What is tooth sensitivity and Why do we have them

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What is tooth sensitivity? Why do we have them?   Are you having short sharp pain when you have cold or hot drinks, sweet or acidic foods? Do you find yourself chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid discomfort? Well you are not alone. More than half the population suffers from tooth sensitivity. Teeth, as you may know are made up three main parts. The outer layer, which is a hard protective covering called enamel. The softer middle layer called dentine. The innermost layer containing the pulp chamber.Pulp is where the nerves and blood supply are located. The middle […]

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How long will the results of teeth whitening last?

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Your genetics, diet, dental hygiene practices and whether you partake in activities such as smoking all contribute to the colour of your teeth. Therefore this affects how long the results of our teeth whitening services will last. However, with the optimal level of care, our teeth whitening services should last up to three years. The short answer is it depends To lengthen the amount of time your teeth stay white you can ensure you care for your teeth properly and follow these few tips: Brush and floss your teeth regularly; Reduce the consumption of food and beverages that cause teeth […]

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Can an oral piercing really damage my teeth?

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The simple answer is yes. While an oral piercing can be used as a way for people to express themselves, they often can damage your teeth. Anyone with tongue, lip or another form of oral piercings, must care for their teeth effectively. They must also regularly visit the dentist for check-ups.   There can be negative effects as a result of any infection, pain, and swelling of the piercing. Any piercings should be well cared for and infections should be dealt with in a timely manner.   Piercings cause damage to the teeth and gums most commonly due to a […]

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No Gap Dental – what you need to know

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At Gorgeous Smiles, we believe everyone deserves to have beautiful and healthy teeth. That is why we offer Gap Free dental services. Our special “Gap Free” policy applies to patients with ALL dental health insurance. Our policy entitles you to an introductory Gap Free check-up and clean at all of our core Gorgeous Smiles dental locations. In addition, insurance will cover the full benefit for your treatment, and we will not charge the “gap” amount (the difference between the cost of your treatment and the insurance rebate received). Our Gap Free dental check-up & clean offer covers the following services: […]

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The 101 on preventing cavities

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If you’re worried about prevent cavities or are searching for a new dentist Melbourne CBD, Gorgeous Smiles is the answer for you. But first, we will show you the simplest ways that you can prevent cavities Brush your teeth! Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2-3 minutes. It is essential you brush your teeth long enough to get rid of the bacteria in your mouth that destroys tooth enamel. However, it doesn’t require much pressure to remove plaque and bacteria so don’t go brushing too hard! Floss those babies. You should be flossing at least once a […]

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Saving a knocked-out tooth. Is it really possible?

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A knocked-out tooth is referred to by dentists as an “avulsed” tooth. It constitutes one of the most serious dental emergencies. But yes, your avulsed tooth can be saved! However, you must act quickly and ensure no further damage occurs to the tooth. A tooth being knocked-out also causes damage to the nerves, blood vessels and supporting tissues. All avulsed teeth need a root canal. This is because the nerves and blood vessels cannot be repaired. However, there is a strong chance that the root of the tooth can reattach to the bone when putting back in the correct place. […]

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Oral Hygiene for Children

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How to get your kids to brush their teeth? The ultimate guide to Oral Hygiene and Recommendations for Children   Good oral hygiene for children and adults is extremely important. It is a habit that needs to be engrained in children early so that it will continue on to adulthood. This is due to the reason that teeth do not re-grow. We need to take good care of them throughout our entire lives in order to keep them. Here we will cover Australian Dental Association guidelines for tooth brushing and Fluoridated toothpaste use in children. This Guideline covers from the […]

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Everything you need to know about porcelain dental veneers

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Our Porcelain veneers Melbourne are like a ceramic/porcelain jacket put on your teeth. A thin shell of porcelain is permanently glued to the front side of your teeth. They create minimal tooth structure damage, and drastically improve the look of your teeth! Porcelain veneers are the secret to achieving that angelic smile that everyone desires. Especially when matched with Gorgeous Smile’s teeth whitening services. With porcelain veneers Melbourne, you’ll have the teeth of your dreams! It is important to have the veneers made to suit your teeth also smile perfectly for a stunning natural look. At Gorgeous Smiles, we pick […]

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The causes of teeth discoloration

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There are many different causes for your teeth to become discoloured from the pearly whites you were born with. These factors include the following. Certain foods: Foods such as berries, tomato sauces, soy source, coloured lollies, acidic foods and a range of others can stain your teeth when eaten in excess. In saying this, we do not recommend stopping eating these foods completely. Just be aware and consume in moderation, ensuring that your rinse/brush your teeth after meals. Certain drinks: Drinks such as tea, coffee, carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks and wine can also cause staining. Hot beverages can cause […]

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