Table of Contents

  1. What to do between visits?
  1. Health Funds
  1. Invisalign


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Summer Issue 2016

Welcome to our summer edition of our newsletter. Well the hot weather is finally here and summer sports are in full swing. Protecting your teeth is one of the most important things you can do while playing sports. Come in today to see us for your custom made mouthguard.

What to do between dental visits to reduce problems?

When you are between dental visits, your oral health care is your responsibility. Here are some handy tips to help is maintaining a happy smile.

* Brush your teeth, mainly where the gum meets the tooth, regularly and gently for two minutes at a time in a circular motion, making sure to get those very back teeth. This way you can prevent gum disease, reduce decay and the circular action helps not wearing down the root surface of the tooth.

* Floss on a regular basis. When you don’t floss you can miss cleaning up to 33% of your tooth surfaces.

* Eat a healthier diet by trying to minimise the amount of sugar consumed

* Reducing snacking. “Grazing” puts your teeth under extra stress through added acid and sugar attacks

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Fun Dental facts

  • Left handed or right handed? Have you ever wondered whether the hand you write with affects our teeth? It can, but not in the way you think. Right-handed people tend to chew their food on the right side, while left-handed people tend to chew their food on the left side.
  • How long do you brush? According the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes 45 to 70 seconds. The recommended amount of time is 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Due to dental related illness, children lose more than 51 million hours of school each year. That’s why it’s critical to take you children to the dentist every six monthsGettingthe most from your Health Funds??

It is the beginning of a new year and that means that most Australian Health Funds generally renew. So why not make the most of your health fund by coming in for a general check-up and clean or to get that something extra your dentist has talked about. This will make sure that you are making the most of your cover.

Have you been considering improving your smile?

Dr Greg McHugh,Principal dentist at the Oral Experts Group is a general practitioner who provides orthodontics including Invisalign.

Invisalign is the clear alternative to conventional braces and offers many benefits in comparison to the typical metal braces.

For a consultation to see if Invisalign will work for you, call us at the Range on 4632 6553 to make an appointment to see Greg.

Our Practice Locations

Range Dental

22a James Street

Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Margaret Street Dental

256 Margaret Street

Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Southtown Dental

6 Leichhardt Street

Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Dental Jokes

While I was waiting to see the dentist, a woman came out of his inner office smiling. Nodding to me, she said, "Thank goodness my work is completed. I'm so glad to have found a painless dentist and one who's so gentle and understanding too." When seated in the dentist chair, I related the incident to the doctor. He laughed and explained, "Oh that was just my Mother."

Sugar: Sweet nothings or harmful substance

Everyone knows eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but few are aware of exactly how that happens.

The mouth is full of hundreds of bacteria, many of which are beneficial,however they all process the sugars you eat to create acids that destroy the tooth enamel. This causes holes in the teeth which slowly progress into the deeper layers of the tooth, causing pain and possible tooth loss.

Your teeth are frequently under attack by acids, but the good news is this damage is constantly being reversed. Acids leech minerals from the enamel through a process called demineralization. Fortunately, the natural process of remineralization helps repair the damage and strengthens the teeth all over again – and your saliva is a key player. Saliva contains minerals such as calcium and phosphates to help repair the teeth. So keep hydrated as saliva dries up quickly if you get thirsty!

Limiting your sugar intake is vital if you want to give your mouth a fighting chance to fix the damage. Don’t graze on sugary food and encourage your kids to limit their sugar intake. Brush away bacteria-filled plaque regularly and consume healthy foods that strengthen the teeth. Add regular dental visits to the mix to monitor for problems and you and your loved ones have the best shot at winning the battle against tooth decay.