Anzac Day
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John Street Dental will be closed Saturday the 25th of April for Anzac Day and will reopen as normal Monday the 27th if April at 8:30am
 
Meet Tina at John Street Dental

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Tina started at John Street Dental as a trainee in 2007 and since then she has qualified as a Dental Assistant and worked here ever since. Tina takes pride in working at John Street Dental and feels really privileged to be a member of our professional practice and to work along side great dentists. In her spare time Tina loves to take her dogs Hercules and Abby to the beach.

If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our great Dentists we can be contacted on 32844281.

 
Fissure Sealants


Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants are used as a protective barrier on tooth surfaces with deep fissures. If your child has deep fissures they can have trouble cleaning the tooth properly with normal brushing which can lead to tooth decay.
The Dentists at John Street Dental will advise you if they believe fissure sealants will be of benefit to your children.

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Advanced Gum Disease


ADVANCED GUM DISEASE

Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, encompasses a range of diseases which can be harmful to one’s health. If left uncontrolled, periodontitis can cause destruction of the bone and soft tissue which supports the teeth. This can lead to tooth mobility and tooth loss which is a devastating outcome for both the patient and dentist. However, periodontitis can also have other sinister effects on general health which many people are unaware off.

The mouth harbors high levels of both good and bad bacteria. When gum disease is present the
number of bad bacteria increases dramatically. This bad bacteria can pass through the mouth and
affect other body systems. Evidence has been found to suggest there is a link between active
periodontitis and decreased heart health. It is suggested that this is due to bacteria from the mouth
entering the blood stream and causing inflammation in the blood vessels. This bad bacteria can also be inhaled into the lungs causing a phenomenon known as aspiration pneumonia.

Certain people are at a higher risk of these dangerous outcomes from periodontitis, so increased
precautions are needed to maintain good oral health. This includes people with diabetes as well as
expecting mothers. Patients with Diabetes are more susceptible to suffering from periodontitis, and during active gum disease they have a decreased ability to control their blood sugar levels. Women who have active periodontitis during pregnancy are at a higher risk of having a premature birth with a low birth weight baby. This comes with an array of increased health risks for the baby.

In order to avoid Periodontitis it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, this includes tooth brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing daily. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleaning.


Sincerely,

~ Dr Rishi Weerasinghe ~

 
Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are the third set of molar teeth, they usually errupt anywhere between the ages of 17yrs to 25yrs.

Wisdom teeth may not always be needed to be removed it is dependent on each individual case! The most common cause for wisdom teeth

removal is that they are impacted, this means that there is not enough room for them to fit in your jaw causing them to become impacted against the other teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth can occasionally be so close to the teeth in front that this often causes decay to develop. It can also be impossible  sometimes to clean the wisdom teeth properly due to them being only partially errupted as well as where their position in your mouth.

It is common practice for all the Dentist's here at John Street Dental, your local Redclife Dentist to deal with wisdom teeth cases.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort come and visit us sooner rather than later call us on 3284 4281.

                 

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