Looking after your mouthguard

Follow these tips to help guarantee the longevity of your mouthguard:

  *   Rinse your mouthguard in warm soap water after each use.
  *   Never wash your mouthguard using hot water as it can alter the shape of your mouthguard, resulting in a poor fit.
  *   After washing your mouthguard allow it to air-dry completely before storing it away.
  *   Store your mouthguard in a well-ventilated plastic storage box when not in use.
  *   Disinfect the mouthguard from time to time with an antiseptic mouthwash.
  *   Never leave your mouthguard in direct sunlight or in hot steamy places. Heat can damage and alter the shape of a mouthguard.
  *   Bring your mouthguard along to your dental check-up appointments, this allows your dentist to inspect the fitting and condition of your mouthguard.
  *   Replace damaged or worn out mouthguards.

First Dental Visit: Expectation vs Reality!!!

Making a first appointment to the dentist is an achievement and one should be proud for accomplishing that task itself. Accepting the fact that, the key to a healthy life lies in sound and periodic dental health is primary. The first dental visit is usually of a short duration involving a comprehensive dental check-up. The dentist would examine all the hard and soft tissues present in the oral cavity and inform the patient about the status of their oral health. In addition, the dentist would take some x-rays to examine the in between surfaces to the teeth that are not visible to the naked eye.  Making appointments with the dentist for kids from an early age gives them an opportunity to be familiar with the dentist and the dental surroundings as well.
Thus, periodic dental check-ups are extremely beneficial in diagnosis and treatment of common dental problems thereby avoiding complex and expensive dental treatments in the later stages.

Happy Australia Day

Today we celebrate the story of an extraordinary nation. The story dated back to about 60,000 years. We at South Yarra Family Dental Care pride in our country’s rich heritage as we play our parts in that story. Here’s a Happy Australia Day to all our patients.United together and always.

Sports Mouthguards

Types of Sports Mouthguards
Sporting activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. Injuries to the mouth and jaw can result in broken or cracked teeth and jaw and joint fractures, all which can be painful and expensive to treat. Wearing a mouthguard while participating in sport helps prevent injuries to the mouth, lips, cheeks, and tongue. They also help cushion blows that can cause jaw fractures. An effective mouthguard should be comfortable yet tight-fitting, allow normal speech, breathing and swallowing, be odourless and tasteless, not cause gagging and be thick enough to provide protection against impact.
There are three basic types of mouthguards:

  *   Custom-fitted: these mouthguards are individually made at the dentist. To fabricate a custom mouthguard impression of your teeth are taken, and the mouthguard is then moulded over the model of your teeth. They provide the best protection due to their close fit, comfort, and cushioning effect. Custom mouthguards can last for years however, they are the most expensive option.
  *   Stock: these mouthguards come pre-formed and ready to wear. They are the cheapest option and can be bought at most sporting and department stores. However, they also offer the least amount of protection and tend to be uncomfortable and fit poorly.
  *   Boil and bite: these mouthguards are made from thermoplastic material. The material is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using a finger and tongue pressure. They can also be brought at many sporting stores and pharmacies and can offer a better fit than stock mouthguards. A boil-and-bite mouthguard should be replaced each sporting season.

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year to all our wonderful supporter !
Wave goodbye 2020 and embrace 2021 with hope, dreams, and ambition.
We look forward to seeing all your beautiful smiles in the new year.

Beautiful Flowers

We are Blooming …. Thank You for beautiful flowers.

South Yarra Family Dental Care will be closed from the 24th of December 2020 and will be reopening on the 4th of January 2021.
On the behalf of all staff members, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Happy Weekend

It’s Friday! It’s Friday!

Did I Say It’s Friday?

Use It Or Lose It


We are nearing the end of the year which means your dental insurance for 2020 runs out and your new policy starts in January. DONT LET YOUR HEALTH FUND REBATES GO WASTE.

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