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September 2010 Today’s Dentistry eNewsletter

When to start your child’s orthodontic treatment, news and private medical benefits

Find out the latest news and going’s on from Today’s Dentistry

In this edition we talk about dental issues including:

On the lighter side we take a look at what the Today’s Dentistry staff have been up to out of work, and come clean about all the banging and clanging around the office of recent.

Happy reading,

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


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Happy Birthday to us!

Today's Dentistry in Brisbane's northern suburbs celebrated its birthday - established in 1988This October the practice turns 22! Darryl, Peta and Robyn were there in October 1988 when the practice doors were opened in the same location we are in now. Thank you to all our patients for your loyalty over the years.

As a sign of our maturity and progression in the online world Today’s Dentistry now have a Facebook page and we’d love to be friends with you!


When to start orthodontic treatment?

what age should orthodontic treatment start

Starting orthodontic treatment at the right time can mean treatment time is less

Orthodontic problems or teeth alignment problems are usually noticeable on the adult front teeth from about seven years old. This is a good time to have an orthodontic assessment even though most of the time braces are not usually put on until the last baby tooth is lost around 12-13 years old. Early detection of issues at an early age also helps us plan appropriate treatment and can sometimes reduce the overall amount of time that braces are worn.

Some are surprised that Orthodontic treatments are not only restricted to children. Here at Today’s Dentistry we have a growing number of adult patients that are receiving treatment to achieve their desired smile! So if you’ve wondered about the alignment of your children’s (or even your own) teeth, we can assess them at a six monthly examination and hygiene visit.


What’s the buzz at Today’s Dentistry

Step inside and find out what has been going on behind the scenes at Today’s Dentistry… If you’re wondering why Monica and Tahlia are looking so relaxed, they’re just back from holidays in Malaysia. If you see them don’t forget to ask about the 29 pairs of shoes they returned with!

Dr David Kerr and Darryl Marsh discuss the cosmetic dentistry options

David has just begun treating Darryl’s son’s with Orthodontics. We wish Linus all the best and a big, bright grin.

Congratulations to Deanne, whose eldest son who turned 21 last month. It is huge milestone and we heard it was a great party! We are please to welcome back our bubbly dental assistant Brooke, who has returned from her extended travels overseas.

Congratulations also to dental assistant Zoe, who has topped her first year nursing subject! For those of you who are wondering why they haven’t seen Belinda about, she is resting up at the moment before her new role as a mother begins later this year.

And finally a big thank you to all our patients who have put up with all the banging and clanging in the surgery over the last couple of months – we are excited about the works being finished this month.

We are looking forward to going back to our practices basics and having more space to give you the most personalised service we possibly can.

We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.


Make the most of your private medical benefits before the end of the
year

Private health scheme members – please be aware that many companies give you until the end of the calendar year to enjoy your private health cover rebates on dental care without rolling your benefits over to the new year.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is also warning consumers to be vigilant when considering the value of our private ‘extras’ cover.The ADA says that average health insurance premiums rose by 52.8 percent, between 2000-2009 compared to the CPI increase of 31 percent.

Additionally, the gap between how much patients pay for their cover and the rebate has widened. Figures released by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC) revealed that in 1999 there was a gap of approximately 46 percent between the two and this has increased to 51 percent by 2009.

Patient Centre

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

More dental resources here


  • Starting orthodontic treatment at the right time can mean treatment time is less After Braces and Orthodontics - “I had braces in primary school and I am 21 now… …I am worried my teeth have moved and will continue to move and go all over the place again. I am not sure what to do?” – Question from Sam of Stafford in Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies: A great deal depends on your
  • TMJ advice from Brisbane Dentist Dr Darryl Marsh Really sore jaw – 5 fast tips you need to read - If you think you may be suffering from TMJ problems – properly called TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder – here are some simple lifestyle changes to help manage it.
  • Dental implants cost will be determined on your situation. We will look at dental options to fit your budget. Extracting Teeth - I have a toothache and am worried I might have to get it taken out. Does a sore tooth always have to be extracted? “Do all tooth extractions cost the same? Are there alternatives to having your tooth extracted?” – Question from Jane from Everton Hills, Brisbane Dr Darryl Marsh replies: When you have a

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