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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?
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.
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"

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