12 ways to make toothbrushing fun for kids

12 ways to make toothbrushing fun for kids

12 ways to make toothbrushing fun for kids

Is the sight of a toothbrush enough to make your child fling themselves on the floor in tears? Or, is it an uphill battle to convince them to stay still while brushing morning and night? Good oral hygiene from an early age is crucial in protecting your child’s precious smile from tooth decay an...

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What is TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)?

What is TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)?

Do you suffer from headaches, have pain or difficulty chewing? Or maybe you just have a constant stiff or locked jaw? If so, you may suffer from Temporomandibular joint disorder, otherwise known as TMD. In the following blog we are going to cover what TMD is, the symptoms associated with TMD and ...

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How to take care of your baby’s and toddler’s gums and teeth

How to take care of your baby’s and toddler’s gums and teeth

Did you know that you can start caring for your little one’s oral health when they’re newly born? That’s right! You don’t need to wait for that first tooth to emerge. And, when your child’s first tooth does come in, there are extra ways to care for it at home with ease. Keeping healthy ...

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The troubling truth on teeth whitening

The troubling truth on teeth whitening

Did you know that more and more Aussies are whitening their teeth than ever before? In fact, over 22% of Aussies are now whitening their teeth - that’s an increase of 8% in just 5 years! Only 1 in 3 adults whitened their teeth with a dental professional. That means over 64% of us are having our...

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Can dummy or thumb sucking damage my child’s teeth?

Can dummy or thumb sucking damage my child’s teeth?

Dummies are often lifelines when it comes to long, tear-filled nights with your little one. With the soothing, suckling motion that comes naturally to babies, it’s not surprising that some also go for their thumbs or fingers to settle. Despite the reprieve dummy and thumb sucking may bring, you...

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Which sports require a mouthguard?

Which sports require a mouthguard?

Football, hockey, and soccer – just a few of the sports that come to mind when we think of sports that require facial protection including the wearing of a mouthguard. But you may not have known that there are many sports that also carry a high risk of sustaining a dental injury and wearing a m...

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What is the Child Dental Benefit Schedule?

What is the Child Dental Benefit Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) covers some, or the total, cost of certain essential dental services for eligible children. These eligible children need to be aged between two and 17 years old to receive the CDBS. The Australian Government introduced the CDBS in January 2014 to help imp...

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What do I need to know about teeth whitening?

What do I need to know about teeth whitening?

What do I need to know about teeth whitening? Do you look at your teeth and wish they were brighter? Perhaps you wish you had a magic wand to erase any staining or discolouration. If this sounds familiar, you might find that teeth whitening could help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Bef...

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1300SMILES Dentists is joining Abano Group

1300SMILES Dentists is joining Abano Group

This week it was announced that 1300SMILES Dentists, founded and led by Dr Daryl Holmes, is joining Abano Group as a new brand beside Maven and Lumino. 1300SMILES Dentists has grown from a single practice in 1992 to a 34 strong practice network to become one of the best known and respected dental...

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What are dental crowns?

What are dental crowns?

Your guide to dental crowns: What are they, and when would you need them If you have a cracked, broken or damaged tooth, a dentist may recommend you get a dental crown. But what is a dental crown, and how could it help you? We’ve put together a quick guide to explain what this treatment is, ho...

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What are my teeth-straightening options?

What are my teeth-straightening options?

Do you feel yourself hiding your teeth during photos? Maybe your dentist is concerned about your bite and has recommended braces. After all, having straighter teeth goes beyond appearances. Teeth straightening can help: keep your teeth and gums cleaner reduce stress on your jaw joint from a ...

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When should I take my child to the dentist?

When should I take my child to the dentist?

Many parents may delay their child’s first dental visit until their little one has most or all of their baby teeth. However, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children visit the dentist within six months of their first tooth arriving or when they are 12-months-old – whichev...

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What are fissure seals?

What are fissure seals?

A  fissure seal – or fissure sealant – is a preventative measure where a dentist applies a protective layer into deep grooves and pits (fissures) on your chewing teeth (your molars). This measure helps safeguard your teeth from harmful bacteria that cause decay and other oral health issues over...

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The perfect smile for your perfect day

The perfect smile for your perfect day

The wedding day countdown is on! Whether you’re tying the knot in just a few weeks, months, or years the team at 1300SMILES Dentists can help you get your smile wedding ready. We offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments including teeth whitening, veneers and crowns. Discover our options belo...

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DIY Teeth Whitening

DIY Teeth Whitening

Raise your hand if you have ever thought about trying one of the countless DIY videos on social media. There seems to be a DIY hack for almost anything, including teeth whitening. Do these DIY’s really work or is it all just movie magic? We have broken down two of the most common DIY teeth whit...

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Wedding Day Teeth Whitening

Wedding Day Teeth Whitening

Wedding season is here! With many couples choosing this time of year to tie the knot, the final wedding day preparations will be well and truly under way. Since you’ll be spending the entire day smiling from ear to ear, it’s important not to forget your teeth! A teeth whitening treatment before ...

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Teeth Straightening for your teenager

Teeth Straightening for your teenager

Not all adult teeth grow in how they should and having a straight and beautiful smile can be a very contentious issue for some teenagers as it can affect self-esteem and self-confidence. Orthodontics has changed with multiple different options now available on the market, you are no longer negated i...

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How to take care of your Dentures

How to take care of your Dentures

If you have a set of Dentures you would understand the integral role they play in your day-to-day life. Not only do they assist in jaw functionality and help with things like speaking and eating, they also give the wearer the confidence of a full smile. In the following blog, we are going to give...

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Teenagers and their oral health

Teenagers and their oral health

Between the ages of 10 to 14 can be a very challenging time for your teen/pre-teen, with lots of things changing around them like the transition between primary and high school not to mention the hormones! As your teen grows and transitions it is important to understand how these years can affect...

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Dentist in the Spotlight – Dr Mark Bien Bico

Dentist in the Spotlight – Dr Mark Bien Bico

Dentist in the Spotlight Dr Mark Bien Bico Welcome everyone to the April edition of 1300SMILES Dentist in the spotlight series. In this edition, we were able to sit down with Dr Mark Bien Bico from 1300SMILES Mackay. Dr Mark is a North Queensland product and James Cook University alumni. Dr Ma...

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What is Tooth Mousse?

What is Tooth Mousse?

Does just the thought of eating or drinking something hot or cold make your mouth hurt? Well, you are not alone, tooth sensitivity is common and can be caused by a multitude of things such as diet or even oral trauma, however, no two cases are the same and for more complex problems diagnosis by d...

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Dentist in the Spotlight – Dr Fay Callaghan

Dentist in the Spotlight – Dr Fay Callaghan

Dentists in the Spotlight Dr Fay Callaghan Welcome everyone to the first edition of 1300SMILES Dentist in the Spotlight, this series will give you a sneak peek into the lives of the 1300SMILES Dental team. To commence this series, we were extremely lucky to sit down with 1300SMILES Cairns Smi...

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Innovation with a smile

Innovation with a smile

After beginning his professional career in the RAAF as a dental officer, BGS Old Boy Daryl Holmes OBE ’81 went on to change the face of dentistry in Australia through his willingness to think big and innovate. After buying into his first dental practices almost 30 years ago, his vis...

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How to maintain a white smile

How to maintain a white smile

If you have had your teeth professionally whitened this year with one of our Take-Home Teeth Whitening kits or In-Chair Teeth Whitening you’re going to want to note down the below tips to keep that smile bright and white. Tip 1: Diet If you are wanting to keep that perfectly white smile you ...

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