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...

Top tips on how to avoid dental problems

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Iolanda Testa

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (La Trobe)

Many dental problems can be prevented with preventative dental care and at-home oral hygiene routines. Dental practitioners, including your hygienist, play a key role in equipping their patients with the skills and knowledge required to maintain optimal oral health. Here are some basic tips that will help you avoid dental problems and maintain a healthy Read more...

My child has chalky teeth? What now?

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Dr Charmaine Hall

Specialist Paediatric Dentist
Paediatric Care
BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Paed)

What are chalky teeth? Chalkiness can occur in baby teeth and in adult teeth. A chalky tooth is one where the outer surface of the tooth (called enamel) is whiter than normal or shows discoloured patches or spots. Sometimes the discoloured areas are off-white, yellow or brown. The yellow or brown enamel is usually soft Read more...

AcceleDent and Braces

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

A recent introduction in the field of orthodontics has been the use of vibratory forces to encourage quicker healing of bone, with the ultimate potential of speeding up the rate at which teeth can be moved into the desired position. This is not a new phenomenon; the same vibratory forces have been used previously in the field of 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...

Common signs and symptoms of a toothache and what causes it

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Dr Alex (Yingzhi) Xu

General Dental Care
BDS (Otago)

Symptoms of toothache can vary between individuals but some of the common signs that are reported include: throbbing or sharp tooth pain that is either constant or intermittent pain when pressure is applied to the tooth lingering sensitivity to hot or cold swelling in the gums. There are many causes of toothache, and one common Read more...

Different types of dental implant

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Dr Jamie Foong

Specialist Prosthodontist
Prosthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDSc (Melb)

Dental implants have revolutionised modern dentistry by allowing dentists to replace multiple or single teeth, usually without the need for dentures. The prostheses usually attached to the implant (crowns or bridges, and sometimes dentures) are often indistinguishable from natural teeth, but this outcome can only be achieved with careful planning, a precise surgical technique and 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...

The use of general anaesthesia in children having dental treatment

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Dr Charmaine Hall

Specialist Paediatric Dentist
Paediatric Care
BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Paed)

A general anaesthetic (GA) may be required to manage a very young child during a dental procedure or an older child who is anxious undergoing extensive dental treatments. What is a general anaesthetic? A GA can be used for kids’ dental care to ensure that the child is fully asleep and able to have dental 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...