Smiles Nambour | Happy Dental Holidays 12 Great Tips For The Season | Dentist Nambour

Happy Holidays – 12 Great Tips For The Season

Smiles Nambour | Happy Dental Holidays 12 Great Tips For The Season | Dentist Nambour Given how many parties the holiday season is filled with and the prevalence of sweets served at these parties, our smiles need all the help they can get this time of year.

That’s why, all of us at Smiles Nambour, would like to share a few oral care tips with you, in addition to wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. To help you have a healthy holiday season we’ve included four tips for a healthy advent calendar as well as eight tips that will help you achieve general dental health through the season, and emerge in the New Year with a healthy, stunning smile!

Smiles Nambour | Gum Disease Prevention And Treatment | Dentist Nambour

Gum Disease – Prevention And Treatment

Smiles Nambour | Gum Disease Prevention And Treatment | Dentist NambourGum disease is one of the most prevalent health issues in Australia. It is estimated that 25% of Australians 35 to 54 years of age have periodontitis, with the prevalence increasing to over 40% among those aged 55 – 74 years, and approximately 60% for those aged above 75 years old.

With shocking numbers like those, it’s no surprise that at Smiles Nambour we are dedicated to helping patients prevent and treat gum disease.

Smiles Nambour | Diabetes And Oral Health The Little Known Link | Dentist Nambour

Diabetes And Oral Health – The Little Known Link

Smiles Nambour | Diabetes And Oral Health The Little Known Link | Dentist Nambour Do you know that there is a link between gum disease and diabetes? Diabetics have a higher risk of developing gum disease compared to non-diabetics and the relationship appears to go both ways.

Research indicates that having a serious gum infection can make it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. This means that taking care of your mouth, which is always important, takes on special added importance for diabetes sufferers.

At Smiles Nambour, we want all our patients and readers to be aware of the link between the two diseases, symptoms to look for, and strategies to control them.

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Celebrate Children’s Week With Smiles Nambour

Smiles Nambour | Childrens Week Dentist NambourChildren’s Week is celebrated once a year in Australia, in the fourth week of October (from 21–29 this year). In 1996 it was given the permanent theme: “A Caring World Shares” as a reflection of its aims.

As part of Children’s Week, Smiles Nambour would like to share the message of oral health for children. If children grow up with healthy teeth and good oral hygiene, they have a great chance of having them for life, avoiding dental issues, and enjoying better health in adulthood.

So, in support of Children’s Week, we are highlighting the importance of looking after your teeth from an early age.

Toothache- Top Causes, Symptoms, and Triggers | Dentist Nambour

Toothache: Top Causes, Symptoms, and Triggers

Toothache- Top Causes, Symptoms, and Triggers | Dentist NambourEven if you take outstanding care of your teeth, you probably know the pain and discomfort a toothache can bring. Knowing what’s causing your toothache is the first step to getting treatment and making the pain go away.

While most people immediately think they have a cavity at the first sign of sensitivity or pain, there are a host of reasons you could be experiencing pain.

Not all of them are fixed by a trip to the dentist (most of them are!), but if you’re feeling tooth pain or sensitivity in the mouth or teeth area, schedule an appointment with your Smiles Nambour dentist as soon as possible.

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What to do for a Knocked-out Tooth?

What to do for a Knocked-out Tooth nambour dentist At Smiles Nambour we refer to a knocked-out tooth by its technical name – an “avulsed” tooth.

This is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth, as avulsed teeth can be permanently lost if not treated quickly.

The good news is that in most cases the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there’s a good chance the tooth can be saved.

What You Can Do

When a tooth is knocked out, there is damage to more than just the tooth itself. Nearby nerves, blood vessels, and supporting tissues are also damaged.

What You Should Know About Wisdom Tooth Removal nambour dentist

What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

What You Should Know About Wisdom Tooth Removal nambour dentist In most cases, wisdom teeth or the third set of molars eventually require removal, typically due to tooth crowding. This is especially true if wisdom teeth are impacted, when they erupt at an angle, or only partially.

Ultimately, wisdom teeth that are trapped within the gums may eventually result in serious dental health related problems. This can include everything from damaged surrounding teeth to infection and pain.

Fortunately, oral surgery and the extraction techniques associated with impacted wisdom teeth removal can produce remarkable results for patients in today’s modern world of dentistry. At Smiles Nambour we are your first and best stop for all your dental concerns, including issues with your wisdom teeth.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Teeth in 8 Ways

8 Ways to go from Yellow to White Teeth

How to Get Rid of Yellow Teeth in 8 Ways Whiter smiles have an amazing impact on the perception of your appearance by others. A recent survey illustrates just how important a white smile is:

1) Almost everyone surveyed (99.7 percent) stated that they believe that a nice smile is one of the most important parts of appearance, especially in dating and romance.

2) Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed (74 percent) stated that the beauty of a smile affects career success.

3) When questioned about what they would most like to improve about their smile, an overwhelming majority of the interviewees replied “whiter teeth.”

If you are dissatisfied with the whiteness of you smile, Smiles Nambour suggests that teeth whitening may be the solution. The two most common methods of teeth whitening are the in-office and home whitening techniques.

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Busy Schedules, Great Teeth, Great Health!

Busy Schedules, Great Teeth, Great Health dentist nambourIt’s official; in 2017 we’re busier than ever. Between commutes to and from work, longer working hours, and working at home, we’ve simply run out of time to take care of our health.

It’s been reported that a shocking two thirds of adults are working longer hours every week, and with longer hours, comes neglect to our health. Add in our hobbies, families, and home lives, and you have a perfect environment in which dental hygiene can be overlooked.

But, in the last ten years there’s been a flood of research linking busy lives to poor oral health. Poor oral health does not just lead us to have unattractive smiles and bad breath, but we know now it can lead to much more serious health issues including type two diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Which is why this August (7-13) the Australian Dental Association’s “Dental Health Week” focuses on Oral Health for Busy Lives.

8 “Hidden” Behaviours That Can Damage Your Teeth dentist nambour

8 “Hidden” Behaviours That Can Damage Your Teeth

8 “Hidden” Behaviours That Can Damage Your Teeth dentist nambourEverybody knows that there are certain behaviours that adversely affect dental health. Cigarette smoking, poor nutrition, missing dental appointments, and many other behaviours are commonly known to be bad for you.

But what about behaviours that might seem “good”, or behaviours that we don’t think about with respect to our dental health and hygiene?

The fact is that many things we routinely do have effects on our dental health, and at Smiles Nambour, we want to make you aware of as many of these behaviours as we can.

So, buckle in and check to see if you indulge in any of these potentially smile-threatening behaviours.