What should my oral health routine be at home?

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Brushing 2-3times per day with a suitable fluoridated toothpaste and a small soft bristled tooth brush. It’s also a good idea to spit any excess tooth paste out instead of rinsing. This leaves the fluoride on your teeth for a longer period of time.

Cleaning in between the teeth using floss or interdental brushes – cavity causing bacteria still hang around in between teeth where  your toothbrush bristles are unable to reach. Cleaning in between the teeth helps remove plaque and food particles from underneath the gum lines and in between the teeth.  Crona | Hygienist

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What should I do in a dental emergency?

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Immediate action is required for dental injuries. If a tooth is knocked out, place tooth in a container, submerged with milk and come straight to the surgery for urgent treatment.

If you are suffering with a tooth ache, call us immediately and we will do our best to see you as soon as possible. Danielle | Receptionist.

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I have a fear of the dentist. How can I overcome this?

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I have been working at this practice for a long time and I see many patients who are anxious or nervous – it is a very common comment that I hear. Sometimes it is not easy hearing “You will be ok, we will look after you!” But, we do look after you and work to make you feel comfortable. The dentist explains what he thinks is the right treatment plan for the individual and always converses with the parents regarding their children.

I do get extremely nervous and anxious when I have my 6 monthly check-up. I know there is nothing to worry about but once you have a bad experience (particularly when you were young) that feeling will not always go away.

Take the time to breathe and think how good your teeth felt after the last check and clean. Try to relax by listening to music or reading one of your favourite books/magazines. And don’t be afraid to voice your fears – it just helps us to make your experience a pleasant one.  Sharon | Receptionist

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My family want to come together for regular checkups. Is there a discount available?

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At Albany Dental, we offer gap free preventative care for families who come every 6 months. This service would start at your 2nd family visit where we would discount the gap payment for all members of the family. This discount applies to examinations, scale and polish, fluoride and preventative x-rays. Danielle | Receptionist.