Author Archives for Melissa Rodgers

Christmas

Grand Tips for a Grandis Christmas and New Year

Tuesday, 21 December 2021
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Easy hints to get you through this festive season and the end of year break. We are rapidly approaching the end of the year and the start of the holiday season. This is traditionally the time of parties, BBQs, and other get togethers where food is the focus. This is also the time that many of us are not at school or work and we have unlimited access to the fridge and pantry. Here at Grandis Dental, we are a...


We Want You to Know the Truth

We Want You to Know the Truth!

Monday, 8 November 2021
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Dental Myths and Old Wives’ Tales There are several myths and old wives’ tales about dentistry that are accepted by the public as being factual and accurate. Here is the truth about some of the common myths you may have heard before. When I was pregnant my baby took the calcium out of my teeth. That’s why I have decay. Although many would agree that pregnancy can be draining, unborn babies do not leach minerals out of the mother’s teeth....


Bubbles = Bad?

Thursday, 28 October 2021
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Sparkling wine, energy drinks, soft drinks, soda water, and sparkling water are a refreshing and energizing drink. These drinks form such a common part of our lifestyle in Australia that our supermarkets have an entire aisle dedicated to them and many of us drink them daily. How do the bubbles get into the bottle? There are several natural springs in the world that create carbonated water naturally, but most drinks become carbonated by adding Carbon dioxide gas to water which...


Sports Mouthguard

Sports Mouthguards

Tuesday, 8 June 2021
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One of the easiest ways to prevent damage to our mouth and face during sports is to wear a sports mouthguard. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and the answers about mouthguards. What are the different types of mouthguards and which one should I get? What sports should I wear a mouthguard during? Does it really matter if I don’t wear a mouthguard? What’s the worst that could happen- a chipped tooth? Do I need to get...


Supermarket Dental Supplies

Supermarket Dental Supplies

Thursday, 17 December 2020
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List of Supermarket Dental Supplies The sheer volume and variety of products available in supermarkets can be overwhelming when choosing the right supermarket dental supplies. Here is a guide to help negotiate the dental aisle! Toothbrush: Be sure to use either a soft manual toothbrush or a rotary electric toothbrush twice every day. The plaque and food debris that you are brushing off is very soft so can easily be brushed off with soft bristles. A medium or hard toothbrush...


Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Wednesday, 11 November 2020
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Many of us want to have a lighter and brighter smile and doing some tooth whitening can be an effective and non-invasive way to achieve this. There are several different ways to effectively whiten your teeth. Here is a guide to tooth whitening. Tooth enamel varies in colour from person to person and the results will vary from person to person also.  Enamel is classified into shades of yellow and grey and mixtures of both. Tooth whitening removes the yellowish...


Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
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Did you know that there are lots of possible causes for bad or stale breath? Luckily, there are solutions that you might not have thought of! Do I have gum problems or decay causing bad breath? Will my dentist or hygienist tell me if I have bad or stale breath? Is that smell coming all the way from my stomach? Could this be a bacterial imbalance in my mouth? Is my diet or dry mouth causing bad breath? For all...