We recently celebrated 25 years at our current location on Richmond Road. We love looking back at old photos – then and now…..
Does your toothbrush look like a shaggy dog? We recommend you change your toothbrush every 3 months or before if it starts looking like this!
Do you get into a tangle when flossing? Have a look at our handy guide on how to floss!
Did you know that generic boil and bite mouth guards offer little protection for your teeth? The ADA recommends a custom made mouthguard, fitted by your dentist. This offers maximum protection against dental and facial injuries. If you have a mouth guard from last season, is it fitting correctly? Has your child lost teeth or have new teeth? If so their mouth guard may need adjusting or replacing. We have a wide range of colours so you can have a mouth guard to match your team colour!
For more information follow this link to our information brochure on Mouthguards.
We are so lucky to have access to reliable clean water here in Australia. We are already paying for an unlimited water supply (about 1c per litre) so why spend on average $2.53 per litre for bottled water. The Australian Dental Association recommends tap water as the primary choice of drink for everyone. Not only is it the most hydrating drink, it is free of sugar and where fluoridated, reduces the risk of tooth decay. Don’t turn your back on the benefits of tap water and think about our environment too. Only a small proportion of recyclable plastic water bottles actually make it to the recycle bin.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral – the 13th most common element in the earth. It has been used in the prevention of dental decay for over 60 years. Fluoride makes the outer surface of the teeth (enamel) resistant to decay.
Bacteria in the mouth feed on what we eat and produce acids resulting in mineral loss and weakening of the tooth enamel. Fluoride replaces the lost minerals, repairing the enamel and strengthening the teeth. We recommend the use of a fluoride toothpaste and encouraging your children to drink plenty of tap water (which, in Brisbane, contains fluoride).
We all know that smoking is bad for us but did you know how it affects our teeth and mouth? A recent World Health Organisation study revealed:
Tobacco use, including tobacco smoking and smokeless tobacco use, increases the risk for oral cancer by five to six times.
Smoking increases the risk for gum disease by two times.
Exposure to second-hand smoke has a one-and-a-half to twofold higher risk of causing dental decay.
Smoking increases the risk of tooth loss by one-and-a-half times.
If you are a smoker it is extremely important to see your dentist regularly. Perhaps you are keen to give up? Call us today.
If you have knocked out a tooth, have a toothache, lost a filling, broken a tooth or denture we understand that you will need to be seen as soon as possible. That’s why we reserve appointments throughout the day for emergency care. Call today! If you have knocked a tooth out it is critical to get to a dentist within 30 minutes for successful re-implantation. Follow this link for more information: First Aid for a Damaged or Knocked Out Tooth ADA Fact Sheet