Invisalign is the modern orthodontic technique that provides an improved and hassle-free treatment. For most people, investing in Invisalign means enhancing their smiles. But did you know that the clear aligner has more to offer rather than just for cosmetic purposes? Aside … Continued
Are you concerned about cancelling your dentist appointment because of common cold sores? Don’t worry! If you happen to have one, don’t be embarrassed.
Instead, contact and inform us of your condition so we can reschedule your appointment! No worries, cold sores usually heal in about 8 to 10 day and we can resume your dental health care regime then!
Over the years, dentistry has continuously improved to offer better oral care and maintenance to every patient. While some services seemed to be the same ones being offered before, it’s sure to have been enhanced by utilizing more advanced or … Continued
September 2nd is Father’s Day. It’s the perfect time to honour every Dad who has come through for his children. It’s not an easy thing, being the best father you can be. But Dads make a huge difference in children’s lives — now, and every day of their future.
On Father’s Day, every child wants to get their Dad the perfect gift, but it can be difficult, and we often fall back on clichéd gifts like aftershave, BBQ tools, gag ties, or coffee cups. This Father’s Day, surprise your Dad and help him with his oral hygiene by giving him a gift with a dental theme!
Sparkling water, especially flavoured sparkling water, is a fashionable beverage at the moment. The drink is a go-to for people who enjoy the bubbles of soda but don’t want the added sugar that is packed into soda.
People drink sparkling water both or dietary and dental reasons. Lately, though, there have been questions in the media as to whether or not sparkling water can harm your teeth.
Some of this worry is because carbonation, including that in sparkling water, has a higher level of acidity than pure water, and a much higher level of acidity than the natural pH of the mouth.
Dental Health Week, which takes place across the first complete week of August (6 to 12 August, this year), is the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) annual oral health promotion event. This year’s catch-phrase is #watchyourmouth.
The week is designed to remind Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health. In this case, the ADA and Smiles Nambour are promoting four key messages supporting dental health.
Gingivitis (the first level of gum disease) is one of Australia’s most common health problems, and it hurts the oral and overall health of Australians across the country. It is also easily overlooked, and commonly not treated.
This is quite dangerous, as recent research has uncovered relationships between gum disease and a range of chronic health problems including arthritis, diabetes, dementia, stroke, cancer, and heart disease.
While researchers have not yet determined the precise causative relationship between gingivitis and these other systemic diseases, their studies do demonstrate that oral health has an effect that goes far beyond keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums healthy.
When you hear the phrase “deep cleaning”, do you think about Smiles Nambour? Probably not. “Deep cleaning” doesn’t really sound like a dental treatment. However, a deep cleaning goes far beyond a “thorough cleaning” of your mouth or an intensified routine dental cleaning. This is hinted at by its dental name, a “scaling and root planing.”
A deep cleaning may sound a bit intimidating, but what it really means is that tartar has collected below your gumline, creating pockets, which have become a breeding ground for bacteria.
At one time, the only choice for orthodontic treatments was traditional metal braces, but today there are many orthodontic options.
Each option has it’s own pros and cons and if you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment, it is important to understand what each treatment offers.
At Smiles Nambour, we want to help you choose the proper orthodontic treatment for your case from among traditional braces, Invisalign, and dental veneers.
When you have a baby it immediately becomes the centre of your world and every move, smile, even burp becomes important.
And one of the regular and important tasks of parenting (or caregiving) is to keep your child well-fed and content.
For this, parents often turn to the baby bottle. But many parents are unaware that long-term or repetitive bottle-feeding, can come with risks to a child’s dental health.
Cavities in infants and toddlers are called baby bottle tooth decay. This decay typically takes root in the front teeth. It often starts with oral bacteria being passed from caregiver to infant (shared spoons, pacifiers cleaned by mouth, etc.).