Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease is a common condition affecting about 47% of the population and has been present for millennia. Early humans also suffered from this debilitating condition. There are usually no symptoms like pain despite the fact that the bone and ligaments holding teeth are slowly melting or literally ‘rotting’ away as part […] Read more

Oct, 31, 2016


A new alternative for missing teeth

A fibre resin bridge (composite bridges reinforced with fibres) is a new alternative to replace missing teeth. It is a cost-effective, immediate bridge solution with treatment completed in a single visit. Unlike a porcelain bridge, a fibre resin bridge does not effect opposing teeth but preserves healthy tooth tissue. This procedure is minimally invasive, reversible and a very affordable aesthetic […] Read more

Oct, 25, 2016


Bon Voyage MV YWAM PNG!

MV YWAM PNG is on her way to Papua New Guinea for an 8-month deployment. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a worldwide Christian movement operating in more than 1,000 locations in more than 180 countries. YWAM have been sending medical ships to PNG for the last seven years to provide great medical and dental […] Read more

Oct, 18, 2016


Dental Implants

A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed inside the jaw bone. Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth when a patient has lost one or multiple teeth due to trauma, periodontal disease (gum disease), dental decay, or other reasons… An implant is typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that […] Read more

Oct, 17, 2016


Oral appliances and the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a sleep disorder where the airway at the back of the mouth repeatedly, partly or completely obstructs during sleep. Breathing is reduced or may stop altogether causing oxygen levels to fall and the sufferer to wake up, often unknowingly and usually with a gasp. These obstructive events can occur up to […] Read more

Oct, 04, 2016


Teeth Whitening 101

As the name suggests, this treatment is all about lightening stained or discoloured teeth. While you can purchase over-the-counter DIY toothpastes and strips, only your dentist is best qualified to determine if you need teeth whitening and if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. DIY bleaching comes with all sorts of risks, and […] Read more

Aug, 30, 2016


YWAM in Kivaumai Village

Daryl Holmes Managing Director of 1300SMILES Dentists, is proud to have worked with the YWAM Medical Ship in Kivaumai Village.

Aug, 15, 2016


Keep Your Teeth Strong and Healthy!

Do you want to keep your teeth strong and healthy? Follow these ten tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy and improve your overall health.   1. Eat well What you put in your mouth can affect the overall health of your teeth and gums. Choosing foods that are low in sugar and starches […] Read more

Jul, 20, 2016


Dental Health Week 2016

This year Dental Health Week runs from 1-7 August and is focusing on Women and Oral Health. Hormones can play havoc with a woman’s oral health and in a recent study it was revealed that many women are unaware of the significant impact various life stages have on the health of their teeth and gums. […] Read more

Jul, 20, 2016


How to floss like a boss!

Did you know that nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them? If you’re solely relying on brushing alone then you’re not cleaning a large portion of your teeth, which can create serious problems for your teeth and gums.   Removing plaque from between your teeth, you’re helping to prevent gum disease, […] Read more

Jun, 22, 2016


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