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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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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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I HAVE NEVER USED FLOSS, DO I NEED TO?

Leila Haywood

Flossing in particular can play a key role in preventing bad breath because flossing, when done correctly, helps to remove the small particles of food that get stuck between your teeth and around your gums—those tricky places where toothbrushes can’t quite reach.

When food particles aren't removed they start to collect bacteria which can cause bad breath, and when the bacteria start to breed in between the teeth cavities can start in these hidden areas and very badly damage a tooth without being able to directly see it happening.  Dentists can find this problem on an x-ray before the tooth becomes painful.  It's a bit like an apple that looks really good on the outside, but then when we chance to have a closer looker, it has gone bad inside.  The problem with a tooth is that the core of the tooth is actually a pulp, which has nerves and blood vessels and is sterile.  When we have a cavity, the bacterial infection can allow bacteria to infiltrate the nerve, and then of course, the tooth becomes painful as it dies, and an abscess forms.

When left until the decay becomes very advanced, we need to consider whether to remove the tooth, or whether it can be saved with root canal treatment, and often a crown to support it now with the pressure of the bite.  The thing to keep in mind is that at a very early point the decay that was forming there may have been able to reversed with new remineralising tooth creams that are available, or a small filling may have been able to be placed.  When left too long though, decay in these areas shows itself with toothache, which is dull and throbbing, pus can drain through the bone, and sometimes even involves the face starting to swell up when the infection tracks into other parts of the face. I know it sounds just awful, but we do occasionally see where this happens.  Often the treatment to get a very badly damaged tooth back on track is very expensive because of the time and complex work that is needed to get the infection under control.

As well as this, in some patients their teeth become loose and wobbly, because the bacteria eat away at the jaw bone that holds the teeth in place, in a process known as periodontal disease. The bacteria can nest under the gum, and it hardens under there.  A dental hygienist, dentist or periodontist can remove the colonies when they are not too deep, but if they travel too far down the root of the tooth, or if the tooth becomes too loose, or painful, the teeth may end up having to be removed.  In fact, some people with advanced disease, end up with their teeth falling out! This disease in the jaw bone happens to around 20% of people around the world, and as yet researchers are not entirely certain as to why some people lose their teeth in this way.  

The GOOD NEWS is that we do know that daily brushing and effective flossing, 6 monthly dental examinations, professional scaling and cleaning at 6 month periods, and preventive x-rays can ensure that the supporting bone around the teeth is carefully monitored and checked.

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Farewell January!

Leila Haywood

Brisbane Dentistry Smile Boutique

Bonsoir! Well that went fast. January is almost a fleeting memory, as we venture into the year. As one might expect, it has been so far full of smiles that visit us, requesting to be checked, professionally scaled, whitened and the like.

The year is promising to be another great one for our team. Sonia, our patient co-ordinator is on reception. Nikita is the senior assistant to Dr Amy Daley, who is working Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 7.30am to 3.30pm. Holly is the senior assistant to Leila Haywood, as well as her training up in 2016 and venturing into the business of beauty, which is perfect for her, given her eye for precision and style.

Christine is our dental hygienist, who attends to the magic that is Zoom technology, with transformations that impress our dentists. She has been caring for all the children who were on school holidays, starting kindy, prep, and school and the teenagers heading to high school and uni. The start of the year is the perfect time for a smile check, and everything else in between, and Christine assists our dentist to have all of our patients having the healthiest smiles possible.

Best Wishes to everyone as the year is well and truly underway, and wishing you days of happiness and sunshine.

It would be mine and Dr Amy's pleasure to be of assistance with any dental requirements. 

Kindest Regards

Leila Haywood // Dentist // Brisbane Smile Boutique

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! 🙌🏼😷👏🏼😘