• Are you sassy?

    Are you sassy?

    16 March 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Smile Stories

    If you're an original and creative brusher, you’re the first to brush Gangnam-style and have fun. But be careful not to lose focus!

    Stay tuned over the next month to find out your brushing personality!

  • Are you a multi-tasker?

    Are you a multi-tasker?

    09 March 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Smile Stories

    Working from room to room as you brush? You're practical but may be short-changing your oral health.

    Stay tuned over the next month to find out your brushing personality!

  • Are you a daydreamer?

    Are you a daydreamer?

    02 March 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Smile Stories

    If you're off with the fairies while battling the plaque bugs, you may miss parts of your mouth.

    Stay tuned over the next month to find out your brushing personality!

  • Does this sound like you?

    Does this sound like you?

    25 February 2015 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    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 April/May, you will work as part of Smile Dental’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 at Smile Dental look forward to welcoming you. 

    Apply here

     

  • Latest diet buzz

    Latest diet buzz

    23 February 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Have you heard about the ‘Eat Clean Challenge’ or the ‘Real Food Pledge’?
    We are what we eat and when we commit to eating fresh foods, we are healthier, have more energy, sleep better and lose weight.

    Sugar is a hidden ingredient in most processed foods, often labelled as corn syrup, fructose, molasses, maple syrup or malt sugar.

    When we eat and drink foods in their most natural state, we also prevent aggressive tooth decay as well as obesity and chronic illnesses.

    These diets get the thumbs-up and the big, tooth-friendly stars from me.

  • Into the sunset…

    Into the sunset…

    16 February 2015 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Everyone who knows Wolfgang knows how much he loves to travel. And so we are thrilled that he is embarking on the trip of a lifetime… but teary eyed that we will be waving him goodbye at the end of April.

    We wish him well in his retirement and look forward to his stories from far afield. Good luck, congratulations and Gute Reise Dr Wolfgang Evers! We will miss you.

  • Smiling is the best medicine

    Smiling is the best medicine

    09 February 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Did you know that smiling improves our overall health through the release of the ‘feel good’ hormones?

    And beautiful, healthy smiles are what dental professionals are all about.

    If you’re not happy with your smile, there are some ways to improve it:
    • Professional cleanings to remove unsightly stains, plaque and scale
    • White, tooth-coloured fillings
    • Whitening treatments (in-office treatment or take-home trays)
    • Discrete orthodontics (Invisalign® treatment for improved bite/appearance)
    • Porcelain veneers, crowns and implants for natural-looking teeth

  • Facial yoga: the new cosmetic workout

    Facial yoga: the new cosmetic workout

    03 February 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    We go to the gym, jog or do pilates to give our bodies a good workout but what about our faces?

    I’ve practised yoga for years and was delighted to find facial yoga exercises online.

    Regularly exercising the facial muscles is said to tone our faces and necks which enhances our smiles. 

    It’s just a natural extension of bodybuilding.

    My favourites are the bull-frog, fish face, lion, snake and hungry bird poses. Check ‘em out. 

  • Don’t ignore warning signs

    Don’t ignore warning signs

    27 January 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Sometimes a tooth can be a little sensitive because of receding gums, usually treated with sensitive toothpaste.

    But a tooth that aches or is painful should not be ignored.

    It may be due to an infection, an injury, a crack in the tooth or perhaps a broken filling.

    Prompt treatment can save the tooth in most cases and may help prevent more expensive treatment down the road.

    Simply call us about your concerns.

  • Loud snoring: a red flag

    Loud snoring: a red flag

    20 January 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Can’t get any shut-eye? Your partner’s loud snoring can be a warning of sleep-disordered breathing.

    Oxygen levels drop and the sleeper awakens frequently in order to breathe.
    The teeth can also be damaged by the accompanied grinding and acid reflux at night.

    Some strategies to stop snoring include weight loss, sleeping on one’s side, wearing a dental appliance or mask, nasal strips and allergy maintenance.

    A simple sleep test, done in your own home, is the first step in the evaluation for a disorder.