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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)
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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.
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Did you know... Toothpaste has come a long way over the years. Egyptians first used a paste to clean their teeth, which took place around 500 BC. Flowers, animal bones, oyster shells are the first few ingredients used as toothpaste during that time.
Who else is still in the Easter mood? 😂 #dentist #adelaide #dental #smile
Wishing you all a safe and Happy Easter! We are closed over the long weekend, and will open on Tuesday :D #dentist #dental #adelaide
We welcome our new hygienist Chris Corner to the Dental Matters family! She comes with a wealth of experience, working in private practice, as well as teaching hygiene at the dental school. She is passionate about helping people keep their smile healthy for life! #dental #dentist #teeth #adelaide #torrensville
Did you know, that the average person spends 38 days brushing their teeth during their lifetime? That's a lot of brushing!
Neglecting to brush your teeth doesn't only affect your teeth, but can also affect your body - read on to see what can happen when you don't brush for 1 year.
It is possible to go without brushing for a year and never have a cavity.
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Did you know, our tongue is the only muscle in our body that isn’t attached to something at both ends? When we brush our teeth, we also need to brush our tongue in order to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Brushing your tongue can also make your breath smell nicer, too!