CEREC Crowns Vs Traditional Crowns

CEREC Crowns Vs Traditional Crowns

Dr Bruce Steven in Cairns weigh-ups CEREC crowns vs traditional crowns, with an explanation of the pros and cons of each. Imagine taking your usual evening walk, when you accidentally trip on a shoelace that had, unbeknown to you, come undone. Unfortunately, you chip your front tooth. After the initial…

Are Dental Veneers for Me?

can i get veneers?

Many of us long for that picture-perfect smile donned by celebrities. Straight, sparkly white, even teeth. Gone are the days where a cracked tooth meant tight-lipped smiles for the camera. Gone are the days where uneven, discoloured teeth was just something you had to contend with. Dental veneers allow for…

Here’s Why You Have Bleeding Gums

why your gums are bleeding

It’s easy to blow off a little blood-tinged toothpaste residue left in the washbasin and put it down to “excessive” teeth-brushing. Some of us like to put a little muscle in it and make it a thorough wrist-workout. Even so, having bleeding gums can be a sign of a more…

Quick Tips For Fresh Breath

fresh breath tips

Bad breath can be embarrassing. Nope. Scratch that. Bad breath IS embarrassing. Standing a good few inches away from someone you’re speaking to may be a safe bet, but it doesn’t look very polite. The good news is that there are quick and easy tips to ensure that your breath…

How important is it to replace a missing tooth?

replacing tooth with dental implants

Not replacing a missing tooth can cause a range of serious oral and overall health problems Many people are totally unaware of the consequences of not replacing a missing tooth. Aside from the obvious aesthetic issues, not replacing a tooth can cause deterioration of bone and lead to a change…

6 things to consider when choosing a dentist in Cairns

Cairns dentist Dr Bruce Stevens

Not all dentists are the same. Luckily, as a potential patient, you have the luxury of being able to shop around for a dentist that suits your needs. Quality Your teeth are a lifetime investment, so it’s essential that your dentist provides quality care to stand the test of time.…

When was the last time you updated your extras cover? #Time2Switch!


With extras cover growing in popularity, some Australians feel like they’re being unfairly influenced. As of late, there has been a trend among Australians favouring extras policies over general hospital cover. This trend, along with a lack of transparency among health insurance providers has led the Australian Dental Association to…

Cairns Locals Support New Smoking Laws

new smoking laws

Cairns locals embracing change Cairns residents are embracing the changes to smoking legislation that were announced by the state government recently. The new laws include bans on smoking five metres within bus stops, taxi ranks, ferry terminals, kindergartens, and aged care facilities. This new legislation is aimed at providing a…

Dr Bruce offers GAP-FREE CLEANS!

gap-free cleans

  When was the last time you had your teeth properly cleaned? Enjoy smooth pearly whites for a lot less when you book in for your check-up and clean with Bruce Stevens Dental. Dr Bruce is now offering GAP-FREE cleans! All private health funds are accepted. Avoid excess payments and…

Top 5 benefits of porcelain veneers

wide range of restorative treatments

Are you looking into porcelain veneers and not sure where to start? When patients are looking to transform the appearance of their smile there is a wide range of restorative treatments available to them and it is often hard to decide what is best. At Dr Bruce Stevens we offer…

6 Reasons patients choose teeth whitening to transform their smile

Teeth whitening

Patients choose teeth whitening to enhance the cosmetic appearance of their smile. Here are some of the most common reasons patients are choosing to whiten their teeth. Patients get their teeth whitened for a variety of reasons dependent on their personal preferences and desired outcome. Here are some of the…

Same day crowns – Restore your smile in no time

perfectly shaped white fillings

Short on time? CEREC Crowns are offering a fast and effective solution to tooth loss. One thing that most of us definitely don’t have a lot of is time, whether we’re sitting in Friday afternoon traffic or waiting for our morning coffee. For this reason it makes sense that many…

The tooth about dental implants

The tooth about dental implants

Dental implant treatment is a comprehensive approach to replacing a missing tooth More than a third of the Australian population above the age of 45 are missing at least two teeth. Three-quarters of that number will do nothing about it. Which is bad. For them. Tooth loss, if left untreated…

Cosmetic Dentistry – A modern approach

best cosmetic dentistry

Historically dentistry has been about treating oral disease, saving teeth and maintaining the chewing function. However with the explosion of media and the movie industry in the past 50 years., there is today a greater emphasis placed on looking good and feeling confident about our smiles. Cosmetic Dentistry - A…

Teeth Whitening compared to Veneers

most popular cosmetic dental

We discuss the difference between porcelain veneers and another popular cosmetic procedure: take home and in-chair teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments for celebrities and regular people alike. The smiles that were once only attainable by Hollywood’s elite are now easily attainable with…

Why you shouldn’t avoid the dentist

dental health

Sometimes the journey to get your smile back on track is complicated and can involve a variety of different procedures – not to mention your time and constant care. Adults are notorious with dentists for not looking after their teeth well enough. While some adults do take excellent care of…

Why you should know about Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design

A high quality dentist examines more than just your teeth before applying veneers – they will examine your full smile aesthetics including the shape of your jaw and the state of your dental health. Bruce Stevens in Cairns operates with Digital Smile Design which is an advanced dental tool to…

Dental Implants: The First Step in a smile makeover

modern diets tooth loss

Dental implants are often what make the biggest difference to the appearance of your smile. Begin on a journey towards a new smile and a new you – no matter what age. Tooth loss is a common problem in Australia, with most people over 60 losing at least one tooth.…

Suffering from tooth sensitivity? Find out why

tooth sensitivity

Coming into the cooler months, you may notice you teeth are a little more delicate than last year to the inhalation of cold air. If this is the case, you may be prone to tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is regularly diagnosed by dentists all over the county. There are a…

Understanding Your Wisdom Teeth

wisdom teeth

Growing into adulthood are some of the most exciting years of our lives, so why do we find our days often weighed down by headaches and pain? Here at Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns, we value the concerns of our clients and would like to clarify with you what your…

4 reasons why you should smile more often!

affordable cosmetic services

Have you ever wondered just how much a smile can affect your life? Here at Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns we want to share with you the multiple benefits that accompanies a genuine smile. However, we also understand that dental problems such as tooth discolouration, decay and missing teeth can…

4 important reasons why oral care matters

cosmetic dental treatments

The state of your oral health has an adverse affect on your entire health and wellbeing. Good oral health is essential to maintaining not only your oral health but the overall health of your body. At Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns, we are strong advocates about educating our patients on…

Restore your teeth in only one visit

dental restoration

Breakthrough technology means you can experience immediate dental results, allowing you to walk away with a completely new smile in just one visit! Traditional vs Digital If you are in need of a dental restoration such as a crown or cap traditionally you would visit the dentist, where he/she would…

My tooth is infected and I’m in pain…What can I do?

Root Canal Treatment

When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, root canal treatment can save your tooth. At Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns we believe in the importance of educating our patients about keeping their natural teeth for life. Some of our patients who require tooth extraction could have visited us sooner…

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Contact Details

1 Kerwin Street, Cairns QLD 4870

(07) 4031 2134

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am to 5:30pm
Friday 9am to 4:00pm

Areas we service

North Cairns




Central Cairns


Cairns CBD

Thank You and Farewell, Dr Bruce Stevens!
On behalf of Totally Smiles, we would like to wish Dr Bruce Stevens all the best in his well-earned retirement.
Dr Steve Baker and the Totally Smiles team will now be providing the same great service and care you're used to, right here in our Kerwin Street practice!