Oral Health Questions and Facts

Why Dr Finkelstein is telling you to treat yourself to some milk chocolate this week?

Do you remember telling your children, or hearing someone tell you when you were younger:

“Finish your milk. It will help you grow big and strong!” 

Life certainly gets busy as you get older but it’s important to keep looking after yourself.

This week is HEALTHY BONES ACTION WEEK. This is an initiative of Dairy Australia to encourage individuals to look after and maintain their healthy bones. This week we want to help Dairy Australia spread the message for all of us to:


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Dealing with Dental Phobia and Anxiety

Someone poking and prodding around in your mouth isn’t most people’s idea of fun. Add in the thought of drills, needles and various tongue-sucking devices and a simple dental check-up can turn into quite an ordeal. Dealing with dental anxiety is a real problem, not only to keep your nerves at bay but to also ensure you have good dental hygiene and overall health.


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Abscesses: What Do You Know About This Less Common Dental Emergency?

It can be hard to tell when you should visit an emergency dentist and when you should try wait until your next scheduled appointment. Sometimes what starts as a mild toothache that you feel you can ignore can (if left untreated) lead to a full-blown dental emergency.

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

A dental emergency is usually caused by an accident or injury and can involve one or more teeth being loosened or knocked out, major cuts or lacerations to your gums, cheeks and lips or intense dental pain or discomfort for an unknown reason. If you find yourself experiencing any of the above and aren’t sure how to proceed, here’s what to do.


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Three Tips For Healthy Teeth You May Have Forgotten

Most of us think that we’re fastidious in adhering to a correct dental routine. After all, all that’s needed is to brush our teeth twice a day and replace our toothbrush often enough, right? While most of us were shown the correct ways to clean our teeth in the past, it’s easy to forget it or have it fall to the wayside as time goes by. The truth is that there’s a bit more to brushing and flossing than you probably remember, which is why it’s always good to brush up on your knowledge. Here are the three most common things people tend to forget.

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Why Choose Dental Implants by Dr Michael Finkelstein Dental

“Long gone are the days of keeping your teeth in a glass next to the bed!”  Dr Michael Finkelstein, from Finkelstein Dentist at Chatswood, says dental implants and mini implants are a fantastic alternative to traditional dentures or missing teeth.

Finkelstein Teeth Implants

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Unhealthy Eating and Healthy Teeth – Tips from Dr Finkelstein Dentist

Today my blog will be about what you eat and how what you eat affects your dental health.

Unhealthy Eating and Heathy Teeth - Tips from Dr Finkelstein Dentist

Unhealthy Eating and Heathy Teeth – Tips from Dr Finkelstein Dentist

It is very interesting that it is not What you eat but rather How Often you eat, that affects the dental health and dental oral hygiene of your teeth. Food can affect your oral hygiene long after you have swallowed for example eating sweets or chocolate has a less adverse effect to your teeth than if you were to eat the sweets as a separate snack.

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How Do I get Rid Of Bad Breath

Has anyone ever told you that you have bad breath? There are over 80 million people world wide who suffer symptoms of bad breath, also known as halitosis. The most frequent cause of bad breath is from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles and other symptoms of lower levels of dental hygiene. The formation of bacteria in the mouth and the decay of food produce a sulfur that leads to the bad breath.

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Dental Implants – Why they are my passion

Why do I have a passion for Dental Implants?

It is because I want the optimum health for my patients and Dental Implants give my patients quality of life. Cosmetically they look terrific and a healthy looking smile and medically my patients will have a replacement tooth or teeth that is even more secure than their original tooth.

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Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontics are becoming more and more popular amongst my adult patients.

I would like my first blog to be about orthodontics because my first patient today is still celebrating having her braces off.  I remember meeting her 3 years ago as a young shy lady of 20 years who lacked self-confidence.  We have watched her evolve into a lovely young woman who feels – in her words – sexy and confident – and just loves smiling.  She tells us she has sore cheeks because she has been smiling all week.

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