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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Toothbrush?

Friday, 25 February 2022
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Your regular toothbrush or electric toothbrush head should be replaced every 3 months, or sooner if the bristles become splayed or flattened. Once the brush appears splayed, the gentle edges of the bristles are gone, and the jagged edges of the bristles are exposed. Brushing with worn bristles isn’t effective for plaque removal and the jagged edges easily lacerate your fragile gum tissue. You should replace your toothbrush immediately after any cold or flu-like illnesses to prevent recontamination. The porosities...

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Is a Bad Tooth Bad News for my Overall Health?

Thursday, 3 February 2022
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What is the connection between oral health and overall health? Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria- mostly harmless, but your mouth is the entry point to the rest of your body, particularly your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause disease. Normally the body’s natural defences and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...