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Pregnancy Tips Straight from the Hygienist’s Mouth!

Monday, 2 August 2021
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Unfortunately, there is still a common belief that visiting the dentist while pregnant can be harmful to you or your baby. A recent study by the Australian Dental Association showed that more than half of Australian women surveyed (53%) shared this mistaken belief. During pregnancy it is even more important to keep your mouth healthy because when you are pregnant, you are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. This can be a...

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...

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...

just a clean

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...