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Not sure what you’re aching teeth are a sign of? There are a few different things that aching teeth can be a sign of. For example, tooth decay or gum disease may be causing your discomfort. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to see a dentist to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment.

What’s Causing Your Teeth to Ache?

Toothache can be caused by clenching or grinding your teeth, which can put pressure on the tooth and cause it to ache. In some cases, a toothache may be caused by an abscessed tooth, which is a serious infection typically caused by a cracked or broken tooth. If you have an abscessed tooth, you’ll need to see a dentist as soon as possible for treatment.

Here are a few things that might be aiding in your toothache worries:

  • You clench your jaw (and your teeth) when you’re feeling certain emotions (anger, frustration, concentration etc)
  • Using mouthwash multiple times a day
  • Extreme endurance training
  • Stuffed sinuses
  • Nerve damage
  • Using at-home whitening kits
  • An acidic diet
  • Not drinking enough water

If you’re not sure what’s causing your tooth pain, see a dentist so they can diagnose the problem and recommend the best treatment. Taking good care of your teeth and gums can help prevent toothaches from happening in the first place. Be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Home-Remedies for Numbing Tooth Ache

If you’ve been experiencing oral or tooth pain for more than two days skip the remedies and book with your local dentist to have a checkup instead.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ease your toothache.

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water, salt water, or a baking soda solution to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
  2. You can also try placing a cold compress on your cheek to numb the pain.
  3. If you’re still in discomfort, over-the-counter pain medication may help. Be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and never exceed the recommended dosage.

With proper care, your toothache should eventually go away. But if the pain persists or gets worse, be sure to see a dentist as soon as possible.

What We Can Do To Help

Dakabin Dental is passionate about oral care and we want to see all of our patients walk away with confidence and winning smiles.

If you’ve been experiencing any sort of oral discomfort or low self-esteem caused by your teeth, we’ll give you a general dental checkup and a perfect smile makeover to have you grinning your widest tooth grin again in no time.

Don’t let walking around with a painful expression on your face be normal. Book online with Dakabin Dental today and we’ll get to the root cause of your tooth pain.


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Most of us are taught from a young age that we need to brush our teeth and reduce our sugar intake to avoid cavities and tooth decay. While these are important steps, there is more that can be done to proactively prevent decay. A more holistic approach can greatly improve your chances of stopping decay and preventing more in the future.

Mouth Breathing vs. Nasal Breathing for Decay

Breathing through your mouth dries it out, which makes it harder for your immune system to fight bacteria. Nasal breathing is a good habit to learn. Not only does it moisten the mouth, but it also allows the nose to filter air before it reaches the lungs. This filtered air contains less bacteria, which reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth.

Eat Whole Foods

Eating whole foods helps your teeth’s natural immune defense system, and this includes eating products with full fat which ensures you are including all the important fat soluble vitamins like A, E & K. Processed foods also tend to be high in sugar and low in nutrients, which can lead to cavities and decay.

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Take Oral Probiotics for Decay

Oral probiotics help to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth, which can neutralise harmful bacteria. Without oral probiotics, this harmful bacteria can build up and lead to cavities or gum disease.

Include Crunchy Raw Vegetables

Raw vegetables help keep your teeth healthy. They are low in sugars and the crunching action required to eat them help create saliva, which helps protect your teeth from cavities. Without raw vegetables (or any other food that requires crunching), there is less saliva produced, which leaves teeth more vulnerable to decay. The work your mouth and jaw has to do to eat such foods also strengthens it which can help prevent crooked teeth from forming or worsening!

By incorporating these simple steps into your daily routine, you can proactively prevent tooth decay and cavities. So start with quick-win changes & add in others as you are able to. The benefits will be most profound in your children, who can experience the life changing habits compounding over time. But you will also notice an improvement in your own dental health over time!

Our dentists here at Dakabin Dental would be happy to answer questions you may have. Book here at your own convenience or you can contact us today on (07) 3888 7752 


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Caring for your teeth is an important lifelong habit that prevents disease. Teaching your kids how to care for their teeth early on will set them up for success down the road. Here are five ways to get your kids to brush their teeth regularly and properly!

1. Kids Learn by Example

As a parent, you are your child’s first and best teacher. They learn by watching and copying what you do. So, if you want your kids to develop good dental habits, it’s important that you practice what you preach! Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, floss daily, and eat a healthy diet. Your kids will follow your lead.

2. Get Regular Checkups

Your dentist can spot problems early and help prevent them from getting worse. They can also help teach your kids how to brush and floss properly. Take your kids to see the dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. The earlier you start this, the better. Your children will build rapport with your family dentist and will grow up thinking visits to the dentist are normal, not scary!

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3. Make Brushing Fun

Making brushing fun for kids can go a long way in getting them to actually do it! There are all sorts of fun toothbrushes, toothpastes, and flosses available these days. Pick out some fun products together and let them choose their favorite! You can also make brushing into a game – see who can brush the longest or make the coolest bubbles while they brush.

4. Offer a Reward

Sometimes all it takes is a little incentive to get kids to do something they may not want to do. If your kid is having trouble getting into the habit of brushing their teeth, try offering a reward for doing it faithfully every day for a week or two. After they’ve developed the habit, you can phase out the rewards. Something like a sticker or activity is better for health than a food based treat.

5. Make Sure Their Diet is Teeth Friendly

Sugary drinks and snacks can cause cavities. Help protect your kid’s teeth by making sure their diet includes plenty of water and teeth-friendly foods like cheese, milk, nuts, and crunchy fruits and veggies. Avoid sugary drinks like soft drinks, sports drinks, and juice, as well as sticky sweets that cling to teeth like candy bars and gummies.

Caring for your teeth is an important lifelong habit that starts in childhood. You can set your kids up for success by teaching them good dental habits early on in life. With your help, your kids will develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime!

Our dentists here at Dakabin Dental would be happy to answer questions you may have regarding your kids oral health and habits. Book now at your own convenience or contact us today on (07) 3888 7752 


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Dental Care is Important During Pregnancy

Half of all pregnant women will experience gingivitis, or gum inflammation during pregnancy. Gingivitis leads to periodontal disease, which is a serious infection of the gums. Pregnant women are also at risk of cavities. Adequate dental care ensures that high risk issues are prevented and treated, giving the pregnant woman and her baby the best chance of positive health outcomes. 

Why is Periodontal Disease Concerning?

Pregnant women with periodontal disease are also more likely to experience complications during pregnancy and delivery. It has been linked to preterm birth and low birth weight for the baby.  These complications and others can be severe in extreme cases, so act quickly if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Time is of the essence during pregnancy. It may seem like you have plenty but it goes quickly!

The Reason Dental Health Can Decline During Pregnancy

There are links to hormonal changes that alter the acidity of the mouth. This causes damage to enamel, gums and increases the risk of decay and cavities. In addition, during pregnancy women are more likely to eat foods high in sugar and at unusual times of the day. Dental care can also be forgotten about since there is so much to do, prepare and think about already in preparation for expanding a family. If severe morning sickness or even hyperemesis gravidarum is experienced, vomiting can be especially damaging to your oral health.

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What Can I do?

Visit the dentist for a check up and clean every single trimester and practice good oral hygiene habits at home. These include brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. Tobacco use, which increases the risk of developing gingivitis or periodontal disease, should also be avoided.

If you are pregnant or planning a baby, book in for your check ups and cleans here. The best outcomes are achieved by planning ahead before anything gets in the way. Prioritise yourself and your baby by taking good care of your teeth and gums.

Most dental work is safe during pregnancy, but the second trimester is the best time to get and procedures done, to ensure your comfort and safety.

Our dentists here at Dakabin Dental would be happy to answer questions you may have regarding oral health before, during or after pregnancy. Contact us today on (07) 3888 7752


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If you are reading this blog, then chances are, you have considered teeth whitening in the past.

If you are wanting to restore those pearly whites, then keep reading because Zoom teeth whitening may be the perfect solution for you.

This popular treatment can help you achieve a brighter smile in as little as an hour.

So what’s involved?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.

During this appointment, the Dakabin Dental team will assess the condition of your teeth and determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your appointment. You will be provided with pre-treatment instructions, which include coming to your appointment with clean teeth. This means that you should brush and floss your teeth before coming in for your treatment.

You will also need to have any metal fillings or other dental appliances removed.

The dentist will then apply a special gel to your teeth. This gel helps to open up the pores of your teeth so that the whitening solution can penetrate more deeply.

The Zoom whitening lamp will then be used to activate the bleaching solution and the light from the lamp will help to break down the stains on your teeth.

In under an hour, your teeth will be significantly whiter, in most cases Zoom whitening can achieve results up to 8 shades whiter in just one sitting!

For those coffee and red wine lovers, if there are any stubborn stains at the end of your treatment, you may recommend additional treatments.

After your treatment is complete, you will want to make sure that you take care of your teeth and follow the after care protocols very closely.

You will need to avoid eating or drinking for at least an hour after your treatment so the whitening solution has time to work and keep whitening your teeth.

Again, those coffee and red wine drinkers, you will need to avoid dark liquids and also foods for a minimum of 24 hours.

This ensures, that with diligent and proper care, your teeth will stay white and bright for months to come.

Check out this amazing Zoom whitening before and after in just one sitting! 

Teeth Whitening and Filling Treatment

So how do we achieve such amazing results?

The Zoom Whitening System uses a hydrogen peroxide gel activated by a special light to quickly remove surface and deep stains from your teeth and is far superior than any home whitening kits or beauty salon teeth whitening services.

This formulation is only able to be used by dentists and is why we can achieve instant, amazing results! The best part is that it’s completely safe for your teeth and gums.

We recommend Zoom teeth whitening twice yearly to keep those pearly whites, well white!

If you are interested in immediate results like the one above and to learn more about this service, click here or for a FREE smile makeover click here. 

Ps if you haven’t had your bi annual check up and clean, get yours for just $99 for a limited time by clicking here. 

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