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4 Rogers Street
Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
Australia

+61 7 3391 2504

Brisbane Dentist - excellence in general and aesthetic dentistry with Drs Amy Daley, Leila Haywood, UQ graduates with 20 years of experience in Spring Hill, Brisbane

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dentistry life at Brisbane Smile Boutique

The life and times of our dental practice, up to date news in dentistry and celebrations, happy moments in dentistry. Our blog outlines dentistry life at Brisbane Smile Boutique in Spring Hill in inner city Brisbane

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Bring Spring 🌼

Leila Haywood

Traditionally spring is new beginnings and a time to bloom, which is exactly apt in these parts. Expansion of our knowledge base is underway with Derma Medical advanced clinical skills training this weekend with an international team in facial aesthetics, as an adjunct to digital smile design for Dr Amy Daley. Clinical photography technique in macro detail and photo art has been another focus for our professionals, as well as Invisalign the leading invisible orthodontic system with cases sent to the central assessment team in America, and training of our auxiliary staff in-house in latest techniques and tips with the national coach and the clin check software. We now 3D print dental restorations for our patients with porcelain, which is scanned for digital design with our master ceramist here in Brisbane. Scanning cameras are on the horizon for our team, in order to stay ahead of advances that present, which are fascinating times for us, given that our studies at the University of Queensland in the 90's were focused on restorations for molar teeth primarily in metal amalgam, comprised of a tin, silver and mercury preparation. To see such advances in restorative dentistry which are biological, durable, seamless and aesthetically excellent are in an era which has created a wonderful journey over the last 25 years in dentistry for our dentists.  Our base extension to inner city Spring Hill at 4 Rogers Street, with an architect designed facility in a heritage listed house, will place us in a first class location with wonderful facilities and surrounds.

May your spring bring dreams and times that bloom also.

Sonia, our dental practice coordinator

Sonia, our dental practice coordinator

A moment at the dental clinic reception with Holly and Sonia, dental treatment coordinators

A moment at the dental clinic reception with Holly and Sonia, dental treatment coordinators

A new smile was created for this glamorous patient with a little tooth bonding, with no anaesthetic.

A new smile was created for this glamorous patient with a little tooth bonding, with no anaesthetic.

Before photo of a smile

Before photo of a smile

A little bonding with this patient.   The teeth have natural white flecks in them, and this lovely woman was pleased with the natural appearing improvement to her smile. She didn't wish for them be too perfect, or drastically altered. None of the natural tooth structure was removed, with small amounts of composite resin used to reshape the teeth for a more balanced smile. No anaesthetic was used for this tooth bonding procedure and it took around 2 hours to reshape the teeth, and to create natural appearing contours.

A little bonding with this patient. 

The teeth have natural white flecks in them, and this lovely woman was pleased with the natural appearing improvement to her smile. She didn't wish for them be too perfect, or drastically altered. None of the natural tooth structure was removed, with small amounts of composite resin used to reshape the teeth for a more balanced smile. No anaesthetic was used for this tooth bonding procedure and it took around 2 hours to reshape the teeth, and to create natural appearing contours.

Holly is a treatment coordinator at our dental practice for one day a week and works the rest of the week as an aesthetic tattoo specialist on James Street in the Valley. She has been with our dental practice for 8 years.

Holly is a treatment coordinator at our dental practice for one day a week and works the rest of the week as an aesthetic tattoo specialist on James Street in the Valley. She has been with our dental practice for 8 years.

Dr Amy Daley at the Endodontic Group evening lecture on Professional Dental photography techniques and advances at Victoria Park

Dr Amy Daley at the Endodontic Group evening lecture on Professional Dental photography techniques and advances at Victoria Park

Dr Amy Daley

Dr Amy Daley

Sonia is the dental practice coordinator

Sonia is the dental practice coordinator

The stunning greenery that creates the scenery at our East Brisbane dental practice, with views over parkland and the Brisbane River will be very missed. Looking out onto the War Memorial, beautiful Moreton Bay Fig trees, the Churchie Rowing Club, and all of the activity within the park each day is set to end in January when our dental practice moves to Spring Hill.

The stunning greenery that creates the scenery at our East Brisbane dental practice, with views over parkland and the Brisbane River will be very missed. Looking out onto the War Memorial, beautiful Moreton Bay Fig trees, the Churchie Rowing Club, and all of the activity within the park each day is set to end in January when our dental practice moves to Spring Hill.

The beautiful view over the historical Mowbray Park, with flowering Jacaranda trees will be very missed, with our relocation to 4 Rogers Street, Spring Hill looming.

The beautiful view over the historical Mowbray Park, with flowering Jacaranda trees will be very missed, with our relocation to 4 Rogers Street, Spring Hill looming.

The fit out of our dental practice at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill is underway, and we should be practicing from this location as of the 7th of February 2018

The fit out of our dental practice at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill is underway, and we should be practicing from this location as of the 7th of February 2018

Our new dental practice is being set up in this beautiful heritage listed house at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill

Our new dental practice is being set up in this beautiful heritage listed house at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill

Hello Christmas

Leila Haywood

End of year is always incredibly busy for our practice, and it continues like this into the new year until February. 

Dr Leila Haywood is taking leave from the 16th December to the 9th of January. Dr Amy Daley is on holidays from the 23rd December until the 2nd of January.

Please let us know if you need an appointment prior to Christmas. The time limit for porcelain prior to the end of year is approaching. There are 2 more weeks that allow porcelain restorations to be made by our ceramist, and inserted prior to the end of 2016.

Wishing everyone the best

Best Regards 

Leila Haywood | Dentist | Brisbane Smile Boutique

Melbourne Cup 🏇😷

Leila Haywood

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We're well and truly racing in to November, and Melbourne Cup was celebrated by our team at the beautiful Eleven Rooftop Bar, where our team won on the race and in fashion. Holly, my wonderful nurse, won best dressed for her tropical inspired outfit, by Camilla. On the work front, Amy, Christine and I have been busy checking in on smiles, and my support team have been fabulous, and are so appreciated.  

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Wishing everyone all the best.  

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Sports products and oral health

Leila Haywood

Thinning enamel makes teeth more vulnerable to decay

Thinning enamel makes teeth more vulnerable to decay

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Tooth decay and erosion are on the rise. At least part of this disease process is thought to be due to the increasing use of specialised sports products designed to proved nutirents and fluid during exercise. Many of these are high in carbohydrates for readily available energy and electrolytes, however many have acidic ingredients to alter the taste or prolong the shelf life. Of course the combination of sugar and acidicity is damaging to the teeth.  Sports products have been used by athletes for a long time to add to fuel stores and to promote rapid recovery of glycogen stores following exercise, but in the last few year they have been heavily marketed to he general public, and of particular concern, is their regular use by children ⚠️

 

 

Important points: 

🍭 main ingredients are carbohydrates -> sugar!  

-  Acidity is 2.4 - 4:5 

⚠️ when dehydrated the saliva dries up, and makes the teeth vulnerable to attack by sugars and acids

⚠️ rinsing a mouthguard in sports drink allows the damaging acids and sugars to pool around the teeth  

😷 people are using these as fuelling mouth rinses for short duration physical activity because it is thought that carbohydrates message the brain to delay fatigue.

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⚠️ workout supplements are promoted as an anabolic or muscle building possibility in resistance training. They are usually protein with small amounts of carbohydrate and other things like caffeine, creatine.  Most have citric or malic acid added for flavour which is damaging to the teeth. 

 

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Sports gels or lollies are easy to digest and carry, and of course the trouble occurs because they are highly concentrated sources of sugar, with many containing acid to alter the taste or to prolong the shelf life.  

 

When cosumed with sports drinks, the combination is disastrous. 

 

Some tips: 

 

💧 drink tap water for low intensity training and always for children. 

⚠️ Use sports drinks and supplements with extreme caution. 

😷 Calcium in foods might help to counteract some of the damage, and help in recovery.

 ⚠️ avoid rinsing moth guards with sports drink

💦 drink lots of water to ensure that the saliva is healthy. 

🍋 avoid acidic foods or beverages before bed

⭐️ seek the assistance of an accredited sports dietician if necessary  

⭐️ 6 monthly preventive care appointments with your dentist and dental hygienist  

 

 

 

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Happy Monday

Leila Haywood

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