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Practical advice for good oral health

Our blog articles feature information about common dental problems and practical advice to help you maintain good oral health. We also post information about any changes to our services, including changes to health funds or government schemes we work with. All articles are written here at Greenland Dental, with input from our dentists and support staff. We welcome all suggestions, so don’t be afraid to ask us to post about a particular topic.

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July 1, 2019

As the largest organ in your mouth, the tongue can indicate signs of oral pathology and disease that can affect the entire body. A clean healthy tongue should be pink in appearance and covered in small nodules. 

A white coating on your tongue is not always a serious concern and is most often the cause of a build-up of bacteria from poor oral hygiene but can also be related to the following:

  • Dry mouth

  • Smoking

  • Dehydration

  • Mouth breathing

  • Alcohol use

  • Fever

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Your annual dental health insurance benefit is the maximum amount you can claim for a specific service.  Annual limits depend on your health fund and the level of cover you have.

If you haven’t claimed up to your yearly limit, this doesn’t roll over to the next year, it...

Important tips

  • Good oral hygiene is the key to reducing the amount of plaque on your teeth and therefore reducing acid attack when you eat sugar.

  • Reduce the frequency sugar contacts your teeth throughout the day. 

  • Make sure you rinse your mouth with water...

Changes to your mouth occur over time, however the most common reason for a loose dentures is bone resorption.  This is a slow natural process where the gums and bone begin to shrink because they are no longer required to hold teeth in place.

An ill-fitting denture has...

September 23, 2019

Gum disease is a slow and often painless process which can lead to tooth loss.  Inflammation of your gums will occur if plaque is not removed regularly from along the gum line. Plaque that is not removed on a daily basis will set hard turning it into tartar also known...

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