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Health & wellbeing | High Street Dental Practice
Dr. George Connell BDS(Hons), FRACDS, Dip.Clin.Dent (Oral Implants)
Caitlin Pritchard BHSc Dental Hygienist
Suite 26 High Street, Bowral (upstairs opposite Sportspower)
Conveniently located in high street with ample parking facilities & lift access to the surgery.
• Comprehensive General Dentistry
• All facets of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Dental Hygienist
• Implant Dentistry
• Low dose Digital Radiography
• Tooth Whitening
• Medicare Teen Dental Plan
• On the spot Health Claims
• Highly trained and caring staff
• Saturday appointments available
For your next appointment phone 4862 5888.
DID YOU KNOW that an elephant in the wild
consumes hundreds of kilos of vegetation each
day? One elephant molar can measure up to 25cm
across! Because of the tremendous amount of
use they receive, their teeth are gradually worn
down to the gum line and drop out after about
ten years. These are soon replaced by another set
of teeth. An elephant can chew through six sets of
teeth in its lifetime.
Sharks' teeth are literally as hard as steel and
crocodiles don't clean their own teeth - they let a
plover (little bird) pick their teeth for scraps of
Unfortunately as humans we are limited to one set
of deciduous (baby) teeth and one set of adult teeth.
They are not hard as steel and require daily cleaning.
At High Street Dental we are very pleased to
announce that Caitlin Pritchard will be joining the
practice as of March 2010. Caitlin is a dental hygienist
who after qualifying in New Zealand has been working
in both general and specialist practices in Wollongong.
Dental hygienists are becoming increasingly an
integral part of modern dental practice.
A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional
who specialises in preventative oral health. Common
procedures performed by hygienists are known as
prophylaxis, scaling and root planning. Hygienists
also focus on oral hygiene techniques which are
ideally customised to the individual. Young children,
teenagers, adults and seniors have di ering oral health
needs which a hygienist addresses.
Tooth decay and gum disease are two of the most
prevalent diseases in the world today. They are also
preventable. Gum disease is also known as gingivitis
and presents as in amed, bleeding, red gums.
Apart from being unsightly, sensitive and a potential
source of bad breath, this can progress to a deeper
in ammatory condition known as periodontitis.
Periodontitis a ects the deeper structures around the
teeth and often leads to tooth loss. These diseases
can compromise our ability to eat and enjoy proper
nutrition and have been identi ed as risk factors for
a number of systematic conditions such as low birth
weight infants, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
People are living much longer and with higher
expectations for quality of life. We care for our patients
with the understanding that we share with them
a responsibility to keep their teeth healthy for life.
Regular care from a dental hygienist is all part of an
intelligent, preventative approach to oral health, which
can help avoid complex and costly dental treatment
and maintain a clean, healthy and attractive mouth. n
Healthy Gums = Happy Teeth
> Dental nurses Sarah and Michelle.
> Dr George Connell and Dental
Hygienist Caitlin Pritchard.
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