Good oral health is central to your overall health and wellbeing. A good bite is essential for good nutrition. And your smile is one of your greatest natural assets. That's why, at Smile Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. And it's why we call our practice "Smile".
Smile Dental was established by Dr Cameron Arnold in Townsville in 1998. Today we offer a level of service and standard of care unrivalled in the region.
In partnership with Gem Visa, Smile Dental offers a range of long term interest free payment options, including 12 months interest free.*
It's easy to apply and you will receive a response in less than 60 seconds - allowing you to begin treatment immediately.
Please ask us if you'd like to know more.
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Your first visit to Smile
A comprehensive introductory examination
On your first visit to Smile Dental, we will complete a comprehensive examination and survey of your dental health. This enables us to gather the information we need for complete diagnosis and treatment planning, helping us to maintain your smile for life.
Areas we will cover include:
- Your dental health and medical history
- Identifying any conditions, allergies or medications
- Identifying any habits or risk factors
- Identifying any special needs or concerns
This helps us to provide you with dental care that's comprehensive, effective, comfortable and safe. If necessary, we will consult with your GP or specialist.
General & Oral Health
Recent research reveals a strong relationship between oral health and general health. Good oral hygiene is an essential part of maintaining good overall health.
- The relationship between high plaque levels/oral diseases and other health disorders
- People with moderate to severe gum disease are at higher risk of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic periodontal disease is a risk for people with diabetes
- Chronic periodontal disease is a risk for people with osteoporosis
- Chronic periodontal disease is a risk during pregnancy
- Oral bacteria can be aspirated into the lungs and cause diseases such as pneumonia
- Oral bacteria can be swallowed into the stomach
Stay healthy and keep smiling!
For many of us, the poor old dentist is right up there with spiders and snakes when it comes to the things we fear most.
Dental phobia is defined as the severe and irrational fear of dental treatment. It can lead to panic attacks, severe anxiety and serious oral health problems, which create further anxiety and require more invasive treatment.
The phobia is more common in children and women and I generally find that sufferers had a bad experience at the dentist's in the past - often when they were children. There's usually nothing else wrong with them, other than an overwhelming aversion to all things related to dental care.