Improving Your Dental Health Through Diet

Improving Your Dental Health Through Diet | Dentist Nambour To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet – the foods you eat and how often you eat them — are key factors. The environment in your mouth begins to change the moment you put food in it.

Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it’s the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The more often you eat and snack, the more frequently you are exposing your teeth to the cycle of decay.

The good news is, on the flipside, that you can protect and even improve your dental health by making better dietary choices, choices that Smiles Nambour is happy to share with you. Below, you will find a list of 10 foods that can help you achieve optimal oral health!


Oral Surgery And Choosing Your Oral Surgeon

Smiles Nambour | Oral Surgery And Choosing Your Oral Surgeon | Dentist Nambour If your dentist refers you to an oral surgeon, it can cause a bit of anxiety. But in most cases, a little bit of knowledge can clear that anxiety right up. Smiles Nambour is here to share that knowledge with you!

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is also called maxillofacial surgery. Oral refers to your mouth, while maxillofacial refers to your jaws and face.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon may diagnose, treat, or perform surgery to resolve injuries or issues in the head, neck, face, jaws and hard and soft oral tissues. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an internationally recognized surgical specialty.


New Year Dental Resolutions For A Better 2018!

Smiles Nambour | New Year Dental Resolutions For A Better 2018 | Dentist NambourAs we wrap up 2017, the arrival of the New Year offers us a time for change, a chance to take stock of the past 365 days, and a chance to make ourselves better in the New Year. Typically, we resolve to improve our health, be better economically, or better ourselves in work or education. This year, to improve our overall quality of life, Smiles Nambour recommends that you resolve to improve your dental health, which affects overall health and success in ways that we don’t always think about.

Which leads to the question of how New Year’s resolutions actually manage to live through Spring? Not that many. Resolutions need to be simple and achievable. So, lets sink our teeth into some manageable and simple New Year’s resolutions to improve our oral health, protect our wallets, and increase our quality of life.


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!


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.


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.


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

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.


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 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.