10 things you need to consider before choosing a dentist
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!
Does your partner keep you up at night with their snoring? Call us today and find out more about our anti-snore devices! We have special training to provide you with the right device!
What are your thoughts on having a sugar tax in Australia? 🥤🍬🍭
Recently the UK became the 28th country to introduce a sugar-sweetened beverages tax. Here in Australia, there are calls for a 20% sugary beverages tax which is supported by the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Medical Association, and the Public Health Association. "Tipping the Scales" aired on Four Corners last month which reports that public health advocates accuse the food and drink lobby of actively working against reforms - using tactics similar to the tobacco industry. Watch the full episode here: https://ab.co/2jJmHbY
Did you know... During an average lifetime of 78 years, a person will spend more than 1896 hours brushing their teeth, providing they brush for 2 minutes, twice daily. It is therefore important to choose the right toothbrush. The Australian Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months
A US study has found that eating at least 3 servings of calcium-rich foods a day, such as milk, cheese and yogurt, could substantially reduce the risk of gum disease! Calcium helps prevent osteoporosis, and strengthens the jaw-bone and the sockets in which the teeth are placed.
Do you clean your tongue? Our tongues can be used as a platform for organisms associated with destructive periodontal disease, so cleaning our tongues is very important. Specific apparatus can be used, or gently brushing with your toothbrush with the remaining toothpaste is also effective. Clean your tongue twice a day to improve breath and taste, and keep your tongue healthy!
Dentists say brushing teeth twice a day is important, but when exactly should you brush — before or after meals?
Did you know, for reasons unknown, about 35% of the population never develops wisdom teeth?
Happy Easter from all of us at Dental Matters! If you are going to indulge in a few sweet treats this weekend, remember to rinse your mouth with water after eating anything sugary, and floss and brush before bed!
With Easter coming up this weekend it's important to step up your oral health routine. 🐰 To minimise damage to teeth, make sure sugary foods are not eaten for a prolonged period by scheduling a time during the day to indulge in your gathered sweets. 🍫 Make sure you rise your mouth with water after eating anything sugary and don't forget to floss and brush before bed. 😁
Check how much sugar is in these popular Easter treats! 🐰 Looking for the best options? 🍫 Lindt dark chocolate and Ferrero Rocher milk chocolate seem to be some of the best picks this Easter if you're looking to bypass the dramatic sugar hit. Check the list here: http://bit.ly/2pxejPe
Would you buy this denture if you had the money?
Dubai Dentist Creats World's Costliest Denture Priced At $160,000
Want to know which food and drinks can cause trouble for your teeth? Follow the link below and find out!
It's not just chewy lollies and fizzy soft drinks that are enemies of your pearly whites. Some of the foods and drinks that can cause trouble for your teeth will probably surprise you.
Our very own Julie and her husband rob put on a marvelous show with rob impersonating Mark Twain. The show was very enjoyable!
Welcome to Dental Matters, Sandy! We are proud to have you as part of our team! Wishing you every success with your career with us!