Our patients appreciate us for affordable and quality dentistry provided at Kallangur Dental Surgery. We have been serving local communities for dental treatment Around Kallangur and nearby suburbs. Affordable and quality dental treatments with pain management techniques, we have been creating smiles for patients from North Lakes, Bray Park, Redcliffe, Margate, Warner, Warner Lakes, Murrumba Downs, Mango hills, Strathpine, Lawnton, Brendale, Petrie, Narangba and Deception bay. Our Dentists are caring and gentle on giving you the best care for your mouth at a very reasonable cost.
We are a preferred health fund provider practice for BUPA members first, Medibank and HCF located in Kallangur at 1428, Anzac Avenue that provides you with Affordable Quality Dentistry with high quality, friendly and professional care but with a focus on minimal out of pocket costs.
1. How safe are dental X-rays?
Exposure to all sources of radiation — including the sun, minerals in the soil, appliances in your home, and dental X-rays — can damage the body’s tissues and cells and lead to the development of cancer. Fortunately, the dose of radiation you exposed to during the taking of X-rays is tiny.
Advances in dentistry over the years have lead to the low radiation levels emitted by dental X-rays. Some of the improvements are new digital X-ray machines. This limits the radiation beam to the small area being X-rayed. The higher speed X-ray films that require shorter exposure time compared with lower film speeds to get the same results, and the use of film holders that keep the film in place in the mouth (which prevents the film from slipping and the need for repeat X-rays and additional radiation exposure). Also, the use of lead-lined, full-body aprons protects the body from stray radiation (though this is almost nonexistent with the modern dental X-ray machines.) Also, federal law requires that X-ray machines be checked for accuracy and safety every two years, with some states requiring more frequent checks.
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There’s a saying: “A smile can brighten the darkest day.” Maybe that is why so many of us look for ways to change our teeth from dull and yellow to bright and shiny. Yellow, stained teeth tend to come with the territory for coffee, tea, and red wine drinkers. Smokers, of course, put their teeth at greatest risk for unsightly stains. However, everyone’s teeth suffer after years of wear and tear –etchings or grooves begin to develop on the teeth’s surface, making them more susceptible to stains over time.
2. What are dental sealants, who should get them, and how long do they last?
Sealants are a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth (the premolars, and molars) to prevent tooth decay. The painted on liquid sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Typically, children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. In this way, the dental sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.
Sealants can protect the teeth from decay for many years, but they need checks for chipping or wear at regular dental check-ups.
Learn more about sealants.
3. When will drill-less dentistry become a reality?
Drill-less dentistry also called air abrasion and micro-abrasion, is being offered by some dentists. Air abrasion can be used to remove some tooth decay, to remove some old composite restorations, to prepare a tooth surface for bonding or sealants, and to eliminate superficial stains and discolorations. The air abrasion instrument works like a mini sandblaster to spray away the decay, stain, or to prepare the tooth surface for bonding or sealant application. With air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the tooth surface. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air or a gas that runs through the dental hand-piece. Small particles of decay, stain on the tooth surface, are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The remnant particles are then “suctioned” away.
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