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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

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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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Sports products and oral health

Leila Haywood

Thinning enamel makes teeth more vulnerable to decay

Thinning enamel makes teeth more vulnerable to decay

sports drinks and dentistry

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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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.

FLOSS THE TEETH YOU WANT TO KEEP!

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.