• Ask us how to enter the draw

    Ask us how to enter the draw

    08 June 2020 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    You deserve a spa day! That's why we have partnered with Tropical North Day Spa to offer one fortunate winner a luxurious seven hour spa package. The complete retreat includes a warm stone body massage, manicure and pedicure, hair and scalp treatment, full body exfoliation and a relaxing lunch.

    Simply come and visit us at Cameron&Co and ask about our promotion for your chance to go into the draw to win this package valued at $795. The lucky winner will be announced at the end of July.

  • Toothbrush tips

    Toothbrush tips

    07 June 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Selecting a toothbrush is a bit like buying a car – do you prefer an automatic or a manual one?

    With brushes, that’s not where it ends because technique is everything.
    Power toothbrushes with round heads are used one tooth at a time, following the curve of the gumline and tipping in between teeth.

    Manual toothbrushing involves placing a soft brush at a 45 degree angle to the tooth and vibrating the brush in short back-and-forth strokes or small circles.

    It’s important to brush for at least 2 minutes with a small pea-sized amount of low abrasion fluoride toothpaste and avoid heavy-handed scrubbing to prevent tooth wear.

    Remember: it’s not just what you use but how you use it.

  • Reduce Gum Disease

    Reduce Gum Disease

    02 June 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein is vital to our overall health but also can be a big benefit for our oral health.

    The effects of Vitamin C on the prevalence and treatment of periodontal disease known as gum disease have been studied in depth.

    One of the randomised clinical trials in 2018 looked at kiwi fruit which is high in Vitamin C, minerals and polyphenols.

    Researchers discovered that participants eating 2 pieces of kiwi fruit a day for 5 months had significantly reduced gum inflammation, compared with the control group.

    For years we’ve known that 5 veg & 2 fruits a day is good for us but now research says it’s good for our oral health too.

  • Try brushing your lips

    Try brushing your lips

    27 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Chapped, dry lips are common problems in the cold, dry winter months.

    The next time you pick up your power toothbrush, try brushing your lips first before you apply toothpaste to clean your teeth.

    Exfoliating with a power toothbrush quickly removes dead skin cells, improves blood circulation and promotes a smoother appearance.

    Your lips also need lots of hydration so remember to drink plenty of water as well.

    Don’t forget to use Vitamin E lip balm with sunscreen to moisturise frequently during the day.

  • Avoid a dry mouth

    Avoid a dry mouth

    19 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Even if you're not thirsty, it's important to sip, swish and swallow water frequently throughout the day.

    A dry mouth causes foods to stick, bacterial levels to rise and the mouth to become acidic which increases the risk of acid erosion, tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

    Rinsing your mouth well with water is especially important for people with asthma. Medicines used to treat asthma dry the mouth, which is further exacerbated by a tendency to breathe through the mouth. If you're living with asthma, remember to rinse your mouth with water after using your inhaler.

    Here are some more things everyone can do to help protect their oral health from the risks of a dry mouth:
    Chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva
    Be vigilant about brushing, flossing and sticking to a healthy diet
    Visit us regularly to detect and treat dental problems early

    We are committed to keeping you comfortable, happy and healthy. To learn more give us a call.

  • We want to keep you safe

    We want to keep you safe

    13 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    When you make an appointment with us, remember to let us know about any allergies that affect you. Have you ever had a reaction to local anaesthetic? Are there any antibiotics you can't take? Do you suffer from seasonal or food allergies?

    Perhaps less well known is an allergy to natural rubber latex. It is increasingly common in people who work with latex a lot, such as healthcare and foodservice workers.

    Rubber and latex are, of course, used routinely in a dental office, so here is how we keep our allergic patients safe:

    • Your patient notes are suitably identified with latex allergic status
    • We schedule you earlier in the day to lessen your exposure to airborne latex particles from glove powder
    • The treatment room is prepared by staff wearing non-latex gloves who clean every surface and piece of equipment to reduce airborne latex particles
    • We wear non-latex gloves, masks and we avoid using rubber dam, rubber mouth props, rubber polishing cups and syringes with rubber

    Whatever allergies or concerns you may have, please share them with us and we will work with you to provide you with the most comfortable care.

  • Avoid tooth decay

    Avoid tooth decay

    10 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Even as the coronavirus restrictions are starting to lift, most of us will continue to spend a lot of time at home. While we watch TV, text friends, play games and work on our laptops, many of us make frequent trips to the kitchen for snacks and drinks. Unfortunately this means we are putting ourselves at risk of tooth decay.

    Tooth decay is a diet-related bacterial disease. It’s not just about how much sweet foods or drinks we consume but how often, for how long and when. You can brush twice a day and still get decay, so we'd like to share some simple tips for a tooth friendly diet.

    • Limit distractions while you eat
    • Eat meals and not more than two snacks a day
    • Eat healthy foods not junk foods
    • Keep sugary foods and drinks for special occasions (remember agave syrup and honey are sugar too)
    • Drink mainly tap water
    • Make the hour before bed sugar-free

    We are currently rescheduling appointments that were postponed while the practice was closed. Get in touch with us to make a time to check your oral health. We're here to keep you safe, happy and healthy.

  • Minimal Intervention Dentistry

    Minimal Intervention Dentistry

    05 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    One reason people put off their check up is a fear of fillings.

    That's why it is a relief to know that at Cameron&Co, we practice minimal intervention dentistry. This modern approach allows teeth to heal with the right saliva pH, the right diet, the right toothpaste and the right dental treatment including concentrated fluoride varnish and fissure sealants.

    It is the least invasive and the most patient-friendly treatment for preventing, stopping or reversing early decay.

    Our commitment is to keep you comfortable, happy and healthy. To learn more give us a call or have a chat with our dental team at your check-up.

  • Good oral health = Good overall health

    Good oral health = Good overall health

    27 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Now that the restrictions have been eased, we’re pleased to say that we're open from Monday to Friday to take care of your oral health.

    So if you are overdue for a check-up, contact us to make a time for our team to screen for problems of the teeth, gums, tongue and lining of the mouth.

    In the meantime, if you've let it slide lately, recommit yourself to keeping your mouth healthy. Good oral hygiene is an essential part of maintaining good overall health. In fact, it can help you avoid numerous chronic conditions such as diabetes, cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease.

    Remember to:
    • Wash your hands before touching your mouth
    • Rinse and gargle for 60 seconds with a mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide. Look for rinses containing a concentration of 1.5%.
    • Clean between teeth with floss, small interdental brushes or a water flosser
    • Brush with a power toothbrush for at least 2 minutes twice a day
    • Run your tongue over your teeth and if they feel furry, clean again to remove plaque
    • If you see any bleeding, clean again to remove plaque
    • Spit out after brushing but don’t rinse to give your teeth a mini-fluoride treatment
    • Wash your hands again

    Call us on 4729 5777 or email hello@cameronandco.com.au for your check up and clean. We are here to keep you safe, healthy and happy.

  • From 27 April

    From 27 April

    24 April 2020 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Over the past month we've been providing emergency care but we're pleased to say (in accordance with Australian Dental Association regulations) that we'll be reopening the practice from next week to take care of your oral health, too.

    We want to assure you that we uphold meticulous standards as a QIP accredited practice and are committed to providing you with safe and comfortable care. The infection control safety standards in our treatment rooms protect both you and our team, and include:
    • Following the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene Protocol
    • Wearing sterile gloves, face masks, eye protection and scrubs
    • Using risk-minimisation techniques such as pre-procedural rinses & rubber dams
    • Using sterile instruments and devices
    • Changing gloves & masks between patients or sooner if required
    • Cleaning & disinfecting the treatment room surfaces & equipment between patients with TGA-listed disinfectants
    • Cleaning, sterilising & tracking all instruments including dental drills
    • Using disposable products where appropriate and never re-using materials intended for single use only

    We'll be open Monday to Friday from 27 April. Please call 4729 5777 or email hello@cameronandco.com.au if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment. We're here to keep you safe, happy and healthy.