12

Nov

2021

Dry mouth in elderly people

Your Epping Dentist would like you to check in with how moist or dry the inside of your mouth seems to be. Perhaps it feels as moist as usual – and that is good. However, it might feel drier than it used to be, that it doesn’t seem to be producing as much saliva as it used to. You might not worry about this, as too much saliva used to be a bit of a problem. Having plenty of saliva in our mouths is very important. It does more than just lubricate the inside of the mouth – it performs several…

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routin dental services

05

Oct

2021

Routine Dental Services at Rawson Dental Will Resume as NSW Eases Restrictions

You will be able to access the full range of dental care including routine dental treatment (such as check ups and cleans) on the Monday after NSW reaches the goal of 70% double COVID-19 vaccinations. The NSW Government Roadmap to Freedoms outlines the freedoms of fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions. Once NSW reopens, we will be able to see fully vaccinated adults (and children aged 16 and over) and the children under 16 of fully vaccinated parents for the full range of dental care. One parent/guardian can accompany a child. We will continue to be open for emergency…

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02

Sep

2021

Emergency appointments are available!

Life is tough and complicated during the current COVID lockdown here in NSW, and elsewhere too, of course! COVID might be raging in our community, but people’s dental issues still continue. Unfortunately, for instance, we cannot see you for routine dental treatments such as check-ups; that is not allowed by the NSW Health Department’s COVID rules or the regulations of the NSW Dental Council. We are very sorry about that and can only implore you to care for your oral health even more rigorously than usual. Carry on brushing and flossing your teeth to the beat of your ability. Eat…

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Dental Tools

09

Aug

2021

Smoking and COVID-19

We at your Epping Dentist are concerned as smokers have more serious complications from COVID-19 than non-smokers. Smokers tend to suffer from a broader range of symptoms than the three characteristics of the disease: fever, shortness of breath and a persistent cough. People who smoke who get infected tend to suffer from a more severe bout of COVID-19 than non-smokers and are more likely to need to be hospitalized. The mechanism for that increased severity of the disease is not yet precisely known, but it may have something to do with the damage it causes to smokers’ lung and heart health.…

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Childrens Dentistry

12

Jul

2021

Early childhood dental caries

Early childhood dental caries refers to the decay in the teeth of children who are younger than three years old. It might sound impossible that children of that age (including babies) might suffer from decay – after all their teeth are only baby teeth and the teeth are so new and children that age have hardly had any chance to use their teeth very much. Unfortunately, however, your Dentist Epping knows it is possible for baby teeth to erupt looking discoloured and start chipping away and decaying soon afterwards — and it does happen. Their parents must wonder what on earth is going on.…

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