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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.

The Smile Team hosts pink ribbon day

on October 18, 2010

Following on from the fantastic and successful Pink Ribbon day in 2008, The Smile Team dental practice was again coloured pink for a day as team members were dressed in Pink Ribbon Foundation T-shirts, and Pink Ribbon balloons filled the rooms. 

Money magazine Australia features dental advice from The Smile Team

on June 15, 2009

The well regarded Money Magazine Australia took advice from The Smile Team in guiding readers on the topic of whether Electric Toothbrushes are worthwhile. After weighing up the pros and cons, Money Magazine quoted The Smile Team in summarising "a balanced diet, brushing more thoroughly and flossing daily will make a bigger difference to minimising decay and gum disease than changing to a power toothbrush alone"

The Smile Team hosts Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraiser

on September 05, 2008

The Smile Team dental practice was turned pink for a day. Delicious home made scones were freshly baked by enthusiastic team members as very special treats supporting a very worthy cause.

The goal of the day was to create an especially happy and positive dental visit for everyone, and in the process help to increase awareness for the Pink Ribbon foundation and their excellent ongoing efforts to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

We would like to thank everyone for making The Smile Team's first Pink Ribbon day such a memorable and fun filled day.

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.

Power (electric) toothbrushes versus manual toothbrushes

on March 15, 2011


We look at whether you should make the switch

Have you ever wondered whether it's time that you ditched your manual toothbrush for the powered variety featured in the pretty ads? Well, the highly regarded not-for-profit international health care organization The Cochrane Health Group reviewed about 354 research studies on whether you should. Their findings are that it's a good idea, but that the improvement for most people is just going to be modest.