Welcome to Be Dental. Dr. Chris Waters and his team combine the most advanced techniques available in dentistry today with skills developed through many years of dental practice, to provide the highest level of quality and comfort for discerning patients.
Our practice can provide a solution for any of your dental needs, from preventative dentistry to cosmetic enhancement procedures. Through the use of innovative technologies, we can help you achieve the results you desire so you can look and feel your best.
Be Dental is located at shop 40/230 Napper Road, Arundel QLD. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our practice. To schedule an appointment or arrange a consultation with Dr. Waters and associates, call one of our friendly team on
(07) 5563 3133.
Our Mission Statement
“Our mission is to educate our patients in a relaxed honest environment, to make informed decisions about achieving optimal dental health. We provide the highest quality, predictable treatment outcomes, using the latest technological advancements.
Patient care is delivered in a relaxed and timely fashion.”
Preventive Dentistry is a term that describes the modern movement in dental treatment therapies, which aims to prevent the damaging effects of tooth decay and gum disease. The most exciting fact is that these dental diseases are easily preventable through implementing a simple oral care routine of brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and scheduling regular cleaning appointments every six months with our dental team.
The concept of preventive dentistry is that as dental professionals we can help you achieve your goal of ideal oral health by developing with you a daily regime of at home care that is effective and efficient. Detailed dental examinations can reveal tooth decay or gum disease, long before a conventional filling is required. Our response to these early findings is to address the problem and help you move back onto the path of optimum dental health.
The entire team at Be Dental are committed to providing you with the best in preventive services. We tailor each preventive treatment plan to your unique circumstances, needs and goals. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and support services allow us greater flexibility in providing individual care plans. We aspire to a wellness and whole body centred approach to oral health care and disease prevention.
Our Hygiene Department
As a commitment to providing you with comprehensive dental care, we have established within our practice, a dedicated hygiene department. Our highly qualified and experienced dental hygienist is a valuable member of the Be dental team who provides a range of dental care treatments for adults and children.
Root planing and scaling is a treatment therapy completed by our hygienist, which involves the removal of plaque and tartar build-up from the tooth surface and below your gum-line. This is an important total oral care procedure as removal of tartar cannot be achieved by brushing and flossing. Our hygienist can also remove stains and polish your teeth to achieve a whiter, fresher smile.
Our hygienist will often take x-rays and make impression moulds from which study casts, mouthguards and whitening trays can be made. They can also apply pit and fissure sealant to prevent decay developing in back molar teeth of children as well as provide fluoride treatments when necessary.
Having extensive knowledge on the relationship between diet and oral health, enables our hygienist to provide valuable oral health education information and advice on achieving and maintaining your long-term oral health. They can help you develop and implement an effective at home care routine and give you tips on caring for your children’s teeth to ensure they remain strong and healthy. Our hygienist will conduct examinations of your teeth and gums, often working collaboratively with Dr Waters during your appointment.
Our hygienist provides helpful advice on effective brushing and flossing techniques to keep your teeth and gums healthy between appointments.
Diet & Decay
Your teeth, bones and soft tissues of your mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. A variety of foods from the five food groups helps minimise (and avoid) cavities and other dental problems. Most snacks you eat cause cavities, so you should only partake in healthy snacks high in vitamins and calcium, like vegetables, low-fat yogurt and cheeses, which promote strong teeth.
When your teeth and gums are constantly exposed to large amounts of starches and sugars, they react with the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth causing acids that begin to eat away at your tooth enamel. Carbohydrate-rich foods such as lollies, biscuits, soft drinks and even fruit juices leave deposits on your teeth. These deposits bond with the bacteria and form plaque. This combination of deposits and plaque also form acids that can damage the mineral structure of teeth, with tooth decay resulting.
If you do not brush and floss regularly and effectively, a film of plaque builds up on your gums causing irritation. The inflammation of the gums that results (gingivitis) can lead to an infection of the bone (periodontitis). Gum disease is chronic and usually unnoticeable because it all happens under the gum-line in the collar of your gum tissue around the tooth. You may not be aware of the ongoing loss of bone support around the tooth; therefore, if you smoke, have a family history of tooth loss or brush your teeth ineffectively, you may be at risk of losing your teeth to periodontal disease. Gum disease affects over 80% of adults at some point in their life and is the main cause of adult tooth loss in Australia. With regular radiographic examination, our team may intercept the progression of gum disease and allow you to keep your teeth for life.
We also recommend visiting us on a sixth monthly basis for a thorough examination and professional clean of your teeth and gums.
Mouth Guards & Splints
If you or family members play any contact sport, a custom-made mouthguard from Be Dental should be considered an essential component of any sports kit.
If you grind your teeth at night and wake up with a sore neck, jaw muscles, headache and tired; you should talk to us about an occlusal splint.
The cost of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments, not to mention the time and discomfort associated with those procedures is an investment worth safeguarding. If you have crowns, veneers, or other types of prosthetic dental work, a mouthguard or occlusal splint is essential to protect your valuable smile.
A custom fitted mouthguard will prevent facial and head injuries while playing sports. Mouthguards can do a lot more than just protect your teeth; a correctly fitted mouthguard prevents injuries to your lips, cheeks, tongue, neck, brain and lower jaw, they can also help to prevent a concussion.
While sleeping your bite force can be up to six times greater than when you are awake. An occlusal splint is a device you wear while you sleep to prevent you from damaging your teeth by clenching or grinding. Worn or cracked teeth and damaged restorations are only some of the physical consequences of grinding. Related problems include sore jaws, headaches, neck aches and jaw alignment problems.
Good oral hygiene combined with children’s dentistry plays a very important part in the overall health of your child. Early childhood caries, a disease that afflicts many children, includes baby bottle tooth decay, nursing caries, rampant caries, and sipper cup caries.
Some factors leading to dental caries are:
• Acid producing bacteria
• Fermentable carbohydrates such as fruit juices
• Repeated and prolonged exposures to sugar
Prevention of tooth decay in infants begins before their first tooth erupts. Your mouth contains millions of bacteria, so do not share your eating utensils with your infant as bacteria from your mouth can be transferred to your infant’ and may infect their teeth and gums, especially if you active dental disease. It is strongly recommended that women have regular checks and professional cleaning when pregnant to avoid having active dental disease during these early years for your baby.
Teething in infants occurs between 6 and 12 months of age. We recommend that as soon as their first baby teeth erupt you should clean them with a fresh, damp cloth twice a day. We also recommend using a baby toothbrush and a peas size amount of low fluoride (children’s) toothpaste.
Dental Implants are ideal for individuals who wish to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are an effective long-term solution that provide greater structural support and last longer than either dental bridges or dentures.
Dental implants serve as the artificial root to which new teeth are attached. They are typically constructed of medical grade titanium, a strong and safe material that naturally integrates with your jawbone. The procedure to place dental implants typically involves three steps: the implant insertion stage, Osseointegration (the period of healing for the jawbone), and the attachment of the restoration or new tooth.
Benefits of dental implants over other treatment options:
Is the closest possible replacement to natural teeth
Makes replacement teeth stable for eating and smile with confidence
Eliminates the pain of ill-fitting partial and full dentures
Helps to maintain the shape of your face
Removes the need to grind down healthy teeth for a bridge
Helps to preserve the bone in the jaw
Protect your remaining natural teeth
Considering all other benefits, dental implants will also improve your self-esteem. You can regain nearly all the capabilities that most people have with natural teeth, giving you renewed confidence, allowing you to enjoy life, do what everyone else is doing and not think twice about it.
Some teeth need greater strength and support than can be provided by fillings alone. Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured restorations that can fill large cavities and repair damaged teeth. When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we may use an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin.
An inlay or onlay is bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the tooth cusps.
Porcelain is the material of choice due to its natural colour and strength. Traditional amalgam fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50 percent. Inlays and onlays are bonded directly to the tooth using special high-strength resins and can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. As a result, they can potentially last from 10 to 30 years. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.
Crowns & Bridges
Essentially, a crown is a “cap” which is fitted over an existing tooth to strengthen, restore or improve its appearance. In many cases, patients with insufficient tooth structure have crowns placed to maintain the structural integrity of their natural tooth that may otherwise be removed. Additionally, we use crowns to strengthen a tooth in order to accommodate the attachment of a fixed bridge or a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment.
For those patients with one or more missing teeth, we can restore the balance of your smile very effectively with a bridge treatment. A bridge is a prosthetic solution that is anchored to neighbouring teeth, which replaces a missing tooth or teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns in order to hold the prosthetic teeth in place. With a bridge treatment, smiles with gaps can be restored to their natural-looking appearance.
Teeth whitening treatments are designed to improve the colour of natural teeth without having to resort to more involved dental treatments such as fillings, veneers or crowns. The chemical process is entirely safe and the colour change long-lasting with an average of eight shades lighter achievable.
Even if you follow a meticulous at home oral care and cleaning routine, it’s unavoidable that, over time, some yellowing or discoloration will occur. This gradual change can be caused by aging, coffee, tea, tobacco and excessive fluoride. To enable you to achieve or recapture a beautiful alluring white smile, we have two solutions available at Be dental.
Zoom!® in-chair whitening is completed in the relaxed comfort of one of our treatment lounges, taking around an hour. The formulated whitening gel is applied to your teeth and activated by a specially developed light. Depending on the colour of your teeth and the shade you wish to achieve, the gel may need to be reapplied several times during your procedure. Zoom!® is the world leader in teeth whitening technology with all products being extensively tested to ensure they are completely safe.
Many people choose to brighten their smile in the comfort and convenience of home at times to fit in with their busy schedule using our at-home procedure.
At your initial visit to our practice, we will make detailed moulds of your teeth and create comfortable, customised mouth trays. The whitening tray looks like a fine sport mouthguard which you fill with the whitening solution and place over your teeth, thereby avoiding contact with the gums. You can choose either to wear the mouth tray throughout the night or during the day from two to four hours. When the mouth tray is worn throughout the night, the treatment takes one to two weeks.
While teeth whitening is very effective, each person is different and as such will achieve different results. Drinking tea, coffee, red wine and smoking during and after your whitening treatment can lessen its effectiveness and longevity of the results you have achieved.
Keeping your smile healthy and fresh is a priority at Be dental. Understanding that regular check ups and a good oral hygiene will keep you in good shape is an important part of the philosophy.
Not only to we offer a vast array of treatments to allow completely individual care, we are also able to assist with treatments that are recommended to keep you healthy, such as removing wisdom teeth to alleviate pain, performing root canal to take out an infected tooth or offering simple denture solutions to assist you in maintaining correct speech and ease of eating on a daily basis.
Whatever the treatment, Be dental can provide a carefully diagnosed and well thought out solution.
All of our practice imagery is now seamlessly digital
This means there is less exposure to radiation for patients, no need for paper, films and harsh chemicals for the environment.
At Be dental we utilise the latest in imaging technology. Both of our surgeries are equipped with intra-oral cameras that allow you to see in detail what you need to. Every patient will get to see inside their mouth on our flat screens. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Both our dentists utilise digital SLR photography also, providing us and the patient with everything we need to get optimum results.
Single visit rotary endodontics
Where possible, our patients can have the highest quality root canal treatment in just a single visit. At Be dental we provide our patients the royal treatment with the most efficient and effective treatment available. Our apex locator device will tell us exactly how long your tooth is often without the need for an added x-ray, saving time, money and radiation. Rotary nickel titanium technology allows us the best possible result in the shortest possible time. In most cases, you may have a fully functioning tooth with porcelain crown in just 2 visits.
At Be Dental what is good for you is what is good for us. We only use locally created, guaranteed quality materials. Our crowns are created on the Gold Coast by master ceramist Bill Johnson. Dr Waters and Mr Johnson have had a working relationship for almost 10 years and pride themselves in providing only the best to their patients. Where possible, the use of metal in mouths is eliminated also.
Shop 40/230 Napper Road Arundel, QLD 4214
Phone: (07) 5563 3133
Fax: (07) 5563 3122
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 3:00pm Fridays