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Have your child enter our Colour In Competition to win an Oral B Stages Power Toothbrush! Download Girls Download Boys Terms & Conditions Competition is Open to all Brisbane Children aged 12 years and under as at the closing date of the competition. Entries Close COB January 24th 2020 Please Post or...

Reviews Of Proposed Treatments Can you think of those jobs you put in to the back of your mind? Is one of those jobs to visit the dentist? Don't leave it until damage is done! When you suddenly bite down on harmless multigrain bread and you hear a...

NEW Capped Price Dental Check-Ups Brisbane Smiles (formerly Smile Artistry) has $200 Capped Price Check-up and Clean Appointments available now. Book appointment online If you have a Health Fund: Simply, claim your health fund through our Hicaps terminal.  If you receive $200 back from your health fund, then you...

CHANGES TO SMILE PLANS AT SMILE ARTISTRY Our practice is excited to announce our NEW $200 Capped Price Checkup and Clean Appointments. book appointment online You are one of our valued Smile Plan Patients and we want you to benefit most with this NEW Capped Price appointment.  Simply, claim your...

We are so excited at Smile Artistry to tell you our news! We’ve been working very hard this year, not only have we been creating some beautiful smiles for our patients, but we have been working on our very own Smile Transformation! We’re pretty ecstatic about our new...

Teeth Wear Research has shown that tooth wear (particularly concerning the front teeth) seems to be on the rise. Tooth wear has usually been a problem associated with older patients, often caused by dry mouth or prescription drugs but now the problem is becoming more evident...

Difference Between A Porcelain Veneer And A Porcelain rown Cosmetic procedures are quite common these days, from breast implants and tummy tucks to fake tans and teeth whitening. Everyone wants to look their best and sometimes it can’t be done naturally. Cosmetic dentistry like porcelain veneers...

Common Dental Problems Some people are too embarrassed to get their teeth checked if there is a problem. However, the truth is that almost any oral health problem you may have has been seen by the dentist hundreds of times before. Below are five of the...

Tooth Friendly Food And Drinks Did you know that your everyday diet has a significant impact on the health of your teeth?  The different foods and drinks that we consume are not always “Tooth Friendly”.  It is important to be aware which foods and drinks...

Too Fairy Healping Kids Learn About Tooth Health The tooth fairy is more than a myth. She is a way to teach your kids. While the tooth fairy is primarily about making losing teeth fun rather than scary, she is also about proper dental care and...

Sugary Drinks Sugary Drinks can cause BOTH Decay and Erosion of the Teeth.  This infographic from Cancer Council Victoria highlights lots of important facts about sugary drinks. You can also visit Sugary Drinks for more information ...

Teeth Sensitivity The team at Smile Artistry can help you understand why you have sensitive teeth and how to manage your discomfort. READ ABOUT THE CAUSES OF SENSITIVE TEETH Sensitive teeth can occur when tooth enamel is lost exposing the inner layer of the tooth called the dentine. Dentine can...

We perform Zoom whitening for many patients, but the difference we find is the way in which whitening is maintained, otherwise teeth will lapse back within 3-5 years.  Maintenance should be simple and easy. Zoom Whitening is a simple two hour procedure provided by the Dental Hygienists...

Dental Floss You should only floss the teeth you want to keep.  We also see many patients that have decay in-between their teeth from not flossing. Many people don’t realise that along with brushing, flossing in between teeth is essential to help maintain good oral hygiene...

How To Prepare For A Tooth Extraction So you’ve been for your regular oral health checkup and your dentist has delivered the news: that niggling pain you’d been trying to ignore really was serious, and the best course of treatment is a tooth extraction. The idea of...

How To Clean The Dental Surgery Preventing cross contamination and sterilisation is absolutely critical in health care and a primary role for Dental Assistants. Dental Assistants use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all dental surgery procedures, particularly: 1. Wash and dry hands 2. Apply mask and protective eye wear 3....

Fixing Gummy Smiles Fixing Gummy Smiles depends on the cause of the gummy smile and the age of a patient.  We fix gummy smiles with a few different techniques and most common is a gum lift with technology such as lasers or electro-cauterising units or surgically. ...

Infographic On Teeth On Implants Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. ...

When You Should See The Dentist Modern day life sees us all struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Sometimes it seems there are just not enough hours in the day.  Consequently some “jobs” tend to get put on the back burner. One of these “jobs” tends...

Mouthrinses Mouthwashes can be a great way to freshen your breath throughout the day as well as reducing plague. When choosing a Mouthwash to suit you it is important that you know what you are using it for as using the wrong Mouthwash can be ineffective. Mouthwashes such...

Dental Implant Procedures Many people are put off the idea of having dental implants because they imagine the whole process will be time consuming and painful, when in fact the very opposite is the case. Having a single dental implant placed is a quick procedure, and...

Common Foods And Drinks Which Stain Teeth Do you suffer from discoloured teeth? If so, your definitely not alone. Coffee, cigarettes, wine and soft drinks all have a negative effect on the colour of our teeth, often leaving them stained and lack lustre. Even some otherwise healthy...

Replacing your dentures with Dental Implants can give you a return to proper eating, chewing, function and smiling. Replacing Dentures With Dental Implants New technologies, techniques and materials now at Smile Artistry are allowing for you to have your full dentures replaced with dental implants and fixed-in...

Dental Implant treatments are very much a pain-free treatment in the vast majority of cases...

Dr Paul McKay becomes a Graduate at the Kois Centre, Seattle USA Dr Paul McKay Graduate Of Kois Center Dr Paul is commited to Dental Excellence and completion of the Kois Center Program is proof of this. The Kois Program is a Nine Program course covering four essential...

Caffiene And The Mouth Many of us are aware that coffee and tea causes teeth staining and are concerned about the aesthetics, however most are not aware that caffeine, found in coffee, tea, soft drink and energy drinks, can have an adverse effect on your oral...

Braces And Oral Care We treat many patients, both children and adults, that have braces.  Braces are placed on the teeth by an Orthodontist to correct the problems caused by crooked or crowded teeth, however, the success of this treatment is affected by how well the teeth...

Are You Looking After Your Teeth And Gums? It is important to look after your teeth and gums, as they are there to last you your life time.  We can’t stress enough the significance of looking after your teeth and gums!  You need to have Checkups and Cleans...

Implanting Teeth, Now Or Future? In the media recently is a group of scientists growing a tooth implant from urine! A novel approach, and it go us at Smile Artistry thinking...

Mini Dental Implants Smaller sized dental implants, known as mini dental implants, are fairly new technology and have been researched very little, but are used for people who have limited space in their jaw and who therefore cannot have full sized implants fitted. Today, ocassionally we see...

How Often Should You See The Dentist Having good oral health is key to having good health in general. Therefore you need to make certain that you have regular check-ups. Regular check ups will not only prevent decay, but a wide range of other health issues....

Bad Breath Bad breath can be a common concern or problem for many people, and can have a major impact on their life. Because of bad breath, others may back away or turn their heads and this can cause a loss of confidence and self-esteem. Speaking...

5 Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Want to perfect your pearly whites with some cosmetic dentistry? At Smile Artistry, we’re experts in beautifying smiles of all shapes and sizes, and can work with you to determine which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. Teeth Whitening Teeth whitening is...

5 Things You Should Know About Teeth Whitening Everyone wants whiter, brighter teeth and a Hollywood smile, but did you know that not all teeth whitening products are created equal? In fact, some over-the-counter teeth whitening systems contain harsh bleaches and peroxides that can do your...

3D Computer Planned Dental Implants New leading Technology allows our team to place dental implants with industry leading precision. Having a dental implant is not like buying a tv, Where the same tv will fit in most lounge-rooms, the same dental implant doesn't fit different people...

3 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures To Improve Your Smile Are you always unhappy with your pictures? Do you avoid having your photos taken? It could be true for several people who are not happy with their teeth, which one of the most important and noticeable facial features. The...

The usual age for erruption of wisdom teeth is 18-20 years of age. Wisdom Teeth are commonly associated with becoming impacted when the jaw is crowded and they have no space to successfully errupt.  At Smile Artistry we can assess your wisdom teeth on a OPG...

Veneers, Crowns And Modern Materials Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Crowns are popular restorative solutions that enhance the overall appearance of smiles. They provide a natural and pleasing effect, without indicating that you've actually had some work done on your teeth. At Smile Artistry, cosmetic dentistry procedures...

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me? Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching teeth to lighten their colour. While teeth whitening is not designed to make teeth stark white, it helps to lighten the original colour to great extent. The process of teeth whitening is categorised...

Teeth Whitening 101 Tooth whitening has proven to be a very effective procedure for brightening up the existing colour of your teeth and it does not involve the removal of the tooth surface or cause any damage to it. Typically, the original colour of the teeth...

Smoking and Teeth Research has proven time and again that smoking is bad for the teeth. There is no denying it. Smoking has a lasting and significant impact on your oral health. It is in fact linked to a number of oral issues like bad breath,...

Root Canal Treatment 101 One of the procedures that dentists perform is called root canal treatment. It is a common and also a significant procedure that can help in keeping your teeth healthy. However, what exactly is root canal treatment and why is it performed? Root canal...

Pregnancy & Teeth: Dental Problems & Oral Care for Pregnant Women Pregnancy and Teeth: Dental Problems and Oral Care for Pregnant Women You may have heard that "a woman loses one teeth with every pregnancy". Is there really a connection between pregnancy and teeth? Well, that is just a myth. However,...

Old Crowns with Grey Edges and Gums The life of a standard dental crown is 5 to 15 years. Crowns are usually required when the tooth structure is not sufficient for supporting a filling. Earlier, crowns were made of gold (only) and even though they provided...

I Fear the Dentist Fearing a visit to the dentist has different meanings for different people. For several people, it is the thought that the dental treatment could cause pain. For others, the smells or sounds in the clinic remind them of some negative experiences from...

Gum Disease Dental Hygiene appointments give patients reassurance that their gums and teeth are healthy and clean. Hygiene appointments with our Dental Hygienists will focus on the following areas:  Every patient undergoes a full periodontal assessment.Decay risk assessment is determined.Detailed Cleaning of Teeth and Gums.Fluoride Application.  During your hygiene...

Flouride makes your teeth stronger Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is essential for maintaining dental health in both children and adults. Consuming Fluoride topically and systemically incorporates into the tooth crystals creating fluoro-teeth crystals which are more resistant to decay and breakdown.  Basically fluoride makes...

Facing a Problem with Gum Recession? Gum recession is a common problem that goes undetected and untreated for a long time in many cases because it happens gradually. Regular dental check-ups may help with early diagnosis and treatment, saving your teeth and surrounding tissues from severe...

Expected teeth whitening results Teeth whitening procedures lighten the shade of the tooth surfaces by eliminating discolorations that have absorbed into the enamel.  All teeth whitening results will vary from person to person; consequently results cannot be predicted or guaranteed.  If an instant result is desired...

Dry Socket 'Alveolar Osteitis' The experts at Smile Artistry can help you understand and deal with 'dry sockets' effectively. Here is what you need to know about the condition.  What is a dry socket? ??????????????????????????????????????????????? The medical term for a dry socket is alveolar osteitis. The name is based...

Dry Mouth - Xerostomia Dry mouth or Xerostomia is a condition usually caused by low saliva production or due to a change in the composition of saliva. In some cases, there is no single identifiable cause for dry mouth. Dry mouth is more of a symptom...

Diet and Teeth The connection between our dietary habits and our oral health cannot be ignored. What we eat has an effect on our teeth, a fact that all of us know. What most of us do not know is that which foods are good and...

Diabetes and Oral Health We are committed to improving your oral health as well as your overall health and well-being. We can help you to understand how Diabetes can affect your teeth and how to manage it. What is Diabetes? Diabetes has become a common disease in today’s society....

Tooth Decay Tooth decay, also known as ‘dental caries’ or more commonly, a ‘cavity’, is a bacterial infection of the teeth that hampers its hard tissue. When we consume food, some of the food particles tend to accumulate in our mouth. These food particles are broken...

Selecting a Brisbane Dentist Reconstructive Dentistry is the process of repairing and rebuilding a broken down mouth.  The way in which a Dentist transforms a mouth during a Reconstruction will impact the long-term effectiveness of the work performed. To ensure your Dental Work is long-lasting, your Dentist should be...

Oral Hygiene Tooth Brushing Technique Long-term neglect of oral hygiene results in tooth loss due to decay, gum recession and gum disease. Bad breath can affect your social life!  New advances in Oral Care Products allow you to assist your mouth in precenting decay.  Smile Artistry has developed...

Cosmetic Dentistry Principles Cosmetic Dentistry relates to the design of a smile and the smile design process of pre-visualising and planning the final result of a cosmetic dental procedure is aimed at creating a harmonious presentation of tooth, smile, gum and facial harmony. Principles of smile design Designing a smile...

Consequences & Effects of Tooth Loss When considering Dental Implant Treatments it is important to understand the benefits/risks/effects of the alternatives. So what is the cost of not having dental implants? The Effects of Tooth Loss As we lose our teeth we also lose jaw bone that supports...

What is the cost of Dental Implants? At our Brisbane Dental Implant Surgery, we can perform your Dental Implant Surgery and restore the top of the Dental Implant Teeth. When we work with your usual dentist we may place your dental implant and then your general...

How do I Care for a Dental Implant? A lot of time and financial investment goes into getting teeth implants, so it is important to keep them protected for lifelong. Implants are surgically inserted and require a certain number of visits to the dentist. Once the...

Dental Implants 101 A dental implant is also termed as a fixture or endosseous implant. It is a surgical element that interacts with the skull or jaw bone to provide support to a denture, crown, facial prosthesis, bridge or to perform the function of an orthodontic...

Cracked Teeth Causes of Cracked Teeth: Large areas of Decay or Fillings (particularly amalgam fillings) Grinding Hard Diets and foreign object biting or trauma Signs of Cracked Teeth: Tooth sensitive to chew onTooth sore to chew onTooth extra sensitive to hot and coldCan see the crackTooth is rough Treatment for...

Cosmetic Dentistry 101 Advancements in cosmetic dental techniques and technologies have seen people flocking to cosmetic dentists for healthier and more attractive smiles. The discipline of cosmetic dentistry involves various dental procedures to reshape, lighten, straighten and repair teeth. While it is more concerned with the...

Teeth Wear Research has shown that tooth wear (particularly concerning the front teeth) seems to be on the rise. Tooth wear has usually been a problem associated with older patients, often caused by dry mouth or prescription drugs but now the problem is becoming more evident...

Your First Visit To A New Dentist If you have not visited a dentist for some time, then you may be worried about your first appointment. Perhaps you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, of just that you are unaware on their condition. ...

Missing Teeth Problems There are many reasons why people lose teeth, and it’s not always due to old age or poor dental hygiene. Dentures used to be the default option when it came to filling in the gaps, but these aren’t always a practical choice. Missing...

3D Computer Planned Dental Implants New leading Technology at Smile Artistry allows our team to place dental implants with industry leading precision. Having a dental implant is not like buying a tv, where the same tv iwill fit in most loungerooms. The same dental implant doesnt...