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 2012

How we help children feel in control at Today’s Dentistry

3D technology comes to Today’s Dentistry

Our latest news is the upgrade to a new 3D imaging X-Ray unit. One of the first installed in at a dentist in Brisbane it is capable of giving a whole new dimension to how we see our patients’ teeth and jaws.This new 3D unit will allow us to see anatomical structures when planning treatment, especially implant or surgical treatments, more accurately diagnose pathology present in the mouth, especially abscesses and root fractures that are not easily seen on conventional 2D X-Rays.

But the main reason we are so excited is that it means we can be even more thorough and give more accurate advice to our patients.

Throughout 2012 we are running our Facebook competition.

‘Like’ us for your chance to WIN!To be in the running all you need to do is ‘Like’ our Facebook page. If you have already ‘Liked’ us then don’t worry – you are already in the draw!

Winners will be announced and contacted via Facebook.

THE PRIZE

At the end of each month we will randomly draw one person to receive a year’s worth of tooth goodies for their family including toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss.

Answer Today’s Dentistry’s Newsletter Poll…

There are a few steps we follow initially when treating kids.

Ask a Dentist:

Question from Jamie of Northlakes in Brisbane Q:“My daughter’s front baby tooth is chipped.

Since she was 1 it has slowly chipped away to the gum, I have taken her to other dentists who tell me to wait for it to fall out. However today I noticed that her gum above it is going black – what should I do? Is it affecting her adult tooth?

She has had bad breath and swollen gums too so I am worried she might also have gum disease. I don’t want to take any risks with her teeth.”

Dr David Kerr replies:

I think you are right to be concerned about the changes in the appearance of the gums and other tissues around your daughter’s broken baby tooth.

When we see changes such as these there is always the concern of abscess formation and infection. The gum and oral tissues should be naturally a light pink colour when healthy.

Why do gums change colour?

Tissues that are dark in colour tend to be infected or diseased rather than the adult teeth in the gum…

Got a question for your dentist, but don’t feel the need for an appointment to ask it? Here’s your chance to ask one of Today’s Dentistry’s experts. You’re welcome to drop us a question any time, and we’ll answer it. The best questions will be featured here in our bi-monthly newsletter and on our website.

How veneers can transform your smile

Veneer, porcelain or resin, are just one of the cosmetic dentistry ways to achieve that instantly beautiful smile.Without the need for braces or whitening treatments, veneers will give you white straight teeth with that “WOW” factor.Veneers are perfect for worn, chipped, crooked or stained teeth, even those patients with gaps or teeth out of alignment.

What’s the buzz at Today’s Dentistry

Deanne and her husband are off to Europe at the end of April for a 3 week holiday to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary – congratulations and we hope they have the most amazing trip.Caitlyn has just got her license to take radiographs and to top off that success she is also sporting her new braces – be sure to ask her how its going next time you are in.

Anna has just started up painting again as a hobby – we look forward to seeing her masterpieces soon.

And finally we send Tharaka and Shannon best wishes for their respective first wedding anniversaries this month – only 24 more years till you get that 3 week holiday in Europe like Dee!