Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a great start to 2012! Last year in the name of Festive Spirit we ‘Elfed Ourselves’ and it was hugely popular. We’ve done it again but this year with a Disco theme! Check it out Over the Christmas break Today’s Dentistry will be closed from Friday 23rd of December and reopen on Tuesday 3rd of January.
In this final issue of Dental Tips for 2011:
Our congratulations go to Cindy Loveridge and Maree Griffin, the winners of our facebook competition for October and November respectively. Only one month remains for your chance to win a years supply of dental goodies.To be in the running all you need to do is ‘Like’ the Today’s Dentistry page.At the end December we will randomly draw one person to receive a years worth of dental goodies including toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss.
If you have already ‘Liked’ us then don’t worry – you are already in the draw! Winners will be announced and contacted via Facebook.
Jamie of McDowall in Brisbane asks: Q: “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 several teeth that need. Can you tell me about the steps you take with nervous patients and how you achieve ‘no pain’?”
Dr Darryl Marsh replies:
I see this quite often and there are a number of possible reasons… Anaesthetics often contain adrenaline but more often than not the anxiety is anchored in a bad experience at the dentist in the past, often as a child.
There are a number of ways we can work with our patients to overcome this fear of the dentist and put them back in control.
Question from Sonya of Chermside in Brisbane:
Q: “I have a wisdom tooth that is coming through with an exposed nerve that is causing me a great deal of pain.
Do I have to have something done now, what would the cause of action be and how much would it cost? I’m also pregnant so what does that mean?”
Dr David Kerr replies: When most people think wisdom teeth they think that they are going to have to be removed but in actual fact, in about 30% per cent of cases patients can have wisdom teeth that don’t need to be removed.
The reason why many people have to have their wisdom teeth removed is….
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.
A professional clean from the dentist can leave patients with more than sparking teeth – it can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke, new research has found.A new study of 100,000 people found those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned by a dentist had a 24 per cent lower risk of a heart attack and a 13 per cent lower risk of a stroke in the seven years following the appointment.The findings were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific meeting in November.
Summer is well and truly here and along with it many of our patients minds turn to tooth whitening. Dental tooth whitening is the safest, easiest and most effective way to get whiter and brighter teeth but where do you start with so much information on the many options available.Most dentists will offer an ‘in-office system’ and a ‘take home system’ with the difference between these largely being time, convenience and cost. The Australian Dental Association have set up a handy tooth whitening facts website for those interested in tooth whitening.
At Today’s Dentistry we use and recommend Opalescence
We researched most of the leading dental whitening techniques before we selected Opalesence. We found it to be an extremely effective teeth whitening system.
Thinking about whitening?
Visit us for a complimentary 15 min whitening consultation. We will check the suitability of your teeth, give you an idea of shade and sensitivity and answer any questions you may have. Call us on (07) 3863 6911 to book now.
In this blog entry Dr Darryl Marsh writes…Your new baby’s teeth actually started to form in their jawbone before birth.A baby’s first baby teeth, also known as ‘primary teeth’ usual erupt at about six months of age but this can occur as early as birth or as late as the child’s first birthday. Parents know this important development milestone as ‘teething’ as it can result in many a sleepless night.So when is it best to start dental visits and brushing teeth?
We are getting into the festive spirit! Shannon has returned safely from her Laos trip and highly recommends it as a destination. Deanne is off to Hong Kong in early December –to enjoy a little retail therapy perhaps? Lets hope she buys something nice for herself in amongst all those Christmas presents!We are all looking forward to our Christmas party on December 16 – this year we are off for cocktails and nibbles on at Riverlife. We hope you all enjoy your Christmas celebrations.Today’s Dentistry will be closed between December 24 and January 2, reopening on Tuesday the 3rd of January 2012. We wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in 2012.