Healthy food for healthy teeth

Healthy food for healthy teeth

Eating healthy foods has an obvious impact on your general and dental health. You should always focus on minimising exposure to food and drink containing fermentable carbohydrates (simple sugars) that microbes can use to churn into acid that leads to tooth decay over time. Minimising between meal snacks is also impacted in this regard.

Plain water is beneficial at any time. Avoid carbonated beverages, minimise exposure to fruit juice and other drinks that have added sugar. Fruit (in moderation), vegetables, nuts (preferably soft!) and seeds and dairy (such as cheese) are the best general food choice for healthy teeth.

School Holidays are here!

School Holidays are here!

School holidays are the prefect time to book your children in for a general dental check-up. Some children will be eligible for Medicare’s Child Dental Benefit Schedule. The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers a broad range of basic dental services.

You can call our friendly staff on (03) 5134 1311 to see if your child is eligible.

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Don’t get caught without a mouthguard

Don’t get caught without a mouthguard

Most winter sports are associated with physical contact- some quite excessive. Of late we have seen a number of trauma patients who have not been wearing mouthguards while engaging in contact sport. The results can sometime be devastating.

A customised well fitted mouthguard is an essential prerequisite for anyone involved in any contact sport. If you’re not wearing a mouthguard, or if you have an old poorly fitting one, now is the time to make an appointment to have a customised mouthguard constructed.  Don’t wait until you suffer major dental trauma to think about prevention!

Call our Morwell practice to make an appointment today on (03) 5134 1311

Tooth Grinding

Tooth Grinding

Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition we are seeing more of these days. Left untreated, patients risk tooth fractures, tension headaches, muscular joint dysfunction, sensitivity, not to mention the poor aesthetic of badly worn teeth.

Prevention is better than cure! If diagnosed correctly, we generally recommend the construction of a splint which is a customised device made of a special composite resin that is worn at night, or at times during the daytime to protect the teeth and muscles/ joints from the damaging effects of grinding.

You can call our practice on (03) 5134 1311 to book an appointment with Dr Caprara.

ANZAC day public holiday

ANZAC day public holiday

We will be closed for the ANZAC day public holiday tomorrow, Thursday the 25th of April 2019.

We will reopen for normal business on Friday the 26th at 8:30am.

We still have some emergency appointments available for today, call us on 03 5134 1311 to make an appointment.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

We will be closed this Easter long weekend.

We still have a few emergency appointments available for today18th of April 2019. Call us on 03 5134 1311 if you need appointment before Easter.

We hope you all have a great long weekend!

We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday the 23rd of April.

School Holidays

School Holidays

School holidays are the perfect time to book your children in for a general dental check-up. Some children will be eligible for Medicare’s Child Dental Benefit Schedule. The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers a broad range of basic dental services.

You can call our friendly staff on (03) 5134 1311 to see if your child is eligible.

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We will be closed for Labour Day public holiday this Monday the 11th of March 2019.

We still have a few appointments available for tomorrow, Friday the 8th of March call us on 03 5134 1311 if you need an appointment before the long weekend! 

We will re-open on Tuesday the 12th March at 8:30am.

We hope you all have a great long weekend!

Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!

We will be closed on Australia Day, Monday the 28th of January 2019. We will reopen Tuesday the 29th of January at 8:30am.

 

Did you know our practice supports Australian Laboratories. All of our crowns and other cast restorations are fabricated in Australia using Australian Technicians.