Bad Breath Advice

One of the most common yet embarrassing oral health conditions is Bad Breath, or as it is clinically called, halitosis. People of all ages suffer with Bad Breath at various times throughout their life. However for the large majority of these people it is only temporary condition, usually caused by foods such as onions, garlic…

Bridges

Bridges are a treatment option used to replace one or several missing teeth. The teeth on one or each end of the gap are fitted with crowns thereby becoming an anchor to support the bridge as a replacement. It is ideal to insert a replacement tooth as soon as possible when a tooth is lost…

Cavities And Decay

Your diet not only plays a part in nourishing your body but also in the health of your teeth and gums. If you lack certain nutrients, you may be susceptible to mouth infections or tooth decay. Many researchers also believe that there is a link between poor nutrition and the progression of gum disease as…

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is utilised to correct minor imperfections including: Chipped front teeth Stained front teeth Crooked teeth Diastema (space or gap between two teeth) About Composite bonding Composite resin veneers can quickly and easily give you a striking new smile. Composite resin is a formulated plastic, tooth coloured filling material developed from a blend of…

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings Although amalgam has a successful history, it has always detracted from white teeth and a beautiful smile. Composite fillings consist of a resin matrix and finely ground glass-like particles mixed to a paste consistency to produce a tooth-coloured restoration which can match your natural teeth perfectly. Composite fillings have excellent durability and resistance…

Cosmetic Dentistry & Smile Makeovers

Cosmetic Dentistry refers to the enhancement of the smile purely for cosmetic reasons. It is not just about putting some ‘caps’ on your front teeth. There is an art and science behind Cosmetic Dentistry and in particular behind creating your perfect smile. This requires meticulous attention to detail, careful planning, patience and a great level…

Crowns

Crowns Crowns are made of natural looking porcelain and are made to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth whilst strengthening the existing tooth structure. A crown is the restoration of choice when a filling or inlay/onlay will no longer suffice. Crowns surround the tooth like a hat bracing it…

Dental Check Ups

Dental Check Ups Regular Dental Check Ups keep you in the best possible dental health as any problems can be detected and treated early. Professional cleaning on a 6 monthly basis is also recommended. It is during these regular hygiene appointments that early detection of gum disease is made. Your dental health is of the…

Dental Implant

At Sunshine Coast Smile Centre we offer a comprehensive range of in-house general, cosmetic and dental implant services, which are all performed on site at our practice in Cotton Tree. Dental Implant? A Dental Implant is the most successful form of treatment available for the replacement of missing teeth, offering you teeth that look, feel…

Dental X Rays

Dental X Rays At Sunshine Coast Smile Centre we utilise advanced technology in the course of your treatment. Utilising Dental X Rays enables us to obtain important information, which is then used in planning your treatment. Dental x-rays show the condition of your teeth, roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial structure….

Dentures

Your Dentures When you first receive your new Dentures, especially an upper denture as it covers the vast majority of your upper palate, it may feel a little awkward. After a couple of weeks, you will become familiar with the feel of your denture. While you are getting used to your denture, you may occasionally…

Dietary Advice

Dietary Advice Good Dietary Advice is essential. Your diet not only plays a part in nourishing your body but also in the health of your teeth and gums. If you lack certain nutrients, you may be susceptible to mouth infections or tooth decay. Many researchers also believe that there is a link between poor nutrition…

Fissure Sealants

Children’s teeth in their early development are especially vulnerable to tooth decay. To combat this, the team at Sunshine Coast Smile Centre can apply a pit and Fissure Sealants. What are Fissure Sealants? A completely pain-free procedure that takes around five minutes per tooth, Fissure Sealants is a tooth coloured liquid similar in consistency to…

Fluoride

About Fluoride Fluoride is a safe mineral compound found naturally in water, the air we breathe and many different kinds of foods. It is one of the most beneficial elements for children’s developing teeth and maintaining the health of adult teeth. Many states and territories in Australia including on the Sunshine Coast and Queensland, add…

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are utilised when the amount of tooth to be replaced becomes so large so that a composite filling may not be the ideal solution. Composite resin is very effective when used to restore small to medium size cavities. When larger restorations are required composite resin has a few disadvantages which may affect…

Mouthguards

Mouthguards Wearing mouthguards will significantly help prevent unnecessary sports injuries in children and adults. With sporting activities such a major part of many Australian’s lives, a mouthguard should be an essential part of the sports kit. Whilst you may be concerned about cuts, bruises and broken bones, have you thought about broken, fractured or displaced…

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are a fantastic way to fix your front teeth. They enable you to whiten your teeth, close spaces, and create a beautiful vibrant smile. Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to orthodontics as they can straighten teeth, reshape and accomplish minor realignment of your teeth. What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are thin,…

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Root Canal Treatment is often perceived as an uncomfortable and painful procedure, which many people delay having. However the main purpose of root canal therapy is to relieve pain caused by an infected nerve. Root Canal Treatment may be required due to an accident where the tooth received a heavy blow or…

Smoking And Your Oral Health

Smoking And Your Oral Health There is a clear correlation between Smoking And Your Oral Health. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and in more severe cases, mouth cancer. Most people know that smoking can cause lung and throat cancer, but many people are still unaware that it is one of…

Teeth Grinding

Do you often wake up with a dull headache or a sore jaw? Do you sometimes find yourself clenching your teeth? You may not realise that you have a condition called ‘bruxism’, a habit of Teeth Grinding. Many people are unaware of their habit of Teeth Grinding because they do it while they sleep. Bruxism…

Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions Although it is ideal for your oral and general health to retain your natural teeth, there may be times when Tooth Extractions are required because of: extensive decay periodontal disease an irreparable fracture causing pulp damage impacted wisdom teeth commencement of orthodontic treatment Removing a tooth is done only after every alternative option…

Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the final teeth to develop in the dentition. They generally emerge between the ages of 17 and 21. Many factors affect Wisdom Teeth and not everyone will have the same experiences – some people will have as many as four while some will have none. Impacted Wisdom Teeth The…

Dental Treatments

Sunshine Coast Smile Centre is a premier dental health care centre where we pride ourselves on the provision of our exceptional service and personalised attention, in a warm, friendly setting. Our gentle and caring approach to dental treatments is an essential element that has led to our practice enjoying an enviable reputation.

Our simple philosophy is based on trust, respect, empathy and communication, which are the pillars of our practice. The vast experience of our dedicated and accomplished team ensures you receive only the finest dental treatments available.

We hope you find our website a valuable and interesting resource for answering your dental health care questions and gives you an insight into the services and quality treatments we extend to our patients.