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June 2011 Today’s Dentistry eNewsletter

Salt water rinses, keeping up with your kids dental health and Intra Oral Cameras

What’s happening at Today’s Dentistry

In this issue of dental tips:

  • What’s the buzz at Today’s Dentistry
  • Why you benefit from our Intra Oral cameras
  • Ask a Dentist looks at salt water rinsing vs mouthwashes
  • Dr Darryl’s blog looks at what you can do to keep up with your child’s dental health

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Happy reading,

Drs Darryl and David and the team at Today’s Dentistry



Keeping up with your child’s dental health

Dr Darryl Marsh answers questions about keeping up with your childs dental healthDr Darryl Marsh writes

In this blog entry I continue my series of articles on caring for your child’s dental health.

Your child’s body is growing and changing… and their mouth and teeth are no exception.

Their baby (deciduous) teeth get loose, new teeth come through, and the jaws are constantly growing. Much of the damage to our adult teeth occurs in our childhood years.

Ask a Dentist: Salt water mouth rinse as mouthwash?

Stephanie from Chermside West, asked: “Are there any long term side effects of rinsing the mouth with salt water? Does it weaken the tooth, or interfere with saliva secretion, or is it irreversibly abrasive to the taste buds? How does a salt water rinse compare with dental mouthwashes?”

Dr David Kerr replies: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed. The reason they are so good is that the salt is not only a natural disinfectant, but it also removes any swelling from the tissues.

See for yourself: Intra oral cameras

See inside your mouth at the same time as the dentist with Intra Oral CamerasSometimes it is difficult for patients to fully understand the condition of their teeth – using an intraoral camera is a state of the art dental technical device that really helps you see for yourself exactly what is happening in your mouth – Live on TV during your treatment!

We can’t imagine life without them now! Find out more about the many advantages of the intra oral cameras we use and how a picture really is worth a thousand words.

What’s the buzz at Today’s Dentistry

We’ve had plenty going on lately at Today’s Dentistry…

Dental assistant Sarah is heading overseas in July for a whole month of adventure. Dubai, Spain, Italy and Croatia. She will be going to the ‘Running of the Bulls’ in Spain though she isn’t going to actually run with them. She is currently working on her Spanish, just in case she needs to help a good-looking Spaniard in distress!

Brooke is joining our team full time again from early July. She has been with us on Wednesdays for the last year. She also worked for us years ago before going on a working holiday in England. It will be lovely to see her smiling face more regularly again. We also have had Alischa join our team – she has travelled Australia extensively but is now enjoying working in Brisbane and putting down some roots and building her family home with husband Heath.

Darryl is looking forward to a week off in the upcoming School Holidays to enjoy some treasured family time.


Patient Centre

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

More dental resources here

  • Pregnancy Dental Care - How do I best care for my teeth during pregnancy? Does morning sickness damage my teeth? – Question from Marie in Brisbane’s CBD, Brisbane For a change, this article is not answered by our dentists, rather Chanelle, our very own Hygienist answers one of our frequently asked questions touching on her own first hand experiences
  • Baby teeth not falling out before adult teeth - In our first article in this series, we answered some of the questions we often receive from parents who are concerned about how their kids adult teeth are developing. Sometimes when your child’s adult teeth are developing, weird stuff can happen! Here we talk about shark teeth – when adult teeth come through behind baby
  • TMJ advice from Brisbane Dentist Dr Darryl Marsh Tooth Abscess - “I just got composite resin veneers and ever since, the gum above the right tooth has been very sore and swollen. I have developed a blister on the gum that leaks a clear fluid, along with swelling and severe pain…” “I also felt a strange popping feeling in the gum, like bubbles bursting. The fluid

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