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

Nobody wants to have to deal with an emergency dental issue, especially during trying times such as this ongoing global pandemic. Here at Aardent Dental we have acted as an emergency dentist to many of our Perth clients, and seen first hand the stress and discomfort this can cause. To help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy we have assembled a few of our top tips to help prevent a dental emergency.

Avoid sugar

Too many sugary treats lead to tooth decay, resulting in tooth pain and worse. Sticky lollies can get stuck in your teeth, causing them to rot, which is why if you must go for that sweet treat you should always reach for chocolate. Sugary carbonated drinks are also particularly bad for your teeth, as are foods with hidden sugars like fruit, crackers, and chips. A golden rule is to always brush your teeth well after indulging, or you might just end up in the chair at our Vic Park dental clinic with a toothache!

Take care with hard foods

Certain foods like nuts, popcorn kernels, and hard candy are especially hard for teeth to bite through, and can cause unexpected damage to even the healthiest of teeth. A chipped or cracked tooth is considered a dental emergency, and if it happens we recommend you book an appointment with your Perth dentists, Aardent Dental Clinic, immediately. Medium hard foods that are crunchy are good for your teeth however, like carrots and apples, as they help scrape plaque off teeth as well as provide valuable nutrition.

Wear a mouthguard

While many group sports are currently on pause, we hope all Perth sports players are able to continue to play rugby, football, and other sports with their close friends or family. To ensure you stay safe you should always wear a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth and jaws from injury.

Use scissors!

A commonplace issue that can result in a chipped tooth is attempting to open things with your teeth. This is never a good idea, as while your teeth may seem tough and impermeable there can be hidden damage that can lead to a chip or severe crack once pressure is applied. Regardless of the type of packaging, make the trip to the kitchen drawer to grab that pair of scissors, and prevent giving your teeth avoidable pain!

Keep up your good habits

While it’s understandable that this time can cause stress and anxiety it is important to keep up your personal hygiene routine, and not let brushing and flossing your teeth fall by the wayside. Be sure to watch your alcohol intake also, as it dries your mouth making it susceptible to oral health problems as well as increases the risk of falling and damaging your teeth.

Emergency dentist in Perth

With a strong, experienced team of dentists here at Aardent Dental Clinic in Vic Park, we are ready to tackle any dental emergency you might have, in a friendly and calming manner. From unexplained toothaches to chipped or missing teeth, we have you covered when it comes to Perth dental emergencies. To ensure great overall oral hygiene we recommend you book a checkup every 6 months, or as soon as it is safe to do so given social distancing advice, at our Victoria Park dental surgery.