• Try to destress

    Try to destress

    23 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Even the calmest amongst us have been stressed lately. If you're feeling overwhelmed, keep an eye out for signs of sore jaws, sensitive teeth and frequent headaches caused by bruxism.

    Bruxism or teeth grinding/clenching is a classic reaction to stress. Long term grinding or clenching can chip, wear down and crack teeth or fillings.

    Try to de-stress with yoga, facial massage and warm baths. And remember, give yourself a break from the news.

    Your best friend is a custom-fitted bite guard called a night guard or occlusal splint which is worn at night.

    It’s not sexy and it doesn’t treat the underlying causes of bruxism but will stop you damaging your teeth and you’ll feel a whole lot better when you wake up in the morning.

    So if you’ve got a bite guard, please wear it at night. Don’t let it gather dust on your bedside table.

    If you don’t have a bite guard, have a chat with our dentists. We'll be open again on Monday. More news on that soon!

  • Strengthen your immune system

    Strengthen your immune system

    20 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    If there is one thing most of us feel right now, it is a lack of control. But there are still things we can do to ensure we are in the best possible condition to fight COVID-19.

    The healthier you are, the more likely the virus will stay in your upper respiratory system and not travel to your lungs.

    Try to:
    • Focus on the good things in your life to lower your stress levels
    • Eat well or take nutritional supplements to boost your diet
    • Control your blood pressure and blood sugar
    • Get your flu shot
    • Exercise daily
    • Get plenty of sleep
    • Quit smoking

  • By following these simple tips

    By following these simple tips

    16 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Aspiration pneumonia is a lung infection that develops as you aspirate (inhale) food particles and liquid from the stomach or saliva from the mouth or throat.

    Since pneumonia bacteria and the COVID-19 virus may be present in the mouth, it’s really important to clean the teeth, gums and tongue every day to lower germ levels.

    1. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds before flossing and brushing.

    2. Rinse and gargle for 60 seconds with a mouthrinse containing Hydrogen Peroxide. Look for rinses containing a concentration of 1.5%.

    3. Floss then use a power toothbrush twice daily for at least 2 minutes on teeth, gums and tongue.

    Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We want to help keep you safe, healthy and happy.

  • Using household chemicals

    Using household chemicals

    12 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    As health care providers, we are experienced in keeping surfaces meticulously clean and disinfected. Today, we'd like to share with you some common household chemicals that you can use to stay safe, happy and healthy in your home.

    It's important to make a daily habit of cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, sinks, taps, tables, phones and keyboards.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that chemical disinfectants such as bleach, alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are best at killing COVID-19.

    Household Bleach Dilute ¼ cup of bleach in 1 gallon of cold water. Household surfaces that won’t be damaged by bleach should get at least 10 minutes of exposure.

    Alcohol A 70% alcohol solution has been found to be most effective in killing the virus. The solution should be left on surfaces for 30 seconds.

    Hydrogen Peroxide It’s typically sold in concentrations of 3% and can be used as is or diluted to 0.5% concentration. It should be left on surfaces for 1 minute before wiping. It’s also used in dentistry as a 60 second rinse.

    It should go without saying that you should not drink or inhale any of these chemicals, and you should always follow the manufacturer's safety and dilution instructions. Always wear gloves (and protective eye wear if possible) when preparing solutions and while cleaning. Do your research and stay safe!

  • Another tip for staying safe

    Another tip for staying safe

    07 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Good personal hygiene is more important than ever during the COVID-19 outbreak – and that includes oral hygiene.

    The Journal of Laboratory Physicians reports that an intimate 10 second kiss transfers as many as 8 million bacteria and an unknown number of viruses from person to person. Practice meticulous cleaning of your teeth, gums and tongue every day to reduce the germ load. Avoid kissing someone who has an illness or an open sore/blister around the mouth.

    We want to help keep you stay safe, healthy and happy. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!

  • Effective Mouthrinse for COVID-19

    Effective Mouthrinse for COVID-19

    02 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are only recommending Hydrogen Peroxide as a pre-procedural rinse in dental offices to destroy the COVID-19 virus in saliva. The concentration should be at least 0.5%.

    For home use, Colgate Peroxyl or Listerine Whitening Mouthrinse which contain 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide is recommended. These rinses are available at chemists and some supermarkets.

    It’s important to rinse for 60 seconds then spit out. Use twice daily or as directed by your dentist.

  • Toothbrush Hygiene

    Toothbrush Hygiene

    23 March 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a simple regimen for toothbrush care is sufficient to remove most microorganisms from your toothbrush and limit the spread of disease.

    Here are some common-sense steps you can take:
    Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before /after flossing and brushing.
    • After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with warm water and store it upright to air-dry.
    • Don't cover your toothbrush or place it in a closed container until it is completely dry. A moist environment can foster bacterial growth.
    • Use a completely dry toothbrush. Everyone should have two toothbrushes to give ample time (24 hours) for each brush to dry out in between uses.
    Don't share a toothbrush with anyone. Also, don't store toothbrushes in a way that might cause them to touch and spread germs.
    • Always replace your toothbrush after a cold or other illness to prevent contamination.
    If you or someone else in your family is sick, that person should use a different tube of toothpaste to prevent spreading germs to other toothbrushes.
    • Disinfect your toothbrush holder at least once a week

  • Don't forget!

    Don't forget!

    11 March 2020 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Our offer of 10% off crowns is still valid. Find out more about crowns here and if you'd like to know more about whether they are right for you, get in touch for a free consultation.

  • Picture yourself in paradise

    Picture yourself in paradise

    02 March 2020 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Imagine three glorious nights for two at The Ville, enjoying a relaxing massage and an indulgent dining experience. See yourself soaking up the sunshine in a poolside cabana and sipping a cocktail by the bar.

    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 $2160. The lucky winner will be announced at the end of May. It could be you!

  • Meet Bek and her new smile

    Meet Bek and her new smile

    01 February 2020 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Bek runs her own branding and marketing consultancy, and is enjoying the confidence her new smile is giving her in work and life. Have you been curious about creating your dream smile? Get in touch for a complimentary consultation. And remember: we are currently offering 10% off crowns.