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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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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

Well being

Leila Haywood

A great program being run by the Victorian government involves the release of a Well being Plan 2015 - 2019, with key priorities to improve the health and well being of the general public, and especially those who are disadvantaged. 

Oral health has been identified as a key marker of general health, and with greater levels of oral disease being inclined to be an indicator of disadvantage.

Poor diet and consumption of sugar laden drinks are contributors to poor oral health.  An improvement in oral health is enabled with access to fluoride in water and toothpaste, good dental hygiene and regular access to preventive dental care. 

The key areas of focus which are excellent guidelines are:

  • Healthier eating and being more active
  • Tobacco free living
  • Reducing alcohol and drug use, if applicable
  • Improving mental health
  • Prevention of violence and injury within the general public
wellbeing

By investing in the community and caring for individuals, it is hoped that a better sense of wellbeing and support leads to better health outcomes, happier and cared for individuals and an improvement in dental health, as well as over health and quality of life. Hopefully this preventive and advisory service will be expanded to all of Australia, for the benefit of all citizens. 

dental care and wellbeing

Caring for ourselves comes under many chapters;

Being active with at least 30 minutes of moderate activity each day. Attending to diet; eating 2 pieces of fruit each day, 5 serves of vegetables, whole grain and unprocessed/unpackaged foods, and avoiding canned foods. Minimising salt and sugar intake, and in particular decreasing or ceasing consumption of sugar laden drinks, including soft drinks, Coca Cola, energy drinks, and additions of sugar to any foods or drinks. Dental hygiene and care with twice daily brushing and daily flossing, in particular prior to bed times. The Oral B Black, Genius or Smart Series are highly recommended, with use for 2 minutes, twice a day. Difficulty flossing can be overcome with a Reach Access Flosser. Stress reduction and minimisation techniques are also critical to wellbeing, as well as a good work- life - care balance. 

How to choose the Best Electric Toothbrush

Leila Haywood

While it is possible to brush amazingly well with a soft, manual toothbrush- many of us tend to lapse a little with our technique, or the time we spend cleaning- especially when we're busy rushing out the door in the morning! 

We see the difference electric toothbrushes can make daily in terms of improving gum health and preventing tooth decay. Electric brushes make accessing around hard to reach areas much easier, and inclusions like pressure sensors and timers help to keep your brushing on track. The new ones even come with an app you can put on your smartphone that tracks your brushing throughout the month, and awards you five stars for brushing well!

When purchasing an electric toothbrush, it is really worth investing in something high quality. The supermarket electric brushes just aren't going to give you the same result as something with more features.

 Here's what to look for in an electric toothbrush-

  • Timer or smart guide- to keep your brushing on track
  • Pressure Sensor- to ensure you aren't pressing too hard, potentially damaging the gums
  • Re-chargable
  • Powerful but Gentle- the brush should have different settings

Our favourites are the Braun/ Oral B brushes; either the new Smart Series models, the Oral B Black or the Triumph. 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding electric toothbrushes, and happy brushing!

Celebrating Sonia's Birthday! 40 years of amazingness⭐️⭐️⭐️

Leila Haywood

East Brisbane Dentists' nurses. Happy Birthday Sonia // Blackbird Bar // Brisbane City

East Brisbane Dentists' nurses. Happy Birthday Sonia // Blackbird Bar // Brisbane City

Team  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Team  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you!

Leila Haywood

Thank you to my team. Amazing cake by Dr Amy Daley! 🙌🏼😷👏🏼😘