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Dental Anxiety and Phobia

Dental Anxiety and Phobia

Wednesday, 14 July 2021
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For many Australians, Dental Anxiety and Phobiacan be a barrier to dental treatments. Strange smells, sounds, memories of previous experiences, and the apprehension of not knowing what is going to happen can induce physical and mental symptoms. Dental Anxiety is common and often easily managed in the dental clinic with several simple techniques. Dental Phobia is much less common than Dental Anxiety and often needs the assistance of a Counsellor or Psychologist in addition to the dental team. Please do...


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Why You Shouldn’t Book in For “Just a Clean”

Thursday, 22 April 2021
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For many people, a trip to the dentist is something we want to get over with nice and quickly. Very often we will call and book an appointment “just for a clean” to make our teeth sparkly.  Others will ask the dentist to give their teeth a “quick clean” at the end of an appointment. Here at Grandis Dental we have appointments for “hygienes” with our Dental hygienists. These appointments are individually tailored to each of our patients. Rather than...


What Should I do When a Tooth is Knocked Out?

What Should I do When a Tooth is Knocked Out?

Friday, 25 September 2020
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Important things to take care if your child’s Tooth is Knocked Out? A tooth being knocked out can be an incredibly stressful time, but here are a few tips to help you through. Let’s make sure our patient is ok. Take a steady breath and remain calm. We know that this sounds difficult, but someone needs to be calm in this situation, and it is unlikely to be the person with the tooth knocked out! Ask the patient to sit...


Dental Examinations

Why Dental Examinations are Essential

Friday, 28 August 2020
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Importance of Regular Dental Examinations Having to visit the dentist every six months may not be the appointment that everyone looks forward to or gets excited about, but it is one of the most important ones to keep. If you have found yourself wondering why you need regular dental examinations and cleans, we have got something for you to think about. If you are considering skipping a dental examinations, make sure to consider all the risks. Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities...


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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Wednesday, 12 August 2020
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At what age should a child first visit the dentist? Children should visit the dentist for their first examination at approximately one year of age or when their first teeth have come through. Visiting the dentist at an early age ensures that children and parents learn about all aspects of oral health and prepare you for what is going to happen as your children grow and their teeth and jaws develop. What to expect at your child’s first visit? The...