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A dentist that's committed to continuing education

on June 19, 2016

As part of providing exceptional dental care, The Smile Team dental practice has always placed great importance and emphasis on patient health and safety. Our dental team regularly engage in professional development and training including topics of infection control and first aid training on top of clinical topics of dental gum disease therapy, dental restorations, dental crowns and bridge treatment, dental implants to name a few. 

How does pregnancy affect my teeth?

on January 17, 2016

To kick start a happy healthy 2016 year The Smile Team Balwyn North dentists will be posting answers to some of the most common questions we get.  Our first question leads to a topic that relates to a very exciting stage of life for many of our patients albeit sometimes a nervous time.

The meaning behind “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” and how it relates to your teeth.

on November 03, 2015

Did you know that a lot can be known of the condition of a horse by checking the mouth of a horse?  The same holds true for us humans.  What are the dental signs that give the most clues to your age?  What are the things that make you appear dentally younger?

How a customised mouthguard can enhance your performance

on October 02, 2015

Sporting manufacturers are constantly improving technologies to give you more boost in your run, or power behind golf swings in an ongoing pursuit to gain that few extra percentage points of performance. Read on to find out why wearing a customised mouthguard is not only smart but can actually improve your performance.

Is the Colgate Omron Proclinical Power Toothbrush any good?

on July 26, 2014

We're big on electric power toothbrushes at The Smile Team.  It comes from regularly seeing some patients  make big improvements to their cleaning simply by moving to an electric toothbrush from a manual one.  In the past year, Colgate have introduced a product called the Colgate Omron Proclinical toothbrush.  We share our experience with this toothbrush over the past few months.

2014 Dental Health Week focuses on Children

on July 27, 2014

The 2014 Dental Health Week from 4-10th of August, supported by the Australian Dental Association is quickly approaching.  It’s always a good opportunity to bring a little added attention to dental care in the general community.  This year’s theme is of dental health on Babies and Toddlers dental health. 

Are Silver Mercury Amalgams safe? Should I have mine replaced?

on June 28, 2014

One of the ongoing controversies in dental care is the use of silver mercury amalgam fillings and restorations.  Are these fillings any good?  Are they harmful for your health?

Smile care and sports drinks

on April 27, 2014

In our last blog article we discussed how the amount of sugar in drinks can be surprising.  Sports drinks in addition to having a high sugar content also are acidic, and are taken when the mouth is dehydrated with a lack of water to counter the sugar and acid.  A real triple whammy for teeth.  So what can you do to keep your teeth happy while you reach for your sporting goals?

How sweet is your drink? Sugar and your teeth.

on March 24, 2014

How many teaspoons of sugar are in a can of coke?  Would your guess be 2, 3 or maybe 4?  Would you be surprised if we told you 10?  Let's have a look at the amount of sugar present in some of the most common drinks available.

The Smile Team invites you to have a happy and healthy smile for 2012

on January 08, 2012

Following our practice philosophy of providing the best level of dental care in a friendly caring environment, we've been making a few fresh updates here and there to The Smile Team dental room patient lounge area to help make patients feel more comfortable than ever before.

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