before, so for me, it was a completely new experience. The dentist sent me home with an aftercare package, so when it got really sore, I just brushed my teeth with the sensitive teeth toothpaste and also rubbed it on the teeth that were hurting the most and that definitely helped!

 

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Overall, I am ridiculously happy with my results. Dr Minoo and her assistant Rihanna were so kind and gentle, I would love to go back to their clinic!

So if you’re considering getting your teeth whitened, look into Philips Zoom Whitening and give Gorgeous Smiles Dentistry a call!

@gorgeoussmilesdentistry | www.gorgeoussmiles.com.au

Jojo xx