What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of conventional braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign, and which are the more cost effective?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

At Smile Solutions we offer world-class orthodontic treatment under the care of our team of specialist orthodontists. We offer a great range of different orthodontic treatment options, so that each patient can find the ideal solution for creating their ideal smile. Conventional braces is the term for an orthodontic appliance that is fixed to the Read more...

What to eat after root canal therapy

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Dr Claire McCullough

General Dental Care
BHSc (Dent), MDent (La Trobe)

Root canal therapy is sometimes indicated to save a badly decayed and infected tooth. Your dentist or dental specialist will remove the infected pulp (nerve), clean the inside of the tooth and seal it up. Like all dental or medical procedures, there are several steps involved and certain instructions that you will need to follow Read more...

What is sleep dentistry?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

For many people going to the dentist is at the top of the list of things they dread the most. This is most often the result of having had bad experiences in the past, but there are now ways for people to have dental treatment in a comfortable, painless and stress free way. Sleep dentistry, Read more...

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...

What does root canal treatment involve?

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Dr Gregory Tilley

Specialist Endodontist
Endodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FRACDS

Root canal treatment, or root canal therapy (RCT) is required to treat a tooth with a dead, dying or inflamed pulp, more commonly known as the ‘nerve’.  Endodontology, or endodontics, is the art and science of root canal treatment. Endodontics is one of the dental specialities recognised by the Dental Board of Australia, which also Read more...

What can I do to strengthen my teeth?

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Mallory McDonald

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Keeping your teeth strong and healthy is important for not only your dental health but also your general health, with many links between the two. Weakened teeth can lead to an array of outcomes, including dental decay (cavities), enamel erosion, tooth sensitivity, and many more. Dental decay is the most common outcome of weakened tooth Read more...

Everything under one roof – We do it all at Smile Solutions

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

With over 80 clinicians, Smile Solutions is a dental clinic unlike any other. We believe that having a bigger practice has many benefits, both for patients and practitioners, which enables us to provide our patients with the highest level of care. All your dental practitioners in one place We have a large team that includes Read more...

Laser used in dentistry

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Dr James van den Berg

Specialist Periodontist
Periodontal Care
B.D.Sc. (Birm), MClinDent (Lond),
PGDipCD (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Perio)

The word laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. I was first introduced to laser dentistry in 2004. As an experienced practitioner, I was looking for new tools to improve my treatment outcomes.  I went to numerous conferences and saw laser being used for something as simple as making an ulcer Read more...

What’s the difference between porcelain veneers and dental crowns?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Many people are unhappy with their smile and this can have a big impact on a their confidence. Here at Smile Solutions we see many patients who are looking for a smile makeover, whether they want whiter teeth, to straighten up crooked teeth or fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Porcelain veneers and dental Read more...

What you need to know about dental implants

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Adult teeth can be lost in a number of different ways, including accidental trauma, infection or poor health of the surrounding gums. Replacing teeth that have been lost can have significant long-term functional benefits in terms of speaking clearly, chewing and maintaining good jaw health. Replacing missing teeth also improves the look of your smile, from an aesthetic perspective. At Read more...