Are e-cigarettes bad for my teeth?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, many lifetime smokers have seen switching their regular tobacco cigarettes for the “vaping” version as a way to counteractharmful health consequences. However, a new study has shown that e-cigarettes aren’t any better for your oral health than conventional cigarettes. The University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center study suggests Read more...

What can I eat and drink following jaw surgery?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Good nutrition is important following facial surgery to help healing. After your surgery, chewing and swallowing may be difficult due to swelling, pain or less jaw movement. After your surgery, the doctor will advise you on what type of diet is required. Depending on your surgery, you will start on a fluid or puree or Read more...

What is teeth whitening?

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Dr Lan Ngo

General Dental Care
BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Whitening lightens the colour of your teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration, making it one of the most popular dental cosmetic procedures on offer. It’s important to know, however, that whitening is not a one-off process. It needs to be repeated over time to maintain brightness. What causes tooth discoloration? The outermost layer Read more...

Is it important to have a family dentist?

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Dr Philippa Robinson

General Dental Care
BSc, DDS (Melb)

Yes, having a family dentist is very important. And visiting your family dentist on a regular basis has multiple benefits, including the following. 1 Prevention of dental disease Preventative dentistry involves the care and maintenance of healthy teeth and gums, treatments provided by the whole dental team. It can include dental cleaning, fluoride rinses, and Read more...

What is restorative dentistry?

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Dr Lan Ngo

General Dental Care
BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common oral diseases such as decayed, chipped, cracked, discoloured teeth or even missing teeth. As the name “restorative dentistry” suggests, the aim is to restore the normal function and appearance of your teeth and prevent future oral health issues. There are a few different types of Read more...

Does pain-free dentistry exist?

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

The thought of going to the dentist fills many people with dread. This prevalence of dental phobia is the reason many dental practices advertise “pain free” dentistry. But does such a thing really exist? These days, it certainly does. There are a number of techniques that can be used to make your dental experience more Read more...

Is children’s dental care different?

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Krista Peek

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

The simple answer to this question is yes, children’s dental care is certainly different in many ways from all other forms of dental care – and here is why. Children are not mini adults. A child’s age, cognitive development and personality type need to be taken into consideration when that child is first being introduced Read more...

What are the symptoms of gum disease and what is the treatment?

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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)

Gum disease is the combined term popularly used to refer to periodontitis and gingivitis. If you have either of these conditions you may notice: bleeding when brushing your teeth or sometimes on eating foods such as apples or bread an increase in the looseness of your teeth that your teeth may have moved, causing spaces Read more...

I hate my crooked teeth – what can I do?

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Dr Stephanie Tang

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MOrth (Hong Kong), MOrth (RCS Edin)

Patient concern about crooked teeth is one I deal with daily. If you have crooked teeth and would like them straightened and your smile improved, you may have already seen your general dentist about it. You may have been given the options of veneers or teeth whitening, after considering alignment of your teeth first. Then Read more...