toothpaste explained dentist melbourne

Toothpaste – Explained!

toothpaste explained dentist melbourneChoosing the right type of toothpaste may not seem like rocket science. However, it is important to know what options exist and which ones are best for your individual needs.

For example, a person who has sensitive teeth would not want to use the same type of toothpaste that someone who wants to whiten their smile might use.

At Q1 Dental we want you to make the right choice of toothpaste, so this guide will cover which types are the best for different oral needs based on your dental condition and their contents.

Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

Benefits Of A Smile Makeover melbourne dentist

At Q1 Dental we have two questions for you. How often do you avoid looking at your smile in the mirror? Are you happy with what you see when you do look? We’d argue that anytime you try to avoid your reflection is one time too many.

You should feel proud of your appearance – particularly your smile, which is a critical part of making a great first impression.

A bad smile can alienate you from the things you enjoy most in life: Friends, family, success at work, even success in love and happiness. It’s a tragic problem that unfolds each and every day for some people– but they are not alone.

Timelines And Tooth Bonding A Great Match melbourne dentist

Timelines And Tooth Bonding – A Great Match

Timelines And Tooth Bonding A Great Match melbourne dentist
Are you tired of hiding your smile when you meet someone for the first time? Wouldn’t it feel great to smile with confidence? Oftentimes, patients avoid repairing problems with their teeth because they are afraid that treatment will be costly and time-consuming.

Tooth bonding, however, can be a very cost effective and quick way to repair certain dental issues. Even better, tooth bonding treatments can usually be completed in one appointment at Q1 Dental.

Finding The Best Dentist In Melbourne

Finding The Best Dentist In Melbourne

Finding The Best Dentist In MelbourneRegular dental visits do more than keep your smile bright and beautiful – they can also tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you may be at risk for chronic disease. Dental visits are an investment in your overall good health.

If you don’t have a dentist in the Melbourne area, or are waiting to find a new one, your dental and general health can be at risk. Which is why it is important for you and your family to find and have a great dentist. If you want to be successful at finding the best dentist in Melbourne, a little bit of research can pay off. It’s your money, your mouth, and your health at stake.

But how do you go about finding the best dentist in the Melbourne area? What should you look for, and what questions should you ask? Finding the best dentist can be a complicated task, but if you are looking for a dentist, or a new dentist, at Q1 Dental we are happy to help you, because we expect that you will choose us!

Good News For Families- Child Dental Benefits Schedule Back For 2017!

Good News For Families: Child Dental Benefits Schedule Back For 2017!

Good News For Families- Child Dental Benefits Schedule Back For 2017!All families try to ensure that their children are happy and healthy, and healthy children are also key to Australia’s future. The healthy development of a child is one of the priorities of parents everywhere.

Dental health is a key foundation of overall health and the early years of a child’s life can be critically important in supporting a high level of dental hygiene and establishing good dental habits.

This is why Q1 Dental is happy to report that the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), which protects some 3 million Australian Children, has been extended for 2017. At Q1 Dental we are looking forward to working with are you and your children, by offering services under the CDBS!

Updates on the Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Entering 2017 the CDBS was to be capped at $700, but on the 8th of February it was announced that the CDBS benefit cap entitlement under the CDBS was pushed back up to $1,000. This means that all eligible children will continue to have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two-year period.

You and Your Gum Health- Understanding Gum Disease

You and Your Gum Health: Understanding Gum Disease

You and Your Gum Health- Understanding Gum DiseaseIf your gums are puffy, tender or bleed when you floss, than you might be among the 20% of Australians who have moderate gum disease or worse. Gum disease, which in serious cases is called periodontal disease, starts as the relatively mild gingivitis. Many people are surprised to learn that gingivitis is an infection caused by bacteria and that they probably have it.

The good news is that the early stages of gum disease are within your control. Working with your Melbourne dentsist, you can fight back against gum disease, even if it has moved on to advanced stages!

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Symptoms of gum disease vary according to the stage of the disease. The initial stage of gum disease is gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the gums that usually occurs because of bacteria accumulating on the teeth. This turns into plaque, which then induces gingivitis.

Gingivitis is the stage of periodontal disease that is reversible and it can often be treated at home by improved dental habits, or at the dentist’s office by regularly scheduled appointments including cleaning.