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Dental tips newsletter, April 2016

Orthodontics for kids, seminar for missing teeth and latest news

Orthodontics for young children: Ask a Dentist

If your child’s teeth aren’t straight or their jaws aren’t lining up, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends an early examination or screening for kids between the ages of eight and 10 years.

TD_visit_dentist-150x150Here are some of the Questions (and our article has all the answers) about Orthodontics for young kids:

Q: I read that some kids are going to the orthodontist as young as seven. But if they’re not old enough for braces yet, why?

Q: So many kids now have braces, but do they really need them? Can’t they just live with crooked teeth?

Q: Having straighter teeth can be a confidence booster for kids, right?

Q: Do kids get teased as much for having braces or ‘train tracks’?

Read the full article here >

What’s the Buzz?

Display images to see a photo of Sarah who we recently farewelledWe recently said a warm farewell to Sarah (right). Sarah started with Today’s Dentistry in December 2010 and is a familiar face to our patients as she wore many hats (roles) around the practice. Sarah has been studying Nursing and left us to move down the Gold Coast and commence her career in Nursing. We wish her well and hope she comes back to visit us often.

In March David and Darryl both attended ADX16 in Sydney, Australia’s largest dental exhibition. David was a speaker for the session on ‘Prosthetic-Based Implant Planning’ , which according to Darryl was well attended by dentists from all parts of Australia. Well done David!

It’s good preparation for David’s upcoming seminar on missing teeth at Today’s Dentistry.

We are all eagerly awaiting news for the arrival of both Shannon and Hayley’s babies, both due this month.

Chanelle and her hubby just celebrated her son’s 2nd birthday – doesn’t time fly!

With our baby boom ongoing you may notice a few new faces around the practice – please be sure to say a warm “Hi” to our new staff members as they settle in.

Missing teeth? Hate Dentures?

Free information seminar: Wednesday May 25th at 6pm

If you have dentures and are sick and tired of them being loose, slipping out or rubbing their gums – not to mention cleaning them every day! They also complain to us about not being able to chew their favourite foods like a nice juicy steak.

For those patients that have missing teeth, particularly ones that are visible when they smile, they hate smiling with their missing tooth or teeth. It has affected their confidence not just when smiling but when talking to people too.

Dental implant seminar

Reserve your seat or share this event with a friend. Find out more here >

Liam & Corrin’s Joke Corner

How do trees feel when it’s Springtime?

Liam says “Blooming Good”
Corrin says “Re‘leaved’!”

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that treats irregularities of teeth and the effect this has on one’s face and bite. Through the use of braces, retainers and other appliances and orthodontic treatments patients can enjoy straighter teeth, a more functional bite and a beautiful smile.

Orthodontics is useful for:

  • Straightening teeth
  • Improving your smile
  • Correcting your ‘bite’, ie how your mouth closes
  • Improving your speech
  • Better proportion for your face if affected by teeth or jaw irregularities
  • Adults and children

Which orthodontic treatment, braces or aligners are right for me?

There are numerous options now  – whether it’s invisible aligners like ClearCorrect or Invisalign, or traditional Orthodontic braces each treatment is different and suitable for different situations. Ask us at your next appointment about the options.

Patient Centre

Packed with useful information, links and resources for you – our patient.

More dental resources here

  • Starting orthodontic treatment at the right time can mean treatment time is less After Braces and Orthodontics - “I had braces in primary school and I am 21 now… …I am worried my teeth have moved and will continue to move and go all over the place again. I am not sure what to do?” – Question from Sam of Stafford in Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies: A great deal depends on your
  • Display images to see a clear aligner which is an option for some Orthodontic patients Orthodontics for young children - If your child’s teeth aren’t straight or their jaws aren’t lining up, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends an early examination or screening for kids between the ages of eight and 10 years. Here’s what every parent needs to know before you worry about kids braces. Our first article in this series took an initial
  • Are Toothpicks Bad Question - Is it safe to use a toothpick to remove food stuck between my teeth after a meal? “I do floss after every meal and brush my teeth twice a day. My flat mate keeps telling me it not safe to use toothpicks but he is not a dentist!” – Question from Natalie of Mt Gravatt,

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