As the COVID-19 curve flattens and the number of cases around Victoria decreases, dental surgeries have been allowed to move back to Level 2 restrictions. So what exactly does this mean for you? Most dental procedures are once again allowed. The main defining factor is whether aerosol (or water spray) can be eliminated. This means…

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During stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions, we are all trying to stay at home, minimise any unnecessary travel and keeping to the social distancing protocols. So what does this mean for dentistry? Minimising the need for dental visits until restrictions are lifted!Here are some tips on how to look after your dental health during the restrictions:•…

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As COVID-19 is at the front of everyone’s thoughts right now, Elwood Dental Group is commited to doing everything possible to keep our community and staff safe and supported in these trying times. On top of our standard strict infection control protocols we are currently implementing the following measures: Patients are asked to call us…

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Beginning of the sports season means it’s time for a new mouthguard. So how do you pick the right one? Here is all you need to know about over-the-counter vs. custom-fit mouthguards:Over-the-counter mouthguards• Can be bought at pharmacies and sports stores• Predominantly boil-and-bite: generic mould that softens in hot water, allowing you to bite into…

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Summer holidays are almost over, so together with organising new school uniforms and lunches we need to get out kids mouths in order as well! Here are some back to school dental tips 1. Book regular dental check-ups. Aim for twice a year – easy way to remember is summer holidays around Christmas time and…

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Are you stressing about your Christmas shopping? Are you looking for something a bit more unique this year? Here are some tooth-friendly options putting a twist on the usual gifts: Electric toothbrush – these come in a huge price range, from $30 to $300+, including kid’s themes, blue-tooth connectivity, pressure sensors etc. Electric brushes provide…

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4 REASONS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR DENTAL HEALTH Have you been postponing that phone call to the dentist? You are definitely not alone! Here are 4 reasons why you should book in ASAP:1. AVOID PAINRegular check-ups will help prevent serious dental issues that may later cause severe pain and impact your everyday life. A sore…

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During the recent National Nutrition Week we were encouraged to eat more veggies. This message comes in the wake of figures that showed that less than 4% of Aussie adults and less than 1% of children are eating their recommended 5 serves of vegetables a day. Why is it so important to eat veggies? Vitamins…

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DENTAL MYTHS – FACT OR FICTION? This month we’d like to look at some dental myths that are floating around and we get asked about regularly by our patients. Rinse you mouth after brushing – FALSE Rinsing with plain water or mouthwash washes out the active ingredients in toothpaste that protect teeth (such as Fluoride)…

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Earlier this August we celebrated Dental Health Week, so just before the month finishes we thought we would remind you of our important oral health messages: Brushing Brush for 2 minutes twice a day Use Fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen your enamel Hold brush to gumline to remove all plaque Don’t press hard Replace toothbrush every…

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