Zoom whitening at Smile Solutions

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

It goes without saying that we all desire a healthy smile, but if your teeth are more yellow than pearly white it’s time to take action. Tooth discolouration and staining can occur for a number of reasons, including frequently drinking coffee, tea or red wine, smoking, the use of some antibiotics, and ageing. You can Read more...

How to encourage your child to brush their teeth?

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Karleen Giampietro

Practice General Manager

Does even the slight glimpse of a toothbrush send your toddler crashing into a complete meltdown? You’re not alone, because when it comes to keeping those chompers clean, kids can certainly be a defiant lot! “It can be really tough for parents,” says Smile Solutions’ dental nurse and Tooth Fairy Karleen Giampietro. But perseverance is Read more...

I’d like to straighten my teeth, but I’m embarrassed to have braces

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Patient question: I’d like to straighten my teeth, but I’m embarrassed to have braces as an adult. What do you suggest?  Today people see adults wearing braces as doing something proactive for their oral health. Having straight teeth and a better bite means less wear, cracking or damage of teeth, fewer fillings throughout your life Read more...

Parents warned to limit children’s sugar consumption during Halloween

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

With Halloween fast approaching, parents have been warned that if the right boundaries are not established around the consumption of sweet treats, children’s oral health will suffer in the long-term. “The ADA understands that sugary treats play a role on occasions such as Halloween, which is coming up. “However, we encourage sugary treats to only Read more...

Children’s Week: Healthy teeth for kids is healthy teeth for life

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

As part of Children’s Week (running from 18-26 October), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) wants Australians to know that if kids have healthy teeth, they have a great chance of having them for life and avoiding dental disease. Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October, and seeks Read more...

Sports drinks linked to poor dental health in athletes

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Top athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a performance-sapping problem in which sports drinks, high-carb diets and training regimes may play a part, say sports specialists. The experts from Britain and North America reviewed 39 published studies into the oral health of elite or professional sportsmen and women. Decaying teeth affected Read more...

Oral health care for children with special needs

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Dr Charmaine Hall

Specialist Paediatric Dentist
Paediatric Care
BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Paed)

Managing the dental care of a child with special needs requires careful consideration. A child with special needs may have mobility issues, (for example, as seen in children with cerebral palsy), have a behavioural condition, such as autism spectrum or Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or have another physical or intellectual disability. Children with special Read more...

Dental tourism: What risks are involved?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Complex dental treatment can sometimes come at a high cost. Depending on the circumstances, some Australians consider getting their treatment overseas to get a “free” holiday out of their dental treatment instead of having it done at home. But what are the risks? Is there a reason dental treatment is significantly cheaper in the developing Read more...

Sleep dentistry at Smile Solutions

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Dr Anthony O'Rourke

General Dental Care
BDS (Liverpool)

Modern dentistry has advanced considerably and now with the latest technologies, many procedures are now as painless as possible. Here at Smile Solutions we realise that many people may still have a fear of dental treatment. You may even have been putting off that much needed treatment because of fear, anxiety or even time constraints. Read more...

Sugar: What does it do to your teeth?

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Dr Fallon Vincent

General Dental Care
BOH (DentSci), Grad.Dip.Dent (Qld)

Sugar is more than just “a treat on your lips that goes straight to your hips”. To understand how sugar really affects your teeth, one has to understand how caries/decay/cavities come about. Caries is a highly prevalent, chronic dental disease that causes destruction of tooth surfaces. It is a multifactorial infection that occurs due to Read more...