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For Our Patients

Some Useful Dental Resources

We believe it’s important to keep patients informed. Here you will find information about all our procedures, the latest in dental techniques and other valuable resources to keep you up to date before your next appointment.

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Sports Mouthguards

When do I need a sports mouthguard? Mouthguards are recommended for almost all contact sports - for good reason! A broken arm or sprained ankle will heal, but damaged or knocked out teeth can make for a lifetime of needing dental treatment. Depending on your level, we can make full professional mouthguards or mouthguards for more casual sports, like most school sports. Kids are always growing, and like everything else you may find that eventually as their jaws grow, they may need a new one once a year or so. What do mouthguards do? They reduce impacts on your teeth and surrounding gums and bones by spreading the load and absorbing some stress. They protect teeth from being knocked out or broken from contact sports, mountain bike handlebars, hockey sticks etc. What’s the difference...

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Treatment Coordinator

Treatment Coordinator

Meet our treatment coordinator Darcy!  Darcy has worked with us for two years, where she has learnt a lot about dental treatment, fancy dental terminology and coordination of treatment plans. She can assist you with complicated questions, information about your treatment plans, timing of appointments and all other enquires relating to your treatment. Darcy also manages the payment plans at our practice, so if you think you may require financial assistance or just have some questions, she is here to help.   You can email her directly at darcy@gungahlindentist.com.au Or you can give us a call and ask to speak to Darcy.

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Teeth Grinding and Nightguards

Teeth Grinding and Nightguards

What is tooth grinding? Many people grind their teeth. You may have noticed yourself or someone you know do this during the day or at night, especially in times of stress, anger or frustration. Modern life is full of constant stimulation and stress, and your body can pick up on this and cause your jaw muscles to be stimulated more than they should, which results in clenching (having your teeth biting down hard) or grinding (rubbing your teeth together).  Your teeth aren’t designed for this much work - and over time they can wear down, chip or break.  If you think you suffer from tooth grinding or clenching, book in for a consult, and we can check your jaw muscles, joints, and teeth to see if a nightguard would be helpful for you. Or if you'd like to know more, read on. What effects can...

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Nightguard Care

Nightguard Care

What is tooth grinding? Many people grind their teeth. You may have noticed yourself or someone you know do this during the day or at night, especially in times of stress, anger or frustration. Modern life is full of constant stimulation and stress, and your body can pick up on this and cause your jaw muscles to be stimulated more than they should, which results in clenching (having your teeth biting down hard) or grinding (rubbing your teeth together).  Your teeth aren’t designed for this much work - and over time they can wear down, chip or break. Most of your grinding happens at night when you're asleep - so to prevent this from happening, we often make a 'nightguard' to prevent the harmful effects of grinding when sleeping. How to look after your nightguard: If you already have a...

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Prevention – How to keep your teeth healthy

Prevention – How to keep your teeth healthy

Unlike most of your body, teeth generally can’t heal. This is why it’s so important to protect your teeth - prevention is the best cure! Luckily, it’s not too hard to make sure your teeth are in tip top shape, leaving you to smile, eat, and speak with comfort and beauty, and without having to worry about your teeth. Everyone’s different, and so it’s best to have individual advice tailored just for you. But here’s a few things that everyone should follow to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful.  Get regular oral and dental check-ups  Regular dental checkups are so important for maintaining healthy, low maintenance teeth! Decay often doesn't start to hurt or get sensitive until the cavity is quite deep - this is why regular check-ups and diagnostic x-rays are needed, to catch...

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Pregnancy and Dentistry/Gingivitis

Pregnancy and Dentistry/Gingivitis

Pregnancy is a crazy time, and there's likely plenty on your mind! It's easy to forget things like looking after your teeth and mouth, but pregnancy can both have huge effects on your gum and teeth health, and vice versa - your oral health can have effects on your pregnancy.  If you're pregnant, especially in the early stages, be sure to tell your dentist as there are some medications and procedures that should be avoided or delayed. However, most dental procedures are safe during pregnancy, and some are even recommended, both for the health of the mother and the baby.  Some of the ways that pregnancy and dental health are related: Pregnancy gingivitis - this is extremely common in pregnant women. All those hormones floating around your body make your inflammatory response quite...

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