We are open, restrictions have eased for all dental treatments – Covid-19 update
We are open, restrictions have eased for all dental treatments – Covid-19 update

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.

Here 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’?

What’s the Buzz?

We 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.

n 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.

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.

Ask a Dentist

Chalky Teeth
“My child has white marks on her teeth which I have been researching and discovered the condition hypomineralisation. I have never heard of this before and not sure what it means and what I should do. Can you tell me more about it?” – Question from Natasha of Albany Creek in Brisbane Dr David Kerr

Kids dental trauma
In this article, we wanted to bring together a couple of similar questions we have received to Ask a Dentist, all about kids dental emergencies and traumas: My toddler fell in the playground and broke half of her front teeth off. After a few tears, she was OK, but should I take her to the

Are You Scared of the Dentist?
I had a bad experience at a dentist where my heart started racing and I felt like I was going to pass out. “Basically, I am very scared of the dentist and have been as long as I can remember. It’s now been a long time since my last dental visit and I now have