How often should I go to the dentist?

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

As a general rule it is recommended that you visit your dentist for a check-up and clean once every six months. In dentistry, as in many areas of health, prevention is better than cure. People often do not become aware of dental-related conditions such as decay, gum disease and oral cancer until there are visible Read more...

What does restorative dentistry involve?

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and management of the oral environment to rehabilitate health, function and aesthetics. Restorative dentistry encompasses all different avenues of dentistry – including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery. A candidate for this type of dentistry will visit their general dental practitioner who will formulate a treatment Read more...

The benefits of a CR filling

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Composite resin (or CR) has become increasingly commonly used for fillings due to advances in both techniques and materials, as well as patients’ expectations of natural-looking teeth. CR is a resin-based material made up of a mixture of powdered glass and plastic and it offers a number of advantages over other dental materials. The benefits 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...

Smile makeover: How Smile Solutions helped to rebuild one patient’s smile

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

At Smile Solutions, giving back to our community is extremely important to us. Each year Smile Solutions donates $100,000 of dental services to the homeless through a wonderful initiative called Magpies Nest, administered by the Salvation Army. We were also recently approached by Woman’s Day magazine to assist in a very worthy cause – helping to Read more...

Top Ten Teeth Tips

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

1. Brush teeth twice a day for two minutes Make sure you concentrate the bristles of the toothbrush along the gum line as this is where plaque tends to collect. 2. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush Gum recession as a result of using a toothbrush with medium or hard bristles is a major cause of tooth Read more...

The Smile Solutions Experience

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Smile Solutions is a state-of-the-art dental practice offering the entire spectrum of dental services within Melbourne’s iconic Manchester Unity Building. I have been a dentist at Smile Solutions for 14 years. During that time, I have seen the practice grow from humble beginnings to now being the largest in Australia. Regardless of the grandeur of 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...