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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

Clear Aligner Orthodontics

Leila Haywood

Getting your teeth straightened isn’t just about getting some braces or aligners fitted so you can have a more beautiful smile. 

If you have misaligned teeth there are a number of benefits to getting your teeth straightened.

  • It is easier to keep your teeth and gums clean
  • There is likely to be less wear and tear on your teeth from clenching and grinding
  • There is likely to less stress on the jaw joint and tooth structure from incorrect biting patterns

 Your dentist is the best person to give a full diagnostic assessment and determine if you’ll benefit from teeth straightening.

 

Brace yourself

Braces are the first thing many people think of when they consider getting their teeth straightened, but orthodontic treatment has come a long way with a choice now available of classic metal and clear styles. Most adults now like the idea of “invisible” braces or aligners like Invisalign because they are able to clean their teeth to a high standard, and the aligners don’t significantly affect your lifestyle in that they are comfortable to wear and can be removed. 

Dr Amy Daley is an Invisalign provider with certification in London in 2006 and over a decade of experience in this exciting technology.

Leila Haywood is a certified Truline and Clear Correct aligner provider.

 Call Sonia on 07 3391 2504 for a complimentary consultation

 Aligner treatment technology 

Aligner treatment technology 

BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY

Leila Haywood

BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY is the consideration of dental health as the portal to overall health. Dental treatments, materials selection and techniques are considered in terms of the best for overall health.  
Dental diseases have links to chronic degenerative diseases, central nervous system diseases, an active metal load, and heart and blood circulatory issues for a start. 
 
Amalgam Removal Therapy
 
Safety protocols  are critical with amalgam fillings because they allow mercury to accumulate in the body when mercury vapour is released. An environment free of toxins, within the body and around us is the future of a healthy life. High speed evacuation is used with the removal of amalgam, and rubber dam and pure oxygen therapy are available on request.
 
Dental Health Rejuvenation Therapy
 
The link between gum and bone disease. and heart and circulatory problems has been well established. Advanced gum infections that are untreated, can lead to illnesses.
A natural approach to the treatment of gum infection, involves staying away from pharmaceuticals, and focuses on regularly lifting away the bacteria and toxins that build up around the roots of the teeth so that they can the gums can heal, with professional scaling and cleaning.
 

Biological dentistry

 

Durable and safe restoration of teeth with custom printed porcelain, glazed with a glass like finish for precision, and so smooth that It is not porous for a natural resistance to bacterial buildup. Printed porcelain replaces just the area of a tooth that is damaged  in a seamless, durable way with excellent aesthetics. Resin fillings are used for bonding and fillings for very small areas of damage, without the use of BPA and Hema which are known toxins.

 

We specialise in biological dentistry with

  • Cavitation screening
  • Treatment of gum and jaw bone disease
  • Digital intraoral and extraoral X-Rays
  • Assessment of oral galvanism (electric current flow inside your mouth) 
  • Dental Material Biocompatibility 
biological dentist Brisbane

Tooth wear signs

Leila Haywood

Tooth wear is the loss of the tooth surface that is not caused by decay, which can happen as part of a natural wear process throughout life. In certain circumstances, due to diet, environmental, lifestyle factors along with biological factors in the mouth,  tooth wear is accelerated causing permanent damage and potentially loss of teeth. 

With advanced tooth wear, loss of large sections of the tooth surface enamel results in exposure of the underlying dentine, which can cause mild to severe sensitivity. The dental pulp may become damaged by severe wear, which causes infection, abscess and even tooth loss.  The management of tooth wear is complex and time consuming and depends on the amount of tooth structure that has been lost and how much is remaining, the individual, and careful assessment in consideration of symptoms. In some cases teeth can be repaired using direct or indirect restorations, and treatment of the pulp if it has been damaged, and in other cases of extensive damage, extraction of a tooth may be required.

Tooth wear signs to look out for:

  1. Notches of tooth missing along the neck of your tooth near the gum line when you smile or when you run your finger nail against the smooth surface of your tooth near the gum line
  2. Lines of yellow dentine showing through at the biting edge of your teeth or yellow looking teeth
  3. Chipping away of the tooth or teeth that feel sharp
  4. Flatting of the edge of the teeth and shortening of the tooth as it wears away
  5. Pain or tenderness in the jaw muscles
  6. Lock jaw or tension headaches
  7. A change in the bite or pain when biting the teeth together
  8. Damaged fillings and teeth falling apart
  9. Fracture lines when you look at your teeth in bright light
  10. Thinning or weak feeling teeth

Think you’re grinding your teeth? We can help.

Call Sonia on 07 3391 2504 to schedule an assessment with Dr Amy Daley or Dr Leila Haywood.

 Sonia has 20 years of experience and can assist with your enquiry

Sonia has 20 years of experience and can assist with your enquiry

 We commonly see tooth wear; see the yellow lines which are where the dentine, the inside layer of the tooth is exposed. The teeth are thinning out and the tooth enamel is Chipping away. Some resin has been used to try to rebuild one of the teeth and it is failing and chipping away also. The teeth also have radiating hair line fractures. These teeth were rebuilt with three quarter porcelain crowns 7 years ago, which are extremely strong and have stood the test of time.

We commonly see tooth wear; see the yellow lines which are where the dentine, the inside layer of the tooth is exposed. The teeth are thinning out and the tooth enamel is Chipping away. Some resin has been used to try to rebuild one of the teeth and it is failing and chipping away also. The teeth also have radiating hair line fractures. These teeth were rebuilt with three quarter porcelain crowns 7 years ago, which are extremely strong and have stood the test of time.

 an occlusal splint, custom made and worn to prevent tooth wear

an occlusal splint, custom made and worn to prevent tooth wear

Invisalign treatment

Leila Haywood

Getting your teeth straightened isn’t just about getting some braces or aligners fitted so you can have a more beautiful smile. 
If you have misaligned teeth there are a number of benefits to getting your teeth straightened.
* It is easier to keep your teeth and gums clean
* There is likely to be less wear and tear on your teeth from clenching and grinding
* There is likely to less stress on the jaw joint and tooth structure from incorrect biting patterns.
 
 Your dentist is the best person to give a full diagnostic assessment and determine if you’ll benefit from teeth straightening.
 
Brace yourself!
Braces are the first thing many people think of when they consider getting their teeth straightened, but orthodontic treatment has come a long way with a choice now available of classic metal and clear styles. Most adults now like the idea of “invisible” braces or aligners like Invisalign because they are able to clean their teeth to a high standard, and the aligners don’t significantly affect your lifestyle in that they are comfortable to wear and can be removed. 

Dr Amy Daley is an Invisalign provider with certification in London in 2006 and has over a decade of experience in this exciting technology.

Dr Leila Haywood is a Clear Correct and Truline aligner provider. 

Call Sonia on 07 3391 2504 for a complimentary consultation for aligner treatment.

 Invisalign treatment case for one of our patients, Megan Daley from Children's books daily 

Invisalign treatment case for one of our patients, Megan Daley from Children's books daily 

Tooth brushing tips

Leila Haywood

How you BRUSH your TEETH matters a great deal, with how often you brush, how long you brush, the kind of technique and the toothbrush you use, all major influences on the effectiveness of your brushing. To gain the maximum benefit from brushing, you should brush for at least two minutes morning and night, using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and a flexible neck. The advantage of these toothbrushes is that they remove the plaque and debris from your teeth without damaging your teeth and gums. It’s all in the technique.

You should clean your teeth systematically, starting at the back of your mouth with the toothbrush bristle at the gum line on a 45° angle, brushing gently in a soft and circular motion. If you scrub too hard from side to side, you can run the risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth enamel. You should take care to brush carefully along the inner, outer and chewing surfaces, making sure you tip the toothbrush so you can reach the inner front areas of the teeth, which are often missed.

If limited dexterity is an issue, you might consider using a powered or electric toothbrush. They can be programmed to run for two minutes, making keeping to the correct length of brushing time easy, and the very good ones are rechargeable, with pressure sensors and they even rate your cleaning. 

Be sure to change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3 months or as soon as the bristles bend.

toothbrushing tips

TOP TIPS

1.  Brush for 2 minutes morning and night

2. Use a soft toothbrush with a small head, or better still an electric toothbrush that is rechargeable with a pressure sensor and timer

3. Don't push too hard

4. Brush in a soft circular motion

5. Change the toothbrush or electric toothbrush head each 3 months

6. Keep your tooth brush upright so the bristles can dry, move it away form the basin where it might get splashed

7. Use a remineralising toothpaste that has calcium, phosphate and fluoride


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