• What your teeth say about you

    What your teeth say about you

    30 August 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Have you checked your smile lately?

    A smile functions as a business card and says a lot about your diet, lifestyle, health and habits.

    It is also an indicator of age. The front teeth of younger people are rectangular with rounded corners while the front teeth of older people are square and shorter with age.

    Ask about cosmetic procedures such as whitening, veneers and white adhesive fillings if you want to look and feel younger.

  • The cup that tricks your brain

    The cup that tricks your brain

    23 August 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in What's new

    A new drinking cup advertised on the internet is a hit with those folks who hate drinking plain water.

    The Right Cup is a tumbler with food-grade flavours and ingredients contained directly in the plastic.

    You pick up the smell and taste from the cup and enjoy fruit-flavoured water with no carbs, sugars or calories.

    It’s a product to encourage even the most water-resistant drinker to consume more so why not check it out?

  • 5 things you may not know about veneers

    5 things you may not know about veneers

    16 August 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Dental veneers are white porcelain laminates bonded permanently to the front of your teeth so gaps, chips and cracks disappear forever.

    Here are some other important facts:

    • Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, cola etc

    • They can eliminate tooth sensitivity due to worn enamel

    • They are very durable so they can last decades with good homecare

    • Veneers can change the shape of your face by creating a broader smile

    • They require less preparation of the teeth than crowns

  • Do you purr in your sleep?

    Do you purr in your sleep?

    09 August 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    You may not know if you do...but your partner will.

    Sleep doctors estimate that up to 90% of snorers, even gentle ones, also grind their teeth at night.

    And habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol and caffeine can intensify teeth grinding.

    Night time grinding can damage teeth, jaws and jaw joints.

    Have a chat with your dentist if you notice any changes or wake up with a dry mouth, sore throat or a headache.

  • Game on or game over?

    Game on or game over?

    03 August 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Researchers say that playing video games can improve brain function which is good.

    However gamers who snack for hours while they play are in for a big surprise – tooth decay.

    Tooth decay is a diet-related dental disease.

    It’s not only linked to what you consume but how often you eat it.

    And the risky snacking behaviour that starts in adolescence may continue into adulthood.

    So you can brush twice a day but still get decay… unless you change your diet habits.

  • Are you our new dentist?

    Are you our new dentist?

    01 August 2016 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Does this sound like you? You are a dedicated and caring dentist with an energetic and enthusiastic nature and have a demonstrated interest in all aspects of advanced general dentistry.

    Starting in late August, you will work as part of Cameron&Co’s team of twelve in our locally owned independent practice in Townsville. 

    Our high tech facility has five treatment rooms, a relaxed yet professional environment and has served the North Queensland region since 1998. 

    Yours will be a rewarding role – working in an environment which encourages growth and development. 

    Benefits include a four day full time week – Monday to Thursday 7:15am - 5.15pm.

    Dr Cameron Arnold and the team look forward to welcoming you. 

    Remuneration and conditions of employment will be discussed during successful applicant’s interview.

    Apply here

  • Plant vs plant

    Plant vs plant

    25 July 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Citric acid is found in household cleaners which are used to dissolve stains and hard water deposits.

    Citric acid is also added to many manufactured foods and drinks as a preservative and flavouring agent.

    You’ll find it as food additive #330 in lemon, lime and fruit-flavoured juices, cordials, soft drinks, lollies and convenience foods.

    In the mouth acids soften and dissolve enamel, making it easier for brushing to wear enamel away.

    It’s no surprise that now we’re seeing young people with sensitive, yellow teeth from acid wear.

    So as a wise man once said, “If it comes from a plant, eat it. But if it’s made in a plant, don’t”.

  • Do you want some coffee with your sugar?

    Do you want some coffee with your sugar?

    18 July 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Coffee shops are booming because they’re fun places to socialize, work or study and get a great big caffeine hit.

    And who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cappuccino?

    Unfortunately some coffee drinks also give us more than ½ the daily allowance of sugar.

    The iced coffee drinks and milkshakes may be the yummiest but they’re often the unhealthiest with the added sugars, sauces and syrups.

    It’s best to enjoy in moderation and be aware of the risks.

  • So much sugar!

    So much sugar!

    11 July 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Sugar is added to most processed foods as a preservative and flavour-enhancer.

    It's recommended our daily sugar intake be about 6 teaspoons but Australians consume more than 27 teaspoons every day!

    Most of it comes from our drinks!

    Next time you reach for a drink remember:
    1 cup apple juice (250ml) has 6 teaspoons 
    1 can of cola (375ml) has 10 teaspoons
    1 can of energy drink (500ml) has 21 teaspoons

  • Do whitening toothpastes work?

    Do whitening toothpastes work?

    16 May 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Most whitening toothpastes don’t actually penetrate the enamel and change the colour of your teeth.

    They have stronger polishing agents which can make your smile brighter by removing more surface stains from coffee, tea and red wine.

    The whitening toothpastes with small amounts of peroxide can eventually whiten but it will take time.

    However whitening toothpastes can be useful to maintain your bright smile after a professional treatment.