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COVID Level 1 & the dentist

Dentists are following the easing of restrictions for preventing the spread of COVID19 by moving to Level 1 precautions. Level 1 in dentistry In a nutshell, so long as you are well, have no cold or flu-like symptoms and have not been in close contact with anyone who is unwell, then dental treatments can go…

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Coronavirus Level 2 restrictions and dentistry

The Australian Government has agreed to lifting restrictions for elective surgery, including some dental procedures from Monday. 27 April. Coronavirus restrictions and dentistry In dentistry, social distancing cannot be observed, and non-essential procedures will still be postponed. However, there is now more scope now for treatment options to remedy small problems or prevent them progressing.…

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Dental care, emergencies and COVID-19

Dentistry and COVID-19 The Australian Dental Association, our professional body has set guidelines to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. As a clinic, we are following the recommendations. As health professionals in an evolving scientific environment, we are striving above all else, to not make things worse. What count as dental emergencies in coronavirus pandemic? Level…

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To pierce, or not to pierce, my tongue?

Tattoos and piercings are an increasingly popular and accepted form of self-expression, including lip and tongue piercings. What you should know before piercing near the mouth Piercing in or around the mouth come with a greater risk of infection than many other sites. The inside of the mouth which is almost constantly dark and permanently…

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What causes bad breath, and how can I prevent it?

Help, my breath smells! Bad breath not only causes embarrassment and anxiety, it has given rise to an industry of flosses, washes, gums and tongue scrapers! Finding the source Determining the origin is the key to appropriate preventive measures. The majority of bad breath is caused by factors within the mouth, which leaves a proportion…

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Tips to help manage dental pain

Dental pain relief tips before you see the dentist It’s possible that dental pain and scary dentists feature more in movies than back pain and various ‘body workers’ such as physiotherapists, masseurs and chiropractors. Surely this comes from widely held fears and unpleasant memories of tooth ache? Understanding pain relief options Dental pain can come…

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Do my wisdom teeth need removing?

When to extract wisdom teeth When wisdom teeth grow nicely into place behind the second molars and are free of decay, there is no reason for removal. Problems come when they are impacted, which means they are angled in the jaw. As they try to erupt, or emerge from the gum, they push against the…

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Caring for your children’s teeth

Keep tooth brushing fun for toddlers There is no reason why tooth brushing small children’s teeth should be a ‘big deal’ – unless they perceive that avoiding it or fighting it is a ‘big deal’ for parents! Aside from keeping it a stress-free ‘no fight zone’, there are few things to keep in mind. Getting…

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What to look for when choosing dental floss

Types of dental floss As with so many things these days, even dental floss comes in a confusing variety of forms. There’s waxed and unwaxed, flavoured or unflavoured, tape (ribbon), string and woven! And now there’s a vegan version which avoids bees wax. Waxed dental floss Studies suggest that waxed floss slides between the teeth…

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