Teeth…not always forever

Teeth…not always forever

Teeth take up a small part of the human body but cause major problems and discomfort when things go wrong. Because we generally don’t see them ourselves, except when we look in the mirror, it is almost easy to forget what an important part they play in our lives.

But just imagine what life would be like without them?!

Much of the damage to our teeth occurs in our younger years. When most of us are healthy and we feel like we will live forever.

Diet and neglect

Because our bodies can cope with it more when we are younger, a diet that is high in fats and sugars can seem enough to sustain us. It is often only years later when we start to see the damage caused. Teeth are more likely to suffer the effects a lot quicker.

Later life

If we have neglected our teeth when younger, whether through diet or poor oral health care, we are likely to have suffered from dental decay. This inevitably weakens the teeth and may lead to breakages or possibly eventual tooth loss.

It may be that as you get older you need to avail hard foods. Or you are uncomfortable smiling because you don’t want to show your teeth.


In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need dentists. However, the reality is that most people will require some dental treatment in their lifetime to restore both appearance and function of their mouth. At Canberra Dental Care we offer procedures that will restore both strength, function and appearance to patients who have poor oral health.

A full consultation needs to take place to assess the damage to the teeth. The next step is to ensure that they are healthy. This may mean fillings and possibly some scale and polishing, together with checking for any gum disease.

Once your mouth is healthy, we can think about restoring the appearance of the teeth. This is through a combination of potential treatments, depending on the patient’s individual needs. This might involve the use of Invisalign for straightening, whitening procedures to improve their appearance or even dental implants to replace lost teeth.

If you have neglected your oral health when younger and are now unhappy with your teeth, book an appointment with one of our dentist. You can do this on line or by phoning reception during business hours.

You will be amazed at what we can do to give you back your smile

Teeth…not always forever