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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Bringing you two more state of the art treatment chairs

on April 16, 2010

Following on from the installation of a brand new Sirona sterilizer and the introduction of Schick digital x-rays in 2009, The Smile Team is pleased to offer patients treatment in brand new Finnish designed and made Planmeca dental chairs. These chairs join our two existing Planmeca chairs in providing viscoelastic ultra upholstery that adapts perfectly to follow the patient’s anatomy for maximum comfort.

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.

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