• Dry mouth dilemmas

    Dry mouth dilemmas

    06 April 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Do you have trouble swallowing during the day or suffer an annoying cough at night?

    Often it’s related to a dry mouth and the absence of saliva due to dehydration and /or medication side effects.

    However there’s a simple solution found at chemists in the dental products department: dry mouth gel.

    The gel is used to lubricate the mouth and throat by placing a dab on the tongue, spreading it around the mouth then swallowing.

    Just drink more water and use the gel when required and the problem is solved.

  • Cameron&Co in print

    Cameron&Co in print

    15 March 2016 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    We're in this month's issue of DUO Magazine talking about our name change.

    As Cameron explains "We always like to stay one step ahead. We realised so many dental practices were being bought by insurance companies and turned into franchises without that local history and care."

    "We felt it was important to make a stand and show that we are independent and family owned."

    It's why getting back to a first name basis is important to us. When you walk in to our practice you won't just be greeted with a smile. You'll be greeted by name.

  • Cameron is a Townsville boy

    02 March 2016 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    We're celebrating our change of name from Smile Dental to Cameron&Co. It's a pleasure to be on a first name basis with you, Townsville :)

  • We have a new name!

    We have a new name!

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

    We're excited to announce that we have changed our name from Smile Dental to Cameron&Co.

    Cameron was born and bred in Townsville and we've been here on Ross River Road for nearly twenty years now.

    So, we decided it was about time we were on a first name basis. We're still family owned and operated, by the same team in the same place – and we look forward to seeing you the next time you pop in.

  • Mouthwash to the rescue?

    Mouthwash to the rescue?

    28 February 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    While it’s not necessary for a healthy mouth, it may be recommended for those with special needs.

    Mouthwashes with extra ingredients can make the difference for those who are at risk for tooth decay or dry mouth.

    However here are a few things you should know:
    • Mouthwashes that contain alcohol can dry and irritate the mouth
    • You need to swish a mouthwash for 1 minute so the ingredients can work
    • It’s best to use mouthwash before brushing so the fluoride in toothpaste can soak in, or use it when you can’t brush

  • Is whitening safe?

    Is whitening safe?

    22 February 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile.

    It’s safe if used in a healthy mouth as directed by your dentist.

    In some cases tooth sensitivity may be a possible short-term side effect but that can be easily managed.

    If overused or improperly used, whitening can cause damage to gums and teeth.

    Have a chat with us for more advice and guidelines about whitening treatments.

  • Shaggy dog toothbrush?

    Shaggy dog toothbrush?

    15 February 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    You should ditch your toothbrush at 2-3 months or sooner if your brush starts to resemble a shaggy dog.

    When the bristles are flattened or splayed, they can’t access the grooves and sweep away germs or food particles.

  • Gripping too tight?

    Gripping too tight?

    08 February 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    If your toothbrush is wearing away too quickly, maybe you should look at your technique. It’s not meant to be held with a Schwarzenegger grip!

  • Adding fruit to water bottles

    Adding fruit to water bottles

    01 February 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    It makes drinking water at the office all day a lot more fun but is it safe?

    Acid erosion or acid wear is a big risk for teeth as the result of frequent sipping of acidic drinks throughout the day.

    The tooth enamel slowly softens making it easier to brush away the enamel and leave sensitive, yellow teeth.

    And once the enamel’s gone, it’s gone forever.

    Plain tap water may be boring but why take risks with a beautiful smile?

  • Fallout from footballers’ study

    Fallout from footballers’ study

    25 January 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    A study of 187 footballers from several top UK clubs has been published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

    It found that nearly one in four players has tooth decay which could affect their match performance. Others reported pain or discomfort from gum disease infections and acid wear.

    Researchers aren’t saying the exact cause but suspicion falls on the consumption of sports drinks which are high in sugars and acids.

    Maybe it’s time for everyone including athletes to rethink their drink.

    Keeping the mouth healthy is a wise investment for our overall health and wellbeing.