Our colouring competition has really taken off and we think our desk is looking really colourful.
We still have room for more entries though and there is still plenty of time to enter.
So get your coloured pictures back to us by Friday 29th March with your chance to win 1 of our fabulous prizes on offer.
There is still time to enter our fabulous Colouring Competition to be in with a change of winning a Nintendo Switch
Download a printable colouring sheet from the links below, or call in to our dental centre to pickup a copy
Open to all children 12 years and younger
After all the festivities we think our desk is now looking a little bit plain. So to brighten it up we have decided to run a colouring competition. It is open to anybody 12 years and under (and best of all the kids didn’t even have to be patients of ours to enter). We will be pinning all entries to the desk and then at the end of the competition there will be a 1st, 2nd and runner up prize, and we have some great prizes to give away. Entry is easy, simply collect a sheet from us at the practice or download and print at home. We only ask that all pictures are returned to us in time for the closing date. Whether you have brothers, sisters, grand children, nieces, nephews or your next door neighbour has youngsters, get them to join in the fun and brighten our day.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Australia Day
The practice will be closed on Saturday 26th & Monday 28th January 2019.
We will be returning to normal hours from Tuesday 30th January.
As you probably have heard HBF is introducing a new member plus dental arrangement starting on 1st January 2019.
The Walk-in Dental Centre has been successfully been accepted onto the new arrangement so we will continue to minimise your out of pocket expenses.
We would like to say a big thank you to our staff for all their hard work. It was great to have some fun together.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) was introduced by the federal government to provide dental assistance for eligible families.
A $1000 grant is provided over a two calendar year period to use on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals. This ensures your child’s teeth get the assistance they need.
To discover more about this beneficial program, and whether your child is eligible, call (08) 6161 6405 and one of our friendly team members will assist you.
Alternatively you can call Medicare on 132 011 or visit the Department of Human Services website.
Unfortunately dental accidents happen quite often in children and adults. Teeth can be chipped, cracked, or become loose following a fall, sports injury or another trauma.
We urge that you get them checked by your dentist as quickly as possible to minimise long term damage. If you’re unsure at all please call us at The Walk-in Dental Centre and we will be more then happy to help.
Helpful Trauma Tips
- Locate the tooth and hold it by the wider (crown) part, not the pointy (root) part.
- If possible replant the tooth back into position in the mouth. Once in, gently bite down on soft cloth or tissue to hold the tooth in place. (Do not put the tooth back in if it is a baby tooth).
- If unable to replant the tooth store the tooth in milk or saliva and get to us as soon as possible, if outside of clinic hours call and we will be happy to help.
- If part of the tooth has broken relocate it and place it in milk or saliva and bring it to the clinic since our dentist may be able to reattach it to achieve the best aesthetic result.
- If you play sports whatever your age it’s a really good idea to get a custom-fitted mouthguard made by our dentist to minimise the chance of trauma to your teeth in the first place.
Toothache can be very painful. Adults and children can develop a toothache. Most of the time toothache can be avoided with regular dental check-ups. Consequently we advise booking a check-up so that any dental problems can be dealt with sooner rather then later.
What to do if you have a toothache?
- Book a dentist appointment
- Rinse with salty water
- Pain relief to alleviate pain
- Cold compress if swelling develops
Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes (roughly 30 seconds in each quarter of your mouth). This removes plaque, which causes tooth decay and gum disease.
The technique you use plays an important factor and our dentist will only be more then happy to help show you. Avoid using excessive force to avoid damage to the surface of the tooth. Also avoid using excessive force near the gums.
Flossing helps to clean between your teeth since brushing alone cannot adequately clean this area. If you’re unsure how to floss our dentist will be happy to show you. For large spaces piksters/interdental brushes are highly recommended to remove plaque and food debris.
Top dental tips:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.
- Try to replace your brush typically every three months.
- A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is perfect to help clean your teeth.
- You should floss once a day
Charity work is close to both dentists heart. They recently went to Guatemala to undertake a dental mission with a team of international dentists to provide dental treatment for poverty stricken families. Also in 2011 Karen went out to Peru and provided dental treatment to poverty stricken families and promoted oral health.