Dr. Angus talks Diabetes – 1300SMILES Dentists

Dr. Angus talks Diabetes – 1300SMILES Dentists

Dr. Angus talks Diabetes – 1300SMILES Dentists

Why when you have diabetes you need to see your dentist regularly? At 1300SMILES dentists we care about your oral health and as a diabetic we know that there may be some very unique issues which you may encounter. Such problems may include: Gum disease Dry mouth Tooth decay Thrush ...

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School sports & custom fitted mouthguards – 1300SMILES

School sports & custom fitted mouthguards – 1300SMILES

If your child plays or participates in any of the following school sports in Queensland then it is a mandatory requirement to wear a mouthguard and a ‘strong recommendation’ to wear a fitted mouthguard: Rugby League Water Polo Australian Football Rugby Union Handball Soccer ...

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Gameday Mouthguards – 1300SMILES

Gameday Mouthguards – 1300SMILES

Take your sporting performance to the next level - Every year there are thousands of dental injuries as a result of playing sports without a custom-made mouthguard. Quite often these injuries could have been significantly reduced or completely eliminated, saving you time and money in the dental...

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Children’s Oral Health

Children’s Oral Health

Children’s oral health is so important, and it is down to parents, grandparents and family members to ensure that we give them the best start on a lifetime of quality oral health. From the very young through to teens encouraging a routine of good practice in their oral health is so important so pl...

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YWAM Medical Ships Australia & Papua New Guinea – 1300SMILES Dentists

YWAM Medical Ships Australia & Papua New Guinea – 1300SMILES Dentists

Background In 2009 YWAM Medical Ships Australia & Papua New Guinea (YWAM MSA) first started to engage in Papua New Guinea (PNG), though YWAM first began to have a presence through land-based teams back in 1969. Before YWAM MSA’s operations began, YWAM MSA’s senior leadership team met with t...

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Children suffering serious tooth decay – recent Queensland Health report

Children suffering serious tooth decay – recent Queensland Health report

Children suffering serious tooth decay – recent Queensland health report It doesn’t have to be like this – Queensland Health has just released a report with a very worrying rising statistic. Children’s dental health is suffering serious tooth decay – in the report a study was conducted w...

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Nervous for the dentist- 1300SMILES Dentists

Nervous for the dentist- 1300SMILES Dentists

Nervous for the dentist – How 1300SMILES can help even the most nervous person and make them smile. Are you putting off going to the dentist because you have a fear or phobia? Is having a great smile being held back because of this? Then you really need to come to 1300SMILES where going to the ...

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Smile with confidence to match a perfect day- 1300SMILES Dentists

Smile with confidence to match a perfect day- 1300SMILES Dentists

Smile with confidence to match a perfect day Your smile is one of your most instantly noticeable features, which is why so many people choose to enhance their smile with one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments. At 1300SMILES dentists you can choose from our range of cosmetic dental treatments d...

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How you can save on your dental- 1300SMILES Dentists

How you can save on your dental- 1300SMILES Dentists

How you can save on your dental At 1300SMILES dentists we appreciate and understand that everyone would love to save money on their dental. Well, we’ve got a few ways you can achieve this, so, we thought we’d let you know. Save on Kids Dental Did you know that if you qualify for the Child Den...

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What to do in a dental emergency – 1300SMILES Dentists

What to do in a dental emergency – 1300SMILES Dentists

What to do in a dental emergency – A simple and practical guide by 1300SMILES dentists At 1300SMILES dentists we always want to make sure that whatever happens to your oral health we have it covered. So, what should you do if you encounter tooth trauma such as toothache or a chipped tooth? We ha...

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Child Dental Benefits Schedule – 1300SMILES Dentists

Child Dental Benefits Schedule – 1300SMILES Dentists

The scheme As a parent, making sure your child is as healthy as possible is understandably one of your highest priorities. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has been introduced by the federal government to make that task a little easier if you receive benefits such as Family Tax Benefit ...

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Seniors Oral Health – 1300SMILES Dentists

Seniors Oral Health – 1300SMILES Dentists

Seniors Oral Health Seniors oral Health: Did you know that the health of your mouth has a significant impact on the health of your body? This makes good daily oral hygiene critical as we grow older. Here are a few key reasons why: Gum disease, an active bacterial infection in your mouth (a...

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Diet & Nutrition – 1300SMILES Dentists

Diet & Nutrition – 1300SMILES Dentists

You are what you eat! Your diet & nutrition can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums, particularly whether you develop tooth decay, a diet related disease which is caused when the sugars in the food and drinks you eat are taken up by bacteria; these in turn produce the acids...

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Toddlers first set of teeth – 1300SMILES Dentists

Toddlers first set of teeth – 1300SMILES Dentists

Toddlers first set of teeth Toddlers first set of teeth and the importance of their oral health. If you’re the parent of a toddler, you’ll be well aware that you’re in possession of a full-speed-ahead bundle of energy. Getting them to do anything can be a challenge, but when it comes to thei...

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Pregnancy & Oral Health – 1300SMILES Dentists

Pregnancy & Oral Health – 1300SMILES Dentists

So you’re expecting a baby? Congratulations! Pregnancy & oral health, in the midst of all the things you need to think about, worrying about seeing your dentist may not be very high on the list. But your dental health has a big impact on your overall health which in turn has a major influenc...

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Flossing – 1300SMILES Dentists

Flossing – 1300SMILES Dentists

Back to basics with Flossing Why is flossing important? Here’s something you may not know - nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them. And no, we’re not telling you this so you can ace the next dental trivia contest you attend. Why that particular information is important...

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Oral Health & Brushing – 1300SMILES Dentists

Oral Health & Brushing – 1300SMILES Dentists

Brushing If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought about your oral health and how you brush your teeth, beyond squirting on some toothpaste and scrubbing back and forth. But as your dentist will tell you, how you brush your teeth matters a great deal, with how often you ...

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Lifestyle risks and your oral health – 1300SMILES Dentists

Lifestyle risks and your oral health – 1300SMILES Dentists

Lifestyle risks and your oral health If you’re like most people, the odds are good that your idea of a healthy lifestyle begins and ends with making sure you eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and get exercise as much as you can to help your oral health. And while both of these factors are cruc...

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Henry Schein Halas Awarded for Supporting Medical Ship in PNG

Henry Schein Halas Awarded for Supporting Medical Ship in PNG

Major dental supplier, Henry Schein Halas, was awarded with the Australian Dental Industry Association Partnership Award last month, in recognition of their support of YWAM Medical Ships work in rural areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The award recognises success in building cooperative partnershi...

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A National Health Crisis

A National Health Crisis

Did you know, the National Child Oral Health Study shows dental decay is the most prevalent oral disease in Australian children? Australian dentists are having to extract multiple teeth from children as young as two years old. Here’s a few more figures collected during the study of our nation’s ...

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Singapore University Hospital Visit to YWAM Medical Ship

Singapore University Hospital Visit to YWAM Medical Ship

A delegation from the National University Hospital of Singapore (NUHS) visited the YWAM Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea. The purpose of the visit was to explore the possibility of deploying surgical teams to serve aboard the MV YWAM PNG....

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From Antarctica to the Tropics – A New Ship for PNG

From Antarctica to the Tropics – A New Ship for PNG

We have some very exciting news to share with you! YWAM Medical Ships has just acquired another ship for Papua New Guinea, the MV l’Astrolabe. The 65 metre vessel has been serving in Antarctica as a scientific research vessel for the last number of years, and will soon be re-purposed as a me...

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New Dental Practice Opened in Smithfield Shopping Centre

New Dental Practice Opened in Smithfield Shopping Centre

We have opened doors and seen our first patient in our new practice (we presented Sandra with flowers as our first patient), still lots of things going on in the background to be completed but the place looks amazing.  So fresh and modern, lots of enquiries already from the centre patrons and many ...

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth

By Dr Mohammed Yusuf B.O.H, Dip of Dentistry Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is the subjective feeling of dryness in the mouth. It affects approximately 10% of the general population and is more common in older people. There are many causes of dry mouth, including: certain medication...

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