Home Teeth Whitening versus Having Your Teeth Whitened at the Dentist

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Dr Kaoutar Marhfour

General Dental Care
BDSc (Hons) (Melb)

If your pearly whites are looking a little more like fifty shades of grey, or yellow, don’t lose heart. At Smile Solutions we can offer you several options to help you achieve a whiter, brighter, more beautiful smile. Before we delve into these options, let’s talk about DIY teeth whitening. OFF-THE-SHELF TEETH WHITENING Let’s face Read more...

Can a dental abscess affect your general health?

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Dr Carina Hallier

General Dentist Care
BDS (Cardiff), MJDF, RCS (Lond),
PGDipCD (Melbourne)

The short answer is Yes. This is because, although the manifestation is localised, the implications of dental abscess for general health can range from significant to serious. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The main symptom of dental abscess Read more...

What costs are involved in Invisalign treatment?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Most general dentists and specialist orthodontists in Australia offer Invisalign. However, the cost of Invisalign can vary between clinicians, depending on the experience and specialisation of the practitioner you choose.   The difference lies in whether you choose to see a specialist or a general dentist. Specialists in this field are called orthodontists, and you Read more...

Bridge vs Implant for a Single-tooth Replacement

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

A full healthy dentition (or sequence of teeth) is desirable for both function and aesthetics. When a single tooth is congenitally missing or is lost due to trauma or disease, one remedy is to replace it with either a fixed dental bridge or a tooth implant. A fixed dental bridge, put simply, is a non-removable Read more...

Dental Tourism – the pitfalls

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

The increasing trend of Australians seeking dental treatment overseas, lured by the promise of cheaper fees coupled with a chance to recover pool-side at a resort is fraught with risks for many reasons – from private health insurance issues to health and safety concerns. Read our guide below before you decide to book your trip. Read more...

Why is the microscope so crucial in endodontic treatment carried out by a registered specialist?

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Dr Artika Soma

Specialist Endodontist
Endodontic Care
BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago)

Endodontic treatment or Root canal treatment is a familiar concept for many dental patients. It has often been described as the epitome of discomfort, made worse by urban legends giving endodontics a bad name. This field of dentistry is also associated with the highest number of litigations in the Victorian dental industry. Why is this Read more...

Who should I see for dental and teeth implants, and are these costly?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

The teeth implants cost factors relate to the fact that they involve two stages: a surgical component, where the titanium fixture or rod is placed in your jaw bone under your gum; and a restoration component, where a crown is installed onto this implant fixture. There is no field of specialisation exclusively covering dental implants, so Read more...

Dental Cavities. How does your diet affect your teeth?

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Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (LaTrobe)

To prevent dental cavities and dental erosion, it’s important to understand the role of your diet – that is, what you eat and how often you eat it. In ancient cultures such as those of Greece, India, China and Egypt it was widely believed that a “tooth-worm” tunnelled a hole through a tooth and would Read more...

What are the advantages of a Cerec filling over a conventional resin filling?

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Dr Thorsten Dannheimer

General Dental Care
BChD (Pret), Dip.Odont (Oral Surgery) (Pret)

Today, with modern technology, we can offer the patient top-quality long-lasting fillings in a matter of one hour. The ever-increasing demand for aesthetic restorations (white fillings), together with increased longevity, has led to great advances in certain dental materials like porcelain. Porcelain fillings nowadays are made mostly chair- side, while you wait. The advantage of Read more...