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Here’s 4 simple life-hacks to avoid dental problems

These unbelievably simple daily routines and habits will help you prevent bad breath, dental cavities and gum disease

1. Brush your teeth with the right technique (circular motions angled towards the gums), the right brush (a soft bristle brush, consider a powered brush) and the right pressure (gentle soft) for you, the right frequency (twice a day, morning and before you sleep) and right duration (2 minutes, in front of a mirror so you clean every tooth, every surface). Use a fluoridated toothpaste, speak to your dentist about the right brush that suits your dexterity and teeth and the right toothpaste for your risk category.

2. Floss daily to clean between your teeth where your toothbrush won’t reach. Speak to your dentist about the right type of floss or device to get between your teeth. Avoid abrasive toothpicks. Rinsing or water-sprays aren’t the same as wiping the disease-causing-film that develops on teeth.

3. Have a healthy diet, including drinking lots of Aussie tap water, limit snacks especially acidic and refined surgary foods, & chew sugar-free gum after meals.

4. Visit your dental professional regularly. Having a regular dentist will be like your own personal coach who know you well. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist or you feel you may have a concern then schedule that appointment

  • Get a tailored & personalise advice, call 0398990148 or email enquiry@landaledental.com.au

Why you should choose a custom fit mouthguard

Mouthguards help prevent dental injury in not only contact sport such as karate,football, rugby and hockey, but also non contact sport such as cricket, netball, soccer, skateboarding or basketball as they all carry risks of collision and trauma. Mouthguards are made to reduce the risk of serious injury such as broken jaws, broken teeth or knocking teeth out completely. Such dental injuries are difficult to treat and can lead to a lifetime of dental expenses, but are easily preventable with custom made mouth guards.

Evidence proves that custom made mouth guards are most superior form of protection as they are:

  • comfortable to wear
  • fit accurately to your teeth and lips
  • resilient and made from good quality materials
  • allow an even and balanced bite
  • allow you to speak and breath comfortably

Mouthguards work by absorbing and evenly spread the forces of the trauma. The mass produced “boil and bite” mouth guards which are purchased over the counter do not fulfil the above requirements and therefore, are negligible in providing protection against dental injury. Mouthguards are made with your dentist who will take moulds of your teeth which can then be used to fabricate these high quality, custom made mouthguards. Contact us Landale Dental in Box Hill to enquire.

 

Child Dental Benefit Scheme Update

Great to see Channel 7 television news this evening report on the achievement of the Australian Dental Association in its advocacy for the health of children.

Landale Dental dentists are proud members of the ADA and support better health for the children of our community. We bulk-bill on the spot for all eligible children on the Medicare Child Benefits Dental Scheme (CDBS).

Read more details here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/government-keeps-child-dental-scheme-at-$1,000-per-child/8252826

 


Should you floss your teeth?

Should you floss your teeth? Yes!… You may have heard recent online posts or articles saying you may not need to. But, don’t give up based on those just yet.

Well, although there isn’t a large body of academic studies on flossing yet, there is enough basic science and clinical practice evidence (and common sense) behind cleaning between your teeth to prevent decay and gum disease.

It’s hard to do a long term study because you have to follow a large number of people over a long enough period of time. Then you have to ensure that the group that flosses is flossing properly & frequently enough. Also for comparisons, how could you ethically ask a control group not to floss?
Flossing basically wipes away the film of bacteria that develops during the day before you get bad bacteria causing either gum disease or dental decay. Flossing is low cost, has a low risk of causing damage and should be part of our daily hygiene routine.

For further details, here are links to two articles analysing the claims by the associated press article that caused all this fuss:
http://www.livescience.com/55737-should-you-floss-what-experts-say.html

http://www.menshealth.com/health/should-you-floss

 


Public Holiday Opening Hours

Landale Dental in Box Hill will be closed for Queens birthday public holiday from Saturday 10th June – Monday 12th June. We will return to normal operating hours again on Tuesday 13th June 2017. In case of a dental emergency, please contact the Melbourne Dental Hospital on 9341 1000.

 


Landale Dental Makes Box Hill’s Local News!

Landale Dental in Box Hill made a special appearance in the Whitehorse Leader newspaper in recognition for their promotion of Dental Health Week. We are very proud of the whole team for their contribution in spreading awareness about Dental Health Week in the local community!

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Women and Oral Health

Dental Health Week (August 1-7) is fast approaching! As Australian Dental Association members, Landale Dental in Box Hill are happy to be promoting this great initiative. This years theme is “Women and Oral Health”, which focusses on how women can take charge of their oral health through every part of their life. Stay tuned for updates and resources that you and your loved ones will benefit from or visit us at Landale Dental in Box Hill for an oral health consultation.

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Landale Dental: Helping the Community

The team at Landale Dental in Box Hill are very proud of our Dental Therapist, Debra Harper! Debra has been a part of the Landale Dental team for over ten years now and has been a regular volunteer for numerous oral health projects in third world communities.

This year, Debra is heading off to the Phillipines with a team of healthcare professionals (doctors, dentists, dental/oral health therapists, optometrists) to provide medical attention to those who cannot access the health care they require.

Click the link below for more information and help support Debra on this very worthy cause!
http://www.gofundraise.com.au/page/DebraHarper

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Landale Dental “Believe in our Paralympians” and was proud to support the Australian Paralympic Committee in their campaign as a donator this year.

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