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EPD visits Red Hill Special School

This week Michael and Carrie went to the Red Hill Special School and donated an IPad to Thomas, one of the amazing students at the school. While there, Michael and Carrie got to meet the wonderful staff and were treated to a tour of the school grounds and facilities.

The Red Hill Special School have a lovely premises, full of fun activities for all of the students and a fantastic team of caring staff. Everton Park Dental is proud to support the local community.

Red Hill Special School   Red hill thank you board

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mouthguards

Ready for footy season? Mouthguards 50% off

Sports can be risky. Reduce chances of serious, long-term injuries with a properly fitted mouthguard.

mouthguardsIt only takes a second to change the shape of your face forever from a sporting injury. A custom-fitted mouthguard not only protects your teeth but can also prevent or reduce the impact of injuries to other parts of your head and jaw. Don’t take the risk with an inferior ‘off the shelf’ or ill-fitting mouthguard, or worse, not wearing a mouthguard at all. You can read more about the benefits of a mouthguard here.

The winter sports season will be here before you know it. Have you got your protective gear ready? Come and see us today for the right mouthguard for you or your child.

And during the months of February and March only, we’re offering 50% off our custom-fitted mouthguards, which includes your consultation. They come in a range of great colours too!

Book today and be sure to start the season off right.

Call us on (07) 3355 7936 or click here to make an appointment.

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Dr Matthew Nangle Dentist

Have you met Dr Matthew Nangle?

Dr Matthew Nangle Dentist

Dr Matthew Nangle

The team at Everton Park Dental is excited to introduce our practice’s newest addition, Dr Matthew Nangle.

Matt has a keen interest in general dental practice because of the varied and rewarding experiences it brings. In turn, Matt brings to our team his extensive and varied experience, and a genuine enthusiasm for helping our patients maintain their oral health.

Matthew gained an Honours degree in Neuroscience from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1999. He then completed his doctoral studies at Aberdeen before moving to Australia in 2004 where he worked as a research scientist at the University of Sydney. During this time Matthew published more than twenty articles in reputable scientific journals. After moving to Brisbane in 2011, Matthew completed his Honours degree in Dentistry at the University of Queensland, where he is also currently a Senior Lecturer.  His other interests include astronomy, nature, and playing golf.

Matthew looks forward to meeting all our patients when you’re next in our surgery.

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Will my child need braces?

At Everton Park Dental, a topic we’re often are asked about by parents is whether their child is likely to need braces. So we’ve compiled some common Q&A’s that might be of interest to you prior to seeing your dentist for specific advice about your child’s teeth.

Please keep in mind, this is general information only and should not be used in place of a
full consultation and referral by your dentist.
The good news is that at Everton Park Dental, consultations for children are rebate-only consultations with your private health insurance. So no out-of-pockets when you visit with your children!

Will my child need braces?
There are three main reasons for orthodontic treatment:
1. Function – ensuring the teeth are functioning well
2. Cleanliness – when teeth are straight they are easier to clean
3. Aesthetics – achieving the best cosmetic result for your child
Regular dental check-ups for your child from as early as one year will allow your dentist to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and advise if, and when, you should consider orthodontic treatment.
Generally speaking, signs that your child may need braces are:
• Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
• Difficulty in chewing or biting
• Crowding, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
• Jaws that shift or make sounds
• Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
• Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
• Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face

What causes the need for braces?
Tooth and jaw problems can sometimes be caused by tooth decay, losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, behaviours like thumb sucking or mouth breathing, or poor nutrition. But often they’re inherited, so if you or someone in your family needed braces, it’s likely that your kids will too.

What’s the best age to be fitted with braces?
There is no set time to get started with braces. It depends on a number of factors specific to your child and their teeth. Some problems are best treated as early as possible, even when mostly baby teeth are still in place (around ages 6-9); sometimes it is best to wait until most of the baby teeth have fallen out (ages 10-13).
Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 8 and 14. Kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing. Remember too that seeing an orthodontist earlier in your child’s life does not necessarily mean that they will start major treatment straight away.

What will braces do for my child’s teeth?
Braces can correct the alignment or spacing of teeth or problems with their bite caused by:
• Crooked or crowded teeth
• Missing or extra teeth
• An overbite or underbite
• Incorrect jaw position
• A disorder of the jaw joint
Often, addressing these issues in childhood will have both immediate results as well as long term benefits

Visiting your dentist early is the best prevention for issues in the future.

Call 3355 7936 to book an appointment over the holiday break.

We wish you and your family a happy and safe Christmas and look forward to seing your teeth in 2016!

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