Brisbane Dental Blog

Dental Implant Procedures

Many people are put off the idea of having dental implants because they imagine the whole process will be time consuming and painful, when in fact the very opposite is the case. Having a single dental implant placed is a quick procedure, and can typically be done in around an hour.

Common foods and drinks which stain your teeth!

Do you suffer from discoloured teeth? If so, your definitely not alone. Coffee, cigarettes, wine and soft drinks all have a negative effect on the colour of our teeth, often leaving them stained and lack lustre.

Even some otherwise healthy fruits and juices can cause unsightly marks to appear on your teeth. Our list below highlights foods and drinks that stain your teeth and provides advice on how to maintain a whiter, brighter smile.

The tooth fairy – helping kids learn about dental care

The tooth fairy is more than a myth. She is a way to teach your kids. While the tooth fairy is primarily about making losing teeth fun rather than scary, she is also about proper dental care and creating lifelong habits to ensure a sparkling grin for the rest of your child’s life. For parents, it is important to use this time to teach your children in a fun and engaging way.

Preventative Dentistry - Hygiene/Flossing/Brushing

Flossing and interdental cleaning Brushing alone will not clean all the way between teeth. Regular dental flossing is really the only answer for most people although interdental brushes or water picks are useful where there are larger spaces between teeth.

Various flosses and dental tapes are available and it is recommended that the choice of floss should be one that suits you.

Step 1 Wind floss around your middle fingers to keep it taut. Place the floss over the tips of your first fingers to reach your back teeth.

Top5 Most Common Dental Problems

Some people are too embarrassed to get their teeth checked if there is a problem. However, the truth is that almost any oral health problem you may have has been seen by the dentist hundreds of times before. Below are five of the most common dental problems dentists see in their clinics.

Tooth Implant, future or now?

In the media recently is a group of scientists growing a tooth implant from urine! A novel approach, and it go us at Smile Artistry thinking...

Could you have a tooth removed and just have a new one implanted?

The article read about how scientists have extracted gorwth potential from urine to grow tooth-like substances.  The substance was only one third as strong as tooth enamel and was only successful 30% of the time.

Is 'Root Canal' a bad word"?

Many patients don’t know what a root canal treatment really is, they just hear the name and think of all the bad press a root canal treatment gets. When really they are not bad at all, in fact they are great because they save your tooth from an extraction which no one wants.

Mouthrinses

Mouthwashes can be a great way to freshen your breath throughout the day as well as reducing plague. When choosing a Mouthwash to suit you it is important that you know what you are using it for as using the wrong Mouthwash can be ineffective.

Dentist: "A person qualified in the science of diagnosis and treatment of...

Dentist: "A person qualified in the science of diagnosis and treatment of...

... diseases and disorders of the teeth and gums.

And you thought a dentist just likes asking you questions when they have their hands in your mouth.

These days, a Dentist is trained to work as a part of the wider medical profession to look after your mouth.

Is fluoride safe and does it really help my teeth?

The use of fluoride is important for both adults and children in the prevention of dental decay. Fluoride acts to protect and strengthen tooth enamel making it more resistant to acid attack. Fluoride also helps to remineralise or rebuild teeth, preventing early decay from getting worse. 

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