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Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

There’s an assumption that electric toothbrushes win over a standard manual toothbrush and while many studies show this is in fact the case, the truth is it depends on the person. Some work better with a softer manual brush where they have more control, and lots of us love electric as it gives us more power with less input. To find out what works best for you come to Aardent Dental Centre for a consultation, and in the meantime, here are some benefits to incorporating an electric toothbrush into your oral hygiene routine.

Loosens plaque

The main bonus of using an electric toothbrush is that it quickly and easily loosens plaque from teeth and gums, ensuring that each brushing session is more effective in keeping your teeth clean and gum disease free. It does this with an oscillating movement across the surface of the teeth that effectively loosens plaque. While you can get the same results with a manual toothbrush, the motion of an electric one means it more consistently shifts plaque with each brush. An electric toothbrush is also less likely to damage the teeth and gums through overzealous brushing.

A thorough clean

All toothbrushes are designed to wiggle into those hard to reach places and clear the gaps of food and plaque. Electric toothbrushes add an extra dimension to this by having a smaller, moving head that can fit into small spaces and weed out the contents. When you combine a good brushing technique with the mechanical motion of the head you end up with a better clean in an easier fashion than a manual approach.

Perfect for those that need a helping hand

An electric toothbrush is great because it does most of the work, but this approach is particularly helpful for those with limited dexterity or a physical disability. By imitating the circulating motion of the hand, an electric toothbrush allows you to limit the amount of movement you need to carry out while still providing a thorough dental clean. For advice on how they can be helpful for certain people feel free to visit Aardent Dental Centre to speak to one of our experienced team members.

Great for kids

One of the most important things each parent has to teach their kids is how to properly brush their teeth, and like most new skills it doesn’t always sink in straight away. If a child is having a little difficulty adapting to a manual toothbrush, it can be a great benefit to them to start with an electric one. It helps settle them into the toothbrushing routine, while ensuring they come away with properly cleaned teeth every time. For more tips on kids dental hygiene, or for a regular check-up, book a visit to your local dentist in Victoria Park today.

Reduced risk of gum disease

The end goal of teeth brushing is to keep our mouths clean and healthy. We do this by regularly removing the plaque build-up to reduce the risk of gum disease, or gingivitis. Electric toothbrushes can absolutely be a great help for those who need a little more assistance.

For any questions around electric toothbrushes or oral hygiene in general, book a visit today with one of our friendly dental experts at Aardent Dental Centre in Victoria Park.

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