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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 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.

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.

The Smile Team helps to answer questions in Leader Community newspaper's "Ask the Professionals" column

on June 05, 2010

Recently The Smile Team has been helping to provide information for readers of Leader Community newspapers to benefit their oral health awareness. Click on the links below to see the questions and answers.

See the full article in PDF How often should I have my teeth checked?
See the full article in PDF What is Preventive Dental Care?
See the full article in PDF How can an Oral Health Therapist help me?


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 toothpaste? Tips on selecting the right one for you.

on January 16, 2014

Of a big long list of products on your weekly grocery list, your dental care products takes you to the often brightly lit personal care aisle. It's a window into a very strategic and heavily marketed 32 billion dollar worldwide oral care products industry, with new products popping up regularly, plenty of promotions, as well as lots of catchy words and claims.

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.