• Great smile, great bite, great life!

    Great smile, great bite, great life!

    01 October 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Do you have missing teeth? Do you avoid showing your teeth when your smile or speak? Is it holding you back from enjoying life to the full?

    You might be a candidate for implants.

    They look and feel like your own teeth, help you speak more clearly and chew foods better. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!

    Just like your regular teeth, there is some upkeep to remember! Optimal home care is essential to keep your implant(s) plaque-free and your gums healthy:

    • Use a power toothbrush twice daily for a minimum of 2 minutes. Brush one tooth at a time, following the gumline and tipping slightly in between the teeth
    • Use Superfloss once a day. Wrap it around the implant in a “U” shape and use the thickest spongy section to rub back and forth against the neck of the implant
    • Use Piksters once a day. Choose a size that inserts without force. Move the Pikster brush in and out against the neck of the implant

    Considering getting an implant? Contact us for a complimentary consultation. We have extended our 10% implants offer until the end of October.

  • Transform your smile

    Transform your smile

    04 September 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Are you self conscious about showing your teeth? Is eating uncomfortable?

    You might be a candidate for implants or a bridge. Both treatments are excellent long term options to fix the problem of missing teeth. But what is the right option for you?

    A bridge takes less waiting time for the finished result. However the treatment requires some tooth surface to be removed from adjacent teeth.

    Implants do not affect adjacent teeth and are easier to clean but the procedure requires more healing time.

    Contact us for a complimentary consultation to discuss your options. And remember: we are offering 10% off implants until the end of September.

  • Hiding your smile?

    Hiding your smile?

    31 July 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    You might benefit from implants! 

    Implants are a long term investment that preserve facial structure and bone. They look, feel and function like real teeth so you have more confidence smiling, eating and speaking.

    Unlike dentures, they’re fused directly to the jaw bone and provide support for crowns. So as long as your gums are healthy and you have adequate jaw bone, you’re a candidate for implants.

    Interested in finding out more? Contact us for a complimentary consultation and consider taking advantage of our offer for 10% off implants in August and September.

  • Great news!

    Great news!

    25 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    We have had an overwhelming response to our 10% off straightening offer and have decided to extend it throughout the month of April. Call us for a free consultation today!

  • Straight teeth can improve self-confidence

    Straight teeth can improve self-confidence

    19 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Having your teeth straightened can make you look and feel great so you’re ready to smile.

    Smiling can make you happier and more approachable.

    It can boost your self-confidence to improve your social life, accomplish a goal or land your dream job.

    At Cameron & Co we’re offering 10% of straightening, including Invisalign, this month. Contact us for a free consultation to find out if it is right for you.

  • Straight teeth are good for you

    Straight teeth are good for you

    12 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Can straight teeth improve your health? You bet! Here’s how:

    • Straight teeth are easier to floss and brush to remove bacterial plaque so there is less chance of tooth decay

    • Crooked teeth that aren’t straightened are difficult to clean properly and this increases the risk for gum disease

    • Gum disease can result in gum, bone and tooth loss over time

    • Studies show us that gum disease can also increase a person’s risk for heart disease and other systemic conditions so a healthy mouth means a healthy body

    If you are interested in finding out more about straightening your teeth make an appointment for a free consultation today. Here at Cameron&Co we are offering 10% off straigtening, inclusing Invisalign, for the month of March. Hurry, the offer expires on March 31.

  • Invisalign versus braces

    Invisalign versus braces

    05 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Invisalign works by using a series of clear, custom-made aligners which gradually straighten teeth over time.

    There are lots of reasons that today’s patients with less complex dental problems are choosing Invisalign treatment over braces.

    Here are a few:
    • Braces may increase self-consciousness while Invisalign is almost invisible
    • Toothbrushing and flossing is easier because aligners are removed before cleaning
    • Aligners are removed before eating so you can eat what you like
    • Aligners can be removed for very special occasions such as weddings
    • There are no emergency visits because of a broken wire or bracket

    Throughout March we are offering 10% of all teeth straightening including Invisalign. Make an appointment at Cameron&Co soon!

  • Are you a gum gardener?

    Are you a gum gardener?

    06 March 2017 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Like noxious weeds, harmful germs grow along the gumline. And if you don’t do a spot of gardening, they can be a real danger to your breath and gum health.

    If you use an electric toothbrush with a round brush head, that’s great because it will do all the work. The key to brushing well is to guide the brush slowly from tooth to tooth, following the contours of the tooth, curve of the gums and tipping slightly in-between the teeth.

    So get rid of the weeds and your mouth will look and smell its best.

  • No smoke but plenty of heat

    No smoke but plenty of heat

    27 February 2017 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    E-cigarettes have intriguing flavours like pina colada and are a popular trend right now. But how harmful are they from a dental standpoint?

    The devices are battery powered and heat liquids laced with nicotine which contacts the mouth at its hottest. This may result in dry mouth, dry cough, mouth ulcerations or even chemical burns.

    And then there’s the addictive nature of the nicotine, a vasoconstrictor which raises blood pressure.

    Is it really worth a try?

  • Swish out your mouth

    Swish out your mouth

    20 February 2017 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Townsville’s fluoridated tap water is the cheapest, easiest and tastiest mouthwash around.

    Everyone knows that it prevents tooth decay by making the enamel more resistant to plaque acids.

    But fluoride also has antibacterial properties which reduce plaque activity and plaque acid production.

    So sip, swish for 1 minute around the mouth and between the teeth then swallow after meals, snacks and smoko.