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.
At Courtney dental we are always excited to stay current with new technology to improve our patients experience when visiting us. We are so happy to now offer same day crown and porcelain fillings/inlays. Read below for more information.
School Holidays are the perfect time to have your children’s teeth checked. Research data shows that 2 in 5 (42%) of children have experienced decay in their primary (baby) teeth. We can help you prevent this from happening.
Many patients ask us about payment plans at the dentist. At Courtney Dental, we are so happy to offer our patients the popular Afterpay and Zip Pay/ Zip Money services as options for our patients.
For more information about these services, how they operate and what they offer visit their websites by clicking the link button below or call our friendly team on 4725 3366
Courtney dental celebrating a team bonding day at the Townsville Cup. We all have a great time and some were lucky enough to pick a few winners. Here are some more photos of our day.
Generally, children will have around 20 baby teeth. These teeth will start erupting when the baby is six months old. Usually, the first baby teeth are the front teeth, called incisors. From this moment until they are 3 years old the baby teeth will continue erupting until they are all through.
How do children’s teeth erupt and fall out? Eventually, baby teeth and its roots will dissolve, from forces of the adult tooth erupting and it is perfectly natural. They need to fall out to make way for the permanent teeth. Most kids will start losing baby teeth at the age of 5 or 6 but it can also happen as early as 4 or as late as 8 years old. Generally, children whose baby teeth erupted early also lose them early.
Baby teeth tend to fall out on their own. Sometimes, they get stuck in the food your child is eating. For stubborn teeth that don’t fall easily and just hang in there, you can ask your child to wiggle it until it falls off. When a baby tooth falls off, the permanent tooth is usually underneath the gums, just waiting to replace the tooth.