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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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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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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16

Jun

2021

Oral cancer and young women

As we at your Epping Dentist are aware, people tend to think of oral cancer as a disease of older people – particularly men who have smoked tobacco and consumed alcohol heavily throughout their lives. As a result, if you do not fit that profile, you probably aren’t overly concerned about developing oral cancer yourself. However, we have to let you know something of concern. A new and unexpected trend has started that is not understood yet. Over the past 30 years, women under the age of 45 are increasingly subject to cancers of the tongue. According to the Cancer…

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26

Apr

2021

Wisdom Teeth

Your children might be getting older now, no longer toddlers – they’re losing their baby teeth! Now they proudly sport wonderful gappy smiles, and the occasional adult tooth has started appearing. You’ve been careful with the advice from your Epping Dentist about teeth cleaning and diet, and that stage of your children’s childhood seems to be going fine. But you wonder how long it will go on for. And what’s the wisdom teeth story all about? During childhood, your child will acquire four incisor teeth in the front middle of each jaw (eight in total) and a pair of canine…

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