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EveryDay Smiles Dental Practice Services

 

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General dental services

Eight Mile Plains dentist-General dentistry and hygiene

 

  • General dentistry and hygiene
  • Everyday Smiles Dental Practice has a full range of family and general dentistry services. The dental health and well-being of our patients are our top priorities. We strive to provide only the best dental care, treatment and support possible for each and every one of our patients.

  • Dental examinations and check-ups
  • At your initial consultation, your Everyday Smiles dentist will perform a careful and comprehensive oral examination and assessment.

    Our dentists will check for any ongoing or potential oral health conditions or problems concerning your teeth or gums. They will also assess your teeth’s support tissues, tongue, salivary and lymph glands. If necessary, we may also take X-rays and utilise an intra-oral camera to support our assessment, diagnosis and understanding of your oral health.

  • Hygiene treatments
  • Regular dental hygiene treatment is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Most adult teeth are lost from the effects of gum disease than tooth decay.

    At your dental hygiene appointment, your dentist or hygienist will ensure you receive customised hygiene care and treatment so your teeth are healthier and ultra-clean.

    During your hygiene treatment, you will receive the following treatment:

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    • An initial oral hygiene check-up.
    • Scaling to remove all plaque and tartar build-up – especially in those areas that are hard to reach with your toothbrush.
    • A clean and polish that will leave your tooth surfaces clean, smooth and feeling fresh. If your tooth surfaces are clean then bacteria cannot attach to smooth tooth surfaces. As a result there is less likelihood of plaque or tartar forming on your teeth.
    • Fluoride treatment strengthens tooth enamel and protects your teeth from tooth decay.
    • Personalised advice on maintaining oral health care and hygiene at home.

 

Specialist dental services

  • Missing tooth replacement
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    Replacing your missing teeth will not only improve your smile, it can benefit your oral health and function also.
    Your chewing ability and speech may be affected by missing teeth. But the effects don’t end there. Missing teeth may have an impact on your oral and overall health also.

    The gap left by missing tooth can result in supra-eruption and tooth drift.

    Supra-eruption natural occurs when your tooth emerges out from your gums, if there is no opposing force to keep that tooth in place. In the instance of a missing tooth, the opposing tooth may supra-erupt because it meets no resistance.
    A tooth may drift out of position if there isn’t an adjacent tooth to keep it in position.

    Missing teeth may affect your general health. Imagine trying to take a clean bite of a piece of fruit with missing front teeth. Diminished chewing ability results in poorly digested food and the loss of vital nutrients, which are detrimental to your body’s health and well-being.

    At Everyday Smiles, we can replace your missing teeth in a number of ways, so you can avoid experiencing the dietary complications that are associated with missing teeth.

    There are basically three dental treatment options for missing teeth:

    • Bridges
    • Dental implants
    • Dentures

    • Bridges
    • Dental bridges are fixed dental devices that can replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges attach to the teeth located on either or both sides of the space left by a missing tooth.
      Bridges use these teeth as support structures for the replacement prosthetic tooth. They differ from dental implants which are permanently attached to your jaw bone.

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    • Dental implants
    • Dental implants are the newest and most innovative way to replace your missing teeth. They are life-like, effective, practical and permanent.

      Dental implants consist of two treatment steps. The first step requires a titanium post or screw to be surgically implanted into your jawbone. The titanium post serves as a foundation – in effect, it is a new tooth root. Titanium is bio-safe, and after a 6-12 week healing period it will integrate permanently with your jaw bone.

      When the healing process is complete, you are ready for the second step of your implant treatment – attaching a porcelain crown to the titanium post. Your porcelain crown is designed and created specifically to complement and blend in with your surrounding teeth. All our porcelain crowns are handmade by highly skilled and experienced dental technicians at our Upper Mt. Gravatt branch.

      The final result of your dental implant treatment is a brand new tooth. Your new tooth will be secure, long-lasting and totally functional for many years to come.

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    • Dentures
    • Traditional customised dentures are a trusted and proven way to replace your missing teeth. Partial dentures are designed to replace single or multiple teeth, while full dentures can restore full rows of teeth – top or bottom. Dentures can be fixed or removable for better oral cleaning and hygiene.

      It may take a few visits to have your dentures made and fitted, depending your personal situation. At your first visit, dental impressions are made, and measurements are taken.

      The next step is the fabrication of a custom denture model. You will return to try it out so that your dentist can check that the right fit, shape and function has been achieved.

      After final adjustments to your denture model for shape and position, it is forwarded to our dental lab for final casting and fabrication. Once complete, your new dentures are ready to be fitted and adjusted.

      You may have to attend a few follow-up visits so your dentist can ensure your new dentures feel comfortable and function effectively – when you eat, drink and talk.

  • Tooth repair and restoration
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    If you have damaged teeth, Everyday Smiles can fix them. We have a full range of treatment options to repair and restore cracked, broken decayed and worn-out teeth.

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    • Fillings
    • For most minor tooth cavities as a result of tooth decay, fillings are the most common and popular form of dental treatment. In a filling dental treatment, filling material is used to repair your tooth cavities. They can help prevent further decay and toothache.

      A filling treatment is a simple two-step dental procedure that can be completed in a single dental visit.
      At the start of treatment, your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic. Your dentist will then proceed to remove your tooth decay with dental tools. Once prepared, the cavity is then filled in with a tooth-coloured composite material or amalgam.

    • Crowns
    • For teeth that are extremely damaged yet still repairable, dental crowns are a suitable dental treatment option. Crowns can be used as a partial or whole tooth restoration.
      A crown is basically a prosthetic partial or whole tooth. It is colour-matched with surrounding teeth, and custom designed to match and replace the damaged or decayed area of the damaged tooth.

      Eight Mile Plains dentist Dental crown installationFirst, a custom crown is made by our dental technicians. It can be made from different materials, such as porcelain or gold, depending on your preference. Then your damaged tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Afterwards, your crown is permanently attached to your tooth. In effect, you now have a brand new tooth with the look and function of a natural healthy tooth.

    • Inlays and onlays
    • For damaged or decayed teeth that are too weak to support a filling, yet don’t require a dental crown restoration, inlays and onlays are a suitable restoration dental treatment. They are bonded permanently to your prepared tooth. They also look very realistic, and function just like real teeth.
      Inlays and onlays are similar dental treatments – the only difference being the areas of a tooth that each restores.

      Inlays repair areas within the cusps of your teeth. For example, a large cavity that cannot support a filling. Outlays repair cusps that are damaged on the biting surface of a tooth. Outlays can be used to restore quite a large area of a tooth, including the sides. As such, they are sometimes known as a partial crown.

    • Veneers
    • For repairing teeth – that are permanently stained, chipped, crooked, gapped or uneven – veneers have proven to be a popular and proven solution.

      This dental procedure uses a thin, finely crafted piece of composite resin or porcelain, which is bonded permanently to the front of the damaged or defective tooth.

      Eight Mile Plains dentist veneersVeneers can restore teeth damaged by accident, such as a chipped tooth, or cosmetically enhance the appearance of your natural teeth. Lots of Hollywood celebrities with dazzling white smiles owe their look to the use of dental veneers.

      After an initial consultation, you may have to follow a strict oral hygiene routine, which includes a special mouthwash, for a few weeks in the lead up to your veneer procedure. Excellent oral hygiene and health is an important factor in the success and longevity oy your new veneers.
      The two main types of veneers:

      Porcelain veneers. They are renowned for their strength, durability (up to 25 years) and natural appearance.
      Composite veneers (or build ups). These are made using a composite resin material. They are bonded right onto your prepared tooth’s surface. The results are very natural. They are not as durable as porcelain veneers, and so they may need replacing over time.

    • Gum disease treatment
    • Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. In Australia, it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Untreated periodontitis can seriously affect your oral and general health.

      Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. Plaque and tartar formation can result in gum inflammation which can lead to the onset of gingivitis. As the inflammation spreads into your gums, your risk of gum disease increases.

      Eight Mile Plains dentist Before And After gum disease TreatmentThe support structures for your teeth include your gum tissue, ligaments and bone. If they are affected by gum inflammation over time, then they may not be able to support your tooth which puts you at a higher risk of losing your tooth. Chronic gum inflammation has been linked to serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

      Just one of the following warning signs for gum disease, is reason enough to arrange for a check up with your dentist at Everyday Smiles:

      • puffed-up or swollen gums
      • bleeding gums from brushing or flossing
      • redness of the gums (as opposed to a healthy pinkish colour)
      • sensitive, sore or painful gums
      • receding or detached gums
      • loose or shifted teeth
      • mouth sores (or abscesses) with secretions

      constant bad breath, as well as a bad odour and taste in your mouth

      Types of gum disease treatment at Everyday Smiles:

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      • Oral hygiene
      • Practicing good oral health care and hygiene at home are essential to help prevent gum disease.

        Your dentist can advise you on the most suitable oral care techniques and methods to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

      • Clean, scale and polish
      • Cleaning and scaling removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. Polishing prevents the formation of new plaque and tartar.

        Your dentist can advise you on a personalised oral health and hygiene plan for you to follow at home, as well as the most appropriate oral health care products.

      • Root planing
      • For gum inflammation that has spread to the gum tissue that supports your teeth, root planing is a suitable dental treatment.

        Root planing removes bacteria, tartar and other causes of inflammation that occur below your gum line. Root planing treatment involves the use of a non-surgical, deep cleaning technique. This treatment is a necessary component of periodontal treatment.

        Follow up appointments will usually be scheduled so your dentist can assess the effectiveness of treatment, and monitor the health of your gums.

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      • Gum surgery
      • The gum surgery services of a periodontal specialist may be required if you have periodontitis at an advanced stage. Soft and hard gum tissue that has been damaged by gum inflammation or infection can be repaired and restored through gum surgery.

    • Tooth removal
    • For teeth that are too damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired, having your tooth removed (or extracted) may be your only option.

      Your Everyday Smiles dentist can discuss and recommend the best treatment options for your severely damaged tooth. If you decide to have your tooth removed, you can usually go straight home after the extraction procedure is complete.

      An oral X-ray may be taken as part of your dentist’s preparation for your tooth extraction procedure. Be sure to provide your dentist with your updated medical and dental history details including a list of your current prescribed and over-the-counter medication. It is essential that your dentist can provide you with safe, suitable and well-informed dental treatment.

      Eight-Mile-Plains-dentist-Tooth removalAfter your tooth is removed, your tooth socket needs 2-4 weeks healing time with medication. Your dentist will provide you with personalised instructions regarding your oral care and hygiene routine at home during the recovery process. Your dentist may prescribe a short course of pain relief medication and/or antibiotics to treat gum infection. You may experience some mild pain and discomfort for a few days following treatment.

      Following your dentist instructions is important to ensure that your tooth socket heals over successfully. This initial healing period usually takes about two weeks.

      The main reasons for tooth removal:

      • severe tooth decay
      • a broken or shattered tooth
      • a gum infection and/or abscess between your teeth and gum tissue
      • periodontal (gum) disease
      • side effects of medication
      • infection as a result of a weakened immune system
      • impaction of wisdom teeth
      • crowded teeth
      • delayed baby teeth that have not fallen out ahead of emerging permanent teeth

        Eight Mile Plains dentist Tooth Extraction

      • Types of extractions
      • There are two main methods your dentist uses to extract teeth – simple extractions and surgical extractions.

        A simple extraction is the most common extraction method for teeth that can be seen in your mouth. At the start of the procedure, your dentist administers a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. Your dentist will then proceed to loosen your tooth in its socket with a dental tool called an elevator. Finally, a pair of forceps is used to remove your tooth from its socket.

        A surgical extraction is a more complicated dental technique used for problematic teeth that are not visible in your mouth. These teeth may have broken up beneath your gum line or failed to emerge from your gums. General anaesthesia or stronger types of dental sedation may be required. You may also be prescribed pain medication to help ease and reduce any pain and swelling you may experience after your surgical extraction.

      • Wisdom teeth
      • Wisdom teeth do not usually need to be extracted except for when emerging wisdom teeth do not have enough room to develop. This oral condition is known as impacted wisdom teeth.

        Impacted wisdom teeth may result in swelling, infection, pain and discomfort. These symptoms can be relieved if your impacted teeth are surgically removed. Either your dentist or an oral surgeon will remove your wisdom teeth, depending on the complexity of the extraction.

        Wisdom teeth removal is a fairly common and the procedure is considered to be safe. Side effects of the procedure are temporary, with symptoms ranging from facial swelling to bruising and stiffness of your jaw. These symptoms should not last for more than two weeks as your gums gradually recover and heal.

  • Cosmetic dental services
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    • Smile Makeovers
      Achieving a perfect smile is what a smile makeover is all about. At Everyday Smiles, we can combine dental treatments to help you achieve your goal – to feel confident about your smile and appearance in your personal and professional life.

      Your smile makeover begins with a visit to our clinic to meet with one of our friendly dentists for an initial consultation.

      At your consultation, your dentist will discuss what changes you would like, and the treatments that are recommended to achieve your goal. You will be informed about each stage of your treatment, and we can discuss your queries and concerns regarding each of the dental procedures involved, including time and cost.
      There are a range of dental treatments that can used to improve your smile:

      • Teeth whitening
      • Teeth straightening
      • Veneers
      • Implants

      Call us to book an appointment to discuss your new smile makeover.

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    • Teeth straightening
    • Most people aren’t blessed with perfect rows of teeth – our teeth can be gapped, crowded, misaligned or crooked.
      Everyday Smiles have the perfect teeth straightening (orthodontic) solution for you. Straightening your teeth can help improve your confidence, as well as benefit your oral health and hygiene.

      Everyday Smiles offers the best treatment options to suit your budget. Our dentists can assess your specific needs and recommend the teeth straightening treatment that suit you and your lifestyle.
      The two main teeth straightening treatment options:

      • Invisalign
      • traditional braces

    • Invisalign®
    • Invisalign® is an innovative and advanced teeth straightening system. It is metal-free and barely visible. People around you won’t even know that you are wearing them.

      The Invisalign® system requires that you wear removable invisible plastic aligners. The aligners are changed every two weeks. Each new set of aligner trays are designed to adjust your teeth gradually until each of your teeth have moved into their new designated positions correctly.

      You can remove Invisalign® aligners for the purpose of eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. When you’re done, you just pop them back in. Invisalign® aligners improve your oral hygiene and allow you more dietary choices.

      You must be disciplined and wear the device 20-22 hours per day as instructed – this is the minimum requirement that must be met to ensure successful treatment.

      Invisalign® treatment usually lasts for 9 to 12 months, depending on how severe or complicated your teeth straightening issues are. Our dentists will examine your original alignment and your bite, as part of their initial assessment. Advanced computer software is used to design a plan with the number of stages required to move your teeth into the desired alignment. For simple teeth straightening cases, such as your two front teeth, treatment may only last 4 to 6 months.

      The average cost of Invisalign® treatment is comparable with braces. However, for longer treatment times which require more aligner trays, the comparable cost increases.

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    • Braces
    • Traditional metal braces remain the most commonly used tooth straightening device even though Invisalign® is gaining popularity fast since being introduced to the market.

      Braces are made from stainless steel and/or titanium. They are made up of a brace of metal brackets which are linked together by wire. Over the course of your treatment, you have to get your braces adjusted or “tightened” by your dentist every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Eating and drinking is easy, but you may have difficulty biting certain foods and maintaining oral hygiene while wearing your braces. Your dentist will also need to adjust them periodically which may cause some minor soreness and discomfort at the time.

    • Teeth whitening
    • Teeth Whitening is a dental treatment that can lighten and brighten the colour and tone of your natural teeth.

      Extrinsic stains affect your outer tooth enamel, and gap areas between your teeth. This type of staining is caused by the absorption of pigments from food with colourings, tobacco and drinks, such as tea, coffee, cola or wine. Poor oral cleaning habits also cause extrinsic stains.

      Eight Mile Plains dentist teeth whiteningIntrinsic stains are typically more stubborn to remove because they affect the dentin, or inner structure of your teeth, below the enamel. This condition may be the result of medication, childhood antibiotics, dental fluorosis, trauma and old age.

      Tooth whitening involves the use of bleaching agents and enamel micro-abrasion compounds which are suitable for both intrinsic and extrinsic staining.

      At your initial visit, your dentist will determine if your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening treatment by performing a full oral examination and assessment of your teeth and gums. (You usually cannot receive tooth whitening treatment while you are experiencing tooth decay or a gum condition).

      You can select your preferred shade of white from a tooth shade guide and then our dentist will discuss how long it will take for your teeth to whiten to your desired shade.

      Professional in-office tooth whitening is the quickest, most effective whitening procedure available.

      The teeth whitening session usually takes only 2 hours because of the power bleaching method that only dentists can use. Your dentist will carefully monitor the entire bleaching process to ensure it remains safe and controlled. The results are noticeable immediately after your teeth whitening session.

      For a more gradual teeth whitening treatment, you can consider a take-home teeth whitening kit.

      To make up a take-home kit, your dentist will make impressions of your upper and lower teeth to create moulds. These are used to fabricate custom-made mouth trays that fit over your teeth perfectly. When your trays are ready, you can pick them up as part of the kit which includes a dental-grade whitening gel and applicator.

      You wear the trays once daily for about 45 minutes. The treatment period is about two weeks. Your dentist will give you advice and supervise your home teeth whitening treatment to ensure a successful result.

      To find out if your tooth stains or discolourations are suitable for teeth whitening treatment, consult with your dentist. Some intrinsic stains cannot be lightened too easily by standard teeth whitening treatments. If that is the case with your tooth stains, your dentist may recommend alternative treatment options.

      If you would like to discuss which teeth whitening treatment is most suitable for your teeth, and fits in with your budget, schedule and lifestyle – visit or call us at Everyday Smiles Dental Practice.

    • Snoring solutions
    • Eight Mile Plains dentist Snoring solutions dentistIf you have a snoring condition, it can affect your quality of sleep and wake up other people sleeping near you. As a result, snoring can put a strain on your health and relationships.

      Snoring happens when your upper airways become partially blocked or restricted. This in turn affects the airflow through your mouth or nose. The familiar sound that snoring produces, is caused by your nasal or throat tissue vibrating at the back of your throat.

      Snoring may also indicate a sleep apnoea condition. This serious disorder is caused by airways that are repeatedly restricted or obstructed. It can cause you to stop breathing while you sleep. If a pause in your breath lasts a few minutes, that’s when you suddenly wake up – gasping for air.

      Sleep apnoea has been linked to diabetes, strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. Experiencing poor quality sleep and oxygen deprivation during the night can leave you feeling tired, moody or drowsy the next day.

      There are several ways to help manage snoring:

      • Mandibular advancement devices (or splints) improve the flow of air when you breathe during sleep
      • Nasal strips (plasters) keep your nostrils open and apart as you sleep
      • Lifestyle changes – such as weight loss, avoiding sleeping pills and muscle relaxants, and avoiding alcohol for a few hours before going to sleep
      • Surgery (non-invasive) – to tighten the soft tissue in your palate so that it doesn’t vibrate

      If you snore and would like advice on a suitable treatment for your condition, Everyday Smiles Dental is here to help. Book an appointment to discuss your symptoms and the treatment options that can help you to manage your snoring condition.

    • Nervous patients
      • Dental sedation
      • Dental sedation is a dental technique used to alleviate nervousness in our patients.

        At Everyday Smiles Dental, we are always sensitive to the needs of our patients who experience dental anxiety. Our dental environment has been designed to comfort and relax all our patients, young and old.

        Eight-Mile-Plains-dentist-nervous-releaseHowever, if you find it difficult to undergo a dental treatment – even after trying relaxation techniques – dental sedation may be the solution.
        There are a few types of dental sedation:

        • Inhaled sedation (laughing gas)
        • Oral sedation (tablet or liquid)
        • Intravenous (IV) sedation

        These types of dental sedation don’t put you to sleep completely, like general anaesthesia. But they can manage your anxiety and fear, so you can relax during your dental treatment.

        For more help and advice on dental anxiety, relaxation techniques and dental sedation, call our friendly staff at Everyday Smiles Dental Practice.

       

      Emergency treatment

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      • Dental Emergency procedures
      • Oral injuries or trauma can occur anytime of the day or night, at home or during physical activity. When they occur, it is important to seek emergency dental or medical care.
        Types of dental emergencies:

        • oral bleeding caused by trauma to the mouth
        • chipped, fractured, broken or knocked-out teeth
        • soft tissue injury to the cheeks, gums, tongue and lips
        • severe oral pain
        • facial swelling
        • detached fillings or crowns
        • broken or loose brace components such as brackets, wires and bands
        • abscesses and gum infections

        Dental emergencies should never be taken lightly because the risk of permanent damage increases significantly, if emergency treatment is not sought immediately. Timely treatment can avoid more extensive and expensive reconstructive dental treatment in the future.

        If you experience a dental emergency call Everyday Smiles Dental Practice immediately. Our staff is always ready to give you advice and instructions in the event of a dental emergency.

      • Mouthguards
      • Australians play their sports with passion, but doing so has its health and safety risks. One of the best ways to prevent oral injuries while playing sports is to protect your teeth with a mouthguard.

        Eight-Mile-Plains dentist mouth GuardMouthguards are an essential safeguard for your front teeth which account for 80 % of all dental injuries. Even if you can get to a dentist immediately, dental treatment can be expensive if you are not insured, and will probably far exceed the cost of a mouthguard.

        Everyday Smiles recommend our custom-fitted dental mouthguards. Our mouthguards are made from impressions (moulds) of your teeth or 3D scans of your oral cavity. Either process ensures that your mouthguard fits perfectly. You can even talk freely without removing them.

        Custom-fitted dental mouthguards are an important safety measure that ensures kids and adults have teeth protection when playing contact sports.

        Call our friendly staff at Everyday Smiles Dental Practice anytime to make an enquiry regarding custom-fitted mouthguards.