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.
Something can be done about sensitive teeth which can arise from acid attack, grinding and tooth brush abrasion.
You may develop sensitivity when the protective enamel is disrupted and wears away to expose the dentine layer underneath. That’s the layer you feel if you didn’t have anaesthetic with your fillings. It’s made up of lots of little pipes that contain fluid and nerve endings. When different temperature liquids run across these tubules or this tooth structure is touched it causes a jolt of pain. This pain is generally relieved shortly after the stimulus is removed.
Most desensitizing toothpaste utilises chemistry that aims to block these tubules, with some working better than others. The latest research is showing that calcium and phosphate, minerals that exist in teeth, work best to block these tubules. These minerals are available in tooth mousse by GC. Colgate has also released some new independent research that shows its Arginine chemistry in Pro-Relief toothpaste is very effective at desensitizing and remineralizing tooth structure.
If you apply these to teeth daily for about 4 weeks you can have relief from that cold pain.