Dental News from Pro Health Care

Pro Dental SA Welcomes

We would like to welcome Dr Ryan Cornish who has joined the Dental team at Pro Health Care Kidman Park. Dr Cornish has a strong interest and clinical experience in both oral Surgery (extractions) and Oral Pathology. After initially undertaking a Medical Science and Honours Degree from The University of Adelaide between 1995-1998, he then […]

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What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is Financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2-17. On the 31 August 2016, the Government introduced legislation to close the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) from the 1 January 2017. If your child is eligible under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and wishes to access […]

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Dental Erosion

Dental erosion is the loss of tooth structure caused by chemical agents, predominantly through acid attack. Frequent and persistent exposure to acids essentially softens and dissolves teeth. There are various causes of dental erosion and they can be divided into the following groups: Diet Stomach Environmental Dietary sources of acid Some examples of dietary sources […]

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Snacking and Children’s Tooth Decay

The rate of tooth decay in children is high and currently exists as one of the most common childhood diseases in Australia. Although there are many factors associated with tooth decay, dietary practices prove to be a major component of its development. Foods containing sugars (natural and/or artificial) are of greatest risk of causing decay. […]

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Stained Teeth?

Stained and discoloured teeth can make anyone self-conscious about their smile. Teeth whitening, a non-invasive and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment, can help rejuvenate your teeth and enable you to smile again with confidence. What are the main causes for tooth discolouration: Red wine Coffee Tea Smoking Antibiotics Age Dyed foods What is involved in teeth […]

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Free Bulk-Billing under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Pro Dental SA are accepting & Bulk-Billing all patients under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule Eligible Children will have $1000 to use on dental treatment over a two year period. For more information on the Child Dental Benefits Schedule please click here.

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New Dental Technology, Now at Pro Dental SA

Pro Dental SA are excited to announce that new dental technology has been installed within the practice to provide a higher level of patient oral care. Intra-oral Camera: A highly sophisticated piece of diagnostic equipment, that allows the patient to view what the dentist views within their mouth, on an overhead monitor.  This enables the dentist […]

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Pro Dental 4 Kids

Oral health is important for your child’s growth, development and self-esteem. At Pro Dental SA 4 Kids, we want your children to have the best dental health possible. Visits to a dentist by children as young as 2 years of age, is important in order to detect any problems in growth and oral health as […]

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What does a Dental Hygienist do?

Dental Hygienist Our Dental Hygienist, Vicky Wilkins outlines the benefits of seeing a Hygieinist: Hygienists provide cleaning services to keep your teeth, gums and smiles looking healthy Hygienists are specially trained in detecting, treating and preventing gum disease Hygienists monitor the strength of your teeth Hygienists identify and help improve dietary factors that may lead […]

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Gum Disease has a Direct Link to Heart Disease

Scientific studies have established an association between gum disease (periodontitis) and cardiovascular disease.  It is recommended that patients with cardiovascular disease, especially those with heart valve deficiencies and or replacements, should be monitored more thoroughly regarding their teeth and gum status. It is commonly known that gum disease can lead to tooth loss however it […]

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