How many times have you made a new purchase that you were satisfied with, not only something that you had wanted for good and justifiable reasons, but also, because it just gave you pleasure to be the proud owner of that item? Let’s say, a new mobile phone, just as an example.
Then someone, maybe a friend or loved one, maybe a stranger, goes out of their way to admire it, swelling your pride a little that someone has recognised your discerning and sophisticated tastes.
Then they have the nerve to say, “If you don’t mind me asking, how much did you pay for that?”read more
The biggest concerns for people travelling overseas for dental treatment are health risks. The biggest reason for taking inflated health risks is lower cost.
People should be very concerned, and rightly so, about health risks when traveling to countries that have few or no regulations regarding the competency of dental professionals, the facilities they operate in, and poor infrastructures which supply those facilities with water and other services.read more
Are you living the Australian dream? Almost? Half-way there?
What happens to that dream when your hard work, the savings, and the planning and sacrificing that you’ve done come face to face with a broken tooth, a unavoidable root canal, tooth replacement, or orthodontic therapy that can’t be put off any longer?
An expensive, unexpected dental bill can set you back months or even years in your planning. Not only is it a big headache to deal with, it can have real consequences in the quality of your family’s life now and in the future.
In recent years, dental tourism has developed as a result of soaring dental prices in Australia. To be fair, the high prices in Australia are justifiable to a high degree.read more
Imagine a universe in which you control a most precious substance.
A substance so valuable and rare that kings across the universe come to your throne room, prostrate themselves before you and offer you vast sums of treasure and pledges of eternal fealty for the privilege to manage your treasure.
Not just one king, but many kings come. You can question them and peer into their hearts to determine who is worthy and who is not.
You might not have galactic kings coming to your throne room to pledge their undying service and loyalty to you, but you can have the next best thing:read more
According to the AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) in 2013:
One-third of Australians were putting off dental appointments due to prohibitively high costs.
Twenty percent of those who did visit a dentist opted to not have the recommended treatment because it was too expensive.
The number of people on the waiting list for public dental care was about 650,000 and many had been waiting for as long as two years.
Forty-four percent of uninsured Australians were avoiding seeing a dentist altogether.
These statistics from the AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) paint a discouraging picture of dental health services at that time.
Since then, the Australian economy has had some ups and downs, but has remained basically stagnant. Chances are, the above statistics are still pretty accurate, and the economic situation of many Australians is probably even more bleak than two or three years ago.read more
Children are little packages of love and joy that also cost a lot of money to raise and care for. Of course, we all love them, but we also know that they always need something, either necessary or new. Dental health is one of the important, necessary expenses that parents have to deal with in the course of raising a child.
Over the past 15 years, the cost of health care in Australia has steadily increased. According to the AIHW (the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare), the number of people that have delayed dental treatment or put it off altogether, for economic reasons has risen steadily for over a decade.
You have a toothache that you can’t ignore any longer. You need to find a dentist soon. Perhaps you just recently moved to a new town; your regular dentist retired or is on vacation; or your teeth have seemed just fine without dental care and you haven’t ever had to find a dentist before.
For whatever reason, you don’t know a good dentist.
How do you find a good one?read more
THE ALLURE of dental treatments overseas at prices that seem too good to be true is a strong temptation. But remember:
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Here are three of the serious drawbacks that every person considering overseas treatment should consider.
1. POST-PROCEDURE COMPLICATIONS:
We all like to think positive and trust that our dental procedures will be completed quickly, painlessly, and permanently. In reality, this is often not the case, especially in procedures that require more than simple, surface treatments of the tooth’s crown.
Why do you need to rethink the sugary drinks you consume? A simple question requires a simple answer. Drinking too much sugar-sweetened beverages can harm your oral health and overall wellbeing.
Sugary and acidic beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks are linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.read more
When you’re confronted with a perplexing and potentially expensive dental issue, isn’t it great to have a dentist that is your best friend, trusted advisor, and also an experienced, dedicated professional? Isn’t that fantastic?
Sadly very few people have the luxury of having such a great friend.
For most of us, life is a little different. Maybe we have a dentist that we have used for several years. But that doesn’t really make him a trusted friend. Others of us have only been to our dentist a few times for cleanings, and have never really dealt with the dentist. Some of us have moved to a new location and have no idea who is a good dentist and who might be less than scrupulous.read more