Brisbane Dental Blog

Fixing Gummy Smiles

Fixing Gummy Smiles depends on the cause of the gummy smile and the age of a patient.  We fix gummy smiles with a few different techniques and most common is a gum lift with technology such as lasers or electro-cauterising units or surgically.  In most instances a gumlift usually heals painlessly within a few days and gives instant improvements. Gummy smiles are usually genetically determined so they have a family trait. 

Braces and Oral Home Care

Working as a Dental Hygienist at Smile Artistry I treat many patients, both children and adults, that 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.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the most natural way to replace missing or badly broken down teeth that can no longer be restored. Dental implants are a tiny titanium screws which is placed within your gums and jaw where your natural bone regenerates and fuses to the dental implant. This allows an anchor for a replacement tooth to be attached. The whole process takes between 3 to 6months for the bone to fuse to the Dental Implant, an abutment is then placed and an impression is taken ready for your crown to be attached.

Tooth Sensitivity

As a Dental Hygienist working at Smile Artistry, one of the most common questions I am faced with on a daily basis is, “Why are my teeth sensitive” and “Is there anything I can do to help relieve my sensitive teeth?”

Diet and Dental Decay

Diet is one of the key contributing factors associated with Dental Decay. 

The bacteria in our mouth feed on sugars in our diet. This results in the production of an acid which dissolves tooth structure, otherwise known as Dental Decay. When we eat foods that contain sugars our teeth are susceptible to Dental Decay for a number of hours following. 

A persistent poor diet increases the amount of time sugars are in contact with our teeth, and after a certain period of time, our teeth will decay.

Pregnancy and Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Working as a Dental Hygienist at Smile Artistry I often get asked the question, ‘How does pregnancy affect my teeth and gums?’ or ‘I’m pregnant and have noticed my gums bleeding when I clean my teeth?’ During pregnancy, women have an increased risk of developing gum disease.

General Dental Procedures

Maintaining your overall health should involve general dentistry, as oral healthcare is extremely important. Therefore, it is crucial to visit your dentist in Brisbane regularly; as you may find that, you might need to undergo various general dental procedures.

Cosmetic Procedures To Improve Your Smile

Flashing a million-dollar smile is now possible thanks to the recent advancements in Cosmetic Dentistry. It is now possible to select from a range of cosmetic procedures to improve your teeth and gum appearance.