Sparkling Water and Your Teeth

Sparkling Water and Your Teeth | Dentist Nambour 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 With Smiles Nambour

Dental Health Week With Smiles Nambour 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: Cause and Prevention

Gingivitis Cause and Prevention | Dentist Nambour 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.


Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning | Dentist Nambour 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.


Choosing the Right Orthodontic Treatment

Choosing the Right Orthodontic Treatment | Dentist Nambour 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.


Baby Bottle Rot and Your Child’s Future Dental Health

Baby Bottle Rot and Your Childs Future Dental Health | Dentist Nambour 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.). 


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

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

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

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!