Yes and no! I would absolutely recommend it if you can not demonstrate adequate home care. Usually this applies if you have rheumatoid arthritis affecting your hands, or limited manual dexterity. These devices are excellent in those situations. Many of my patients will have “the talk” and “the demonstration” with a manual toothbrush, because most people have never been dentally […]
As if dentistry is horrible enough and many people don’t want to see us, for some reason, you, the reader, “like” us enough to stumble upon this page. The act of doing dentistry is not a pleasant experience. It is elective, some could argue it is necessary and essential, but many would argue, “you don’t need it”. It is absolutely […]
Cancer. There. I said it. Most of us will have witnessed how devastating it can be. Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Most of us know how it works – a cell that divides and doesn’t have the controls to stop it from dividing. So it keeps growing and growing. The body doesn’t destroy it because it’s not […]
Because the government imposes tax penalties on you if you don’t. So that you can have the choice of coverage to a private hospital setting if you need to be hospitalised vs being put into a public hospital setting. And “extras” will save you money to offset the full expenses of optometrists, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc. The way insurance works Many […]
I may be a dentist, but I wanted to share with you how health funds were originally made to help, and are quietly changing how dentistry is done. I am in no way a financial expert, and this is merely an opinion based on observations and my limited understanding of corporate businesses. With that understanding let’s first talk about insurance. […]
We are passionate about dentistry at Smiles Unlimited. With that said, we understand our role in how we can serve our community, and we are happy for you to choose how you would like to be treated. Well, you may be thinking, “shouldn’t everyone be treated the same?” And the answer we believe is, no. Everyone has their own story, […]
The old model of dentistry was this. Tooth decay happens on high risk areas of the teeth (in between, and in the pits and grooves) where a toothbrush doesn’t spend enough time, and too much eating of sugar. Can you imagine what a parent thinks when the dentist was delivering the news: “Jimmy has 3 cavities”. You can’t shake off […]
Is it the toothpaste that you use? How about the mouthwash? Or the type of toothbrush? Electric or manual? Straight bristled or cross bristled? Fluoride? Coconut oil pulling? It can’t be floss can it? When oral hygiene products first came out, there was only 1 choice of toothbrush and 1 choice of toothpaste. And proper use of those tools did […]
The Grand Opening Ceremony of our new purpose-built state of the art Family Dental and Implant centre – Smiles Unlimited.
The event was a huge success, the food was incredible and everyone was impressed by the new practice.
The majority of dental problems develop slowly, and in the early stages, these developing dental problems are mostly silent. Many people are inclined to overlook annoying dental ‘niggles’, instead waiting until the problem worsens so much that they are then in pain.