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Tooth staining – how and why, and what you could do to help

Why don’t teeth stay white? Foods and drinks we choose, and factors such as smoking, play a role in staining our teeth. Sometimes certain antibiotics or other medications can cause some tooth yellowing. Generally, understanding which foods and beverages are more likely to discolour teeth and knowing preventive tips can help. About foods and tooth […]

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Understanding when RCT, or root canal therapy can help

Why you may need root canal therapy Tooth ache is the stuff of nightmares! In many cases, people would happily be rid of the tooth completely. Take it out, now! Once the dentist has assessed the tooth, however, they may introduce the topic of root canal therapy, or RCT. A way to save the tooth […]

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Tips for choosing a Health Insurance fund

How health funds work Health insurance funds are not all the same. Some cover a wider range of treatments and procedures than others. And for any particular treatment, the rebate (what the fund will pay) can vary widely between funds or levels of cover with the same fund. Any Gap payment or out-of-pocket expense is […]

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What can I do about bad breath?

Bad breath causes so much embarrassment and anxiety, there are countless products to combat it: flosses, washes, gums and tongue scrapers! OMG! Why do I have bad breath? Finding the cause of the problem is key – prior to buying up big at the pharmacy. The majority of bad breath is caused by factors within […]

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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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