The Best Way to Deal with Dental Problems Even in The Post-Pandemic Period.

The first case of novel coronavirus was confirmed by Victoria Health Authorities on 25 January 2020. Thereafter, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the provision of health services to the Australian population.

Additionally, people who were isolated and lost social connections further experienced increased levels of anxiety and depression-like symptoms. Reduced energy and lack of motivation, affected oral health by neglecting oral hygiene methods, which lead to an increased risk of dental caries and gum disease.

We at Molonglo Dental Surgery understand the suffering of our patients during these challenging times. If you or someone you know has been impacted by dental cavities due to Covid-19 associated restrictions, please don’t hesitate to call us on

02 62871222 for a consultation or safe fillings for teeth or tooth coloured fillings.

According to another study conducted, people exhibiting depression-like symptoms, frequently reported painful mastication or chewing, bruxism, temporomandibular joint pain or a combination of all.

 Bruxism or involuntary chewing is a habit that evolves as a tension or stress-relieving mechanism in response to social, emotional or monetary circumstances.

In the aforementioned dysfunction, if you or someone you know may exhibit two or more of the following symptoms, kindly call us at the earliest:

  • Pain in the jaw joint
  • Tender muscles of the jaw or pain on a touch of the jaw muscles
  • Clicking or popping noise when opening the mouth
  • Inability or pain in opening the mouth
  • Dull ache in the ear
  • Abnormal jaw movement on opening and closing the mouth
  • Frequent headaches
  • Unexplained pain in the neck
  • Sudden experience of sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks
  • Cracked teeth or fillings or crowns

We at Molonglo Dental surgery relate to the economic and social turmoil caused by the pandemic. You or a loved one need not face these challenges alone. Kindly give your dentist specialising in anxiety a call on 02 6287 1222 to know more about teeth grinding guards or mouth guard for clenching.

For people with low or irregular incomes, lack of social support or fear of income loss, working from home became mandatory. This lead to frequent snacking, consumption of high amounts of refined carbohydrates, sugary foods or drinks and ‘comfort food’. In addition, infrequent/insufficient tooth brushing and flossing, lesser-than-normal consumption of water, eating lesser fruits and vegetables, reduced the process of chewing. This in turn decreased the secretion of saliva (saliva helps in ‘physiologic washing of the teeth surfaces and gums) and resulted in a ‘dry mouth’. The bacteria then retained on tooth surfaces and began forming plaque. Plaque, if not cleaned or brushed out regularly, will harden forming calculus and cause bad breath.

We at Molonglo Dental Surgery are empathetic towards our patients who may be at the risk of losing their livelihood or are undergoing a period of small earnings and hence are forced to make certain dietary accommodations. Kindly connect with us on 02 6287 1222 so we can help you with the correct guidance and dentistry for kids and adults and bad breath treatment.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused remarkable changes to the lives of families around the world. As the pandemic began to rise, necessary lockdowns with resultant closure of non-essential enterprises, kindergartens and schools, no recreation time and social entertainment,  forced the majority of children and parents to stay at home for a long time.

 Moreover, due to isolation and contact regulation, parents were compelled to manage without any available assistance (e.g. from family members, friends) and help (e.g. daycare, public libraries). Instead, most parents were required to juggle work (from home), childcare, and homeschooling.

We at Molonglo Dental Surgery comprehend the difficulties our primary caregivers and parents are facing. But we cannot cease to emphasise the importance of caries-free milk teeth and permanent teeth in the mouths of our little patients.

For any guidance related to diet counselling, dental checks for kids, cavity-fighting liquid and dinosaur chair please don’t hesitate to call your kid friendly dentist on

02 6287 1222.

Fear of deteriorating quality of life, the decline in sleep quantity and quality and increased anxiety and/or depressive symptoms were leading causes of increased smoking and its related products. Moreover, increased consumption of alcohol led to domestic violence causing facial fractures, dental fractures and other injuries. Additionally, the work-from-home model adopted by a majority of the people led to higher consumption of coffee and associated beverages.

Previous research has shown that a rise in smoking and/or coffee and wine causes staining of teeth. Hence stained and/or discoloured teeth can impact the social life of an individual.

 At Molonglo Dental, we always endeavour to bring back that luminous smile to our patients’ faces and deliver outstanding dentistry. To know more about teeth bleaching, tooth coloured fillings and dental implants, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic on 02 6287 1222.

The Australian Government has not made vaccination mandatory except for healthcare workers. However, state and territory public health orders can mandate vaccination in certain circumstances.

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