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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! 

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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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A dental crown is a restoration that is used to cover a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Crowns can be made from different materials, including porcelain, gold, and metal alloys.

In this blog post, we will answer 10 frequently asked questions about dental crowns!

FAQ #1: What are dental crowns made of?

They can be made from different materials, including porcelain, gold, and metal alloys.

Porcelain crowns are the most popular type of dental crown because they look natural and are durable and can be colour matched to the rest of your teeth.

Gold crowns have been popular because they are strong and long-lasting. Metal alloys are not as popular because they can discolour the teeth.

FAQ #2: What are they used for?

Dental crowns are used to cover a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Crowns can also be used to support a dental bridge, or to protect a tooth that has been weakened by root canal treatment.

FAQ #3: How long do they last?

Dental crowns can last for many years, but they may eventually need to be replaced. The lifespan of a dental crown depends on the material it is made from, as well as how well you take care of your teeth.

FAQ #4: What are the benefits?

There are many benefits, including restoring the function of a damaged tooth, improving the appearance of a tooth, and protecting a weak tooth from further damage.

FAQ #5: Are they expensive?

The cost varies depending on the material they are made from and where you get them done. Porcelain crowns are typically more expensive than gold crowns, 

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FAQ #6: What is the procedure like?

The dental crown procedure usually takes two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth will be prepared for the dental crown and a temporary crown will be placed. During the second visit, the permanent dental crown will be placed.

At Dakabin Dental, we are able to perform these procedures in just one visit with no temporary crowns required.

Check out our blog post on how we make same day dental crowns possible by clicking here.

FAQ #7: Is the surgery painful?

Most people do not experience any pain during a procedure like this. However, you may feel some discomfort during the numbing process.

FAQ #8: Are there any risks?

There are very few risks associated with dental crowns. The most common complication is that the dental crown does not fit properly and needs to be replaced.

FAQ #9: How can I care for my dental crowns?

You should brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. It is also important to avoid chewing hard foods, that can damage dental crowns.

FAQ #10: Do they fall out?

Dental crowns can fall out if they are not properly cared for. You should brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to avoid this.

We hope you found this blog post helpful! If you have any further questions about this blog, leave a comment below and we will get back to you.

Take advantage of our FREE Smile Makeover Consultation at Dakabin Dental, to see how we can completely transform your smile! Click here for more information.


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Dentists have been using dental crowns to restore teeth for many years and for good reason.

But first…

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Traditionally, dental crowns were made in a lab by a dental technician. This process could take several days, sometimes weeks, and often results in multiple visits to the dentist’s office.

Depending on your case, your dentist will likely recommend a crown to you if your teeth are:

  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Heavily filled
  • Discoloured
  • Widely spaced apart
  • Or after root canal treatment has been performed

Recently, however, dentists have begun using Cerec machines to create dental crowns right in their own offices. This new technology allows for same-day dental crowns!

Cerec is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics and is one of the most recent and advanced technologies currently available in digital dentistry.

The Cerec machine uses a milling machine, CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) and 3D imaging software.

The process is quite simple, efficient and involves four distinct phases:

Your Initial Scan – This is where your dentist will scan your teeth using the CEREC scanner, providing an accurate 3D digital impression of your mouth or a specific tooth.

Crown Concept – After the scan has been done using the 3D image, a model will be done using the CEREC machine software. The digital crown will be designed with amazing accuracy to match your natural tooth in size, shape and colour.

Milling – Now for the fun part, the dentist will send the design to the in-house milling machine, the chosen blank is placed into the machine and your crown will be cut out, leaving you with a crown perfected suited for your mouth.

Final Touches – Lastly, the dentist will polish, stain and glaze your new crown to make it look natural and place it into a furnace. This step is why crowns are so strong as the heat increases the hardness and strength of the crown.

Dental crowns are a great way to restore your smile and with the new technology of Cerec machines, you can now get a dental crown in just one visit to the dentist.

The benefits of same-day crowns are eliminating the need for temporary crowns, you can restore your smile quicker without the need for multiple appointments or waiting weeks for your next appointment and the strength and reliability of the technology used that traditional impressions cannot provide.

Same-day dentistry is possible with Cerec and means you will have a dental crown that is specifically designed for your tooth in just one visit.

If you are in need of a dental crown, take advantage of our FREE Smile Makeover Consultation at Dakabin Dental, to see how we can completely transform your smile! Click here for more information


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Oral health plays an important role keeping your smile looking its best. More than that though, healthy gums are key to a healthy mouth, and they play a vital role in your overall well-being. 

What are four ways that you can maintain healthy gums:

Keep reading to find out!

We will also explain why oral health is so important and what happens when you don’t take care of your teeth and gums.

Your gums are the foundation for your teeth, so it is important to take care of them. Here are four ways that you can maintain healthy gums:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day: This is the most important way to maintain healthy gums. Be sure to brush your teeth for two minutes, using circular, gentle motions. Don’t forget to brush your tongue too as bacteria can live here and cause an unhealthy mouth!
  2. Floss daily: Flossing helps remove plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and under your gum line, ideally you should be flossing twice a day, but at a minimum once per day.
  3. Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet is important for your overall health, including your oral health. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and limit sugary snacks and drinks. If you do indulge in these every now and then, make sure you brush your teeth afterwards.
  4. See your dentist regularly: Seeing your dentist every six months (if you have healthy teeth and gums) for a cleaning and check-up is important for maintaining healthy gums. If you struggle with oral health, we recommend seeing the dentist every three to four months. Your dentist can help you with a personalized care plan to get your oral health back on track.

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Healthy gums provide a foundation for strong teeth, and they help keep your mouth free of bacteria and infection. Additionally, good oral hygiene has been linked with overall good health. For example, research has shown that people with periodontal disease (gum disease) are more likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke, and other chronic conditions.

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Absolutely. It’s important that pregnant and breast-feeding women continue to see the dentist throughout maternity as untreated dental problems can pose a significant health risk. Our modern digital technology ensures that both mother and baby are safe in our clinic, including if x-rays need to be conducted.


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