10 things you need to consider before choosing a dentist
Do you suffer from dental fear? The team at Dental Matters have many ways to ensure that your dental experience is as painless and comfortable as possible. We do this by: - Playing music throughout the practice, and allowing patients to watch TV as they lay back in the dental chair, to help distract from the procedure. - Allowing patients a means of communication with us while we do the procedure - Offering happy gas or twilight sedation - Having our staff explain procedures and answer any questions you have to make you more familiar with your treatment procedure. We look forward to caring for your dental needs! Give us a call today on 82345020.
Flossing is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Information for Adults 31 - 64 years.
They say you are what you eat and drink… but did anyone ever tell you your diet can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums? Tooth decay happens when the sugars in the food and drinks you eat are taken up by bacteria; these in turn produce the acids that can attach the outer layer of tooth enamel. And it’s not just the obvious sweet foods and drinks, like lollies and soft drinks, that can cause decay… Frequent snacking on food with hidden sugars like crackers, cereals and even dried fruit can cause acid attacks on your tooth enamel. To #WatchYourMouth this #DentalHealthWeek eat a diet rich in fresh, whole foods with lots of crunchy fruits and vegetables, cut back on sugary snacks and drinks and make fluoridated tap water your drink of choice.
How cute! 😍🐶
Do you ever feel nervous about going to the dentist? Maybe Dog-tor Bruce could help? 🐶
Did you know that only 13% of Australians have visited their dentist in the past year? This may explain why less than 10% of us are decay-free. Make sure you are up to date with your 6-monthly checkups! #dentalhealthweek
It’s Dental Health Week this week! Watch the video below to get the best teeth brushing tips! #dentalhealthweek
These ten tips will have you brushing like a pro! #WatchYourMouth #DentalHealthWeek
Did you know that it takes two to three minutes to brush your teeth properly but most people only spend 30 seconds or less? Or that only about half of people brush their teeth twice a day? To brush up on your brushing technique and #watchyourmouth this #dentalhealthweek visit http://bit.ly/2v4WIB6
Most Australian cities have been adding fluoride to their water since the 1960s and 70s, with significant evidence by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the World Health Organisation showing the natural chemical helps reduce tooth decay. Read more: https://ab.co/2NViCOW
Two little happy campers after their dental visit! Picking their balloons and stickers after checkups is the best part! 🎈👩👧👦
Want to see what can happen if you're missing a tooth? Watch this video to find out!
Consequences of a Missing Tooth !
More amazing results from one happy customer! What a difference porcelain veneers can make! 😁
Due to maintenance by Power SA causing an interruption to the power supply, Dental Matters will be CLOSED this Friday 20th July. We will re-open Monday 23rd July at 8:30am. We apologize for any inconvenience.
'Why are my teeth looking more crooked with age?' By Dentist Dr Ben Atkins: 'Tooth drift' is common as the years pass by. With age, teeth can move, jaw shape can change and gums recede. Patients in their 40s and 50s are increasingly turning to transparent moulds such as Invisalign, or veneers (ceramic plates) to restore the appearance of wonky or chipped teeth. If neither appeal to you, speak to your dentist about your dental hygiene - it should evolve, just as your teeth do.
What do you get when you cross a dentist and a boat? A tooth ferry! 🧚♀️ 😆
What a great attitude this lady has! For information on dentures, visit https://www.ada.org.au/Your-Dental-Health/Older-Adults-65/Dentures
Wait for it 😂
Don’t forget to brush your tongue! 😛
Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after meals and snacks can help rinse off and neutralize the acids released by the bacteria in plaque, which are harmful to tooth enamel. Both the act of chewing and the flavor of the artificial sweeteners in the gum stimulate ten times the normal rate of saliva flow!
We will be closed on Monday, but we'll be back to normal trading hours on Tuesday! We hope you enjoy your long weekend!
Want to know what causes bad breath? Watch this TED-Ed talk to find out!
The basics of bad breath — and what you can do when it strikes:
Not sure if I’m game to have another one lol 😂
Want to limit the cost of your dental treatments? Have regular checkups! Having a 6-monthly checkup and clean will keep your teeth and gums healthy. A small filling needed early on, will cost less than if it's allowed to progress to a root canal and crown. Prevention is better than cure!
Dental therapist Jennifer James has seen how a town with fluoride in its water compares to a town that doesn't have fluoride.
A clear-cut case of the dental haves and the have-nots. At a recent meeting in Oberon, the Australian Dental Association NSW played a key role in promoting fluoride as a safe and effective way to reduce tooth decay, fighting to restore oral healthcare equity to a region long without it.
Accidents can happen to anybody at any age, but knowing what do when a dental injury occurs is critical. If your teeth or mouth get knocked and you can’t see any damage… don’t assume everything will be okay. Play it safe and book an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can. The Australian Dental Association has developed a fact sheet on detail first aid and provides tips on how to handle a dental emergency. Download the fact sheet here: http://bit.ly/2FA5tGF
The Dental Matters team enjoyed a delicious staff lunch at Anthony's Cucina + Pizzeria on Sunday! Great food and great company!