By medical reporter Sophie Scott and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Mary Lloyd Anyone who has lived with chronic pain will be well aware of the emotional pain that can come with it. But new research from Australian scientists shows there is a physical reason for it: chronic pain can physically change the […]
Here at McCloy Dental, it will come as no surprise to know that we recommend getting your teeth professionally whitened. The primary reasons for this being: 1. Professional teeth whitening will get you better results Differences between going for a professional approach or home application to teeth whitening can be significant, and choice […]
At McCloy Dental we care about your sleep and encourage you to get the amount of sleep required to wake up feeling refreshed. Most studies would recommend that adults should achieve between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, so an average of 8 hours would be ideal for optimal health. There are many […]
Sleep is essential for overall body functions and mental health. Looking at all the signs might prevent side effects from sleep problems. The following list includes some of these signs that might indicate the presence of a sleep disorder. Consistently taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep Perpetual fatigue and irritability during the day, […]
Symptoms showed when sleep-deprived When an individual does not get enough sleep to feel awake and alert, they begin to experience symptoms of sleep deprivation. The main symptom of ongoing sleep loss is excessive daytime sleepiness, but other symptoms include: yawning moodiness fatigue irritability depressed mood difficulty learning new concepts forgetfulness inability to concentrate or […]
Dental Health Week, which takes place this year from 5 to 11 August, is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health by promoting these key messages: • Brush twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. • […]
Dr Karen McCloy has shared this video about the Microbiome Mind and Brain Interactions. To have complete health it’s crucial to understand the importance of awareness around the interactions between our gut and our brain. Let us know your thoughts about this video and how relevant this is for you now. ? Credits to: Dr. […]
Dr Karen McCloy has been committed to helping patients who are experiencing pain and sleep disorders. Karen’s passion is orofacial pain & sleep disorders and is concerned about the health & well being of all of her patients. It is important to understand pain and by explaining acute and chronic pain we can bring awareness […]
All About Implants Do you have a missing tooth, or missing teeth? Do you have dentures that move around and make it hard to eat? Do you wish that you hadn’t had that last tooth out, and that you could turn the clock back and rethink that choice? If so, then a dental implant might […]
Presenting to the Senate Inquiry on the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket costs, Australian Dental Association (ADA) President Dr Hugo Sachs today called on the Senate Committee to recommend changes to private health insurance legislation that will end discriminatory rebates. “What a lot of people don’t realise is that only some policy holders […]
In Australia in 2010 the prevalence of sleep disorders was 8.9% (Obstructive sleep apnea[OSA] 4.7%, insomnia 3% and restless leg syndrome [RLS]1.22%)2 . There is a link between sleep problems and chronic pain, heart problems, Type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, depression, and much more. Most importantly it is related to feeling tired, and to having disgruntled […]
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, in exasperation ‘How to stop snoring?!’, never fear, our simple 3 step approach can help!
What is snoring? According to Wikipedia, “snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases, the sound may be soft, but in most cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm, of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Research suggests […]
When shopping around different dentists or even going overseas for dental implant treatment, there is a marked difference in treatment plans and prices. Treatment depends on patient needs, patient’s wants, dentists experience and expertise. I recently had a patient who asked for a dental implant treatment to replace some missing back teeth on the left […]
Artificial sweeteners have been associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia. To read more click on the link below Artificial Sweeteners, sugar risk for Stroke and Dementia
If you’re relying solely on brushing to keep your teeth clean, you’re missing nearly half the surface area of your teeth which, not surprisingly, lies between them. For that reason alone, flossing should be an essential part of your oral care routine and never an optional extra. By using floss to remove the plaque […]
Everything you eat and drink can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums, particularly whether you develop tooth decay, a diet related disease which is caused when the sugars in the food and drinks you eat are taken up by bacteria; these in turn produce the acids that can […]
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to how you brush your teeth, beyond squirting on some toothpaste and scrubbing back and forth. But as your dentist will tell you, how you brush your teeth matters a great deal. From how often you brush and how long you brush for […]
If you’re self-conscious about the colour of your teeth, if it’s stopping you from smiling as much as you could, teeth whitening could be for you!
McCloy Dental is getting on board with Dental Health Week which runs from 6-12th August. The aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health by promoting these key messages: Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste Clean in between teeth at least once a day with floss or […]
Replacing a front tooth is so much easier with a Dental Implant. A dental implant is a titanium core placed in the bone where the tooth is missing. The final result can look as good, if not better than the surrounding teeth. Controlling the gum profile around the restoration is just as important as correct […]
Here at McCloy Dental , we know that sometimes the world of dentistry can seem a little complicated with many options and foreign terms. In this piece we demystify one term you may have heard. Dental Veneers – what they are, and how they might be the smile saver you’re looking for.
Do you wake up feeling tired and irritable? Does your partner complain about you snoring, choking, or gasping in your sleep? Just can’t remember the last time you had a genuinely good night’s sleep? Perhaps you need to investigate the possibility you may be one of the many Australian sufferers of sleep apnea.
Well it is done. Russell is now a Queenslander Pineapple! We would like to thank all our friends, family and patients for helping us raise over $6000. This was so much more than we thought we would raise and we are very proud of the effort. Thank you to everyone involved in all the fundraising, from cupcakes, […]
There are many reasons people find themselves considering dental implants. The most common are to replace missing teeth, or help stabilise dentures. Learn more about how McCloy Dental can assist you with quality dental implants to regain your smile today…
On average, we spend a third of our lives, or approximately 26 years asleep. That’s a lot of time! That’s a lot of time in which dental disorders such as bruxism and TMJ can be exacerbated. But it’s also a lot of time during which our mouths and jaws can be helped to heal and realign. Today we look at two common oral health issues that can be minimised or eradicated by the prescription and consistent application of certain oral sleep devices.
Amount Raised: as at 19 March 2018 A huge and sincere “Thank you!”to everyone who contributed to make this possible. Free cupcakes for donations, red hair hats for the cat, and the chance to dictate a grown man’s hairstyle for your general amusement. Put your annual dental check-up on the back burner for the afternoon, […]
There is something about headache and facial pain that is inescapable. You just can’t get the distance that you need to have a break and re-centre yourself. Now scientists have discovered that there is a reason why this is so. Click the link and read on if you want to learn about their exciting research […]
Lately there is a lot of talk about the effects of different sleep disorders which cause lack of sleep, poor sleep quality or difficulty breathing during sleep. If you want to be able to get your head around the actual size of the problem, try reading this article. Re-awakening Australia was put together by […]
Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you are a shiftworker, it might not be that easy. The average shiftworker sleeps one hour a day less than someone who doesn’t work shifts. This can be extremely dangerous in many fields of […]
It’s Sleep Awareness Week! Sleep plays an extremely important role in good health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Dental health week is approaching again, running from the 7th to the 13th August. This year focuses on “Oral health for busy lives”. Although we all get caught up in life, it is very important to make time to look after our oral health. Dedicating a little more time each day to brushing, flossing, keeping […]
The McCloys are heading to Cairns where Russell and his son are competing in a Underwater Hockey competition. Russell thinks he’s a fish these days! Don’t be surprised if he tries to rope you into joining the local club.
Our dentists: Karen, Russell and Polly recently attended the 6th International Symposium – Sleep and Pain from Research to Reality held in Sydney. This allowed our dentists to gain knowledge on all the latest research and practices for patients with Sleep Apnoea and related pain. Snoring, a common symptom of Sleep Apnoea, may be averted just by […]
McCloy Dental Staff would like to wish you all a very happy Easter!!! Please be safe over the holidays and enjoy the break. We will be closed from the 14th April to 17th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
Dental Hygiene… Dental Hygienists are your partners in prevention, encouraging brushing, flossing and rinsing to protect your oral and overall health. Dental Hygienists are primary health care providers who play a vital role in ensuring optimal oral and overall health for all Australians. Schedule a visit with your dental hygienist today to protect your health […]
Easter is just around the corner once again which means yummy Easter treats and lots of chocolate! In turn, this means lots of sugar in our diets, and unfortunately sugar plays a very harmful role in tooth decay. Everyone has bacteria in their mouths and this bacteria uses sugar to form acid. This acid then […]
Tooth Decay is a common thing but what causes it is equally interesting. Acid is made when bacteria in your mouth eat what is left in your mouth. When this acid hits your teeth and remain on there, it begins the process of eating away at your teeth. If not treated, it can cause pain, […]
TOP 5 Things You Can Do About Missing Teeth So much can happen when you are living a busy life, even Missing Teeth. For decades there has only been golden or silver solutions. However, these days the technology has become available to recreate your amazing smile. We want to give you 5 things you should know about […]
Check out the image below to see how much sugar is actually in some drinks. Makes you think twice about what you drink!
The staff at McCloy dental participated in a mindfulness and meditation workshop on the weekend! Thanks to Fatima for coming and teaching us some very useful tools.
1. Descriptive epidemiology of chronic pain Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that, within the past month, around half us will have experienced an episode of pain which has lasted at least 1 day, with the most common sites reported, in a United Kingdom population study, being the low back (30%), hip (25%), neck and shoulder (25%) […]
And the kids are back to school for the final term of the year. Making lunches can be a bit of the drag but its important to think of your child’s dental health when packing lunches. Here are some suggestions on whats best to include. The main thing to remember is that bacteria in the […]
Russell and Karen have recently been to Japan to attend the International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress! They took this rare opportunity to make a holiday out of it. More photos to come!
The team from McCloy Dental went bowling on Friday night for some staff bonding. Lots of laughs were had!
You don’t need us to tell you that there’s a lot going on in your body during puberty. But one thing you may not have given a lot of thought to is what happens to your mouth when your body starts producing all those extra sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone. This sends a lot […]
If you’re going through menopause, which most women undergo between the ages of 47 and 55, you may have noticed a pronounced decline in your hormone levels, accompanied by a range of oral health effects including inflamed gums, burning sensations, altered taste sensations and dry mouth. For more information on these conditions see http://www.dentalhealthweek.com.au/ There’s no […]
The way in which periods may affect your teeth and gums are quite varied. You could find that about three to four days out from the start of your period that you experience increased soreness in your mouth, with your gums swelling and becoming more prone to bleeding. This is caused by increased amounts of […]
Just like the rest of your body, your teeth, gums and mouth are affected by hormonal changes during pregnancy. You will usually notice changes in the health of your gums around the two month mark. At that point, your gums may bleed easily when you brush or floss, a sign of gum disease commonly known […]
Congratulations to Kerrie and Sam on the arrival of “Grace Iris Joan Roberts”. We all look forward to her visits to McCloys!
Dental Health Week is approaching and this year’s focus is on women’s health. Do any of the following questions apply to you: Can pregnancy increase your risk of tooth decay? Can the changes in your body really affect your oral health? What causes your gums to redden and swell? Wonder why you are suffering from […]
We have had word from the Australian Dental Association that the government proposes to scrap the Child Dental Benefits Schedule in the next budget. If you have children that are eligible for the scheme and need any dental work, now would be a good time to book them in just in case the scheme is […]
Easter is just around the corner once again which means yummy Easter treats and lots of chocolate! In turn, this means lots of sugar in our diets and unfortunately sugar plays a very harmful role in tooth decay. Everyone has bacteria in their mouths and this bacteria uses sugar to form acid. This acid then […]
Cosmetic dentistry is the art of making the dentition look good. On the simple side, bleaching teeth will make most smiles brighter. More involved treatments may include the combination of Periodontics (deep cleaning of teeth), Orthodontics (realigning the teeth to bring all teeth into an even arch, and widen the smile to show more teeth), […]
At the end of last year the McCloy Dental gang escaped the North Brisbane dental practice to join in Christmas festivities at Brazilian Touch where we had a great meal and danced the night away. Russell was even dragged onto the dance floor with the Brazilian dancers but we think that maybe he should stick […]
Micro-biome its official your mouth and gut really are connected. The amount of research that is being done on the human gut micro-biome: or the bacterial and fungal species that we share the bottom end of our digestive systems with has been growing exponentially in recent times. There is no doubt that the gut micro-biome […]
Sleep apnoea is the new “big thing” in medicine. Everywhere you look someone we know is being diagnosed with it. It has been blamed for traffic and shipping accidents, marriage break-ups and lots more. So what do we know about it? We know that snoring and sleep apnea are not necessarily coincidental. We know that […]
For great tips on preventing/minimising the damaging effects of sugar on your teeth health, check out the following article links to blogs we have already published: How to Brush and Floss Are you brushing correctly? How you can prevent Decay The facts you should know about your teeth Sugar is a pretty big topic on […]
While this article pertains to the US, this is still an interesting read in regards to how the increase in our exposure to sugars has caused an increase in tooth decay. As pointed out in this article…would we accept any other part of our body deteriorating like our teeth do or would we be more likely […]
Here is a great article that Dr. Karen McCloy discovered in regards to how too much liquid sugar (fizzy drinks etc) can lead to serious diseases…Not just poor dental health. SOURCE: http://www.sugarscience.org/sugar-sweetened-beverages/#.VX-8QUZ34sQ Over time, too much liquid sugar can lead to serious diseases Liquid sugar, such as in sodas, energy drinks and sports drinks, is the […]
Happy Easter from everyone at McCloy Dental. We will be closed from Good Friday and will reopen on the Tuesday 7th April. Stay safe and don’t eat too much chocolate!
We recently celebrated Sandra’s 50th with a “famous” themed party! Happy Birthday Sandra!
Like pain anywhere else, TMD which is of short duration is relatively easily dealt with using simple techniques such as stretching, massage, and soft diet. Pain that has been there past the duration of the original injury, or chronic pain, is more difficult to deal with, will take longer to treat, may not resolve completely, […]
TMD is a chronic pain condition that affects the jaw joint, and its associated structures (such as the neck and chewing muscles). It affects women at a rate of 4:1. Sufferers of TMD are more likely than people without pain to have suffered trauma, grind and clench their teeth, suffer from other forms of chronic […]
From Everyone at McCloy Dental, we hope you have a safe and happy Christmas! See you in the New Year! Our practice will be closed from Tuesday the 24th December and will reopen on Monday the 5th January 2015!
For our Christmas Party this year we were treated to the Lion King at QPAC Brisbane. It was a fabulous show and the costumes were amazing! We all thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks Karen and Russell!!!
Lisa celebrated working at McCloy Dental for 25years!!! As Practice Manager she is a huge asset to our team. Here’s to the next 25!
For Melbourne Cup this year we headed to Shaun’s Tavern once again for a wonderful buffet lunch! We had a few winners in the sweeps and very full bellies.
Huge Congrats to Marni and Craig who tied the knot at the Sunshine Coast! It rained and it poured but didn’t ruin their special day. Marni was simply stunning!
Click on the link to view the video about Sleep Disorders. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/sleepdisorders/htm/_no_50_no_0.htm
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) As you may be aware, the government has introduced a Child Dental Benefit Schedule. This provides eligible children (2-17 years) up to $1,000 in benefits for basic dental services. Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, xrays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures. […]
It is not uncommon to have bleeding gums, however, it is a sign of a problem. More often than not bleeding gums are a result of inadequate cleaning. Plaque that builds up on the teeth is comprised of bacteria which infect the gums if not removed. This then brings about the body’s natural inflammatory response […]
There is a lot of information out there about sleep apnoea. The really important thing to know about it is that it means that you have a decrease or stoppage of airflow during your sleep. This usually occurs with a decrease in the amount of oxygen going through your blood stream. As you can imagine, […]
CPAP ranks right up there with the best of Aussie inventions. Whether you love CPAP or hate CPAP, it has definitely been the major innovation in the treatment of sleep. Before the invention of CPAP by Professor Colin Sullivan the treatment for severe sleep apnoea was tracheotomy, so having some air blown down your throat […]
Headache is a multifactorial disorder. A headache can be the sign of a serious problem, or a chronic complaint that many people learn to cope with on a daily basis. New headache or a change in pattern or intensity of headaches should always be checked by a doctor. There are some headaches that a dentist […]
Snoring occurs at all ages. We think snoring is annoying in our partners if it is too loud and cute in our kids. The truth is that it is not good in either. Kids should not snore. Large tonsils and adenoids superimposed on a smaller face mean that they are predisposed to snoring at times […]
Did you know that the most common sleep disturbance is not sleep apnoea but insomnia? Insomnia can strike at the time or sleep onset, or it may affect your ability to maintain sleep. Sleep apnoea may contribute to insomnia by causing sleep fragmentation linked to apnoeic events. There are simple sleep hygiene procedures that should […]
Congratulations to Karen on graduating from her Masters of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) at the University of Sydney. Karen can now add some MORE letters after her name! Very well done.
Congratulations to Karen on completing her Masters of Science (Sleep Medicine) from the University of Sydney. Russell, Karen and the family are heading down to Sydney for her graduation in May. Well done Karen!
Congrats to Alischa and Heath on the arrival of their first child Esther Pearl!
Click on the link below to see the workings of the TMJ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH8KG3fIoBM&feature=em-share_video_user
We were city bound this year to celebrate our Christmas Party on the Kookaburra Queen. A fabulous night was had by all. We ate, we drank and we danced the night away. Some of the girls even steered the boat (which is a scary thought). Thanks to the McCloy’s for a great night!!
Louise has done it again! Check out these gruesome Halloween treats she has created for us, they are yuummy!!!
Alischa is leaving us to begin a new journey -“Motherhood” We all wish Alischa & Heath all the very best for the upcoming birth of their baby girl. We enjoyed a lovely chinese meal at The Golden Horse Restaurant to bid Alischa farewell. Keep your eyes posted on our website as we will post a […]
Avoiding your headache triggers – including stress, dehydration, and too little sleep – can help you stay pain-free. You’ll soon find that preventing a headache is a lot easier then treating one. By Diana Rodreguez Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH When a headache strikes, especially a migraine headache, you might […]
Laptop computers are lightweight, portable and convenient, allowing us to keep in touch with the home, office and school from almost anywhere. Unfortunately, the laptop’s compact design, with attached screen and keyboard, forces laptop users into awkward postures. When the screen is at the right height, the keyboard position is too high; and when […]
Thank you to everyone who helped support our fundraiser for little Nate. With our Nutri Metics work shop, our jam & soap sales, our warehouse shopping tour & monster raffle & also some kind donations, we managed to raise $4500.00. Also a big thank-you to Kathy & Kev from Old Skool Cars & Street Machines […]
Dental implants are great solutions for teeth replacement, however when performed in the smile zone, they require detailed planning, careful techniques, and coordinated effort between the expert clinicians. This podcast discusses 5 key principles for achieving predictable success with dental implants in the aesthetic zone. Also, our guest expert, Dr. Vincent Prestipino demonstrates these crucial […]
When a tooth is missing an implant can be a great choice for replacing it. An implant is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth. And supports a custom made crown. An implant can prevent a chain reaction of problems. Including loss of bone in the jaw, shifting teeth, difficulty […]
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Dr Mary J Morrell has been investigating the physiology of a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnoea, which can cause people to stop breathing during sleep. This disrupted sleep has implications for their ability to function during the day, as well as for their cardiovascular system. Watch this video to find out more about […]
An explanation of sleep apnea and causes
This is an example of a patient with a 40 sec apnoea
This year dental health week is focusing on the oral health of 18 – 30 year olds. If you are in this age bracket take the time to read this and see what some of the things that are entering your mouth, can do to your teeth and oral health.
Congratulations to our very own “master chefs” Sandra and Louise who made it to the Grand Final of the Farm Fantastic Cooking Competition. Both ladies took on the task of cooking their family recipes in front of a live audience last weekend. Sandra competed in the main course category while Louise took home first prize […]