• Hate the colour of your teeth?

    Hate the colour of your teeth?

    21 April 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Let’s look at some of the common reasons your pearly whites aren’t white.

    Black and brown stains on the teeth are usually due to smoking, coffee or tea.

    Green and orange colours come from a heavy build-up of plaque and fungi on the teeth.

    Greyish blue colours occur in the teeth if tetracycline, an antibiotic, is taken when the teeth are forming.

    Solutions range from professional cleanings to lightening, whitening and veneers.

    Why not have a dental check-up and smile assessment to see what your options are?

  • Soft Drink

    Soft drinks: tough on teeth and bones

    14 April 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Are teens who prefer sugary soft drink to milk more at risk for osteoporosis? 

    It’s a well-known fact that soft drinks are a huge risk for tooth decay. Researchers are saying that excessive consumption of soft drink is a risk factor for early osteoporosis.

    When the body becomes overly acidic, calcium is ‘stolen’ from the bones to restore the pH balance.

    And teens also fail to get enough bone-building nutrients by giving milk the thumbs-down. 

    So have a think about what you drink for stronger teeth and bones.

  • Oral piercings: consider the risk

    Oral piercings: consider the risk

    07 April 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Lip and tongue piercings are popular fashion statements but might change your smile forever.
    Oral piercings can result in:
    • Infection, swelling and pain upon insertion
    • Diseases such as hepatitis from unclean equipment
    • Uncontrolled bleeding
    • Allergic response
    • Gum recession
    • Cracked or chipped teeth while eating and talking
    • Choking on loose piercings such as studs, hoops and barbells

  • Are you a CEO?

    Are you a CEO?

    30 March 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Smile Stories

    Do you wield a power toothbrush and are methodical and disciplined about your cleaning approach?

    This was the last in our series of brushing personalities. Find out what your brushing personality says about you by scrolling through our last month of blog posts!

     

  • Are you a speedster?

    Are you a speedster?

    23 March 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Smile Stories

    You may be the fastest brusher in the west but also be the hardest on your teeth and gums.

    Stay tuned this month to find out your brushing personality!

  • 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.