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Spring Hill, QLD, 4000

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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


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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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  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tooth Bonding and Aesthetic dentistry

Leila Haywood

Did you know that there is a technique available to improve the appearance of your smile without removing significant tooth structure? This can be done with tooth bonding. 

Tooth or composite resin bonding is the process of adding tooth coloured material directly to your teeth to alter the appearance of the shape, position, height or sometimes the shade of your teeth. In most cases the tooth is only lightly prepared and the resin is applied directly to the tooth in one visit.   

Resin bonding has the the added advantage of being able to be polished or added to over time, and when the time comes for the bonding to be replaced, there is no damage to the tooth underneath.  

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Top 5 reasons you may be interested in tooth bonding

1. Minimal preparation of the teeth/tooth

2. Can be used to alter the appearance of your tooth/teeth

3. Done in one visit for immediate results

4. Reduced costs compared to ceramic crowns, veneers and bridges.  

5. Can be polished or altered over time.  

Our dentists are experienced in all facets of aesthetic dentistry, from teeth whitening through to tooth bonding, tooth recontouring, porcelain veneers and dental implants=

Thank you!

Leila Haywood

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

Keeping Clean in Between- Why Daily Flossing is so Important

Leila Haywood

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Often, when checking on how our patients' cleaning at home is going, the one thing that tends to let them down is their flossing! Most of us are great with twice daily brushing, but our flossing or in between cleaning can often get left by the wayside in our busy lives.

Which is a real shame, because even with the best brushing technique, bacteria still gets lodged and nests deep in between the teeth, where only floss can reach, causing potentially painful and costly problems like cavities and gum disease to form - and we see many of our patients develop problems in these areas. 


Severe Gingivitis (bleeding, inflamed gums)

Severe Gingivitis (bleeding, inflamed gums)

Decay in between the teeth caused by inadequate flossing.

Decay in between the teeth caused by inadequate flossing.

How do I floss?

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Floss your teeth once a day, using a piece of floss about 30-45 cm long. Wrap around the middle finger of each hand and gently rub the floss up and down against the sides of each tooth, making sure to curve the floss into a 'c' shape to follow the surface of the tooth. Glide the floss underneath the gum, until you meet gentle resistance. This will clean the narrow spaces between the teeth where bacteria like to live.

The gums may bleed a little at first and it may be slightly uncomfortable, but this should pass as the health of the gums improves.


Some flossing tips-

  • Have a set time of the day that you floss- this will help you remember to do it
  • Set a reminder on your phone if you have a smart phone
  • Try using a floss handle if you find using the string floss difficult
  • Interproximal brushes (toothpick brushes) can be used in larger gaps or areas where food gets stuck if you find flossing in these areas difficult or ineffective
  • Water flossers are another alternative if you find flossing particularly difficult or have gum disease or a lot of bridgework in your mouth- speak to one of our staff about whether a water flosser is right for you.


If you have any questions about your flossing technique, ask your dentist or hygienist at your next preventive care appointment. We will be on the lookout for any areas you may need to improve on, and will discuss these with you.



Leila Haywood


Tooth decay and sugar dentist brisbane

We all know that sugar contributes to dental decay. Did you know that there are hidden sugars in many foods and you may be unknowingly contributing to cavities in your teeth as well as other health issues? 

Here is a list of top ten foods with hidden sugars that you may want to avoid or limit in order to keep your smile pearly white. Dr Amy Daley has compiled a list of foods that we may think have health benefits, but can cause problems for our teeth.

1. Fruit or flavoured yoghurts. Flavoured yoghurt can have as many as 19 teaspoons of sugar in it! 

2. Packaged pasta sauce. Pasta sauces have been found to have as many as 12 teaspoons per half cup! Combine that with the acidity of tomatoes and this can pack a punch to your enamel. 

sugar and teeth

3. Dried fruit. Dried fruit can be very harmful to the teeth. Not only can it contain 24 teaspoons of sugar per one third of a cup, but it is very sticky and can cling to the grooves and pits in the teeth. If it sits there for long enough this is a perfect place for bacteria to become trapped and decay to start. 

4. Sauces. Think barbeque or tomato sauce to add to your meal? Almost half of the content of packaged sauce can be sugar!

5. Muesli bars. You may want to select something wholesome and choose a muesli bar, but be careful because muesli bars can be full of hidden sugars. Check the sugar content on the nutritional guidelines and remember to brush well shortly after. 

6. Packaged or canned soups. Again think you are choosing something healthy with a vegetable soup? A half a cup serve of tomato soup for example can contain over three teaspoons of sugar.

7. Cereal. You would expect some cereals to be high in sugar by reading the descriptions – “frosted”, or “honey” for example. Yet even the healthier cereals such as muesli or bran flakes can contain 5 teaspoons per recommended serving size. Read the nutritional guidelines before you make your choice. 

sugar and tooth decay dentist brisbane

8. Processed drinks. We know that soft drinks are full of sugar. Energy drinks also. Did you know however that fruit juices and sports drinks can pack a staggering amount of sugar. See the table attached for an idea of just how much sugar is hiding in your drink. 


9. Frozen meals. You would never imagine your frozen dinner of meat or pasta could be hiding sugars but read the box to see just how much sugar has been added to flavour your meal.

Tooth decay and sugar dentist brisbane

10. Peanut butter. This humble spread doesn’t always taste sweet but can be hiding away up to 9% sugars. Read the nutritional guidelines of various brands to choose one that is lower in sugar.