Did you know at Courtney Dental all our dental providers have studied and trained at Universities within Australia? And that we only use Australian owned companies and laboratories for all our dental related needs.
Here at Courtney Dental we participate in The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) which provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years. The CDBS lets you claim up to $1000 towards dental treatment. It’s aimed at families who are already receiving other benefits, such as Family Tax Benefit A payments.
At Courtney Dental we really need to work on practicing what we preach because we are well known to enjoy a treat or 2.
Dental plaque is a sticky invisible film containing thousands of bacteria which grows on teeth in areas we miss when brushing and flossing.
Tooth decay is caused by acid in that dental plaque. Plaque acid attacks the teeth every single time we eat food containing sugar. If you eat 3 meals a day your teeth will suffer 3 acid attacks. For every time you snack in between meals the number of acid attacks increase. This is why dental health professionals recommend keeping snacks to a minimum, especially the sugary snacks.
Not only does increased frequency of sugary snacks increase your risk of tooth decay, the stickiness of sugary snacks also increases the risk.
Sugary food that sticks to the teeth takes longer to clear from the mouth, increasing the length of time the acid attacks occurs for.
Tips for healthy eating and drinking
- Avoid giving your child any sweet drinks (Fruit juice, soft drinks, cordial) in baby bottles or feeder cups. Baby bottles should be used for expressed breast milk, infant formula or water.
- Encourage your child to drink from a cup aged 6-12 months
- Avoid putting your child to sleep with a bottle or feeder cup
- Limit your child's sugar intake to meal times
- Provide healthy snacks between meals (Fruit and vegetables, cheese, low sugar yogurt, bread) and limit snacks to twice a day
- If your child needs regular medication ask your doctor or pharmacist about sugar free alternatives
At Courtney dental we try to work hard so we can play hard. Well mostly we work hard, when we aren’t in the kitchen eating. Our wonderful Lian recently won a trip to Paris and dragged her long suffering husband along with her for a whirlwind trip lasting 10 nights, just long enough to realise that driving in a different country is enough to lead to divorce. Whilst they have returned safely (And still happily married) they had to face the music to their children, because they went to Disneyland without them and had a fabulous time. They also attended a cooking class, learning to cook duck and apple tarte tartin. We are still waiting for her to continue her practice and bring us some snacks. We missed Lian whilst she was away, Krista was very grateful when she returned to have her sidekick back.
We have news! We love being part of the community and helping local families improve their oral health. It is important to share the message that staying active, eating a healthy balanced diet and taking care of your oral health can have such a positive impact on your life.