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LIVING, THINKING + BEING

MATT and GABBY SUMNER

ACCENT ON COMMUNITY TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN. I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE experiencing something similar – the Year of the Tiger has sure made for a very exciting and challenging year, a year of many changes. We too have been pretty busy; firstly with our sponsorship of Hammertime at Bayfield School in September (with three children at this wonderful school, we were delighted to be the principal sponsor), and secondly with all the professional training we’ve been doing, in order to be better informed and continue to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options. And to keep up with demand, we now offer our younger patients a regular six monthly checkup, including exam, X-rays, and clean, along with brushing and prevention advice. You’ll be surprised how readily children take teeth cleaning advice from someone who isn’t their parent! Speaking of children, many of you may have experienced a child damaging a tooth. Did you know that saving a tooth depends entirely on what is done within the first 30 to 60 minutes after the incident? If a tooth is knocked out:

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1. Do not handle the tooth by the root. 2. Do not brush or scrub the tooth. If debris is on the tooth, gently rinse with water. 3. If possible, replant the tooth by gently placing it back in the socket. Get your child to bite together to hold it in place. If unable to replant, place the tooth in cold milk, water, or wrap the tooth in a saline soaked gauze/handkerchief. 4. Contact your dentist immediately. Replantation within 30 minutes has the best rate of success. No doubt you’ll be reading this as the silly season comes once again upon us all. Enjoy, have fun, and I look forward to seeing you soon. (MATT SUMNER and the team) PN ACCENT DENTAL SOLUTIONS, 332 Ponsonby Road T: 09 376 4374 www.accentds.co.nz

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby

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