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09Aug

Dental Health Week!

Dental Health Facts

Dental Health week 2018

Dental Health week is an annual oral health awareness event. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of good oral hygiene and how to maintain healthy teeth. As from the recent studies, data shows nearly 40% Australians never floss or clean in-between their teeth. Your toothbrush cannot reach in between your teeth, flossing at least once a day is recommended by the dentists. Flossing removes plaque and food in between teeth which causes gum disease and cavities. Next time, ask your dentist to demonstrate how to floss properly and ask about the size of inter dental brushes suitable for you to clean in between your teeth if the gaps are larger. Sometimes it is tricky to floss, initially your gums will bleed and you will experience pain but within 1-2 weeks everything will settle down.

Nearly 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist in the last two years. Regular visit to the dentist is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist will treat and tailor an oral hygiene routine for your oral conditions, early detection of cavities can save you from expensive and painful experiences. 12 Monthly check-up and clean saves your gums from gum disease and cavities.

At least 50% of Australians around you are not brushing twice a day. As we are all aware brushing removes plaque which causes decay and gum disease. Always use soft-bristled brush with small head, spend 2 minutes brushing your teeth every morning and evening, try to avoid brushing too hard as this can damage the surface of your teeth and gums and use pea sized fluoride toothpaste.

73% of young people are consuming too much sugar which is affecting their oral and overall health. Bacteria in the mouth use sugar from foods and drinks to produce acids which damage the teeth. Regular erosion of the enamel can cause cavities. Limiting the use of sugary acidic foods and drinks can save your teeth and optimize your overall health. Tap water is the best option, use soft drinks in moderation, use straw, rinse your mouth after sweet treat, avoid sipping on acidic sugary drinks doing so will expose your teeth to acid and sugar attacks for longer time. Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and limiting the sugar intake can save your teeth from the negative effect of sugary food and drinks.

Key Messages to Keep your Oral health on track

How to keep your smile healthy tips are easy and can be embedded into your daily routine:Dental Health week

🙂 Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste

🙂 Clean in between your teeth with floss or inter dental brushes

🙂 Eat healthy balanced diet , limit sugar intake

🙂 Visit your Dentist regularly for check-ups and preventative treatments

 

Fact Sheets on Brushing, Flossing and Diet

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25Jun

Dental Payment Plans!

Payment plans

Interest free Dental Payment Plans!

We understand dental treatment can be costly to pay in one hit and put a strain on your financial budget. To avoid delaying dental treatment and making the treatment affordable, we are now offering interest free dental payment plans that can be structured to be paid monthly via direct debit from your nominated account. This means you can have the required treatment and pay it of like your mobile phone with no interest very small upfront fee. we have interest free plans for treatment cost of up to $10 000 paid off over  24 monthly payments. So now there is no excuse to your dental treatment.

 

Now instead of stressing about your financial state get the dental treatment completed on easy interest free payment plans.

Contact us today to discuss your treatment and payment plan options and get your oral health on track.

For more information visit Mifund website on the following link:

https://www.mifund.com.au/

 

 

23May

Baby Teeth

How to look after your child’s baby teeth?

Baby TeethBaby teeth are an integral part of your child’s overall health and development. Your Child’s baby teeth develop while babies are still in the womb. Good dental care should start even before the first baby tooth arrives. When your child starts teething, it can be a tough time for you and your child. To make your child comfortable during teething give them a lot of loving attention, chilled teeth rings (not Frozen) and the dummy can sometimes do the trick but avoid using honey or jam (can cause decay). Baby teeth help your child with eating, speaking clearly and holding a space for permanent teeth to come through. Following are the few tips to look after your child’s baby teeth:

Brush twice a day – Always supervise your kids when they are brushing to make sure they are not rushing or missing some teeth while brushing or eating toothpaste

Use a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste-use a tiny smear of toothpaste for children up to 3 years old and pea-sized amount for children 3-6 years old, encourage your child to spit the toothpaste after they finish brushing their teeth

Brush gently– start brushing your child’s teeth thoroughly covering all surfaces of teeth, brush teeth in a circular motion.

Healthy eating– avoid sweet sticky foods, avoid putting sweet drinks and juices in your child,s milk bottles or sippy cups. Water is always the best option

Start your little ones on proper oral hygiene instructions and regular dental check-ups as soon as they start having their first baby teeth. 

Take a look at our Kindy Newsletter for more information on kids teeth-Kindy Newsletter May 2018

Our friendly professional team always strives to make your child’s dental visit comfortable, informative and full of fun. Our aim is to prevent cavities by reinforcing good oral hygiene habits in children. prevention is better then cure. remember pain from cavities can affect your child’s diet, sleep and ability to grow. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

04May

Booking your Dental Appointment!

Booking your Dental Appointment Anytime Anywhere!

Online appointments anytime anywhere

Too busy to schedule your dental check-up appointments? 

Try our online appointments anytime anywhere. With busy work and family life, it is sometimes hard to get time out for yourself.

Most of the time we are just one call away from making our dental appointment. With our online appointments system through our website, you can access at any time at any place.

Benefits of booking your appointment online:

Fast and easy – Our online system is easy, fast and convenient

No waiting –  You don’t have to wait for the Practice to open and then call, you can simply  jump online and book your appointment 24/7.

No rush while making appointments – You are not rushed when making your appointments online. You can simply look at your calendar, the appointments availability that fits in with your schedule and book straight away.

Book anywhere anytime on the go – Our online system is compatible with mobile phones, tablets and all type of computers, which makes it easier for you to book appointments while you are on the train, at home, at work or while on your lunch break.

Booking your appointments online also gives our reception staff extra time to look after you when you arrive at the practice rather then juggling with answering phones and making appointments leading to best dental care experience.

BOOK YOUR DENTAL APPOINTMENT WITH US TODAY!

 

 

18Apr

Making your child’s dental visit comfortable!

Making your Child’s Dental visit comfortable:)

Making your Child's dental Visit comfortable

Kids sometimes feel nervous when it comes to visiting a dentist. At Heritage Dental Group, our team strives to make your child’s dental visit as fun and educating as possible.

The most important thing with kids oral health and dental visits is to start early. Be it is seeing a Dentist or getting into the routine of proper brushing and flossing techniques. As soon as your baby’s first teeth erupt, schedule an appointment with your dentist. This is the perfect time for you and your child to get to know your dentist and start on early brushing and oral hygiene habits. Make sure you watch your kids brush and floss and talk to them about good oral hygiene. Once they start reading, get them some interesting books about dentists and the benefits of proper brushing and flossing.

10Apr

Healthy teeth tips!

5 Steps for Healthy Teeth

5 tips for maintaining healthy teeth

Healthy Teeth

  1. Brush twice a dayBrushing at least twice a day reduces your chances of getting decay and bad breath. Brushing removes all the excess food and plaque residue on the teeth, gums & tongue and keeps you teeth healthy and clean. Always use soft bristle brush to clean your teeth and make sure you are not rubbing them too hard. Best time to brush teeth is after meals.
  2. Floss – Flossing removes food and plaque build up in between your teeth. If you are not flossing, you are missing 35% of teeth area. Flossing saves you from getting cavities in between your teeth and bad breath. Once you start flossing, your gums will bleed for day or two and then they will settle down with regular flossing.
  3. Eat a balanced diet – Studies have proven that diet high in sugars and acids is not only causing damage to your teeth but also to your overall health. By eliminating sugary snacks and drinks from your everyday life you can save your teeth and general health. Substitute juices and soft drinks with water, eat fresh fruit and vegetables and limit the intake of sweet treats. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids which causes cavities and damage to teeth.
  4. See your Dentist regularly – Regular dental appointments can detect early decay and any other dental problems before they start causing you pain and discomfort. Getting your check and scale & clean done on 6-12 monthly basis reduces your chances of having gum disease. At Heritage Dental group, we take special care in training our patients in good brushing and flossing habits.
  5. Avoid smoking and Tobacco – As we are all aware of side affects of smoking and tobacco, Smoking and tobacco can stain your teeth, gives you bad breath, chances of oral health and increases your chances of periodontal disease which increases inflammation around your teeth and results in losing teeth. Talk to our dentist how this affects your oral health.

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14Mar

We welcome New Patients!

We welcome New patients to Heritage Dental Group!

Why choose Heritage Dental Group for you and your family’s Dental needs?

New Patients

Heritage Dental Group Welcomes New Patients

  • Our team at Heritage Dental Group, provides personalized patient-centered dental care to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Dr Harminder Singh is not only a Dentist at Heritage Dental Group, but he is the owner as well.
  • We ensure the lifelong quality of our services, with the latest technology, experienced staff and comfortable surroundings.
  • Gentle caring approach to kids dental health (Kids Bulk-billed under Child Dental Benefit Scheme)
  • We welcome all our new patients with a COMPLIMENTARY first dental examination.
  • Plenty of onsite parking
  • After hours appointments available (book your appointments online anywhere anytime)
  • With 20 years experience in the field of dentistry, Dr Singh enforces the saying of “Prevention is better than cure“. His experienced approach towards, how to prevent dental decay and cavities in adults and kids is practical.
  • Not sure what your dental needs are, come in to chat with Dr Singh and experience his honest caring advise and personalized plan for you.
  • All private health insurance fund claims are acceptable on the day of the treatment.
  • Payment plans available.
  • Contact us to schedule your time with Dr Singh to discuss any oral health matters for you or your family.
  • We believe that regular dental check-ups can prevent the need for major dental work in the future. It is far more cost effective than allowing problems to go on undetected. 
12Mar

Your Oral Health and General Health!

Connection between Oral Health and overall health! 

your oral health and general health

Research shows and suggests that your oral health and general health are interrelated. On one side,a healthy mouth can save you from medical problems, on the other hand unhealthy and poor oral hygiene can cause you general health problems. As we all know, we should brush, floss and see our dentist for regular dental check-ups to make sure we have optimum oral health. Do you know that your oral health is directly connected to your entire body well-being?  To know more in detail on this topic, here is a link to Australian Dental Association and Dental Health Services Victoria.

1.Gum Disease and tooth decay- Researches have proved that people with gum-disease or periodontitis are more likely to have heart disease. People with gum disease have inflammation in their gum tissue and bacteria produce toxins that go down in the blood stream through normal chewing and brushing.Your oral health and general health

  • Tobacco use- Smoking results in bad breath, stained teeth and increases your chances of developing mouth and lung cancer.
  • Diet-  A diet high in sugars and acids increases your risk of cavities and your general health concerns like Diabetes and Obesity.
  • Poor oral hygiene habits- Not brushing your teeth regularly and on right time, not flossing regularly and building up of plaque on teeth.
15Feb

Dental Checkup-New Patient Special!

Dental Checkup

Dental Checkup Special-New Patient Special

Been a while since your last check-up? We offer new patient complete dental check-up special for $218 for limited time only.

This complete dental check-up includes:

  • Comprehensive dental check-up
  • Assessment of your current dental condition and plan for the treatment required
  • X-rays 
  • Scale & Clean

If you have any concerns about your oral health or smile, Dr Singh will do the complete assessment and provide you with the options to improve your oral health.

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05Feb

Kids Dental Care

Kids Dental Care- Looking after Kids dental needs

Kids Dental Care

Dental care for children

Teaching and training your little ones in good oral hygiene is really important. Teaching kids good brushing and flossing techniques from the young age can set them for the rest of their lives. At Heritage Dental Group we are passionate about teaching kids good oral hygiene habits. Our Dentist and staff are trained to make your kids dental visit comfortable and how to deal with nervousness and fears. Following are the few hints and tips for healthy teeth:

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