Dental Implants and a whole new smile

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  The idea of losing a whole tooth and then replacing it with a fake tooth that’s drilled into our jawbone is enough for the tiny little hairs on the back of our neck to stand up from the horror. Well lets provide a little relief and tell you this procedure over the years has become so precise that the pain and recovery time is no where near what people had to go through many years ago! What is a dental implant you ask? It basically looks like a metal screw that is placed where the root of your tooth […]

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Discoloured Teeth

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We’ve all been there. Why does this happen? Can we reduce this? What can we do at home to help?! Discoloured teeth can happen to anyone depending on a number of things like genetics, environment, trauma and poor hygiene. We all go through that stage in our lives where we question the colour of our teeth so let’s take a closer look at this topic further. Sometimes tooth discolouration can be normal over time and not harmful. Remember no one is born with pearly white perfect teeth. Discolouration can show as white streaks, yellow tinge or even brown spots. Firstly, […]

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Wise words for Wisdom Teeth

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We cringe at the thought of the pain related to those teeth. I mean really, what’s so wise about teeth who only provide unconditional pain! Let’s talk specifics and talk about wisdom teeth in more detail. First things first, what are wisdom teeth? Most adults have four wisdom teeth which are the third and last molars which are located at the back of your mouth on each side and found both on the upper and lower side of the jaw. These little bad boys are the last of your adult teeth to grow. Some people are extremely lucky and have […]

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Oral Hygiene Routine

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Oral Hygiene   A lot of our patients think that the hard part is visiting the dentist but really, the toughest part of oral hygiene is what you do at home to look after your teeth in between dental visits. In this blog, we’re going to go through some dental commandments that we live by if you want to have a happy and healthy mouth! Remember, your teeth are important but don’t forget your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth are just as important.   Brush to your hearts Content You probably didn’t know this, but there is technique […]

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Composite fillings VS Porcelain Fillings

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Regular White Fillings Vs Porcelain Fillings :   This is a hot topic that we get asked about at the clinic all the time. So really what is the difference between the two? Both use the same method which involves a blue light to harden and set the material used. Regular white fillings are known as composites or resin and are made of powdered glass and acrylic resin. When they are inserted the material is soft and hardens after blue light exposure. These types of fillings are bonded to your tooth. Where as the porcelain fillings are made of porcelain […]

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Dental Injections: To Fear or Not to Fear

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    If you’re anything like me, they look more like horse tranquillisers than ‘local anaesthetics’. However when you really think of it we should be grateful for these injections. Think of Tom Hank’s character in the movie Cast Away. He had severe tooth pain when he was stuck on that Island and no dentist near by. He took out his tooth without an anaesthetic and was knocked out for hours from the pain itself. I remember telling myself never ever will I fear the injection. So lets take a closer look at the thing we fear the most in […]

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Single Day Dental Crown

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We are super excited about our New Futuristic high tech machine that’s just arrived at out our dental clinic. One word, CEREC. It stands for Ceramic Reconstruction. What is CEREC it you ask? It’s a machine that creates Crowns and Veneers without the old school process which involved you being extremely uncomfortable and was so time consuming. It’s a machine that allows your dentist to scan the area that’s in need of some tender love and care using a powder free  lightweight camera that does full 3D jaw scans. This little camera also allows our dentist to determine the colour […]

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Composite or Porcelain Veneers

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Composite or Porcelain Veneers   Not sure which ones right for you? It’s probably a good idea to visit your Dentist to discuss which one is more of a suitable option for you. It all depends on what you want out of it. Questions that you should ask yourself when thinking about Veneers are how much do yo want to spend? Do you want something durable? Are you happy to do extra maintenance and what overall appearance are you wanting for your tooth or teeth? Discussing these with your Dentist might give you a better understanding in which treatment Porcelain […]

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FAQs about Dental Crowns and Veneers

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Can I put my crown back together myself? A lot of people have been googling this question and coming up with very creative ways to avoid going to the Dentist in Melbourne Central Business District including using super glue! The answer to this is no. Unfortunately once the crown has fallen out it cannot be put back together by adding an adhesive. When you’re your Crown comes out, its not because there was too little adhesive used but because of the shape/structure or fit of the tooth. Your dentist designs the right fit for the cavity that specifically focuses on […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

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  Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition. The person’s airways are closed or partially closed for at least 10 seconds where your lungs are not receiving air. This means that there is constant waking up through out the night which affects your brain as it stops you from going into a deep sleep. Apnea is when a person completely stops breathing and hypopnea is when the person’s breathing is restricted. It can really affect the quality of life and your brain health. It can affect all types of people regardless of your weight and diet even a petite size […]

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