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.


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 


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.


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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What if I’m a nervous patient?

Our dentists take a patient-centric, gentle approach to treatment, which means we prioritise your comfort above all else.

What do you charge?

We pride ourselves on offering an affordable dental service and ensuring our patients have access to a wide range of treatment options to suit every budget. Every patient is different, so we will tailor our services to your needs. Talk to us about our payment plans today.

How do I book an appointment?

To book a dental appointment with our team, you can use the online booking system on our website or contact our team on (07) 3354 1448. After an initial consultation, we’ll be able to get started on your smile makeover journey.

Can pregnant or breast-feeding women visit?

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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The Dakabin Dental clinic is new, which means all our equipment and technology is reliable, modern and unfailing. Our team were diligent when investing in the equipment for our clinic, ensuring each item would support our mission of gentle, effective dental care.


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