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COVID Level 1 & Dentistry

Dentists are following the easing of restrictions for preventing the spread of COVID19 by moving to Level 1 precautions. Level 1 in dentistry In a nutshell, so long as you are well, have no cold or flu-like symptoms and have not been in close contact with anyone who is unwell, then dental treatments can go […]

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Lifting COVID restrictions: what does it mean for dentistry?

From Monday the 27th April, the Australian Government has agreed to ease restrictions for elective surgery, including some dental procedures. COVID19 Level 2 restrictions at the dentist In dentistry, social distancing cannot be observed, and non-essential procedures will still be postponed. However, there is more scope now for treatment options to remedy small problems or […]

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Dental treatment during coronavirus shut down

Dentistry and COVID-19 The Australian Dental Association, our professional body has set guidelines to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. As a clinic, we are following the recommendations. As health professionals in an evolving scientific environment, we are striving above all else, to not make things worse. Urgent dental problems and coronavirus Level 3 restrictions allow […]

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Should I use an electric toothbrush?

An electric toothbrush is not an instant solution for poor oral hygiene – however where arthritis or any condition makes holding and manoeuvring a brush difficult, it certainly can help. Manual or electric tooth brush for a better clean. . . It is possible to do a better clean with a manual brush used well […]

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Toddler’s teeth and getting them to brush

There is no reason why tooth brushing for toddlers should be a ‘big deal’ – unless they perceive that avoiding it or fighting it is a ‘big deal’ for parents! Aside from keeping it a stress-free ‘no fight zone’, there are few things to keep in mind: The earliest method of tooth ‘cleaning’, actually more […]

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Are interdental brushes better than dental floss?

Interdental brushes are narrow, bristled brushes used for cleaning between the teeth, or around braces, bridges and implants. They come in a range of sizes, some are straight and some angled. With a huge range on the market, it is highly recommended that you ask your dentist for the size that best suits.   When […]

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A guide to choosing dental floss

What to look for in a dental floss If you find yourself in the supermarket aisle, gazing in confusion at the selection of dental floss, this guide is for you! Floss comes waxed or unwaxed, flavoured or unflavoured. It can be a ribbon ( or tape), string or woven! There’s even a vegan version which […]

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Travel dentistry

Save on dentistry, splurge on your holiday. . . Dental travel is the term ‘saving up’ dental work and having it all taken care of whilst on holiday in an exotic location. For many, the idea of ‘dentistry’ and ‘holiday’ don’t go together, but it is a growing practice, driven by cheaper prices. And it […]

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Is Hygienist the same as an Oral Therapist?

Oral Health Therapy is a four year full-time Bachelor degree course which differs from the qualification of Dental Hygienist. Like your Hygienist, an oral health therapist can scale and polish, root scale and deep clean. Oral Therapists can also  diagnose and carry out treatments such as simple fillings. Both practitioners take dental x-rays and remove sutures, and […]

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What your dental chart tells the dentist

Your dental chart What does this even mean: “One eight missing, one seven M.O. composite, one six M.O.D. amalgam, one five has M.O. caries . . .”?  Previously recorded on paper, today this jargon is transcribed to picture format, either 2D or 3D, and saved in a digital dental chart. The above is an example […]

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