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Laser dentistry is a safe, minimally invasive option which allows your dentist to perform many dental procedures without any needles and drills, allowing for a comfortable procedure with less discomfort and possible pain. This is done through the use of highly-focused light beams which target different tissues. Before you schedule your next dental appointment, read up on why you should consider a laser service instead.
Your teeth develop in a way that not only give you a stunning smile, but maintain the structural integrity of your mouth. Missing even one tooth for too long can affect how you chew, smile and speak. This article will go into further detail on the consequences of missing a tooth for too long, and what you can do to save your mouth.
Healthy teeth and gums let you comfortably live out your day, to enjoy good food with a confident smile. With irregular care, your teeth can begin to decay and a slew of problems can come from that, causing more discomfort to you than just having stained teeth. Here we will go through the best practices for keeping teeth and gums healthy.
Dr Jason Pang discusses how the mouth is inseparable from the rest of the body. Looking after dental health is really looking after overall health as well. The importance of sleep, nutrition, exercise, water and sunlight and mental health as well as oral care products play a role in dental and systemic health.
Government regulations means dental procedures are more limited
For your safety and our staff, routine and cosmetic dentistry will need to be deferred. Checkups, hygiene appointments, teeth whitening and simple fillings have been reappointed to May.
However, we are still allowed to perform any dental procedures that will help relieve pain or reduce distress.
So don’t wait until it’s the middle of the night and you can’t sleep.
If you have any discomfort give us a call straight away.
At CSLD we comply with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommendations of universal precautions with all patients, which involves thorough routine cleaning and disinfection strategies & use of personal protective equipment, gloves, masks, etc (PPE) with every patient at all times.
In addition our clinic also uses ozonated water as a pre-operative rinse which dramatically reduces viruses, bacteria and fungi within the oral environment to reduce aerosols.
The use of rubber dam for most procedures further eliminates the likelihood of exposure from our patients.
We remain vigilant for any signs of illness from any of our patients and discourage attending the surgery with any of the following presentations:
1) Fever or history of fever AND acute respiratory infection (shortness of breath or cough or sore throat) Similar to patients with other flu-like illnesses.
2) Epidemiological criteria
Any overseas travel in the last 14 days with or without symptoms
Close contact within 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
Even so, we recommend that if you have any health issues or are in a higher risk age group that you delay any non-urgent dental appointments.
For urgent treatment we are of course still available.
Basics of Preventing Disease Transmission
1. Cover your cough and sneeze. Use a tissue or sleeve to absorb the microdroplets that result from a cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue and then wash your hands.
2. Wash your hands. And if using hand sanitizer – a healthcare grade alcohol-based hand sanitizers is recommended. See hand washing poster attached.
3. Don’t touch the T-zone – ie. eyes, nose, and mouth.
4. If you’re sick, stay home.
Dr Jason Pang & the Cosmic Smile Dental Team