Save money! Go abroad and get your teeth done and get a holiday for less money than using a dentist at home! That’s what the brochures say and it’s certainly true that there are places in the world that using a dentist might cost less than at home. But here’s what they don’t tell you and it’s pretty frightening stuff:

The head of the Australian Dental Association Neil Howson says of the idea, “It’s a bit of a lottery. We advise people not to do it, we sort of warn them of the possible, adverse things that might happen.”

He says that the majority of overseas dental horror stories never make it to the press because people are highly embarrassed about them. Neil explained that our mouths are intensely personal places and because they affect our looks we don’t want to tell the world and show the public our worst days.

So, what can go wrong?

One of the first problems you are likely to encounter in cheap tourist destinations is that the dental sector is significantly less regulated than it is in Australia. That means dentists may not have studied as long to become a dentist and may not

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They say that in order to achieve peak performance, you’re going to have let stress into your life. This may be true, but those high-performing people should know that they’re going to pay a price from their health to get there.

This is what you need to know about stress and your health…

The headline figures of stress and your health:

  • 43% of all adults currently suffer some form of adverse health issue caused by stress
  • 75-90% of all doctor’s visits are caused by stress-related complaints
  • It is estimated that stress related illnesses cost the economy $14.81 billion every year
  • It is estimated that stress related issues directly cost Australian employers $10.11 billion a year
  • 50% of permanent emotional disorders are, in fact, untreated stress reactions

Stress related health problems to consider

If that wasn’t frightening enough this is a list of health problems caused by stress. See if you’ve ever suffered from some of these issues:

  • Headaches often known as tension headaches because they arise from the stress held in muscles
  • High blood pressure the more stressed you are, the faster your heart beats, the higher your blood pressure goes
  • Heart problems because the more your heart beats the
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Teeth are strange. They are one of the few parts of the body that cannot self-heal. You get one set when you are very young and then they all fall out. Then you get a second set and those are your teeth for life. Yes, there have been a few very rare accounts of someone having a third tooth grow when losing the second one but you can’t rely on being that 1 in a billion shot – it is almost certain that your second set of teeth, your adult teeth, are your last set of teeth too.

With that in mind it’s important to take care of your teeth. You can’t undamaged a tooth and while biomemetic dentistry can help restore a tooth and take advantage of its natural properties; there’s still nothing more pleasing to the world than a truly healthy smile with no major surgery conducted on it.

5 Dental Habits You Should Avoid

You’d have to have been living under a rock not to know that you need to brush your teeth and floss them on a regular basis. So, we’re not going to dwell on that but we are going to point out some habits

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Most of us rarely think about how essential our teeth are to our lives unless something goes wrong. When there is something wrong, we call a dentist. Traditionally dentists have worked on the basis that a fix that is “good enough” is OK and for a long time that was the only choice available to dentists too. Now, however, there is a new school of thought and practice – biomimetic dentistry which is specifically designed to go beyond “good enough” when it come to your teeth.

Biomemetic? What does that mean?

The word biomemetic refers to the ability to mimic biology (or perhaps more literally “mimic nature”). In biomemetic dentistry that means the focus is on treating your teeth in the way that the treatment behaves as much as possible just like your natural tooth.

How does that work in practice?

What it means for your mouth is that when we find damage to a tooth we try to use materials that more closely match the original teeth. The idea being that teeth are very well-designed to withstand the tasks they are designed for and that long-term oral health comes from natural teeth.
This is because when a traditional dentistry

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