Dental Clinic

Essential Tips for Finding the Best Hervey Bay Dental Clinic

It takes services of an exemplary dental clinic to maintain exceptional dental health. The many dental clinics in Hervey Bay make choosing one a daunting task. Here are some essential tips to help point you in the right direction for the best Hervey Bay dental clinic:

Hygiene

Many surveys done on patients have indicated hygiene is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a dental clinic. A good clinic is spotless and highly sanitised. The dental tools and equipment used are sterilised every time before use. Hygiene is important because it reduces spreading of diseases.

Experience and Skills of the Dentist

A good dentist is experienced and skilled in performing dental operations you might require. Some dentists are specialised in providing only certain services while others offer general dental services. With daily practice, extended training and education, a dentist is able to add on the skills they can offer.

Explanation of the Procedure

Communication is key in dentistry. No patient wants to see huge needles being stuck in their mouth without knowing what is going on. A good dentist has excellent communication skills to keep the patient calm and informed of what is taking place.

Reputation

The reputation of a Hervey Bay dental clinic is also important. You can easily learn about the reputation of a clinic through word of mouth or online reviews. Apart from getting to know much about a dental clinic from previous patients, make a visit to confirm if what you have heard is true to make the final judgment.

Wide Range of Services

Dental problems are varied and so should be the services dental clinics offer. Different people in a family can have different problems. Also, dental problems for adults are quite different from those of children.

The best Hervey Bay dental clinic offers a wide array of dental services to cater for the entire family and the different needs you might have. With many services offered under one roof, you will not waste time moving from one clinic to the other to get treatment.

Payment Options

Opt for a clinic offering different payment options and accepts insurance. Many clinics also allow their customers to make payments later after getting the treatments. It allows you to get treated even when you neither have enough cash with you nor have insurance.

Facilities

Dentistry involves use of high tech equipment in carrying out some of the procedures. Highly advanced equipment enhance services, make procedures effective and reduce pain that patients experience. A good clinic also has complete equipment to ease all dental procedures.

Location and Hours of Operation

Choose a Hervey Bay dentist clinic close to you for easy access easy and reduced travelling costs. Also, a good clinic operates for long, possibly 24/7.

It is also important to consider how comfortable you feel with a dentist while at the clinic. Is the staff friendly? Did you feel comfortable talking with the dentist? Also, if you have kids, it is important that they like the dentist or feel comfortable at the clinic.

 

 

Soon, a 3D printer to “print” your new teeth to replace those that are broken!

You may no longer have to wait for days and months for dental implants as soon as your dentist will be able to quickly scan your jaw and “print” your new teeth using a rapid prototyping machine known as 3D printer.

Researchers in Iran have explained how medical imaging coupled with computer-aided design could be used to create a perfect fit model of dentures, whether to replace diseased or broken teeth and even the jaw.


The model can then be introduced into a 3D printer to then build an exact replica using a composite biocompatible material.

Such technology has already been used to create medical prostheses, but it is an early step for dentures using rapid prototyping.

Mechanical Engineer Hossein Kheirollahi of Imam Hossein University and colleague Farid Abbaszadeh of Azad Islamic University in Tehran, Iran, explained how current technology used to convert an MRI or scanner into a prosthetic component requires milling technology.

This sculpts the appropriate solid form from a polymer block, but has several disadvantages, the highest being that it is very difficult to carve a complex shape, such as a tooth. In contrast, rapid prototyping uses a 3D image held at a computer to control a laser that then “cures” polymer powder or liquid. Almost any solid, porous or complex form can be produced by this 3D printing technology.

The Iranian team has now demonstrated how rapid prototyping can be used to make dental objects such as implants and crowns quickly and easily, even when features such as overhangs, sharp corners and undercuts are needed.

The team points out that the most appropriate medical imaging technology, CBCT (cone beam computed tomography), which is lower than cost and exposes the patient to a lower dose of ionizing radiation is best suited to the generation of assisted conception. by computer for the creation of such dental objects ready for printing.

Crest and Oral-B Oral Challenge

To mark this important event, Crest and Oral-B offered me a challenge in oral care.

The challenge is to use their products for 4 weeks and check if it will improve my oral health. Being a dental hygienist by profession, I do not think the results before / after will be very significant because I already have a very good oral hygiene. That’s why I asked someone around me, who will be called Mr. X, to do the test for me. I will still try the products and you will also give my opinion.

Terms of the challenge
  • Have an assessment of the general oral condition (plaque, tartar, gingivitis …) by his dentist before the challenge;
  • Use the oral products provided by Crest and Oral-B 2x / day for 4 weeks.
  • Have a second oral assessment by the dentist after the challenge.
Products to use
  • Oral-B Professional Triaction Electric Toothbrush 5000 / Deep Sweep + SmartGuide;
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Therapeutic protection against plaque;
  • Oral-B Glide Dental Floss Pro-Health Clinical Protection;
  • Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Mouthwash.
Condition of Mr. X’s Oral Health Before the Challenge

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Mr. X had his first oral assessment at the dental center Espace dentaire Pur in Boucherville. His assessment was done by his usual dentist, Dr. Sylvain Laflamme, as well as myself (as a dental hygienist).

Results: Mr. X has a general average oral condition. That is to say, there is presence of gingivitis, abundant tartar as well as moderate bleeding.

However, it is important to consider Mr. X’s oral hygiene habits before beginning the challenge.

  • Brushing: usually 1 brushing / day, sometimes 2;
  • Type of toothbrush: usually a manual toothbrush, sometimes electric;
  • Dental floss: very rarely;
  • Mouthwash: very rarely;

Mr. X will begin the challenge tonight, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Good challenge Mr. X !!!

I invite you all to leave your comments if you have tried some of these products …