At Courtney Dental we take our footy very seriously and our tipping competition creates some drama. For the last few years Lian has topped the footy tipping scores, and it seems she's on a roll to win the 2021 season as well. Much to the disgust of everyone else in the building. This year we've gone technical and moved to the iTipFooty app, which has its benefits for Lian, no can (Nicole) can copy her tips, so she's currently streaking ahead leaving everyone else behind (Nicole has since been in last position). In honour of her position as top of the ladder she received an NRL easter egg at Easter time. We are secretly all hoping that Lian will be knocked off her first place perch very soon, we can't take listening to the bragging for much longer.
We want to wish everyone a very happy Easter from Courtney Dental! We will be closed Good Friday - Good Monday, reopening Tuesday 6th April.
We also want to remind everyone that whilst enjoying your chocolates and treats this weekend to remember to also take care of your teeth. Minimize grazing, drink plenty of fresh water, brush and floss your teeth daily and avoid crunching on hard candies. Enjoy your weekend, from the team at Courtney Dental.
If you have loose and wobbly dentures, here at Courtney Dental we offer a fantastic solution using dental implants to anchor your denture too, these implants provide stability and retention. The dentures click down onto permanent dental implants placed in your gums. Implants can be used with either full or partial dentures, and upper or lower.
At Courtney dental we can't stress enough to our patients how essential a mouth guards is if your playing a contact sport at any age. Custom made mouth guards help to cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth, knocked out teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.
You do hear a lot of gibberish in the dental surgery which can be confusing so here at Courtney Dental we try to educate our patients so they understand what is happening. When doing a dental exam one of the ways we assess your oral health is by doing a periodontal health check. We use a metal probe that has a ruler on the end and probe around the tooth to check the space between the tooth and gum. This tells us if there is any bone loss present which is a sign of gum disease.
Hygienists love the satisfaction of seeing these before and afters. At home cleaning of fixed lingual retainers can be difficult. But done correctly you can delay the build up of calculus. These retainers are necessary after orthodontic work to maintain the lower teeth position. Without this wire there is a high chance your teeth would move back towards their original position. Your lingual retainer may not look like this one either, they do come in different sizes and shapes.
Your dentist or hygienist has asked to take xrays/radiographs of your teeth and your not sure why. And why do they want to take them every 2 years.
Tooth decay can be sneaky – it doesn’t tend to show physical signs of its presence early on. X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows your dentist to confirm if you have tooth decay. Spotting it early means your dentist can deal with the problem before it becomes significant. Small decay = smaller and cheaper restoration. We take them every 2 years so we can compare and see if there are any changes.
Are you worried about dental decay or cavities? When your not a dental professional it's hard to tell if you should be worried when you see something in your mouth or your children's mouth that doesn't look quite right. Early decay can show up as white spots on the teeth that don't come off with brushing, developed decay can be brown, black or grey and if the decay is large enough parts of the tooth can break off leaving a visible hole. Early decay starts small and can be sensitive or have no feeling at all, whilst advance decay can be very painful.
12 DAYS CHRISTMAS
A COMMUNITY LOVE INITIATIVE BY COURTNEY DENTAL
At Courtney Dental we want to give back to the communities that have given so much to us!
As part of our “12 days Christmas” initiative, every patient with an appointment before Christmas will receive 1 entry to win one of the following prizes:
1. 2x $100 The Ville Resort Gift Voucher
2. 2x $50 Little Pegs Gift Voucher
3. 2x $100 Ingham Road Seafood Gift Voucher
4. 2x $100 Event Cinema Gift Card
5. 2x $100 Myer Christmas Gift card
6. 2x $100 Fuel Gift Card
A winner will be drawn and announced in our Social Media platforms each day starting on the 10th of December.
Good luck & Merry Christmas Townsville!
The Courtney Dental Team
We had another fantastic year celebrating the 2020 Melbourne Cup at the Townsville RSL with our wonderful staff. We managed to clean up on the prizes this year, with Craig winning best dressed male, Chantel winning best dressed female and Bernie won the $250 door prize.
Click on 'read more' to see more photos from our day.