Your Healthy Teeth Blog

The Finkelstein Files

Dr Michael Finkelstein shares his tips, advice and latest news in dentistry treatments, oral health and dental hygiene.

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Roots
General Dental

Are Root Canals Safe?

Some believe root canals should be avoided, others say it’s safe. A bridge or dental implant may also be proposed for some patients. So, what’s the deal?

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Cosmetic Dentistry

The 50 Shades of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a tricky path to navigate. Do whitening toothpastes work? Or, How white should my teeth be? We answer your teeth whitening questions here.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Do Your Teeth Need a Makeover?

Porcelain veneers are a versatile solution to chipped, cracked, discoloured or uneven teeth. Find out how porcelain veneers can bring you a brilliant smile.

General Dental

Netflix & Drill?

Dr Finkelstein has opened his new Dental clinic in Sydney. Designed to reduce dental anxiety, we can now stream Netflix to you in the dental chair.

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General Health

Be Proud of Your Mouth

As part of World Oral Health Day 2021, Dr Finkelstein Dentist Sydney wants you to be proud of your mouth by addressing all areas of your oral health.

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General Dental

Dial up your Dental Hygiene in 2021

Will 2021 be the year we all learn to clean our teeth properly? Our dental hygiene guide will keep you on a path to a beautiful and healthy smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Removing Black Lines on Teeth

Black lines on teeth are a noticeable blemish on your pearly whites. We explain whay they appear and how to get your teeth back to their former brilliance.

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Holistic Dentistry

Could Tinnitus be Connected to Stress?

Tinnitus is a ringing in the ear and can be caused by a dental condition known as TMJ. TMJ is often caused by grinding teeth as a byproduct of stress.

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Emergency Dental

Top Toothache Warning Signs

Having a toothache could mean many things. While some may be intermittent, some toothaches need urgent attention. Here we show you the top warning signs.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Implant, Bridge or Denture?

A missing tooth is not only a cosmetic issue, it’s a serious health issue. Find out the pros and cons of your teeth replacement options.

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Orthodontics

Top 5 Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

A perfectly straight set of pearly white teeth is a goal worth setting. Apart from the cosmetic and self-confidence aspects, the health benefits cannot be overlooked

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Holistic Dentistry

A Silent Solution for Sleep Apnea

Did you know dentists can diagnose and treat snoring and sleep apnea? Using a dental device may avoid the need for a noisy and uncomfortable CPAP machine.

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Emergency Dental

Top 5 Signs of a Dental Emergency

What makes a dental emergency? Dr Finkelstein explains when you should call your dentist as soon as possible to avoid a more serious dental treatment.

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Holistic Dentistry

TMJ Dysfunction – Your Questions Answered

TMJ Dysfunction can cause jaw, neck and back pain, headaches and also tinnitus. Learn more about TMJ Dysfunction and treatment with these simple FAQ’s.

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General Health

Coronavirus and Your Oral Health

Don’t let the Coronavirus (COVID-19) compromise your oral health routine. It may just be what saves you.

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Teeth Care

4 Tips to a Healthy Toothbrush

I share our top 4 tips to keep your toothbrush free from harmful bacteria keeping you healthy.

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Holistic Dentistry

Headache and Migraine Awareness Week

This headache and migraine awareness week we outline how many headaches begin in the mouth with TMJ dysfunction.

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General Health

Top 3 Tips for Cleaning Your Teeth

There is more to brushing and flossing than you probably remember, which is why it’s always good to brush up on your teeth cleaning knowledge!

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that look and function like natural healthy strong teeth.

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General Health

Eating your Way to Healthy Teeth

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.

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General Health

Top 5 Tips for Beating Bad Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing and sometimes hard to get rid of. Follow these tips to help avoid the recurrence of bad breath.

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Orthodontics

The Rise of Adult Orthodontics

Braces, retainers and aligners are typically tackled as a teenager. Nowadays adults orthodontics is all the rage.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Dr Finkelstein will explain these to you carefully at the time of your consultation as well as address any questions you may have.  We also recommend before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.