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From the Blog

  • Tooth Whitening - Dentist vs Beautician?

    Tooth Whitening - Dentist vs Beautician?

    We are often asked about who should carry out tooth whitening and to answer this we need to consider whether whitening should be considered as a dental treatment to be carried out by a qualified dental professional or a beauty therapy to be carried out by a beautician?

    The case for the dentist:

    • Only a dentist is qualified to make the correct diagnosis about whether tooth whitening is appropriate and if so, which type of whitening should be used. A beautician is not qualified to identify the cause of any tooth discolouration, and so can’t recommend the right treatment or give an accurate idea of what the final result might be. Getting the correct diagnosis can mean the difference between lovely white teeth and a complete waste of time and money. Whitening might even be completely inappropriate if the patient is hoping to improve the colour of existing crowns or fillings, as the gel will only whiten natural tooth structure, not filling materials. Certainly the average beautician (unless of course they have completed a five year dental degree) is not trained to identify the difference between completely natural teeth and restored teeth, and this can lead to problems as dentists work really hard to make their fillings and crowns indistinguishable from healthy teeth! We have certainly been asked to replace plenty of fillings and crowns after patients have been left with multi-coloured teeth following whitening by beauticians.

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  • Congratulations Mr and Mrs Smith!

    Congratulations Mr and Mrs Smith!

    We would like to send our best wishes to our Practice Manager Jodi and her new husband Jarrod as they celebrate their recent marriage in Kangaroo Valley. The bride looked stunning in her dress and is seen in the photo below with our son Nick who came back from the UK to be there to see his best friend and old workmate get married!

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  • The importance of dental x-rays

    Radiographic or X-ray examinations provide your dentist with an important tool to see the structures of your mouth that can not be seen visually, such as the roots of the teeth and the bone that surrounds them. X-rays can locate cavities and other problems like abscesses, cysts, tumours, and impacted or missing teeth. Periodontal (gum) disease and its severity can be determined.

    An example of why your dentist cannot rely on just a visual examination of your teeth is highlighted in the case shown below. The use of dental x-rays can help your dentist diagnose and treat conditions and problems invisible to the naked eye.

    This preoperative photo of a molar (A), reveals no clinically apparent decay other than a small spot on the enamel surface. In fact, decay could not be detected with a dental probe.

    Radiographic evaluation, (B), however, revealed an extensive region of demineralisation within the dentine (arrows) of the front half of the tooth.

    When a bur was used to remove the enamel overlying the decay, ©, a large hollow was found within the tooth.

    After all of the decay had been removed, (D), the pulp chamber had been exposed and most of the front half of the tooth was either missing or poorly supported. Root canal treatment was necessary to save the tooth.

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  • Herbal Medicine and Dentistry - understanding the risks

    Herbal Medicine and Dentistry - understanding the risks

    The use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) is a well-documented trend among consumers of all ages. Every day, dental professionals encounter patients who use these products. A recent course by Ann Eshenaur Spoarich RDH, PhD identified the potential risks and benefits of supplement use and highlighted dental practice management considerations for patients who use herbal and dietary supplements. To ensure that you receive the most appropriate dental care it is imperative that you inform your practitioner of any medication you are taking, both on-prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including herbal and dietary supplements.

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  • Changing Lives One Smile at a Time

    Changing Lives One Smile at a Time

    If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile.

    Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years, not only due to the many advances in cosmetic dental procedures and materials available today, but also because patients are becoming more and more focused on improving their overall health. This includes dental prevention and having a healthier, whiter, more radiant smile.

    Equipped with some of the latest in dental technology, we offer a wide range of dental cosmetic services and smile makeovers. From teeth whitening to a complete smile makeover with bonding and porcelain laminate veneers. From a simple replacement of a silver filling to a complete full mouth reconstruction using the latest in equipment, procedures, and materials.

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    Welcome to Modern Dentistry

    Modern Dentistry is a refreshingly new concept in dental care.

    By bringing together many of the world's proven and advanced dental technologies under one roof and combining these with the skills of a cutting edge team of dental professionals, we aim to provide the ultimate in dental care. Our clinical skills are backed up by our dedicated support team who offer a concierge level of customer service to ensure each visit is relaxing and enjoyable. They will ensure that you are provided with the ultimate level of customised service and care.

    By design, Modern Dentistry doesn't look or feel like a traditional dental practice. The luxurious decor and high quality finish of the surroundings reflect the high standards of service we aim to provide. Our team create an inviting and calming atmosphere so you can sit back, relax and have an enjoyable and personal experience. 

    Our location has your convenience in mind, situated in Civic, we are within walking distance from the Canberra Centre and in the centre of the Canberra Central Business District.

    Our Mission Statement
    We will provide the very best patient service in the
    field of Dental Health, delivering it with empathy.