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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year!
We look forward to seeing your smile in 2018.

Christmas

We will be closed from the 23rd of December 2017 and will reopen on the 5th of January 2018.
On the behalf of all staff members we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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10 Tips for Staying Healthy

• Drink plenty of water
• Wash your hands regularly
• Be active for 30 minutes per day
• Eat a well-balanced
• Don’t smoke
• Drink plenty of water
• Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen everyday
• Brush your teeth twice daily and use dental floss
• De-stress
• Wear UV protection sunglasses when outdoors

10 Benefits of Drinking Water

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• Boosts your immune system and helps fight against cold and flus.
• Flushes out toxins through sweat and urination which helps reduce the risk of kidney stones and
UTIs.
• Helps fight against tooth decay by neutralising acid effects.
• Helps promote weight loss by flushing down the by-products of fat breakdown.
• Helps in maximizing physical performance by regulating your body temperature.
• Improves your skins complexion by moisturising and replenishing skin tissue.
• Helps with concentration and alertness.
• Assists with digestion and constipation.
• Natural headache remedy.
• Prevents cramps and sprains by helping keep your joints and muscles lubricated.

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.

Birthday Time

Happy Birthday to one of our beautiful staff Natasha.img_7880-1

Sensitive Teeth

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Teeth sensitivity may be caused by toothbrush abrasions (over brushing), gum recessions, fracture lines or tooth decay. The most common cause of sensitivity is gum recessions, this is normally a direct result of over brushing or gum disease. Over brushing and gum disease causes the enamel layer that protects the tooth to wear away exposing the second layer of the tooth and root.

The signs and symptoms include sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks and pain in breathing in cold air.

To help prevent sensitive teeth use a soft bristled toothbrush, use a sensitive toothpaste and in more serve cases a tooth coloured restoration designed to cover the exposed area may be required.

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.

Tooth Brushing For Kids

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Two minutes is the recommended time for brushing teeth, however it can be challenging to get your children to brush their teeth for long enough. To young children 2 minutes feels like eternity and they often tend to rush through their dental routine, ultimately this can lead to tooth decay. Luckily this can be prevented by introducing strategies designed to make brushing fun.
• A tooth brush timer or keeping a timer in the bathroom is the easiest way to ensure your child is brushing their teeth for the recommended time.
• Playing your child’s favourite song or tune while they brush is a fun way to insure they are brushing for long enough.
• Set the example by brushing your teeth with them. Challenge them to mimic how you brush.

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.

Bad Breath

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Bad breath also known as halitosis occurs when odour producing bacteria develops in the mouth. The lack of brushing and flossing on the daily basis causes food particles to accumulate. This is a catalyst for bacteria and plaque to grow throughout the mouth, ultimately releasing sulphur-producing compounds at the back of the tongue and throat causing bad breath.
Factors such as poor oral hygiene, dental infection, dry mouth, smoking, acid and bile reflux and eating foods (garlic and onions) which induce strong odours can cause bad breath.
To prevent and cure bad breath be sure to brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes, brush your tongue, floss, drink a sufficient amount of water to keep your mouth hydrated, gargle with an antiseptic mouth wash or water and salt mixture, replace your toothbrush every three months and visit you dentist for regular examinations.
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.

Importance of Fluoride

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Fluoride is a natural mineral, it can be found in water (fresh and salt), rocks, soil, vegetables and grains. Though fluoride is found in the environment it’s not a sufficient amount to strengthen and protect teeth. For this reason, additional fluoride is added into the water supplies of many Australian towns and cities. Water fluoridation has been scientifically proven to be a safe and effective way to help protect teeth against tooth decay.

Fluoride plays a crucial role in combatting decay, strengthening the enamel of the teeth, re-mineralising weak spots and aids in desensitising teeth. Brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste is the more effective way to receive fluoride. When appropriate your dentist may suggest the use of fluoride supplements, gels and other dental products.

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.