Kristy has undergone extensive training in Myotherapy and is extremely passionate about the positive effect this type of treatment can provide for compliant patients.
Myofunctional Therapy is a development of exercises that train facial muscles to correctly engage when chewing, swallowing and breathing. Although patients may feel that this is something that is just natural there are many signs that provide evidence of a function imbalance of the facial muscles. Myotherapy helps to train correct tongue positioning and in addition strengthens the correct muscles which encourage proper facial development in children as they are growing and can correct weaknesses in adults.
Myotherapy has proven results in stimulating forward growth of the jaw and can help to improve arch form minimising potential crowding of teeth, whilst an amended lip seal can provide encouragement to resolve protruding anterior teeth.
There are a number of causes that can relate to improper development of the facial muscles:
Myofunctional Therapy is targeted treatment and recommendations to change the moment of the muscles to modify jaw and dental development. Successful and compliant treatment of a patient improves the opportunity for the jaw to accommodate all teeth in the arch which in turn may relieve crowding and straighten the teeth naturally but may not relieve the necessity for orthodontic involvement completely.
After a myofunctional evaluation a treatment plan is developed to correct the identified habit or weakness in the facial muscles. From this initial diagnosis you may receive referral to an ENT Specialist, a place of action to relieve a habit, exercises to encourage repatterning of the muscles or a Myofunctional training appliance to promote correct orofacial movement and compliance.
Myofunctional Therapy can be provided to anyone however, is most successfully integrated whilst the patient is growing between the ages for 8-15 years. Adults can still commence treatment and experience treatment success. Treatment time varies dependant on patient compliance, and the concern being addressed.
To organise a Myofunctional Evaluation with our Myofunctional Therapist Kristy, please contact our friendly front office staff.
We have a biological approach to all areas of dentistry from managing Root Canalled Teeth to Restorative. Many of our patients come to us concerned about the impact that dental treatments could or will have on their general wellbeing, and it is important to be treated by a dentist that shares their concerns.
Some of the particulars about our protocol for holistic and biological dental treatment are:
We consider these precautions a very important factor in preserving everyone's general health inside and outside of the treatment room and have tailored our dental treatments to the individuals concerns and understand the link between general wellbeing and dental health.
Seven Springs Dental is located in Kearney Springs, Toowoomba Dental and has been certified by the eco dentistry association and as such we don’t use dental amalgams.
Dental Amalgams have been banned or restricted in some countries, and in Australia there is still an extensive debate about the safety of dental amalgam fillings.
At the moment the decision of whether or not to use amalgam fillings is still a decision between the patient and the dentist. We follow very strict rules for amalgam removal and waste disposal to prevent mercury contamination for our patients, our team and the environment. We have researched and acquired the technology and the protective equipment to do these procedures safely
We are mindful of the effect certain treatments can have on our patients and want to be able to give patients whom request this holistic approach to their treatment the best possible care. Our practice has been purpose built and designed to care for our patients using advanced technologies, techniques and equipment.
If you are interested in holistic or biological approach to you dental treatment please make our friendly front office staff aware so we can book you with an appropriate treating dentist.
We can now produce Ceramic Dental Restorations and Crowns within the practice, at a single appointment with the technology and equipment we have invested in just for you! Our dental practice has been outfitted with the Dentsply Sirona Cerec Technology and our team of Dentists have been trained to ensure our patients receive Crowns and Bridges that are aesthetically pleasing have tailored functioning.
Our sole purpose is to ensure you have the best possible experience at the dentist and by adding this technology we feel we are providing exactly this.
How the magic happens:
The advantages of having this technology available to our patients are:
Not all Crowns and Bridges, or Partial Crowns are suitable cases to be completed with our Dentsply Sirona Cerec Technology; however we have a highly skilled team of Dental Technicians at the Gold Coast who we involve when necessary to prove the best outcome for you, our loyal patients.
Some people have the wrong idea that temporary teeth care is not really important because those teeth will eventually be replaced. However, children with low levels of germs, healthy teeth and gums will grow with ease through the mixed dentition stage until all their permanent teeth have erupted.
Through effective hygiene and preventative maintenance our team of professionals can assist our patients in keeping their smile beautiful and most importantly healthy.
“I believe the key for long term success of any dental plan is how our patients perceive the “experience” , if it’s good they will love it and come back, and enjoy a problems free lovely smile Results and a great experience…that’s what we like.”
Seven Springs Dental Oral Health Therapist
Around 50% of our patients have already finished their initial phase of active treatment.
They have invested time, money and have achieved results that they want to protect and maintain.
Seven Springs Dental has designed a program for making that happen called Keep Me Smiling (KMS). For this new phase in your relationship with our practice your dentist will work with the support of other professionals whose thorough dedication, great skills and passion within the field of dental hygiene and preventive care will be the key for maintaining and improving your oral health and the beauty of your teeth and gums.
We would like to see you between 3, 6 or 12 months depending on your risk level. The KMS Team will provide you with all the advice and tools that you need to make your homecare as good as it can be, however, between visits dental plaque can accumulate on some areas (underneath gums, in between teeth), some stains can make your teeth discoloured, inflammation (bleeding gums) can develop as well as bad breath but attending regular Keep ME Smiling appointments your dental professionals can help combat some common dental concerns.
Gums disease is linked to systemic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, preterm low weight babies and can have very important interactions with many medical treatments and medications. It is important to know and assess these factors.
We receive a large number of patients with concerns about the use of fluoride. This is a topic that we like to discuss openly with our patients, its benefits and potential problems as well as any concerns you may have about the mercury fillings that you may have in your mouth. We do not administer any fluoride compound without previous consent. Our dental practice has been accredited with The Eco Dentistry Association to its highest standard Gold Certification. You can find more information at www.ecodentistry.org.
Green dentistry is environmentally friendly, high tech and wellness based.
Wisdom Teeth tend to erupt much later than the rest of a persons adult teeth, usually during early adulthood. If a wisdom tooth does not have enough space it can become impacted which causes detriment to adjacent teeth, or if the wisdom tooth is able to only partially erupt it may allow bacteria to become trapped causing gum disease and tooth decay. This problematic eruption will usually present as a discomfort to the patient and on assessment of a full mouth radiograph your dental professional will discuss the recommended treatment option which could be removing some or all of your wisdom teeth.
At Seven Springs Dental we are able to offer our patients Wisdom Teeth Removal under General Anaesthesia with Dr Greg. This means that patients are seen in a hospital environment by a highly skilled dentist and they have the procedure whilst under general anaesthesia.
Many patients prefer to have their wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthesia, and we are very fortunate to have Dr Greg as part of our team of caring professionals to be able to offer them this service.
At ME Dental one of our main focuses is to help you feel good at the dentist, and we are proud to know that almost all our patients feel at ease and relaxed with our team and environment.
We strive to create a very good experience when caring for anxious patients, and the results show as they often recommend others which is the biggest compliment we could receive.
A whiter, brighter smile is not only beautiful but also an important work tool and a valuable social factor, it can help you feel better about yourself, more confident and help you to make a memorable impression.
Holistic and Biological Dentistry.
Seven Springs Dental is an environmentally friendly practice located in Kearneys Spring, South Toowoomba and is certified by the eco dentistry association and as such we don’t use dental amalgams.