Leichhardt St Dental Practice takes the health and safety of our patients and staff very seriously. The Dental Board of Australia has now ruled all dental practices are restricted to limited emergency treatment only.
From 1st April we have closed and hope to re-open 1st June. We are however available for limited emergency treatment by appointment.
If you are an existing patient of our practice, please contact us via our contact form , call / text Dr Barbara Szylkarski via her mobile or the practice answering machine, even if it is a quick question, chat or for some serious help.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon once this disruption is over, take care.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has teamed up with Dairy Australia to help promote other dairy food options and stop the tide of sugary drink consumption.You may have seen our facebook or linkedin post earlier this month outlining the latest Australian Dental Associations education campaign.
You will be most pleased to hear that studies show, eating hard cheese may protect against tooth decay. Plain milk and sugar-free yogurt have also been shown to have either a neutral or a beneficial effect on teeth. Dairy’s beneficial impact on dental health is likely to be due to the fact that milk, cheese and yogurt contain calcium, phosphorus and the protein casein. These are nutrients which have been shown to protect tooth enamel.
So eat a small amount of hard cheese after meals to help protect teeth from dental decay. Maybe there has always been a good reason why the Europeans finish their meals with a cheese platter!
A healthy balanced diet combined with good oral hygiene and regular preventive dental care can help keep teeth healthy. Tooth decay is the most common health problem in Australia, but it is largely preventable! Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone of exceptional dental care, this is yet another way you can protect your teeth for a lifetime.