Strange Untrue and Accurate Dental Beliefs | Dentist Nambour

Strange, Untrue, and Accurate Dental Beliefs

Strange Untrue and Accurate Dental Beliefs | Dentist Nambour At Smiles Nambour we are extremely serious about our prophylactic, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. But this doesn’t mean we don’t have a lighter side.

In fact, we are quite proud of the pleasant mood we maintain at our practice. We believe serious skills and a light-hearted touch are just the thing to keep our patients, staff, and dentists happy as we work together to achieve maximal dental health.

But today we’re going to explore the lighter side of dentistry – things people mistakenly believe, bizarre historical misconceptions, and we’ll toss in a few fun facts.

Improve Your Appearance Through Cosmetic Dentistry | Dentist Nambour

Improve Your Appearance Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Improve Your Appearance Through Cosmetic Dentistry | Dentist Nambour A bright smile creates a positive impression at work, in social situations, at home, and even in love. But if you’re unhappy with your smile you likely won’t flash it. The good news is that you don’t have to live with a substandard smile.

Smiles Nambour offers a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to address issues including visible cavities, chipped or broken teeth, or teeth that have become dingy or discoloured.

Complete Guide to Bruxism Causes and Answers | Dentist Nambour

Complete Guide to Bruxism – Causes and Answers

Complete Guide to Bruxism Causes and Answers | Dentist Nambour Teeth grinding (bruxism), is a serious condition affecting both children and adults. At Smiles Nambour we often see the results of teeth grinding and we are often called upon to repair teeth that have been damaged by bruxism.

Though most of us grind our teeth now and then due to unpleasant stimuli (e.g. annoying noises) a chronic condition sometimes exists in which patients are not aware of their habit. This condition is called bruxism and it is often not identified by the patient, but by a loved one who notices the noise and grinding.

All the Facts on Dry Mouth | Dentist Nambour

All the Facts on Dry Mouth

All the Facts on Dry Mouth | Dentist Nambour Everyone has a dry mouth occasionally. Dry mouth can come about when we are nervous, upset, or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth most of the time, or all the time, it can go beyond mere discomfort and can lead to serious oral health issues. And this can be a larger problem, because many people don’t see dry mouth as an important dental problem.

At Smiles Nambour, we’d like to emphasize that saliva is the friend of your oral and general health, and a key part of avoiding dry mouth and and the further dental trauma that can result from it!

Defeating Plaque and Tartar for Better Health | Dentist Nambour

Defeating Plaque and Tartar for Better Health

Defeating Plaque and Tartar for Better Health | Dentist Nambour Many people ask us at Smiles Nambour if there’s a difference between plaque and tartar? This is because plaque and tartar buildup are common dental problems.

But while plaque buildup can result in tooth decay and gum disease, tartar is actually calcified plaque, a hard-mineral deposit that forms on teeth and can lead to even more serious dental issues.

Both are bad for your dental health, and understanding their relationship and treatment can help you deal with any plaque or tartar issues in your mouth.

Dealing With Broken Dentures in Nambour | Dentist Nambour

Dealing With Broken Dentures in Nambour

Dealing With Broken Dentures in Nambour | Dentist Nambour If you are a denture-wearer, you know how awkward life can be when dentures crack or break. Not only do everyday tasks such a chewing, eating, swallowing, and talking become difficult, but they can become socially awkward as well.

Worse, dentures seem to only fail at the least convenient time. So, when dentures do fail, it is no surprise that you will want to get your dentures repaired as quickly as possible.

In this post, Smiles Nambour will explore the options for getting your dentures repaired – both temporary and permanent solutions. We will also look at how your dentures might break or crack and how quickly you could hope to get them fixed.

Healthier Teeth With Dental Sealants In Nambour

Healthier Teeth With Dental Sealants In Nambour

Healthier Teeth With Dental Sealants In Nambour Dental sealants are highly effective at preventing cavities. At the same time they are inexpensive and non-invasive, meaning their application is an easy, pain free procedure.

Smiles Nambour offers dental sealant placement to any patient for whom they can offer protection. Usually dental sealants are used for children, but patients of all ages can benefit from the cavity fighting properties of dental sealants.

Improving Your Dental Health Through Diet | Dentist Nambour

Improving Your Dental Health Through Diet

Improving Your Dental Health Through Diet | Dentist Nambour To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet – the foods you eat and how often you eat them — are key factors. The environment in your mouth begins to change the moment you put food in it.

Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it’s the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The more often you eat and snack, the more frequently you are exposing your teeth to the cycle of decay.

The good news is, on the flipside, that you can protect and even improve your dental health by making better dietary choices, choices that Smiles Nambour is happy to share with you. Below, you will find a list of 10 foods that can help you achieve optimal oral health!

Smiles Nambour | Oral Surgery And Choosing Your Oral Surgeon | Dentist Nambour

Oral Surgery And Choosing Your Oral Surgeon

Smiles Nambour | Oral Surgery And Choosing Your Oral Surgeon | Dentist Nambour If your dentist refers you to an oral surgeon, it can cause a bit of anxiety. But in most cases, a little bit of knowledge can clear that anxiety right up. Smiles Nambour is here to share that knowledge with you!

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is also called maxillofacial surgery. Oral refers to your mouth, while maxillofacial refers to your jaws and face.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon may diagnose, treat, or perform surgery to resolve injuries or issues in the head, neck, face, jaws and hard and soft oral tissues. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an internationally recognized surgical specialty.

Smiles Nambour | New Year Dental Resolutions For A Better 2018 | Dentist Nambour

New Year Dental Resolutions For A Better 2018!

Smiles Nambour | New Year Dental Resolutions For A Better 2018 | Dentist NambourAs we wrap up 2017, the arrival of the New Year offers us a time for change, a chance to take stock of the past 365 days, and a chance to make ourselves better in the New Year. Typically, we resolve to improve our health, be better economically, or better ourselves in work or education. This year, to improve our overall quality of life, Smiles Nambour recommends that you resolve to improve your dental health, which affects overall health and success in ways that we don’t always think about.

Which leads to the question of how New Year’s resolutions actually manage to live through Spring? Not that many. Resolutions need to be simple and achievable. So, lets sink our teeth into some manageable and simple New Year’s resolutions to improve our oral health, protect our wallets, and increase our quality of life.