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Choosing health insurance

Health insurance and the Government rebate Lifetime health cover (LHC) is an Australian government initiative designed to encourage you to purchase and maintain private patient hospital insurance early in life. So long as your cover commences by your ‘base day’, you may be entitled to a reduction in health insurance premiums or a tax offset.…

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Tongue-tie

What is tongue-tie and how does it happen? In the mouth of the developing embryo, several bands or strings of tissue are thought to guide the growth of certain structures. They are found under the tongue, under the top lip, near the rear molars and inside the cheeks. The band under the tongue is known…

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Dentistry for Women

What women want  In very general terms, women tend to have different interests and concerns regarding their dental health than men. The technicalities of a procedures are the same for both sexes and are more effected by the location and shape of the tooth, the health and function of neighbouring and opposing teeth, material chosen…

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Charting your dental records

What your teeth say about you ! ‘One eight missing, one seven M.O. composite, one six M.O.D. amalgam, one five has M.O. caries . . .’  is an example of professional lingo heard when a dentist is charting, reviewing or updating dental records. Once recorded pen-on-paper using a system of shorthand and now, more commonly…

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Mouthguards

Pre-season shopping list! It’s the beginning of another new season! Time to pay subs and insurance, purchase new uniforms, replace outgrown shoes . . . and, yes, get a new mouthguard. Options There are the cheap off-the-shelf mouthguards, but nobody is ever too surprised to learn that the “fit almost everyone” (or almost no-one) approach…

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Baby’s first teeth

Care for those first teeth The very best care for baby’s teeth is the introduction of a healthy diet. Sugar is the main culprit here, so sweets should be an occasional treat only and consumed as part of a meal or snack. During the sucking action, liquids given via bottle are in contact with the teeth for…

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Brushing your teeth after eating

Wait before you brush. . . Brushing your teeth straight after eating is not the best idea. Oral bacteria attack the remnants of food on and around the teeth causing acids to accumulate in the saliva. A process known as demineralisation occurs which, for a short time makes tooth enamel more porous. At this time, the enamel…

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Emergency Appointments

Accidents, broken teeth and toothaches occur without warning. We have emergency appointments every weekday, available on a “first call – first serve” basis.  It is essential that you phone as close to our opening time as possible and speak to one of our dental assistants. Accidents involving teeth When a tooth is knocked, pushed in or avulsed (knocked out), seek dental…

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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Your child could be eligible for $1000 government funding for dental care! What is CDBS ? The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 in order to provides access to basic dental services for around 3.4 million children. The total benefit is capped at $1,000 per child and runs over a two calendar…

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TMJ

What is TMJ? The temporo-mandibular joint, or TMJ for short, connects the lower jaw to the skull. You can feel it moving as you open and close your mouth by placing your fingers just in front of your ears. It is a ball and socket joint that is stabilized by muscles. Pain, tenderness or discomfort around…

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