Common Questions

Common Questions

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Following the lockdown restrictions in South Australia, we will be closing the practice until the 7-day lockdown is complete.  We expect to re-open on Wednesday the 28th of July, pending any further restrictions. Patients who have appointments booked during the next week will be contacted to confirm our closure, and to reschedule when we reopen. …

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Piksters Natural Silk Dental Floss Review

Piksters Natural Silk Dental Floss Review Piksters Natural Silk Dental Floss Sustainability in dental is a tricky thing: as dentists we need to balance what is beneficial for dental health, whilst trying to ensure that we leave the lowest footprint possible. Dr Jasper Lee explains:   My previous attempts at using more natural floss weren't... Read More

What’s more important: Brushing in the morning or night?

Skipping tooth brushing at night can be tempting if you’re already comfortable on the couch or in bed with Netflix, phone and glass of wine in hand. But having good regular dental habits is key in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Our family dentist Dr Jasper Lee explains why.   What’s recommended? The Australian…

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Implants at SHDC

SHDC is pleased to announce that Dr Ryan Cornish is now placing implants for our patients at our surgery.  Ryan is our visiting surgical dentist and will be available on Thursdays for implant treatment.  Patients can now have both the surgical and restorative aspects of their implant work performed at the practice without the need to…

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Reasons for dental emergency care include cracked teeth and a knocked out tooth

Dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is a very common condition.  It can be a barrier to patients seeking dental care. At SHDC we understand that many patients have dental anxiety.  We wish for all of our patients to see coming to the dentist as a normal, non-stressful event and our approach is tailored towards this.  Patients always tell…

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Why is Shepherds Hill Dental Centre an independent clinic?

You may have heard us say that we are proud of being an independent clinic.  What this means is that our clinic is owned and operated by Renee and Tharaka, the two principal dentists, with no involvement from a corporate third party.  Some allied health clinics, including dental practices, are affiliated with, or owned by,…

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At Shepherds Hill Dental Centre we offer a variety of treatment options to help repair a cracked tooth

Cracked tooth repair: 4 dental options

A cracked tooth often has functional implications. In the worst case scenario, you could end up having that tooth pulled out. But don’t worry – get to the dentist for now and we’ll do all we can to repair your tooth.

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Ways to replace a missing tooth

Do you have a gappy or gummy smile because of missing teeth? We’ve come a long way with natural-looking options for replacing a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth. Lets look at the options…

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3 ways to prevent kids tooth decay

Have you read our article Tooth decay in children? It identifies the main reasons for kids tooth decay and the signs to look out for. Continuing this topic, we show you how to reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay.

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The Shepherds Hill Dental Centre practice will be closed until the current SA lockdown is complete.Learn more