May 2016 Adelaide dental news from Adelaide Quality Dental

News alert for parents

At the end of April the government announced its decision to stop the Child Dental Benefit Schedule from the 1st of July this year. Eligible patients who are being treated and bulk billing under CDBS can still be treated up to the 30th of June 2016 – please share this with parents who you think might be affected. We will continue to bring you news about any new government program once a replacement program has been announced. Call Jo or Loretta on 8346 3940 if you have any questions or to schedule your appointment.

6 helpful tips for coping with braces

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? What can you eat with braces?

What foods should you avoid with braces?
6 helpful tips to help you cope with braces

Here are our top 6 helpful tips on coping with braces

Competition results

Congratulations to Sue and Vanessa who have won our monthly Facebook patient competition!

Sue and Vanessa have each won an Oral B sensitive electric toothbrush!

To be in the draw for this monthly prize all you have to do is “like” the Adelaide Quality Dental Facebook page.

I’ve got a dental emergency! What should I do?

If it’s severe pain:
Immediately phone our office on (08) 8346 3940 for an emergency appointment at our Adelaide clinic. If it is out of hours, leave a message and return phone number so we can contact you as soon as the office opens.

We reserve a number of appointments every day for just these types of emergencies so can usually fit you in. If the pain is unbearable, we suggest you take pain relief medication and have someone take you to your local hospital’s emergency department for immediate treatment.
Mild pain:
Phone our office for an appointment and explain the nature of your toothache. We’d suggest you take pain relief at home, such as paracetamol, to minimise your discomfort until you are able to see the dentist.

Dental emergencies can be severe or mild tooth pain or if your tooth gets knocked out.
Knocked-out teeth:
If a tooth is completely knocked out of its socket then the best thing to do is to insert it back into the socket in your gum. This will increase the chances of us being able to save the tooth. If this isn’t suitable then pop it into cold milk and bring it into us.

Read our full article on Emergency dental care for toothache or tooth trauma

The latest ‘fun-side’ of dental from our Facebook

Fun side of dentistry Check out this hilarious version of the number one hit, ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’, played on dental equipment!

Oral bacteria linked to Stroke: study

A Japanese study has found that Oral bacteria may increase the risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.
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Is your child scared of the dentist?Is your child scared of the dentist - here are some tips that might help

At Adelaide Quality Dental we take special care to ensure your children feel in control of their dental treatment  to reduce any fears they may have.

We find that using simple, ‘kid-friendly’ language to explain what we’re doing is the best remedy for fear!
Here are 8 tips to help your children overcome their fear!