Free Coffee For Parents and Teachers!

April 18, 2018 in Dental Tips

If you’re a parent of a student or a teacher at Currimundi State School, ‎you can grab a free coffee from outside the school sports hall on Tuesday the 24th of April from 8:00am – 9:00am. No strings attached, no cost. Just delicious hot coffee, courtesy of Battery Hill Dental.

As parents ourselves, we know how hard‎ it can be. Making it through each Term is a massive achievement, so every little perk helps. As part of this fantastic community, we want to encourage you and let you know you are appreciated. So welcome back for Term 2 and ‘thank you’ to all the parents, teachers and support staff.

So get excited for Tuesday and let us treat you to your morning cup of goodness, whether it be coffee, tea or a chai. Enjoy on us!

From Dr. Luke and the team at Battery Hill Dental

Caring for Your Sports Mouthguard

April 16, 2018 in Dental Tips

You owe a lot to your mouthguard. It keeps your pearly whites safe and healthy as you do what you love. Whether it’s football, boxing, mixed martial arts or any other contact sports, your mouthguard makes sure your mouth, teeth, gums and tongue are kept free from damage or injury.

However, wearing them regularly without proper cleaning can pose a risk. This is because mouthguards can serve as breeding grounds for bacteria, moulds, and yeast.

Here are simple ways to care for and clean your sports mouthguard.

·         Brush your mouthguard with toothbrush and toothpaste regularly, especially after use. This removes and build-up of debris and saliva.

·         Soak mouthguards in antimicrobial solutions to reduce the amount of bacteria and other organisms from taking refuge in there.

·         Avoid exposing your mouthguard in extreme temperatures to prevent it from being brittle or deformed

·         Let your mouthguard dry thoroughly before storing.

·         Keep your mouthguard in its protective case when not in use.

·         Be sure to also clean your case regularly with warm soapy water.

·         Replace your mouthguard regularly, especially when cracks start to appear.

·         Avoid the habit of biting down on your mouthguard as this will create tiny holes and crack where bacteria, mould, and fungi can form.

When wearing your mouthguard, remember to also avoid drinking or eating sugary and staining food. This can stay in your mouthguard and therefore increase your teeth’s risk for cavities and discolouration.

 

Do you need a mouthguard? Have one fitted to you by your nearest Caloundra dentist. Book an appointment today.

Pros and Cons of Tooth Bonding

April 1, 2018 in Dental Tips

If you have damaged, chipped teeth that dampen your confidence and stop you from smiling, then tooth bonding may just be the thing for you.

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses tooth-coloured composite resin to restore your teeth and give you back the smile you always wanted. However, before you decide to get tooth bonding procedure, let’s weigh the pros and cons.

Pros and cons of tooth bonding

The advantages of getting tooth bonding are:

  • The resin can be tailored to match the colour of your adjacent teeth so the bond looks seamless
  • Less amount of your tooth enamel is removed compared to veneers and crowns procedures
  • The procedure is quick and painless
  • The procedure is cheaper than other options
  • No need for surgery and anaesthesia

Cons of tooth bonding

The disadvantages of tooth bonding are:

  • The resin has a higher risk of staining compared to your natural enamel
  • It can chip or break off when you use your teeth to open packages or when chewing on hard food
  • You may need to have it replaced after a few years

Weighing the pros and cons of tooth bonding against other options, it’s up to you to figure out if tooth bonding is really right for you. Just remember to discuss this with your dentist. You can discuss with your dentist further if tooth bonding is really the perfect option for restoring your tooth.

Contact your Sunshine Coast dentist today to schedule a consultation.

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