10 things you need to consider before choosing a dentist
Dental Matters welcomes Julie to the team! Julie joins us with a wealth of experience in dental practice management, and she is happy to take your calls and assist you with your dental needs. Great to have you on board, Julie!
Today is the last day of #dentalhealthweek! Have you been maintaining your oral health? Follow the link to watch dentist Dr Lewis Ehrlich reveal the link between the health of your mouth and the health of your whole body.
“You can’t be healthy without a healthy mouth.”
This guy is hilarious! 😂
Why Floss?? My new parody courtesy of DJ Khaled and Rihanna - just a quick one to remind you all to FLOSS!! 😂
This week is Dental Health Week! The Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion campaign aims to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives. Visit www.ada.org.au/Dental-Health-Week/Home to learn more! #dentalhealthweek
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Did you know, a snail's mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth!
Do you suffer from bad breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, usually occurs when you forget to brush your teeth. Not only is it important to brush your teeth, however, but you must also brush your tongue. You can use your regular toothbrush or another instrument specific for tongues to clear away the food particles and odours that remain on the tongue. Other ways to address bad breath is to limit your alcohol intake and smoking levels and to improve your gut health by eating more fermented foods. Certain medications cause dry mouth, so see your doctor if you suspect that they could be the cause of your bad breath.
Do you wake up with headaches and face pain? If so, there's a strong chance that you are grinding or clenching your teeth. The habit - called 'bruxism' - is common amongst young women, young mothers, those with sleep conditions and those who exercise strenuously. However, it can affect anyone, especially those who are constantly working, studying, or living in stressful environments. Bruxism can lead to damaged teeth, and can cause aching face muscles and headaches. If you think that you could be grinding or clenching, make an appointment with Dental Matters today!
The team enjoyed a delicious lunch together at NNQ over the weekend, enjoying some great company over great food!
Did you know that there are some fruit juices that can actually do more damage to your teeth than soft drinks? Read the article below to find out how fruit juices can be harmful and how you can protect your teeth.
JANINE AND MARILYN REKINDLE CHILDHOOD FRIENDSHIP AT DENTAL MATTERS, TORRENSVILLE Have you ever thought that going to the dentist would be lots of fun and a great place to reconnect with old school friends? Well, it is – Janine and Marilyn met up again at Dental Matters, Torrensville after a period of about 57 years! While chatting in the waiting room about 3 years ago, we realised that we had been primary school friends at both Brighton and Seacliff Primary schools in the 1950s and 1960, and remembered we lived in adjacent streets at Seacliff. (And, Marilyn’s sister Janine was so named because of Janine). We swapped phone numbers and met for lunch, and now about 20 “Seacliff Primary School girl friends” meet for lunch twice a year. Our numbers are continually growing. In fact, at our next lunch, Vicki who now lives in Cairns, will be attending! We have a wonderful time, and some of us meet up in between our 6-monthly get-togethers. We laugh at childhood memories and love looking over old photos of those times. It’s great to have such wonderful friends with whom we spent our childhoods. And….I’m sure this will amuse you….while sorting through a box of old books recently, Marilyn’s sister Tessa came across a copy of “Little Women”. Inscribed in the front of the book was Janine’s name and Seacliff address. Marilyn must have forgotten to return the book to Janine back in about 1959 or 1960. (A good thing it isn’t a library book – imagine the overdue fees!!) Dr Elizabeth Chryssidis of Dental Matters, Torrensville, is thrilled that our “Seacliff Primary School girl friends’ get to-gethers” began with Janine and Marilyn meeting up again in her waiting room – so as you can plainly see, going to the dentist can be fun and full of surprises! Janine Swayne (nee Mole) and Marilyn Bowden (nee Duell)
This is amazing Credit: Singing Dentist
Did you know, that brushing your teeth immediately after consuming acidic food or drink (such as citrus foods, fruit juices or soft drinks) can actually damage your enamel? Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing so that your saliva can neutralise the acid. In the meantime, you can rinse your mouth with water, or chew sugar-free gum!
Do you grind your teeth? Read this article to find out what could be causing it, and how to treat it.
Grinding or clenching your teeth can wear down your pearly whites and remove the enamel, causing tooth sensitivity, cracks and even bony growths.
Did you know that countries have different names for wisdom teeth? In Turkey, wisdom teeth are known as '20-year teeth', in Romania, they are called 'Mind teeth', and Korea call them 'Love teeth'!
We have a wide range of teeth whitening treatments available to brighten your smile - call Dental Matters today and hear about our great offers! #dental #dentist #adelaide #teethwhitening
Dental Treatment for Children: If you do not quality for the Children's Dental Benefits Scheme (see previous post), and you have private health insurance, Dental Matters will gladly bulk bill all checkup, cleans, and fluoride treatments for your children.
We welcome children at Dental Matters! Did you know, the Child Dental Benefits Scheme allows eligible children to claim $1000 worth of dental treatment over a 2 year period? We bulk bill, which means that you don't have to pay the gap! To learn more, visit www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental
Being aware of how much sugar you are consuming is important, as the consumption of high sugar content foods can lead to harmful tooth decay. Which breakfast cereal do you consume? #adelaide #dentist #dental #adelaidedental
In an effort to tackle obesity and dental problems, a growing number of Australian hospitals are restricting sugar-sweetened beverages such as Coke and Pepsi that experts say have no nutritional value – just a whole lot of sugar.