Churchill Dental is a ‘family general dental surgery’ so we love to see children at any age. Often mums and dads would bring in their children at 2 years of age so that they can observe what’s going on. It’s a great way of introducing your child to an environment that brings interest to their oral health. They can even have a ride in the dental chair or see their teeth with our special in mouth camera!
It is very common to have anxiety or even fear, about going to see a dentist. A great deal of people in our society let their dental condition worsen, because they fear going to the dentist more than the pain their dental problem is causing. This is a terrible fate, because the anxiety and fear can spiral out of control, and ruin the self-confidence and social, as well as family lives of victims.
Bad breath, otherwise known as Halitosis can have many causes. They can be temporary or persistent. It’s management and treatment depends on careful identification of the cause.
The most common type is “morning mouth” which is normal. During the day, the saliva does a great job of washing away food and bacteria. At night, our saliva flow is reduced over a period of a few hours. This washing action is no longer occurring and so the amount of bacteria in the mouth grows releasing foul odours in the process.
Why do dentists take x-rays and are they safe?
Churchill dental is committed to providing you with the best dental care. As a part of this we use dental x-rays (radiographs) to diagnose many conditions otherwise not seen. These include:
Australian Commission has Accredited Churchill Dental of the new NSQHS Standards
In July 2012 news came of 10 new standards legislated from the Australian Commission to be released on both Medical and Dental Industries, these standards are called the ‘National Safety and Quality Health Services’ Standards. Churchill Dental registered for volunteered for accreditation of these 10 standards as a way of ensuring quality services and patient care within our practice, this is a testament to our hunger for excellence in patient care as these standards are not mandatory with the Medical and Dental industries as yet.
Pablo Picasso, the great Spanish artist of the 20th Century poignantly stated: “The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” This mercurial painter felt that art can help make our ordinary lives less heavy, and when we are in the presence of a great piece of artwork, it can lift our spirits.
Having discoloured or darkened teeth colour, does not necessarily mean that your teeth are unhealthy. Just like hair colour, there are many differing colours of teeth between different people. And just like hair, teeth may also change colour as we age, become unwell, or suffer from a number of dental conditions, such as, root canal infections. Sometimes, teeth are merely stained from food and drink – red wine and black tea are common culprits of dental staining.