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Dental Hacks For The Busy Lifestyle - ADA Dental Health Week 2017

on August 06, 2017

This year’s Australian Dental Association Dental Health Week focuses on being able to look after our oral health ‘Anywhere, Anytime’. Busyness is the norm for Melbournians. We are always on the lookout for any time or effort-saving hacks, and it’s no different when it comes to teeth.

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 to keep it fresh this Valentine’s Day

on February 14, 2015

According to a Match.com survey of nearly 35,000 men and women, one of the biggest turnoffs on a date is bad breath.  eHarmony.com also names it as one of 3 Dating Deal Breakers by both men and women.  No wonder then that it’s the source of relationship anxiety, and therefore kind of a big deal.

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.

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?

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.

Introducing Bianca and Claire to our caring team

on June 26, 2010

The Smile Team would like to introduce two new additions to our friendly and caring professional team. Bianca and Claire both have a Bachelor of Oral Health university degrees. Oral Health Therapists are supported by the ADA and the Dental Practice Board of Victoria to provide modern dental care, forming an important part of a modern dental team.

Bianca and Claire will work with Drs Brad and Julie to further increase the level of Children's Dental Care and general Preventive Dental Care to the highest standards in Melbourne.

What is the best toothbrush? Tips on choosing a good manual toothbrush, we share our favourite manual toothbrush

on July 11, 2013

There are many different types of toothbrushes on the market today with all sorts of claims and marketing hype that comes with them. I'm sure you've heard of 'reach', 'cross action', '360', and 'full mouth' just to name a few. A common questions we hear patients ask is what we as oral health therapists and dentists recommend. So what makes a good toothbrush? Read on and we'll share with you what our favourite is and provide a couple of tips on great toothbrushing along the way.

Which power (electric) toothbrush should you choose? We help to guide you.

on August 15, 2013

Do I have a power toothbrush? Yes. Am I very fussed by which model I have? Not really. Why? Because beyond having a power brush with the following key points, I know that most models are very similar.

The next time you come across the many different types of power brushes at your electrical store/pharmacy, take note of the ones with the small round rotating heads. This is because research shows that only these small round rotating (oscillating) variety of power toothbrushes have consistently proven to be more beneficial than manual tooth brushing.

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