How to protect your teeth

. Brush twice a day using fluoride Toothpaste.

. Clean between your teeth once per day.

. Consume no more than 6 teaspoons/24 grams of added sugars per day.

. Visit your dentist regularly.

How to protect yourself and others against coronavirus (COVID-19)

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
*             Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water to kill viruses that may be on your hands.
*             Maintain social distancing: Keep at least 1-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. A cough or sneeze sprays small liquid droplets into the air which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the illness.
*             Practice respiratory hygiene: Follow good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
*             Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth: Our hands touch many surfaces and can pick up germs. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the germs to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
*             Dispose tissues into a closed bin immediately after use: Droplets spread viruses. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
*             If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early: Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
*             Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider: Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority, or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
*             Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell: Even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, until you recover. Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses. If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travellers.

Protect yourself from getting sick by practicing good hand hygiene

Wash your hands:
*             After you cough or sneeze
*             When caring for the sick
*             Before, during and after you prepare food
*             Before eating
*             After using the toilet
*             When hands are visibly dirty
*             After handling animals or animal waste

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Clenching or grinding your teeth on occasion typically shouldn’t cause damage. However, when done regularly, it can harm to your teeth and cause other oral health problems. The most common symptom of teeth grinding is a headache, other symptoms include muscle aches, abnormal tooth wear, temporomandibular joint discomfort, enlargement of facial muscles, stiffness of the shoulders and neck and ear pain. Bruxism can be a result of stress, anxiety, depression, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, caffeine and sleep disorders. Grinding normally occurs during sleep, so it can be hard for people to tell whether they have bruxism. The best solution to aid in protecting your jaw and prevent tooth wear and fracture is to wear an occlusal splint. They are custom made, specially fitted acrylic mouth guard that fits over the top or bottom teeth and are usually worn before bed.

COVID-19

Dear Patients,

Please be advised on our position regarding the latest Department of Health direction and advice surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus. The advice indicates high risk of transmissions in aerosol generating procedures. In view of public health interest, we have been advised to stop operating and join the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19. We will update our website and inform patients once it is safe to resume our operations.

We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your support during this time.

Happy Women’s Day

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Foods that can damage teeth if regularly eaten

Foods that are acidic, sticky and sweet can damage teeth if regularly eaten.
These include:
* Soft drinks
* Sports drinks and flavoured water
* Cordial and flavoured syrups
* Energy drinks
* Flavoured milk
* Fruit juices with additives
* Sweet biscuits and cakes
* Sweetened cereals
* Lollies and chocolates
* Dried fruit
* Sweet spreads
* Ice cream
Contact South Yarra Family Dental Care Today
• Call us on 03 98671151
• Email us at info@syfdc.com.au
Pop in and see us at unit 2/ 137 Osborne St , South Yarra, Melbourne.

Medibank Private Choice Advantage Dental Clinic

We are a Medibank Private Choice Advantage Dental Clinic
Healthy teeth are more affordable than you think!
At South Yarra Family Dental Care Medibank members with extras cover receive 100% back on two dental check-ups, cleans and x-rays every year.

Contact South Yarra Family Dental Care Today
• Call us on 03 98671151
• Email us at info@syfdc.com.au
Pop in and see us at unit 2/ 137 Osborne St , South Yarra, Melbourne.