Focus on: School Lunches

Coming up with healthy, tasty and kid-friendly lunches can be a challenge, as every parent knows. Keeping these lunches tooth-friendly as well can make it even more of a challenge!Be careful of so called health bars, muesli bars, fruit roll-ups and dried fruit as they contain large amounts of concentrated sugar in the form of ra

Our top 5 toothbrushing tips

Brushing your teeth. Sounds simple right?  In reality, effective toothbrushing is a skill many adults struggle with.  In fact, 1 in 5 adult Australian’s do not routinely brush twice a day.  As dental professionals, we see patients having difficulty with their brushing on a daily basis.  Toothbrushing is a fundam

Is your mouth making you unwell?

For too long our oral health has been considered to be a separate entity to our overall health. The typical belief is that having good oral health means having a nice smile, and that tooth decay or gum disease are an inevitable part of life. The reality is, in fact, that oral health and general health are inexplicably linked, th

Dental Health Week 2021: Keep your smile for life!

At Medland Dental, we’re passionate about partnering with our patients to support their oral health. August 2nd - 8th is Dental Health Week, and we are proud to join with the Australian Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health in our patients' lives. It should not be a normal expectation t

Medland Masterchef: Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Shanks

This recipe is a winter favourite for our Oral Health Therapist, Annika and her family. The recipe (from WA chef Russell Blaikie) features warm spices and sweet dates and makes for a hearty and warming winter meal. Ingredients: 50g butter 6 lamb shanks (ask your butcher to "tip" them - that is to take the top off the bone so th

I have a cold sore: Can I still attend my dental appointment

Ouch! Cold sores can be uncomfortable as well as inconvenient. At Medland Dental, your safety when attending dental appointments is at the heart of every decision we make. As an Accredited Dental Practice, we always ensure that we meet the strict National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Therefore, we would like to c

Keeping COVID-19 Safe at Medland Dental

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices in Australia have been working under different levels of restrictions. Level 1 restrictions mean that Medland Dental can provide our patients with the full range of treatments and services, provided that our patients meet the criteria for being “low risk” of havin

What is dry mouth?

Everyone’s mouth feels dry from time to time.  It’s when this feeling doesn’t go away that you might have a problem with saliva production.   Saliva does more than just keep our mouths moist - it makes speech possible, keeps our breath fresh and helps us to taste, chew, swallow and digest food.  Saliva also plays an imp

Lifestyle Risks – Smoking

Nowadays it is unlikely that smokers are unaware of the health risks associated with their habit (the graphic images on the packaging leave little to the imagination); however, some people don't know of the potentially long-term dental issues that can occur. Not only is smoking associated with bad breath and discoloured, staine

Causes, Risks and Management of Dry Mouth

A Decrease in Saliva Flow Can Impact Your Oral Health. Xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth, can happen at any age and can be caused by simple things like not drinking enough liquids or from side effects of a medication or illness. Whatever the cause of your dry mouth, if left unchecked it can put you at an increased risk of