• Do you have whitish lumps on your tonsils?

    Do you have whitish lumps on your tonsils?

    28 April 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Like kidney stones, they’re called tonsil stones or tonsilloliths and are quite common. Tonsilloliths are smelly clusters of bacteria, mucus and food debris which harden in the tonsil crevices.

    They are seldom harmful however they can cause severe bad breath and a sore throat. Often no treatment is required but it can range from curettage to just rinsing with warm salt water.

    If you’ve got a persistent bad breath problem, see us for the solution.

  • 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 certain antibiotics are 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