Dentist Sunshine Coast

Local Dentist, Quality Care

Visit Buderim Dental Surgery for patient-centric dental treatment and care. Dentistry has never been so affordable!

Dentist Sunshine Coast - reception area of Buderim Dental Surgery with leading Sunshine Coast dentist Rene

Compassionate Dental Care

Finding a good dentist on the Sunshine Coast is hard, but you won’t go wrong in choosing Buderim Dental Surgery! Headed by internationally qualified general dentist Rene Nobrega, the team at our practice genuinely cares about providing high-quality, compassionate dental treatment to our patients.

We offer a wide range of dental services, including teeth whitening, root canal treatment, dental implants, and children’s dentistry.

It’s our goal to be the primary dental care provider on the Sunshine Coast, which is why we’ve made choosing our dental practice simple and cost-effective. For affordable dental care, from dentists that want to ensure a comfortable experience, book your appointment at our practice today!

Join Our Dental Club!

Our dental membership club includes interest-free payment plans for dental treatments and is compatible with all health funds to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. 12 month’s contract include no hidden charges with no waiting periods!

Buderim Dental Surgery Club membership benefits are a cost-effective way to cover payment for annual exams, cleaning and more.

*Excludes periodontitis (gum disease with bone loss) treatment and maintenance   

**Excludes all orthodontic treatment provided by Buderim Dental Surgery, including Fastbraces and Clear Aligners. Standard fees apply. For more information about our club membership, visit our dental plan page.

Dental Treatments We Provide

Seeing your dentist regularly can help prevent avoidable but serious health issues like tooth decay and periodontitis. Despite the necessity of regular dental checkups, many Australians choose to see their dentists as little as possible, usually only making appointments to treat issues that have arisen rather than as a preventative measure. While visiting your dentist can be stressful, if not downright fear-inducing for some, regularly seeing your dentist is as important to your overall health as exercise and a good diet.

At Buderim Dental Surgery, we aim to make every visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible, regardless of the reason for your appointment. Our team goes above and beyond to provide compassionate and genuine care to all our patients.

Need to visit the dentist? Book your appointment at Buderim Dental Surgery today!

How can it be prevented?
It is hard to prevent cancers in general, but genetics and lifestyle factors such as smoking, heavy drinking and sun exposure do increase the chances of mouth cancer. At Buderim Dental Surgery, we perform an oral cancer screening at your Initial Examination and at every Routine Check-Up.

How is it treated?
If we are suspicious of any areas in your mouth, we will refer you to an Oral Pathologist for an assessment. Oral cancers may require removal and/or radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

Tooth wear is a term used to describe the loss of tooth structure either by pathological or natural causes. There are a few factors that may cause tooth wear, and these may include:

* Acid Erosion – it is the corrosion of the tooth usually caused by soft drinks, fruit juice, lemon in water or stomach and eating disorders.
* Bruxism – pathological tooth wear from clenching and/or grinding, usually related to stress, anxiety, pain or it may be genetically predisposed.
* Abrasion – pathological tooth wear usually from incorrect brushing technique.
* Abfractions – pathological tooth wear at the neck of the tooth, close to the gum, caused by clenching and/or grinding or excessive forces.
* Tongue Jewellery – tooth wear from the jewellery hitting or rubbing against the tooth.

How can it be prevented?
You can try to prevent tooth wear by:
* Reducing soft drinks, juice or lemon water consumption ( once a week or special occasions)
* See us regularly to discuss brushing techniques and how to prevent further wear or erosion
* Remove tongue jewellery
* Maintain your 6 monthly routine check-ups
* Talk to you GP about any stomach conditions and eating disorders

How is it treated?
There are several treatment options for tooth wear, depending on the severity and location of the wear, the age of the person, the type of pathology, budget and more. Treatment options range from simple tooth-coloured fillings to night splints and even Botox.

Extrinsic staining can usually be removed by a scale and polish at your dentist, whereas intrinsic staining is a permanent stain which will require dental treatment such as microabration, fillings, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening to fix the aesthetic look of a tooth/teeth.
Internal changes (intrinsic) can be due to:
* Having tetracycline antibiotics as a child
* Trauma to a tooth/teeth
* Too much fluoride as a child
* Genetic conditions
* Age

External changes (extrinsic) can be due to dark or coloured foods and drinks such as:
* Coffee
* Tea
* Red Wine
* Smoke/Chew tobacco
* Curry

How can it be prevented?
Intrinsic staining can be hard to prevent as they usually have already occurred when you were very young or due to an accident or our natural aging process. Extrinsic staining however can be somewhat prevented due to dietary changes and 6 months check-up and cleans by your dentist and most of the time be simply whitened with teeth whitening.

How is it treated?
Intrinsic staining will need to be treated with – teeth whitening, fillings, veneers or crowns to change the appearance as this is a permanent stain within the tooth. Extrinsic stains can be removed with either or a combination of 6 months check-up and cleans by your dentist and teeth whitening.

Dental implants are used in dentistry to replace missing teeth and can be attached into the jawbone or inserted separately with artificial crowns fused on top of the root post that's under the gum line. These procedures will protect surrounding oral mucosa tissues from any further infections and help you chew and speak normally again if necessary.

Oral Thrush can be caused by a range of reasons and is not contagious. If you are concerned, please see your dentist for treatment.

How can it be prevented?
Oral Thrush can be caused by:
* Taking antibiotics
* Poor Oral Hygiene
* Dentures
* Smoking
* Medication (corticosteroid medication for asthma)
* Treatment ( Radiation & Chemotherapy)
* Medical Conditions (Diabetes, HIV, Underactive thyroid, Iron & Vitamin B12 Deficiency)

Sometimes you may be more prone to Oral Thrush due to a medical condition, but you can try to prevent Oral Thrush by:
* Having good Oral Hygiene
* Visiting your dentist every 6 months for a check up and clean
* Remove your dentures at night time
* Cleaning your denture with polident tablets
* Visit your dentist if your denture are loose or uncomfortable
* Avoid Smoking
* Avoid Alcohol

How is it treated?
Oral Thrush is usually treated with anti-fungal medication in form of a gel, liquid or tablets which usually clear up the oral thrush in 1-2 weeks.

Root canal treatment is used to remove infection from pulp chamber which is the soft inner tissue of teeth that contains nerves, connective tissues and blood vessels. This procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia or with gas sedation at Buderim Dental Surgery, so you'll feel absolutely no pain during the procedure!

Once bacteria have entered root canal they start feeding on nutrients which are transported through it creating more inflammation and swelling around affected area. That's why many people experience serious dental problems including abscesses, swelling or pain in their gums.

Choosing the best dental services for your children is crucial since their baby teeth will eventually turn into permanent ones when they reach puberty. The good news is that most issues can be resolved without any pain - only by keeping up with a regular dental cleanliness routine! If you want to find out more about how you can keep your kid's teeth in perfect condition, book an appointment at Buderim Dental Surgery.

Why Choose Buderim Dental Surgery?

We prioritise our customers’ experience and want to ensure your time in our dental practice is pleasant.

Choose Buderim Dental Surgery for your dental needs!

30 Years Combined Experience

OK, so being qualified as a dentist is really a given, we all know that … but we assure you that all the qualifications and experience are found in our practice!

Your Experience is what counts

Beyond the technical skills of dentistry, we offer a real human touch. We get to know you, get to understand your wishes and work hard to help you achieve them.

We love to see your smile

No Judgement, no pain, no fear. Come and see what a great experience looking after your smile can be.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dentistry

Although the general twice-yearly dental checkup is a good rule of thumb to base the frequency of your visits to the dentist, certain individuals may need to see the dentist more regularly. It depends on your oral hygiene, daily habits, and any medical conditions you may have. People with a higher risk of dental disease will need to visit their dentist on the Sunshine Coast more frequently. This includes:

  • People that smoke
  • Diabetics
  • Pregnant women
  • People with gum disease
  • People with a low or weak immune system
  • People prone to plaque build-up or cavities

 

If you practice good habits, such as avoiding tobacco, brushing your teeth every day, or flossing regularly, you may find that seeing the dentist once or twice a year is more than sufficient. Once a year is the absolute minimum, however, regardless of oral hygiene. This is because your dentist will be able to spot potential dental health risks before they become real problems.

There are several things that you can do to keep your mouth, gums, and teeth healthy, and make visits to the dentist less frequent. It’s important to remember that, while practicing good oral hygiene benefits you, some conditions may still manifest that require a dentist’s experience and care.

Reduce your visits to the dentist and keep your mouth healthy by:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss regularly
  • Avoid harmful substances like tobacco, alcohol, or drugs
  • Maintain a healthy diet

Tooth sensitivity is essentially the feeling of heat, cold, ache or pain coming from teeth.

The root of tooth sensitivity can be dentin exposure (i.e. after a filling has fallen out) or exposed roots (when gums recede). Both types can cause similar symptoms but their causes are very different which is why it's important to see a dentist to determine the root of the problem.

Dentin is living tissue that comprises much less than 1% of total tooth volume and continues to be sensitive even after it's been exposed as denitinised areas continue to have dentinal tubules. These can be damaged by hot or cold drinks, acidic food and drink but also from pressure from biting on hard objects such as pens, pencils etc.

Exposed roots cause tooth sensitivity when gums recede exposing them to external stimuli such as hot, cold, acidic food and drink which triggers pain receptors in their papillae making your teeth feel sensitive. In some cases exposed roots may become inflamed due to bacterial infections which may cause further discomfort and can lead to other dental problems.

Tooth sensitivity can also be caused by cavities and deep decay which weaken the enamel surrounding teeth, exposing dentin to external stimuli and triggering pain receptors in their papillae.

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities starts after bacteria feed on sugars present in food and drink that we eat and leave behind remnants of their meal which then start breaking down the enamel coating our teeth creating small holes.

Sugar-free chewing gum containing xylitol helps prevent further damage by neutralising acids during bacterial growth which prevents it from harming tooth enamel as well as reduces dryness in your mouth increasing saliva production which keeps gums healthy. In time these problems may lead to more serious dental issues so remember - never ignore them!

Mouthwashes are used to clean teeth and gums but they don't have any effect on bacteria which cause tooth decay. If you're experiencing bad breath or other dental problems it might be a good idea to pay your dentist a visit for more information on how to get rid of 'pockets' in your gums, root planing which will smooth the rough areas on roots reducing bacterial infection and inflammation of gum line.

If you decide to use mouthwash make sure it doesn't contain alcohol as this substance irritates oral mucosa membranes increasing dryness in your mouth which may lead to further plaque buildup on teeth. It's also very important not to rinse with straight water afterwards because the calcium content may build up around teeth making themeven more sensitive.

Mouthwashes containing fluoride as an active ingredient also might help strengthen tooth enamel but they're not as effective as toothpastes as they lackthe abrasive side of toothpaste which helps remove plaque and bacteria from teeth.

As a rule of thumb - if you're experiencing any kind of pain, discomfort or dental problems go visit your dentist for proper diagnosis as they are the only professionals who are capable of providing treatment for dental issues!

Bad smell is caused by particular types of bacteria that live in 'pockets' between teeth where food particles get stuck after being chewed up releasing gases with distinctive odour. The best way to prevent this problem is to have properly cleaned teeth at least twice a day with toothbrush and toothpaste, flossing interdental spaces every time you brush your teeth.

Also don't hesitate to see your dentist for proper hygiene and teeth cleaning if you're not sure how to keep your mouth clean at home.