When children get cavities we are often asked by their parents why this has happened. Today our oral health therapist Karina gives us her tops tips for cleaning kids teeth. 1. Spit don't rinse The fluoride in toothpaste is excellent at preventing tooth cavities. Once you've finished brushing your teeth its best to spit out the excess and leave the rest of the toothpaste to sit on your teeth for long lasting effects. Avoid reaching for a glass of water to rinse out all the goo
We are often asked by parents whether treating baby teeth is necessary since baby teeth fall out anyway. This conversation usually comes about when we find a cavity or after a knock to the teeth. Parents are often concerned with how their child with cope with treatment as well as being concerned that their child might received treatment of little value. Yes, the baby teeth are going to fall out, but maintaining these teeth is important for several reasons. 1. We want to avoid
Recently I have been treating a patient who lives a very healthy lifestyle. They put a lot of time and effort into their fitness and regularly train for competitions. They consciously make healthy eating choices and have excellent general health. Our hygienist gleams with delight when she hears that this patient doesn't just brush twice a day but flosses daily, without fail. So you would presume that this patient has a healthy mouth, right? Wrong. Today we explore common dent
Today we got out of the clinic for the morning to visit the lovely residents at Penny and Francis House, Ramsey Wing and Charla Lodge. My team and I have been providing dental care to residents of the aged care facility in Keith for many years and have been happy to be able to extend this important service to Bordertown since late last year. Oral health is important for the health and well-being of the elderly and has a great impact on quality of life. Consider this...