Dental News & Updates

  • Use It or Lose It! Most Private Health Insurance benefits expire annually in December

    Posted on December 8, 2012

    Did you know? With the new year fast approaching, most Private Health Insurance Dental benefits are about to expire. Unfortunately, the health funds do not allow rollover of benefits – they take a USE IT OR LOSE IT APPROACH. It is essential that if you have any required treatment, that they be booked in and […]

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  • Injex Needle-Free System now available at Floss Dental

    Posted on August 2, 2012

    Good news for needle phobics! Floss Dental is excited to now offer a needle-free option to administer local anaesthesia. Injex is a revolutionary way of administering local anaesthetic without the use of a needle. The injector uses air pressure to deliver a fine stream of medication into the area to be numbed. One click and […]

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  • End of Financial Year Tips – Join a Health Fund, or Prepay your Premiums!

    Posted on August 2, 2012

    Here’s our End of Financial Year tips for getting the most bang out of your health buck! 1. If you don’t have Health Insurance:Save $$ on your tax – Avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge. The Medicare Levy Surcharge is levied on tax payers who do not have Private Hospital Cover and who earn above a […]

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  • Health & Dental in the 2012/13 Budget

    Posted on August 2, 2012

    The Australian government announced this week its 2012-13 budget, with one of the key focuses being Health (including Dental). Here is a link to the speech by the Federal Minister for Health, and our very own local member, Tanya Plibersek at the Australian Institute of Policy and Science 2012 Post Budget Health Briefing. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/tr-yr12-tp-tpsp100512.htm We commend the […]

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  • Designer Smiles – Improving your smile with Veneers

    Posted on August 2, 2012

    Have you ever looked at the perfect smiles you’ve seen on TV, in movies, in magazines and wondered to yourself, “How did s/he get that smile? It’s so white . . . so straight . . . so, well, perfect!” Chances are, these stunning people weren’t born with amazing smiles. More than likely they’ve had […]

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  • Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body

    Posted on August 2, 2012

    Did you know that apart from healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, studies are showing that there are many other broad ranging health benefits from visiting your dentist regularly? These include a decreased risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Blood Pressure Levels, Lung Disease, Diabetes, Premature Birth, Osteoperosis and early Death. Here is a recent […]

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  • Philips launch new “AirFloss” product

    Posted on March 31, 2012

    Last week Floss Dental was invited to attend the Australian launch of Philips Sonicare‘s new “AirFloss” product. “By brushing teeth regularly but neglecting to floss, you are only cleaning approximately 60% of your teeth. That’s equivalent to taking a shower and not cleaning a significant portion of your body.” The Philips Sonicare AirFloss in a great […]

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