What is the best way to treat TMJ?

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Dr Alex Xu

General Dental Care
BDS (Otago)

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint on either side of the jaw that enables the jaw to open, close, move from side to side and move forwards. Our temporomandibular joints are subject to a disorder known as TMJ disorder (or TMJ for short), which can affect just one or both joints. What are Read more...

How do I clean my teeth if I have braces?

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Natalie Parkes

Orthodontic Dental Therapy
Dip. OHT (Melb), Adv.Dip DentPros (Melb)

Getting braces is a milestone for many people in reaching their dream smile. In order to achieve the best outcome, it is very important to look after your teeth during any orthodontic treatment. Braces and orthodontic wires are prone to accumulating plaque and food debris, simply because they act as an area for plaque and 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...

Should I have dental treatment while pregnant?

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Dr Silvia Ciach

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

It is a natural priority for any mother-to-be to avoid any actions that could put her unborn child at risk. As a mother of a toddler, I can relate to this; I still remember the limitations and trepidation I felt when I realised I was no longer feeding, treating or medicating just my own body Read more...

What’s new in cosmetic dentistry?

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Dr Peter Henderson

General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Learning and advancing are a career-long process for dentists as health professionals. Personally, I find it exciting that advances in materials science and digital technology are allowing us to predictably produce smiles that enhance both dental health and aesthetics. In the past it was standard practice in cosmetic dentistry for practitioners to decide almost unilaterally Read more...

Taking care of your child’s dental health

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Introducing children to the dentist from the age of three and getting them familiar with the experience from a young age can help make going to the dentist later in life a less stressful experience. This can be an important step towards creating lifelong habits of good oral hygiene for your children, and while getting Read more...

What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of conventional braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign, and which are the more cost effective?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

At Smile Solutions we offer world-class orthodontic treatment under the care of our team of specialist orthodontists. We offer a great range of different orthodontic treatment options, so that each patient can find the ideal solution for creating their ideal smile. Conventional braces is the term for an orthodontic appliance that is fixed to the Read more...

What to eat after root canal therapy

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Dr Claire McCullough

General Dental Care
BHSc (Dent), MDent (La Trobe)

Root canal therapy is sometimes indicated to save a badly decayed and infected tooth. Your dentist or dental specialist will remove the infected pulp (nerve), clean the inside of the tooth and seal it up. Like all dental or medical procedures, there are several steps involved and certain instructions that you will need to follow Read more...

What is sleep dentistry?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

For many people going to the dentist is at the top of the list of things they dread the most. This is most often the result of having had bad experiences in the past, but there are now ways for people to have dental treatment in a comfortable, painless and stress free way. Sleep dentistry, Read more...

Difference between pharmacy whitening kits and dentist whitening?

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Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care
BDSc (Adel)

A wide variety of products and processes are available today that enable consumers to have their teeth whitened. These range from basic at-home products – such as whitening toothpaste, adhesive strips and fitted trays with bleaching solution – to in-chair whitening performed by a dentist. The best choice for any individual can be confusing as the Read more...