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Twice a Day for Two minutes – Keep at it Mums and Dads

Twice a Day for Two minutes – Keep at it Mums and Dads

“Kids may be at risk for tooth decay due to inadequate parental supervision”, according to a UK health organisation – UK Dental Journal

One in Four children in Australia have tooth decay and a recent study has revealed that Cairns tops that list. While risks from sugary foods and drinks are well-known factors that cause decay, the lack of brushing supervision is also seen as a risk factor.

Brushing your child’s teeth twice a day with a pea sized fluoride toothpaste from an early age is an effective way for parents to reduce the risk of decay and cavities.

And even after the age of seven, it’s wise for parents to check on kids to ensure they do it correctly and keep at it for 2 minutes.

Child Dental Benefit Schedule through Medicare

Child Dental Benefit Schedule through Medicare

As a parent, making sure your child is as healthy as possible is understandably one of your highest priorities.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has been introduced by the federal government to make that task a little easier if you receive benefits such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. The CDBS helps you keep your kids’ teeth in great shape by providing you with up to $1000 that you can use over a two-calendar year period on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals.

What the CDBS doesn’t cover, however, are orthodontic (the straightening of crooked teeth), cosmetic dental procedures (the restoration or replacement of damaged or missing teeth), or any work that might need to be done in a hospital.

If you aren’t sure if you are eligible or what’s covered call us on 4032 3236 and our friend staff will be happy to help you with that.

Tooth Mouse for Sensitive Teeth

Tooth Mouse for Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity has many causes but it can happen when we graze on acidic foods and drinks all the day.It’s called dental erosion or acid wear and there’s a solution for sensitive teeth — Tooth Mousse.It’s a cream that puts minerals back in your teeth.As well it neutralises the acidic pH in your mouth and desensitises your teeth.It tastes yummy and it’s available at Cairns Dental Boutique

Tips  and Tricks on Teeth Whitening

Tips and Tricks on Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants a mega-watt smile, especially if you have a special occasion coming up or even to feel more confident at a job interview or some just want that fresh, clean look every day.

Here are some tips and tricks Dr Roy wants you to know before you get gleaming

  1. It is crucial that you get a dental exam done to ensure your mouth is healthy and free of cavities or gum disease. Teeth Whitening products work most effectively on problem free teeth. So, healthier teeth first and whitening next.
  2. We all like and want immediate results and opt accordingly, but bleaching your teeth several shades in one day with an in-office laser treatment may not be the most comfortable option. Bleaching can cause sensitivity, and even sometimes soreness in the teeth or mouth. Dentists use a special desensitizing paste before performing whitening procedures to avoid increased sensitivity and discomfort, but some sensitivity following bleaching is considered normal. According to Dr Roy, in-office whitening procedures can jumpstart the whitening process followed by professional take-home kits sold in dental offices which work very well to keep your pearly whites, white. In this case he reckons slow and steady is better than the fast and furious.
  3. It’s best to avoid staining drinks and food after you bleach your teeth.
  4. Toothpastes may not be the effective in teeth whitening. They may abrasively help in removing some light staining like cigarette smoke or coffee stains but won’t change the colour of your teeth.

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