Brisbane Dental Blog

Sensitive Teeth

A common question I have on a daily basis is, “Why are my teeth sensitive” and “Is there anything I can do to help relieve my sensitive teeth?”

Many adults suffer with sensitive teeth. The pain is short, sharp and often sudden and can be triggered by cold, hot or sweet foods and drinks, or even just breathing in cold air.

Dental implant pain


Dental Implant treatments are very much a pain-free treatment in the vast majority of cases...


proper techniques and medication protocol is required.

The Surgery

Dental Implant pain is often the first thought of a patient undergoing dental implant procedures.  This is not the case. During the appointment you will have local anaesthetic so that you do not feel any part of the procedure.  This is just like having a filling done.

Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a common concern or problem for many people, and can have a major impact on their life. Because of bad breath, others may back away or turn their heads and this can cause a loss of confidence and self-esteem. Speaking to your dentist or dental hygienist will help to identify the cause of bad breath and find the most effective treatment for you.

Diabetes and Dental Health

Good dental health is important for everyone, but people with diabetes should take special care with their dental health and be vigilant about brushing and flossing. People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and poor control of blood sugar levels, are at greater risk of developing dental health problems.

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What is the difference between a porcelain veneer and a porcelain crown?

Cosmetic procedures are quite common these days, from breast implants and tummy tucks to fake tans and teeth whitening. Everyone wants to look their best and sometimes it can’t be done naturally. Cosmetic dentistry like porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns can help give chipped and worn teeth new life, taking years off your appearance and giving you confidence that glows from the inside out.

Caring for your Teeth when you have Braces

Braces are placed on the teeth by an Orthodontist to correct the problems caused by crooked or crowded teeth, however, the success of this treatment is affected by how well the teeth and gums are cared for during this time. I always explain to my patients with braces that good oral home care will not only keep your treatment time on course but will also ensure that once the braces are removed your teeth and gums are healthy.

How to Clean a Dental Surgery

Preventing cross contamination and sterilisation is absolutely critical in health care and a primary role for Dental Assistants.

Dental Assistants use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all dental surgery procedures, particularly:

Are you looking after your teeth and gums?

It is important to look after your teeth and gums, as they are there to last you your life time.  We can’t stress enough the significance of looking after your teeth and gums! 

You need to have Checkups and Cleans at the Dentist!

Tooth loss and Dental Implant benefits

When considering Dental Implant Treatments it is important to understand the effects of the alternatives. So what is the cost of not having dental implants?

The Effects of Tooth Loss

As we lose our teeth we also lose jaw bone that supports those teeth. When many teeth or all teeth are missing, there will be severe collapse/shrinking of the jaw bone.

Further to bone loss, face shape changes will occur when all teeth are missing, including: