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Level 2 Restriction Covid-19 Update

Good News! From the 28th of September we will move to LEVEL 2 restriction. This means we will be able to provide dental treatments that are unlikely to generate aerosols or where aerosols generated have the presence of minimal saliva/blood due to the use of rubber dams. A run down of treatments allowed can be found by on the 'ADA Dental Service Restrictions in COVID-19 '. If all goes well, we should move to LEVEL 1 restriction from the 26th of October where the majority of dental treatments will go back to normal for all patients not suspected of having Covid-19. Our clinic will continue to uphold the highest...

When Should I Bring My Kids to the Dentist for the First Time

  I've got a lot of patients come here pregnant and then I'm excited to talk about their oral hygiene. You can bring your kids to see me when they are in the tummy, I've got a lot of patients come here pregnant and then I'm excited to talk about their oral hygiene. You know how when you talk to the mums, the kids start getting a little bit of sense about their oral hygiene, so that's something that I always do. I jokes about you can bring your children when you come in for your dental visits every six month, but if you are not a regular visitor...

Is Dental X Ray Necessary

Are x-rays necessary? Are mobile phones necessary? Is flying necessary? Is walking through the street in the city necessary? Are x-rays necessary? Are mobile phones necessary? Is flying necessary? Is walking through the street in the city necessary? If those things are something that we can't avoid, x-rays are definitely necessary. It, again, depends on the balance. Weighing the pros and cons of doing a treatment technique. I wouldn't say, you don't need x-rays every six months unless you are extremely high risk of dental cavities and you never brush your teeth. So, we put patients at different category. High-risk cavity or high-risk case, they need the x-rays every...

Importance of Ongoing Maintenance

Smile, it's the most important part of our personality. Ongoing maintenance is important for our body. As females, we know that better than anyone else. We go to nail salons to get our nails done. We go get our hairdressers, visit our hairdressers every alternate months and we go and get facials done. We get our hair washed and conditioned every day. And we go to the doctor's for checking our blood every year and it's important to get your teeth checked every six months because smile is the most important part of our personality and the way people perceive us. So, when you look at a person, the...

When Do You Need to Change Your Toothbrush

You have to change your toothbrush once every two months. I don't think females would ask that question. You know, they want to change their toothbrush every week. It depends on who is asking me. If men ask me, I would say, "Once every year." No, just a joke. It has to be changed about once every two months or three months would be ideal. It doesn't matter, male or female. You have to change your toothbrush, once every two months. If you're changing you're toothbrush once every week and it's not going past a week, that means you're brushing too hard. So, two months is a good...

How Do I enjoy Eating Sweets Without Getting Tooth Decay

Rinsing your mouth whenever you have a chance, especially after eating sweet, is a very good way of avoiding decay. We all live our life to enjoy life, okay? I like sweets too, and I always tell my patients I go to the gym so I can eat what I like. So I brush my teeth so I can eat what I like, which is sugar or sweet. As long as it's balanced. Life is all about balance. So I'd never tell my patients don't touch sweets. I tell them you can as long as you include it a part of a meal, so that after a meal...

Brushing Technique For Sensitive Teeth-Gum

  It's important to visit a dentist and ask the dentist how to clean the sensitive gums. If your gums start bleeding when you're brushing, that means you have got gum disease, but you should still keep continuing brushing. Use a soft toothbrush and use your toothbrush angle 45 degrees to the gums, and gently brush that junction between the gum and the teeth. Definitely visit a dentist and it's important to visit a dentist and ask the dentist how to clean the sensitive gums because you already know you have gum disease....

Don’t Celebrate When You Get a Solid 9 From Your Dentist

Most of the bone, without being lost and then the teeth start shaking because there's no bone support. I thought I'd use this diagram to explain what gum disease is. This is the soft area of the gum which is attached to the tooth, but we call it free gingival because this is the connection between the soft gums and the hard tooth. But there's only like a two to three millimetres, usually, in healthy teeth. But when the bacteria gets into this little pocket, the bacteria eats away the bone around the tooth and then slowly make the pocket deeper and deeper and deeper. Sometimes when...

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