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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?

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