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!


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

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 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.