How Can Dentists Get More Exercise?

Because there are various treatments and procedures that dentists must do every day, it can really take a toll on their bodies from sitting so long. Exercises that help to increase the fitness levels of dentists can be divided into aerobic exercises, which concentrate on stretching their muscles. This helps to fight against tight muscles that can lead to bigger problems, such as arthritis, further down the road.

Stretching Before Work

Dentists can get more exercise and decrease risks for tighter joints and repetitive movements by doing some basic stretches before they sit down to conduct procedures or treatments, such as root canals or wisdom teeth removal that requires them to be seated for long periods of time. Repetitive forces will especially lead to micro trauma that triggers the inflammatory process and will result in swelling. This happens because of the lack of rest periods that the body needs to repair itself, so stretching before procedures and resting the body for a while after will help greatly.

Prolonged, Awkward Postures

One of the main problems that dentists face when it comes to being strained, is their awkward posture while conducting treatments and procedures. Persisting awkward posture will lead to discomfort, disability, pain and muscle necrosis. This facilitates the overall development of musculoskeletal problems and disorders.

Muscle imbalances that go hand in hand with poor posture and awkward positions will lead to the muscles becoming more tense. This will cause joint hypo mobility and muscle ischemia and will alter the biomechanics. This will result further to muscle tightness and weakness in specific areas, such as the arms, so daily stretches should be a mandatory part of the daily routine at the office to avoid such problems.

Dentists and Exercising

It’s extremely important that dentists get enough exercise before and after work, sometimes even during. For example, if he or she has sat in an awkward position for a long period of time, at least over an hour or two, it’s important that they stretch afterward. Dentists have incredibly busy schedules because of the amount of patients that they have, but it’s almost incredibly important that they make time for exercise.

Dentists can get more exercise by taking a small amount of time from their day to practice some stretches so they can loosen themselves up, or even go out for a short run while they have some free time during the day. If not, going for a run or to the gym after work is very important to ensure that problems such as muscle necrosis do not develop over time.

Dentists can help themselves further by practicing proper posture whenever they can during prolonged procedures and treatments, incorporate stretches or a short run on their lunch break or at any time during the day and to remember that not practicing these can lead to serious problems. Dentists play an important part in our daily lives, they help to keep our mouth in top shape, so they need to be at the top of their game as well.

Keep your beautiful smile with the best dentist in Adelaide

Located in the heart of Adelaide city, Adams Dental is dedicated to providing quality dental care with experienced and professional dentists in Adelaide. Dr. Michael Adams is a pioneer in the field of dentistry. He graduated in dentistry from the Adelaide University. He has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry and patient care. He is highly regarded in areas of dental implants, tooth replacements and porcelain crowns and veneers. Their main aim is to ensure that every patient has a beautiful and healthy smile.

Achieve a beautiful smile using Adelaide’s premium cosmetic dentistry

Are crooked teeth being a hindrance to your appearance? Then worry no more because Adams Dental has elite dentists in Adelaide who specialise in cosmetic dentistry. A straight and beautiful smile has a powerful impact and is so attractive.  Our high class cosmetic dentistry gives you with a good teeth structure. As teeth support both the lips and the jaw, an unmanaged teeth structure can make you look older. With our dental face lift, you’ll be able to maintain a fresh and younger look. Another area in which you can improve your smile is to have your teeth protected using veneers.

At Adams Dental, we use latest and advanced technology to provide optimal oral care with minimum pain. Some of them are:

  • Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are becoming increasingly popular as it is using the latest technology in dentistry where our Adelaide dentists now capture the images directly onto the computer screens. It’s much faster and contains 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Dentists are able to zoom the images for a better assessment.

  • Laser Dentistry

In order to reduce any discomfort and pain while filling cavities, and tooth sensitivity, laser dentistry is fast, painless and quite effective.

  • DIAGNOdent

Our expert dentists in Adelaide are embracing the new technology called DIAGNOdent where they can easily detect cavities which regular x-rays cannot find.

  • Zoom! Whitening

Now every patient can experience a white smile fast and easily with Zoom! Whitening technology. Your teeth can be up to eight shades whiter with our latest Zoom! Whitening technology.

Also available is the VELscope, Invisalign, and intraoral camera tools for a more comfortable visit while conducting dental procedures and checkups. We aim to provide the latest modern dentistry procedures and techniques and pride ourselves as the best dentists in Adelaide. Visit our Adelaide practice – Adams Dental to experience the difference or contact us at 08 8212 6335.

Now You Can Overcome Any Bad Breath Issue

Bad breath which is also known as halitosis, can be very embarrassing. A person may not always be aware that they have bad breath which is unpleasant. Some of the more common symptoms of halitosis include a dry mouth, an unpleasant taste, or a white coating on the tongue. There are countless products like mints and chewing gum however these are just a temporary solution. In order to cure this problem, Dr. Michael Adams, who is an expert city dentist in Adelaide has listed some possible causes and tips to tackle this issue below:

Common causes of halitosis

  • Pungent foods and beverages

Temporary halitosis can be caused through pungent foods such as garlic, onions, and even alcohol or tobacco. Sometimes the odor of food or alcohol lingers longer.

  • Poor hygiene

Uncleaned teeth and gums often result in bad breath which is often attributed to poor hygiene. When food particles are not removed from your teeth through regular cleaning, bacteria accumulates and tends to release an unpleasant sulfur gas.

  • Dry mouth

Having a dry mouth is also known as xerostomia where saliva is not produced in sufficient quantities and is often caused by salivary gland problems, medications or connective tissue disorders. Saliva helps to moisten and clean the mouth.

  • Illness

Some systemic illness such as gastrointestinal issues and respiratory illnesses cause bad breath. Cysts or ulcers in the stomach area can lead to bad odor when you burp. Even low carb diets can evoke bad breath.

Tips to tackle halitosis

  • Brush your teeth twice a day (morning and night, usually after a meal) with fluoride toothpaste as it keeps your tongue and gums clean.
  • Gargle with peroxide in order to reduce bad
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day
  • Drink plenty of water for hydrating your body and to encourage saliva production
  • Rinse your mouth every day with a fluoride mouthwash
  • Cure tonsils and sinus infection cause these illness also leads to bad breath

If you still have serious bad breath issue along with painful and swollen gums that bleeds easily, then wait no more and contact our dental experts of Adams Dental.  We’re committed to providing you with quality dental care so that you can actually talk and smile openly without any fear of halitosis. Call us now at 08 8212 6335.

Choose Your Shade Of White

teeth whiteningThere are many questions when our patients come to us for teeth whitening consultation. We would like to address your queries with the below mentioned answers.

Am I suitable to have my teeth whitened?

Almost everybody is suitable to have their teeth whitened. Teeth whitening is also well worth considering prior to any major dental work. This is so the colours used by the dentist on new restorations match the new brighter colour and not the old yellow one.

Will teeth whitening work? How much lighter will my teeth become?

Great results can be achieved, usually 6-8 shade changes. Surprisingly the darker yellow colours often come up the brightest. Some stain, such as tetracycline stains [permanent blue/grey stain cause by antibiotics ingested at a young age], is very difficult to remove or whiten. There are, however, some newer techniques available that can help with these types of staining.

How long will it last?

The procedure may need to be repeated every 5-10 years. This is to counteract the darker yellow colours caused by aging inside the tooth. It is a good idea to have a set of whitening trays to use at home. These help to freshen the effects of tea, coffee, wine and other dark stain causing foods and beverages.

Will teeth whitening damage my teeth?

Teeth whitening is generally considered very safe if performed by a trained dental professional. The bleaching process does not permanently damage the teeth; however, it can temporarily dehydrate them. This is why it is necessary to avoid chromogenic [stain causing] foods over the first 48 hours following teeth whitening.


We offer a FREE consultation with $150 off on Teeth Whitening. Call us today.

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How To Choose The Right Toothbrush For Effective Brushing

Effective ToothbrushBefore the invention of modern toothbrushes, people in the early twentieth century used animal hair, especially boar’s hair, bristles as toothbrushes. They even chewed sticks for cleaning and whitening their teeth. But today, with evolving time and technology, we have a plethora of toothbrush options and it’s difficult to distinguish which is the best one for brushing.

Many people have the misconception that hard-bristled toothbrushes are better for cleaning their teeth. They think that harsh scrubbing will help to whiten their teeth. However, hard-bristled toothbrushes can be harmful as it has the added risk of damaging the gums, root surfaces, and erodes the protective layer of tooth enamel. That is why the Doctors and Hygienists at Adams Dental have suggested that you consider the following tips when choosing a toothbrush for effective brushing and to give you a healthy smile:

  • Always choose a toothbrush with soft bristles for better protection of your teeth especially if they are sensitive, as hard-bristled toothbrushes cause your protective enamel to be worn away, and can cause damage to gum tissue.
  • The general size of a toothbrush head for most adults is about 1” long and ½” wide. Although larger toothbrush heads are available, it’s best to select one that fits into your mouth easily, so that you can access all surfaces of your teeth.
  • Select a toothbrush with a long handle so it’s easier to hold in your hand.
  • It’s better to choose a toothbrush which has tongue scraper so that you can scrub the back of your tongue, helping to combat the bad breath associated with odour-causing bacteria and dead cells.
  • If possible, choose a powered toothbrush instead of a normal toothbrush for enhanced performance and ease of cleaning.
  • As for children, select a toothbrush with a smaller head, soft bristles, and large handle.

Finally, select a toothbrush that has gone through rigorous quality control testing for cleaning effectiveness and safety. If you’re unsure about which toothbrush to use, consult with one of our dental experts, Dr Michael Adams or Dr Morgan Prpic. Remember, dental disease is a major risk factor in the development of other serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

Improve your health and brighten your smile with the team at Adams Dental, your Adelaide Dental Care. Give us a call now on 08 8212 6335.