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 mouthguards 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 mouthguard from last season, is it fitting correctly? Has your child lost teeth or have new teeth? If so their mouthguard may need adjusting or replacing. We have a wide range of colours so you can have a mouthguard 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).
On the 3rd December Dr Elaine ran the Angkor Wat Half Marathon. She had enough energy left in the tank to volunteer at M’Lop Tapang for the rest of the week. She was joined by Richmond Road dental assistants Chen and Helen. Many thanks to Henry Schein Halas for supplying consumables and equipment for this trip.
Taking care of your oral health is important at all stages of life but as we age we can be more at risk of various dental problems. Your dental health can have an effect on your overall health. This brochure highlights common problems and oral health care tips. Active_Seniors_Brochure