Clare Dental has gone green

After 11 years we thought it was time for a colour change.

What hasn’t altered is our commitment to providing a wide variety of quality dental care to our patients of all ages.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Diabetes Awareness

At Clare Dental we are committed to a professional and experience approach in maintaining good oral health for our patients with diabetes.

Here are some of the reasons why it is important to maintain regular visits if you have diabetes:

-Having diabetes places you at a greater risk of gum disease.

-Gum disease often goes undetected so it is crucial that you understand the signs and come in if you see any of the following:

-Red or swollen gums

-Bleeding when brushing or flossing

-Bad Breath

Below are several ways that you can help prevent gum disease:

-Brush your teeth twice a day

-Floss or use interdental brushes to clean between your teeth daily

-If you have dentures remove and clean then each night before you got to sleep

-Regular Dental visits

-Do not smoke

Please call us to schedule your  thorough dental  examination.

Specialist Orthodontist

On the 9th of September we welcomed

Dr Andrew Tindall, specialist orthodontist to our rooms with assistant Wendy.

He will be consulting once a month on a Tuesday.

Mouthguard Awarness

Have you got your mouthguard for the sport season?

Professionally made mouth guards are highly recommended for athletes who play contact sports.

Mouth guards should be worn during training as well as during games.

They are available in a wide range of shades, including multi colours to suit your team.

All that is required is a short appointment to take some impressions.

So why not give us a call and ensure that you are doing everything you can to protect your teeth while playing sport!

Welcome Sophie

The Team at Clare Dental warmly welcomes Sophie Hogarth to our Practice.

 She is our locum Oral Health Therapist whilst Michelle Hogg is on maternity leave.

Sophie also works part time on Norwood Parade.

Congratulations!!

                                                                                    

Congratulations to Michelle, Kent & Lucy

 On the safe arrival of  Xavier James Willoughby

7lb 11/2 oz

49cm long

Thursday 8th May

All doing very well

Tooth-wear: Erosion

Erosion is tooth-wear caused by chemical dissolution of tooth structure. Risk factors for dental erosion include:

  • Acidic diets (soft drinks, cordial, fruit juice, sports /energy drinks, vinegar, citrus fruits, tomatoes, some alcohols)
  • Reflux (GORD)
  • Vomiting
  • Exposure to acids at a work environment

You are also at higher risk if you:

  • have had previous tooth wear such as tooth brush abrasion or attrition/grinding of teeth
  • if you have a dry mouth from smoking or medications/ medical conditions

Ways to manage erosion:

  • Identify what is causing the erosion first
  • Limit the number of acidic beverages or have it with a meal (not sipping it constantly throughout the day)
  • Rinse with water after an acid attack
  • Drink acidic drinks through a straw
  • Refrain from brushing your teeth fir at least 1 hour after exposure to acid
  • Increase salivary flow (chewing sugar free gum, salivary stimulants/substitutes)
  • Increase daily fluoride exposure (spit your toothpaste out but don’t rinse it off your teeth, drink plenty of tap water)
  • Seek medical attention to get any reflux  conditions or eating disorders under control
  • Speak to one of our friendly dental practitioners today for more tips and tricks!

3 Australians Diagnosed With Oral Cancer Every Day!

Did you know that each and every day, three Australians are being diagnosed with oral Cancer? Not only are these numbers alarming, survival rates are low, as oral cancers are normally only detected once the cancer is advanced.

Here are some importnant tips on how you can reduce your risk of being one of those people.

Smoking – If you are a smoker, talk to your dentist or doctor today about how this habbit not only effects your geneeral health but also your oral health. It might be enough to help you quit.

Alcohol – Drinking more than four standard drinks a day increases your risk of oral cancer so be sure to drink in moderation.

Sun Exposure – As most people are aware, exposure to the sun for long periods can increase your risk of cancer.Don’t forget to apply sunscrren to your lips, avoid being outdoors in the middle of the day when the UV rays are at thier highest and always wear a hat.

Diet – Consuming a diet low in vegetables increases your risk of oral cancer. Ensure you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants, as a  minimum of eight serves per week compared to three serves will decrease your risk of oral cancer by 50%.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – Oral cancer can be linked to HPV, a virus that is known to cause warts on the genital regions and cervical cancer. New research suggestes that HPV that is spread from the genital areas to the oral cavity can increase the risk of oral cancer. Speak to your GP today about getting vaccinated against HPV and if you notice a change in your lips or mouth, such as a spot or sore, seek the help of a dentist as soon as possible.

Regualr Dental Visits – The first person to usually detect oral cancer is your dentist. Therfore increasing your visits could save your life!

For more infomration, please visit the Australian Dental Association website.