Word Of Mouth

A healthy diet combined with good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments can help keep teeth healthy.

What is tooth decay?

Every time we eat or drink, our teeth are exposed to an acid attack. The bacteria in the mouth(plaque) ferments food or drink to make acids, and if teeth are exposed to these acids long enough, cavities develop, this is known as tooth decay. Consumption of sugary foods and drinks on a regular basis is the number one cause of tooth decay.

Why is saliva important?

Saliva is the body’s natural defence against tooth decay. It helps to dilute and wash acids and sugars from the mouth and reduces the effects of the acids produced by plaque bacteria. If “acid attacks” occur too often, your saliva won’t have enough time to repair the damage and a cavity will eventually develop.

What is tooth erosion?

Enamel is the hardest material in the body, it covers the outside of teeth in order to protect the inner layers of the teeth. Tooth erosion occurs when acidic foods and drinks dissolve away tooth enamel, leading to the loss of tooth structure and the need for dental treatment.

Looking after your teeth is a lifelong commitment, here are some tips for good dental health :

-Drink tap water rather than bottled water, as it usually contains a higher level of fluoride.

-Offer children milk or water-as these are the only recommended drinks for children.

-Eat a small amount of hard cheese after meals to help protect teeth from dental decay.

-Limit intake of sugary and acidic drinks, such as fruit juice, cordials, fruit drinks, energy drinks, soft drinks, wine and diet or artificially sweetened soft drinks.

-Always use a fluoridated toothpaste.

-See a dentist for a check-up at least once a year.

 

 

 

CDBS

Help stop the government axing the Child Dental Benefit Schedule!

Call your federal member and express your concerns.

Call us to see if you are eligible for this free dental service.

 

Training Day

Our newest team members Courtney, Rebeca and Gina found the training day very interesting and are looking forward to putting the information into use within the practice.

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Training Day

In February we had our first training day of the year, expertly ran by Kristin and Amanda from Queensland,  we continued our professional development in occupational health and safety and risk management. We also examined behaviour profiles so that we can continue to improve our exceptional service to our patients.

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Child Dental Benefit Schedule

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) is a dental benefits program ran by the government, all eligible children aged between 2-17 can receive up to $1000 over two consecutive calendar years.

If you are eligible for the program you will be bulk billed therefore there will be no gap payment.

Contact us on 8842 2999 to check your eligibility and book an appointment.

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Mouth Guard Awareness

It’s that time of year again! Winter Sports Season!

Time to get your custom made mouth guards at Clare Dental.

Mouth guards are essential to protect your teeth and lips for anyone playing contact or non-contact sports, custom made mouth guards provide the best possible protection due to superior fit, comfort and strength of the materials used.

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Welcome To Our New Oral Health Therapist-Rebeca Fandino

Welcome to our new oral health therapist Rebeca Fandino.

Rebeca was born in Coloumbia South America and moved to Adelaide when she was ten years old.

She completed her Bachelor of oral health at the University of Adelaide and is now happily settling into life in Clare.

Rebeca enjoy’s interacting with patients and keeping them up to date with how to improve their oral health and keep their teeth for life.

In her spare time she enjoy’s reading books, travelling and tasting different foods and wine.

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Welcome To Our New Dentist Dr Gina Yang

Welcome to our new dentist to Dr Gina Yang, Originally from Melbourne Gina completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide and is now happily settling into life in Clare and living in Blyth.

Coming from a skincare and makeup background, Gina has a particular interest in cosmetic restorations and is passionate about restoring both the function and aesthetics of a smile.

Outside of dentistry, Gina enjoys a good coffee, fitness, and is currently saving up to travel around the world with her partner.

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Farewell to Dr Jackie

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On Friday we sadly said goodbye to Dr Jackie who has gone travelling.

We look forward to exciting times next year as we welcome a new dentist and oral health therapist.