Can a dental abscess affect your general health?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

The short answer to whether a dental abscess can affect your general health is Yes. This is because, although the manifestation is localised, the implications of dental abscess for general health can range from significant to serious. What is a dental abscess? A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth Read more...

How do I make sure I never have bad breath (Halitosis)?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Here at Smile Solutions patients often ask us about the problem of bad breath and what they can do to prevent or manage it. Bad breath, or halitosis, affects up to 5 per cent of the population and there are a lot of factors that can contribute to this frustrating and often embarrassing condition. An Read more...

How to care for your toothbrush

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

We all know how important oral hygiene is, and using a toothbrush is a key part of that, but how many of you actually think about the importance of caring for your toothbrush and making sure it is in tip top shape. The condition of your toothbrush can really make a difference as to how Read more...

Common dental emergencies and what to do

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Dental emergency is a term used to describe incidences when you need to see your dentist as soon as possible, and is usually associated with pain. Timely seeking of dental treatment in an emergency will improve the chances of saving the tooth or teeth, to prevent permanent damage and the need for more extensive or Read more...

How do I know if I have gum disease?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What is gum disease? Gum disease, or gingivitis, is a common condition which affects most of us at some stage of our lives. It is an inflammatory response of the gum tissues to bacterial plaque buildup. Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a condition affecting about a third of the population, with a third of those Read more...

Bleeding gums – is it normal?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Redness or bleeding of the gums while brushing your teeth, using dental floss or biting into hard food is common, but it is not normal. Healthy gums do not bleed. The longer you leave your bleeding gums untreated, the greater your risk of periodontal damage, so it’s important to make an appointment with your dentist Read more...

Am I too old to have orthodontic treatment?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

“Am I too old to have orthodontic treatment?” is a question commonly asked by adults considering treatment. The answer is, of course, no. As long as you are determined (and still have teeth), it is never too late to have a great smile. Over recent years we have all become much more aware of our teeth Read more...

Do you want to know more about dental specialists? Here is must watch video!

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

You must see below video to know more about dental specialists in Australia! In dentistry, there are thirteen recognised Board-registered specialties. Listed below are the Board-approved titles that specialist dental practitioners in those areas are entitled to use. Dento-maxillofacial radiology – Dental radiologist Endodontics – Endodontist (also known as a Root canal specialist) Oral and Read more...

Do you want to know how much Invisalign cost in Australia? You must watch this video!

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

You must see this video to know how much Invisalign cost in Australia! Please be sure to watch the entire video as there is so much information about Invisalign costing. Jerry: Hi Angela, maybe you can help me my teenage daughter needs her teeth straightened and is begging me to let her have Invisalign rather Read more...