Dental x-rays ensure your teeth don’t just look healthy, but they are healthy! They can pick up tiny issues that are invisible to your dentists’ eyes and allow them to see what’s happening beneath the surface.
Its getting hairy out there guys. Someone has been enjoying isolation a little too much. Craig decided to take the opportunity to grow a seriously interesting moustache, to the horror of his daughters. And staff. Once you’ve seen it, you’ll never be able to get that image out of your brain. We should really apologise. Hopefully in line with the recent drop in restrictions and the ability to slowly get back into work we will see the end of this horror!
Next time you’re brushing or flossing your teeth, have a closer look at the packaging. Can you see the words “ADA seal of approval” written on them? ADA stands for the Australian Dental Association, but who are they and what does the seal mean?
Chantel graduated from James Cook University in Cairns with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Having grown up in the area, Chantel moved back to Townsville after she completed her studies wanting to put her skills to use in serving the local community.
At Courtney Dental the health and safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. To ensure we are taking every necessary precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have introduced precautionary measures to minimise the risk of exposure.
We ask that you please call us on 4725 3366 to reschedule your appointment if you:
• Have had contact with someone with a suspected or
confirmed case of COVID-19
• Have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
• Have had contact with someone who has returned from
overseas in the last 14 days
• Are feeling unwell with flu like symptoms such as fever,
cough or sore throat
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
We all have hand sanitiser at our reception; on arrival please us this to sanitise your hands. We have also distanced our waiting room chairs.
Introducing Jimmy!!! Or Fred, depends on who you ask, but this beautiful fish is the latest to join our family here. We think it's a type or Moorish idol. We could be wrong so feel free to correct us if you know better. While we know a fair bit about teeth, fish aren't our specialty.
Allergic to flossing? We feel you! While flossing can be boring, it is one of those habits that only takes a few minutes every day but has a huge impact on our oral health. That’s why we’re here to remind you of the importance of flossing for a healthy mouth, flossing should always be on your daily to-do list.
Here are the top 4 reasons why you should floss.
We have many patients ask us if they should be using an electric toothbrush. There are so many different options available that sometimes the whole process can be really confusing. So to make it easier here is some basic information to help you make the choice, and of course as always you’re welcome to ask us at your next appointment.
It’s no secret that sugar causes tooth decay, but it isn’t the only dietary factor that can damage your smile. Foods and beverages that are high in acid can also wreak havoc on our pearly whites.
Acid wear occurs when the acids found in certain foods and drinks starts to wear away the enamel that protects our teeth. Everything we put in our mouth has a pH level, and if the pH level is lower than 6, the food or drink is classified as acidic and can trigger acid wear.