Difference between pharmacy whitening kits and dentist whitening?

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Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care
BDSc (Adel)

A wide variety of products and processes are available today that enable consumers to have their teeth whitened. These range from basic at-home products – such as whitening toothpaste, adhesive strips and fitted trays with bleaching solution – to in-chair whitening performed by a dentist. The best choice for any individual can be confusing as the Read more...

Can I have dental surgery while I am pregnant?

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Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care
BDSc (Adel)

Pregnancy can be a very nervous time for a new mum. There are plenty of guidelines as to what pregnant women should and shouldn’t do, and these can be overwhelming. As far as oral health is concerned, two questions often asked are: “Should I see the dentist while I am pregnant?” and “Is dental surgery Read more...

What is restorative dentistry?

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Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care
BDSc (Adel)

Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures. It involves the rehabilitation of a patient’s dentition to their particular functional and aesthetic requirements. Tooth structure can be missing and require restoration due to factors including decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration or a fractured Read more...

What are the different teeth whitening options available to me at Smile Solutions?

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Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care
BDSc (Adel)

Teeth whitening at the dentist is becoming increasingly common, effective, affordable and, most importantly, safe. Compared to whitening products that can be purchased off the supermarket shelf or at your local chemist, the products used at the dentist are of a significantly higher strength and potency and are designed to maximise contact with your teeth, Read more...

I want to whiten my teeth but one of my front teeth has a porcelain crown. What are my options?

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Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care
BDSc (Adel)

The main concern in this situation is that porcelain will not bleach. Once a porcelain crown is cemented in the mouth, there is no way to change the colour of the crown. Several solutions are available, depending on the colour of the surrounding teeth and the patient’s expectations. Scenario 1:  Natural teeth surrounding the porcelain crown Read more...