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Dental tips newsletter, June 2015

Survey, the news from Today's Dentistry, dental volunteering and fissure sealants...

How can fissure sealants help to protect my child's teeth?

We receive a lot of questions from parents who suspect their children have decay, asking what it means, what they need to do and how they can prevent other teeth, or their other children, from getting any further decay.

Fissure sealants and deep grooves

One common site for decay in children is in the deep grooves in their back teeth. There’s a lot of anatomical variation in the:

  • Anatomy of these grooves
  • Fineness of the grooves
  • Depth of each groove
  • Imperfections in the way the enamel forms in these grooves. Together these factors can make it impossible for these teeth to be cleaned properly – if nothing is done these teeth will end up with cavities, regardless of how well they are cleaned and cared for.

Fissure sealants are a great preventative measure to ensure highly susceptible teeth are less likely to suffer from decay… Read the whole Fissure sealants article


Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that treats irregularities of teeth and the effect this has on one’s face and bite.

Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that treats irregularities of teeth and the effect this has on one’s face and bite.

Our Orthodontic treatments include:

  • Braces
  • Invisalign, a type of invisible brace
  • Removable functional appliances such as expanders, retainers and other devices that are sometimes necessary

Click here to read more about Orthodontics

Community News

Today's Dentistry was featured in Northside Chronicle

David, Annie and Alisha are in Cambodia this week, volunteering their dental expertise to help Cambodian street children in Sihanoukville.

You can read all about it on p.2 of last week’s Northside Chronicle or on our Facebook page.

Dental FunniesCongratulations to our Facebook winners!

Our congratulations go to Lisa Parry, the winner of our Facebook competition for May.

To be in the running all you need to do is ‘Like’ the Today’s Dentistry page.

If you have already ‘Liked’ us then don’t worry – you are already in the draw!

Our Philosophy and Approach

At Today’s Dentistry on Brisbane’s Northside, all of our team follow and act upon the practice’s philosophy of being open, honest and plain speaking.
It is our belief that by giving you all the information and choices, you can decide what is best for you.

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What’s the buzz

What's the buzz at Today's Dentistry?

Congratulations Annie and Justin!

Congratulations to Annie who recently got engaged to her partner Justin. We look forward to hearing all the wedding preparation news around the practice.

David, Alisha, and Annie are in Cambodia this week, volunteering their dental skills to help disadvantaged street children

Hayley’s little boy Lyncon recently celebrated his first birthday – we can’t believe how quickly these little ones are growing up.

Robyn has been baking up a storm when not at work, all in preparation for the All Saints Albany Creek fete recently. Her girls were so proud and we bet they enjoyed the lovely smell around the kitchen.

Deanne heads off this week on a cruise of the South Pacific islands – we are all very jealous and hope she enjoys her well deserved break.

Patient Centre

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

More dental resources here

  • Gums Receding - “All of my gums look pink and healthy, except for my bottom gums at the front … I think my gums are receding… “One of my teeth is getting longer than the others. They don’t bleed and are less red sometimes than others, but I want to know if I can stop or cure gum
  • Dr David Kerr during dental treatment with female patient Tooth Extraction Pain - “I have some tooth pain following a tooth extraction a couple of days ago. What is a normal amount of pain after an extraction and what is the expected healing time? What should I be aware of in relation to complications such as dry sockets and blood clots?”” – Question from Robert from Zillmere, Brisbane
  • Is the flouride in toothpaste ok for children Kid’s Toothpaste Question - “My kids are 2 and 3 and I noticed that the children’s toothpaste says ‘Do not swallow’ but they do – is this bad for them? Is there a better toothpaste option for them? What do you think of organic toothpaste?”

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