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 CBD 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 resisting removal […]

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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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The 101 on Tooth Sensitivity

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    Are you one of those people who can’t enjoy that delicious Ferraro Chocolate Ice Cream or cherish that first sip of coffee on a Monday morning thanks to painful sensitive teeth? Well, do not fear. This problem is a lot more common than what people think it is. There is a high amount of adults over the age of 20 who experience this and even children can also face the same problem. This is a very common problem that a dentist in Melbourne CBD will come across.   The 101 on Tooth Sensitivity   Are you one of […]

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When to see a dentist

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Times To Visit Your Dentist Visiting your dentist regularly is essential to supporting good dental health care. Generally, two trips to the dentist for a regular dental clean per year is ideal but sometimes there are other contributing factors that should not be ignored. During this blog post, we’ll discuss important signs you should look out for and when to organise that appointment with your dentist sooner rather than later. 1. All kinds of Aches If you have been exposed to tooth pain, it may be a cavity that has gotten infected. These sorts of pains sometimes don’t always disappear […]

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Next Time You Burn Your Tongue On Pizza!

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Oh well it has happened to us all, it is sometimes hot and YOU JUST CAN’T RESIST! It’s SO tempting , saucy and cheesy —Just out of the oven! You jump in and take your first bite… Ouch Too soon! You’ve got “pizza burn!” Pizza Isn’t The Only mouth-burner! You’ve probably burned your mouth before on tea, coffe, and other scorching hot foods. Soon , you will notice that the your tongue and roof of your mouth, is very tender and sore. you might feel a blister coming out later. There are a few things you can do to relieve the […]

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Sensetive tooth – What to do

Do you have sensitive teeth?   Do you feel pain when you have  ice cream or hot coffee? Is brushing and flossing painful for you? If the answer is YES, you may have sensitive teeth. Dental Sensitivity is a common problem , Do Not Worry but lets see what can be done about it!   Many factors are involved to make your teeth more sensitive:   Exposed Tooth Root (due to brushing hard, Gum recession) Gum disease Worn fillings Worn Tooth Enamel Tooth Decay Cracked Tooth   A strong layer of enamel protects the crowns of the teeth. Another layer which […]

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All about Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia

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Most of the people feel anxious about going to the dentist, but for some others with dental phobia even having a dental Check-up is terrifying. They do anything to avoid a dental appointment. Phobia is an unreasonable fear that can cause so many problems in any activity, situation or treatment. People with fear of dentistry will usually get back to the dentist with gum infections (periodontal disease), toothache, or even broken and hopeless teeth. In these situations sometimes there is nothing left but to extract the tooth. Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. People often believe that the words […]

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