Now why would a dentist be talking about sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea is a sleeping giant (joke). It is something that we have all taken for granted & nearly all of us know a snoring joke or two. The problem is that we now know that sleep apnoea is no laughing matter. Sleep apnoea has […]
No! A real tooth is something nature created, and it has a very specific attachment to the bone that allows for growth. The tooth has a vital nerve chamber that allows for some response to function. As the tooth is loaded up, the tooth flexes and the nerve can detect that the pressure to the […]
This is a difficult decision as there is often a price incentive to do this. There are several reasons to have the implant placed locally. Firstly, implants while being very successful and relatively easy to place do suffer complications. The better the technique, and type of implant used, the less post operative complications. Complications do […]
Traditionally orthodontics deals with straightening crooked teeth, and this is important. But crooked teeth are a sign that there has been inadequate development of the upper and/or lower jaws. The jaws are important. We use them every day for chewing, smiling, talking and breathing. If the jaws are too small, you might snore, sleep poorly, […]
Possibly. Would implants fix my teeth? No. Could I have implants? Most likely. Will implants solve my problems? I’m not sure. I often get asked these questions via email, or phone. These questions are hard to answer because we need to know what sort of restoration you want. We then need to investigate the site, […]
“I’ve been to every dentist in town, and nobody can make me dentures that I can wear.” A bag with 2 sets of dentures was presented. “I want you to make me dentures I can wear.” This is the scenario that I was warned about during my studies. Can I make a better set of […]
Do you have TMD / TMJ? This is a typical country road in Queensland. I drive on it each morning to go to work. The trees throw shadows on the bitumen, and the sunlight dapples the road in-between the branches. When you look at this picture, do you see the shadows, or do you see […]
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. If this is so, then the smile is the doorway, and every time you smile, the doorway is wide open. An orthodontist might look at smiles, see crooked teeth, and say that yes, there is crowding, and braces are needed, there is not enough room […]
Very interesting, right! But it makes no sense. What it means is that to move teeth the fastest and most efficient way possible, you should start with very light forces, and slowly increase the forces after the initial movement. This means that the old days of heavy wires tied in to the brackets with rubber […]
Implants can replace a single tooth or an area where several teeth are missing. The majority of implants are positioned where only one tooth is missing. That one failed tooth does not have to cause all the stress it used to. Patients can now have an intact dentition again without having to wear a denture, […]
Migraine affects many people. Some have an aura before an attack, with flashing lights in front of their eyes; some may feel numb, or experience a strong smell. All migraine sufferers have severe pain, and may experience nausea, and aversion to strong sound or light. A migraine may last for hours or days. It can […]
There are lots of advantages in getting your teeth whitened. When you smile, people take notice, and a brilliant white smile can give you new found confidence that people will instantly notice. It gives your appearance an instantaneous lift. Whiter teeth are associated with a healthier, happier lifestyle. Also a whiter smile tends to minimise […]
Soon after brushing, a thin sticky layer forms over the surface of your teeth which contains bacteria, this is referred to as plaque. When you eat anything containing sugar, the bacteria in plaque uses it as energy and produces acid which can soften and dissolve the enamel which cover your teeth. This is how a […]
The most important part of dental care is down to you. Brushing your teeth twice daily insures for healthier teeth and gums. And if you dread the dentist’s chair then the best treatment is prevention. Plaque is a major cause of cavities. It is a transparent layer of bacteria that coast the teeth. Brushing your […]
Speak to our friendly and informative team now! There are a few techniques that can be used by our cosmetic dentists to help you achieve that whiter, brighter smile. This may include tooth whitening toothpastes, home teeth whitening kits, in-office teeth whitening, bonding or porcelain veneers. We look at each patient on a case-by-case basis […]
In general, we all agree that soft drinks taste good. What many people do not realise is the dangerous toll this takes on your teeth. Sugar found in soft drinks react with the natural bacteria in your mouth and forms acid. This acid erodes your tooth enamel over time which causes dental cavities. What is […]
But you CAN fix them fast, with a comfortable Smile Make Over! As a dentist, I see people every day who are ashamed of their teeth. Like the patient I talked to recently who burst into tears when she told me how her little grand daughter climbed into her lap and asked “Why are your […]
Contrary to many advertisements, it is difficult to obtain perfectly white teeth. Natural, healthy teeth have extremely subtle yellow, brown or grey tones. Shine a flashlight behind your front teeth and look in the mirror to see for yourself. Pure white teeth are like purple hair – they appear synthetic and distracting! However, light tooth […]
Brilliant Smile = Confidence! Art has been described as “the accomplice of love” and science the creative application of natural law. In tandem, these energies can be combined to produce a masterpiece. A dazzling smile can ignite a room, projecting an image of self assurance and high personal esteem. It glows with embers of delight […]
A healthy mouth means fresh breath! Bad breath can affect those nearest and dearest to us. It can place strain on relationships as well as being socially embarrassing. The main culprit behind bad breath is bacteria! Our mouths contain millions and millions of bacteria, which can quite easily get out of control. Plaque, tartar, gum […]
We recommend the following dental care steps for achieving healthy teeth and gums; – Brush with a soft round bristle toothbrush – Replace your toothbrush every three to four months – Change your toothbrush after an illness – When you’re brushing your teeth along the gum line, make sure to angle your brush 45 degrees […]
Cosmetic Dentistry is fast becoming the most popular form of aesthetic enhancement. Unlike plastic surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry isn’t a major operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two and emerging with the smile you’ve always wanted…no pain, no strain and no time taken out of your busy life. The results are immediate and […]
Decay is the one word no one wishes to hear when visiting the Dentist. Caused by the build up of plaque, a colourless bacterium which forms on teeth; Decay can result in the death of a tooth and significantly affect your well-being. Oral decay is easily prevented, if good dental hygiene is carried out. We […]
Dental emergencies can occur to anyone, at any time. Prevention is always better than cure, however, if you do require immediate dental care the following information could save your tooth. Your teeth are something that you want to last a lifetime, so it is extremely important to see a Dentist as soon as possible after […]
Dental Implants are a permanent solution; helping you to recapture the beautiful nature of your smile. Looking and feeling natural; Dental Implants can help prevent further deterioration of your teeth and give you something to smile about. A Dental Implant is a man-made replacement for the root of a tooth, which is surgically inserted into […]
Extreme Makeovers are revolutionizing the dental world. Enabling patients to completely transform the appearance of their smile, improve their self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance as well as their dental health; Extreme Makeovers have the power to change lives! Combining art and dental science; Extreme Makeovers can take years off the way you look and feel. […]
Gum Disease is the most common chronic infection in world; affecting more than half of the population at any one time. A new Australian study has found treating serve Gum Disease, significantly reduces the risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke.
Dental care for infants and children is instrumental and can play a significant role in their oral and general well-being now and in the future.
A mouthguard is the very best protection you can offer your smile! Imperative during any form of contact sport; a properly fitting mouthguard can prevent broken teeth as well as injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.
“Ortho” means correct or straight, and “Odont” means tooth. Orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve your smile and oral health. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints can be resolved.
Periodontal Disease (or Gum Disease) is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. This inflammatory Disease attacks the gums, bones and other supporting structures of the teeth. Although Periodontal Disease is a serious condition, it can be resolved through proper dental care and good oral hygiene techniques.
Porcelain Veneers can rejuvenate and revitalise your teeth, helping you achieve a stunning natural smile. Due to their realistic and natural appearance; Porcelain Veneers are continually heightening in popularity. Porcelain Veneers have the ability to mimic natural tooth enamel, making them virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth.
It used to be that if a tooth was infected or the nerve in the tooth was dying, the tooth would have to be extracted. Today, because of a procedure known as root canal treatment the infection can be treated, the injured nerve taken out and the pain associated with such symptoms alleviated.
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, a Smile Makeover may be beneficial to you.
Did you know smiling and laughing are actually healthy for you? It’s true! As well as being attractive; smiling and laughing are beneficial to your entire well-being!
Smoking has a detrimental affect on your general health; however, the impact on your gums can be equally as damaging. Smoking has been clinically proven to accelerate Gum Disease – which is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
Everyone is aware of the implications smoking can have on the body; however, have you ever considered the damage it could be doing to your teeth? As well as inflicting damage to the aesthetic appearance of your smile, smoking can also result in serious long term dental conditions. The main concern to the majority smokers […]
Saliva is necessary for many reasons and plays an important role within the mouth. If you suffer from a dry mouth, this may be caused by a number of reasons. Certain medications, treatments, diseases or even old age; can all affect the extent of Salvia production.
One of the biggest dental concerns that people face relates to the colour of their teeth. Ideally, teeth should be a bright white but unfortunately this is often not the case. Stained teeth occur over time and although this condition does not have any adverse health effects, it creates an unpleasant effect on a person’s […]
Intraoral piercing involves the insertion of jewellery into soft oral tissues, such as the lips, cheeks and tongue. Although this form of ‘body art’ is becoming more and more popular among adolescents, this trend can have serious health complications
It is imperative to floss your teeth at least once each day. If you do not floss your teeth you will almost certainly have bad breath. Tooth decay and Periodontal Disease (which can lead to tooth loss), are also more likely to occur if you do not floss.
Most people know that the teeth are the hardest and strongest part of the body. However, did you know that your teeth are actually a living part of your body – with blood vessels and nerves? The visible part of a tooth, otherwise known as the crown, is only a small portion of the living […]
Tooth Whitening can instantly brighten your smile; taking years off the way you look and feel. Tooth Whitening treatment will give your smile a new lease on life. Now the most popular form of Cosmetic Dentistry treatment; Tooth Whitening is the quickest, most effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile.
When it comes to choosing a Cosmetic Dentist, you are literally placing your aesthetic future in someone else’s hands. For this reason it is imperative to ensure you have a Dentist who is qualified, experienced, and best able to meet your specific needs.
Recently Dr Russell McCloy, or Russ as more commonly known, celebrated his 50th birthday. He was showered with gifts, some humorous, and some of the sentimental keepsakes. The night was shared with friends and family, dental colleagues, staff members and various community members. The guests enjoyed a buffet roast cooked meal and dessert was […]