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Dental Anxiety in children

Dental Anxiety in children

Children’s dentistry •Going to the dentist for some children can be stressful! SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY BE ANXIOUS •Change in behaviour – irritability, restlessness, tension, crying •Increase in heart rate •Avoidance •Obsessive tendencies •Shaking or trembling •At Smile Care Dentists we use the Tell-Show-Do technique This is where we tell the child what we are going to do, show them, then do it. •We will show the child around the room and the way things…

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Children’s dental health for parents

Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities, but they don’t always know the best way to do so. Here are some tips and guidelines. Teeth begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully developed in the jaw. Good oral health for your child should begin even before…

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Pregnancy and Dental

Pregnancy and Dental

Are you concerned about your oral health during your pregnancy? We’ve got you covered! Pregnancy can lead to dental issues for some women including gum disease and increased risk for tooth decay. During pregnancy your increased hormones can affect your body’s response to plaque. Therefore, it is important to maintain your 3-6 monthly check up and cleans during your pregnancy. Pregnancy does not automatically damage your teeth, however pregnancy may lead to dental problems for…

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Rethink your drink

Have you ever wondered what those sweetened beverages can do to your teeth and health in general? “Rethink Sugary drink” is a great resource that provides some very important facts about what is in your soft drink/energy drink. Alarmingly a 600 mL of soft drink contains 16 teaspoons of sugar and about 1000 kJ which would mean you would have to run 3 km to burn this off. Apart from causing dentally related problems such…

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Dental Hygiene before problems arise can be a huge time saver in the Long run

A lot of us lead very busy lives with little to no down time, so making a trip to the dentist can seem like the last thing you want to do, but taking good care of your oral and dental hygiene before problems arise can be a HUGE time saver in the long run, let me explain why….. Good oral health can prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease which in turn lowers your…

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Tooth Sensitivity

Have you been avoiding those hot or cold drinks or even an icecream/sweet because you know they are going to hurt your teeth? It may be time to discuss with your dentist about tooth/teeth sensitivity. The reason behind this could be many. A healthy tooth has a protective layer called the enamel which protects the crown. The second layer is the dentin which contains tiny tubules. When the enamel wears, the dentin gets exposed allowing…

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Use it or Lose it

Attention Health fund members, as the end of the year approaches, our schedules get busy organizing for the festive season. 2019 will soon be coming to a close, and so will your dental benefits. Most major health funds within Australia have a benefit year commencing on the 1st of January through until the 31st December. If you have health coverage with dental extras, remember to schedule your dental exam or any other dental procedures to…

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Alcohol, Drugs and your teeth

Healthy teeth and gums depend on good oral hygiene, healthy saliva and regular visits to the dentist. Some drugs and alcohol can cause tooth damage, so it is important that you admit to taking any drugs or frequently drinking alcohol to your dentist. Preventing tooth damage is a better solution as dental restorations can be expensive and time consuming. Regular intake of drugs and alcohol can cause a dry mouth and tooth erosion as most…

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Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Our staff and patient health and safety is our number one priority. We understand coronavirus is now a concern for some of our patients. As the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, we want to share some important information about the steps we are taking to minimise the risk of exposure to our patients, our staff and the greater community. What is Coronavirus (COVID 19)? For up to date information on the current status of Coronavirus…

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Oral cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and it is important to be screened for oral cancer every six months by your dentist. Your dentist can find many pre-cancers and oral cancers early during routine examinations. What is oral cancer? Oral cancer is often used to describe cancers that start in the mouth region. These most commonly occur on the lips, tongue and floor of mouth but can also start in the cheeks, gums, roof of…

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