May 2016 Adelaide dental news from Adelaide Quality Dental

Have you heard of baby bottle decay?

Your little one goes to bed with a bottle of milk. No harm, right? But did you know you could be putting their teeth at risk of developing baby bottle tooth decay? In this article we explain how to stop your child getting tooth decay – right from birth.

In this article we also reveal our top 5 things that dentists wish all new patents knew.

We all know that lollies and lemonade aren’t great for kids’ teeth (and waistlines). But it’s not just too much sugar that causes tooth decay – it’s also how often it’s eaten or drunk throughout the day and night.

See if you can change some of these simple habits and feel free to your friends who have little ones. Read here>>

Dental Health Week focuses on WomenAQD

Every year Australia celebrates Dental Health week in the first week of August and this year the Australian Dental Association (ADA) have chosen to focus on Women and Oral Health.

Often women look after the people in their lives, their kids, their partners etc, and can neglect their own dental health needs, particularly at key developmental times in their lives such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause etc.

On our Facebook next week we’ll be highlighting various aspects of women and oral health and invite you to ‘like’ our Facebook page and share this information with the women in your life.

Otherwise take a look at the ADA Dental Health Week website with has lots of useful information about how women can nurture their own oral and overall health.


Looking beyond the veneerAQD_veneers

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile then we are here to help you learn more about your options.

In this issue we take a closer look at Veneers which are available in composite and porcelain. Veneers are a great option for patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile by changing the colour and shape of their teeth. Veneers are used to restore chipped, stained, discoloured, crowded or misaligned teeth.

Veneers act like a cover over the top of your natural tooth. They are a strong and durable cosmetic dental treatment that gives your smile that natural ‘WOW’ factor.

Porcelain and composite veneer options

What’s the difference between these? Using composite resin for veneers can reduce the cost and increases the affordability of veneers for many patients.

If you are interested in learning more we recommend talking to us at your next appointment where we can assess your situation and discuss the options, costs and expected lifetime of results.


News around the practice

In June we bid farewell to Jamie-Lee. We will miss working with her and wish her all the best!

We have been lucky enough to welcome a couple of new team members since the last newsletter. Brodie and Charlotte have joined the Adelaide Quality Dental team and the staff and patients have been very welcoming.

Charlotte is our new Oral Health Therapist and we look forward to introducing her more in the next newsletter.

In July we enjoyed two birthdays with Dr Francis and Brodie both celebrating their special days.

Round up of our Facebook newssnorer

Are you a snorer?
Our dentists can help. Sleep dentistry is an emerging area of dentistry involved in the management of sleep conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

5 surprising facts about sleep
There’s lots of good information in this article but we like the ‘chicken and egg’ relationship link drawn between sleep and diet.

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