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

Cosmetic dentists regularly see clients who’ve chipped or broken their teeth and need emergency dental services. Nothing is worse than biting down on a food you think is soft and feeling your tooth crack on something rock hard. Not only can cracking or chipping your tooth be painful, but it can also become expensive to fix. Unfortunately, some of your favourite foods can lead to an accidental crack or chip! Knowing which foods to avoid or be more careful about can help you avoid a painful emergency at our Perth dental clinic.

Learn more about foods that can chip or break your teeth and how to avoid them.

1. Boiled or hard lollies

Hard sweets like lollipops, hard caramels, cough drops, and mints might be tasty, but they can lead to chipped or cracked teeth if you bite them incorrectly. These hard, sugary sweets can cause tooth decay or cavities without a good oral care routine.

hard lollies chip teeth

2. Un-popped popcorn kernels

Most people can relate to grabbing a handful of popcorn at the movies only to bite down on a rock-hard kernel. Unpopped kernels are tough and can easily crack or chip teeth. Try to be mindful of each handful; that way, you can avoid needing cosmetic dentistry in Perth to fix cracks or chips.

un-popped popcorn kernels chip teeth

3. Ice cubes

Many people love crunching ice; in summer, who can blame them? However, not only is ice very hard, but the freezing temperature can also affect how easily it can chip your teeth. Chewing on ice can cause tiny hairline cracks to form in your teeth, and over time, these cracks can lead to sensitivity, larger cracks and even chips.

ice cubes chip teeth

4. Fruits with a pit or large seeds

Olives are often the culprit for cracks or chips needing to be fixed by our cosmetic dentists. You tend to bite down hard when chewing, so accidentally finding a fruit pit or hard seed with your teeth can cause significant damage.

fruits with a pit chip teeth

5. Hard nuts

While nuts are a tasty and nutritious snack, avoid using your teeth to open shells like peanuts, pistachios or sunflower seeds, or you may end up at our Perth dental clinic needing emergency dental treatment.

hard nuts chip teeth

How to prevent cracks and chips

You can do several things to help prevent or reduce your chances of chipping a tooth. Here are our top tips to avoid chipping your teeth:

  • Chew with your molars rather than your front teeth
  • Don’t chew hard or frozen foods
  • Remove bones from meat
  • Remove stones/pits from fruit
  • Chew slowly and look before you bite

Severely chipped tooth? Contact Aardent Dental Centre immediately

If you notice a crack or chip in your tooth, it’s essential to contact our Perth dental clinic immediately so our cosmetic dentists can plan a time to repair it, even if it doesn’t hurt yet.

Our impeccable reputation is built on delivering the best possible personalised care, including specialised services. Trust our experienced and empathetic dentists to use up-to-date technologies to make your smile beautiful.

If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in Perth, talk to our friendly and experienced team. Call us on 08 6330 8666 or contact us online.