What are the replacement options for missing teeth?

Dentist and implant model. Losing teeth can have a significant impact on the appearance of your smile while creating functionality issues.

It also can put a serious dent in your self-confidence.

Two of the most common solutions that dental professionals use to address these problems are dental implants and dental bridges.

While both approaches address the same challenges, they present very different options for you to consider.


What You Need to Know about Fractured Jaws

What You Need to Know about Fractured Jaws | Dentist NambourJaw pain can result from many different things, including traumatic facial injuries. One of the most serious injuries that lead to jaw pain is a fractured jaw. A fractured jaw is surprisingly common.

On the face, only the nose is broken more often, and a broken jaw is the 10th most commonly fractured bone in the human body. Fractures generally result from direct force or trauma to the chin or lower face.


Sores on your lips and mouth, and appointments at Smiles Nambour

Sores on your lips and mouth and appointments at Smiles NambourAre 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!


Great Dental Gifts for a Healthy Father’s Day

Great Dental Gifts for a Healthy Father's Day | Dentist Currie NambourSeptember 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 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.