Caring for yourself and your immediate dentures

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth. If you’ve recently been fitted with immediate dentures, we show you how to care for them in the first few days. First day and overnight Leave the dentures(s) in; otherwise you may have trouble re-seating them and this Read more...

Why are my teeth still moving?

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Natalie Parkes

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

In our orthodontic department we often have older patients telling us that they feel their teeth are moving. Even patients fortunate enough to have had naturally straight teeth as a teenager can be faced with this problem as they age. It is also common for patients who have had orthodontic treatment in their teenage years Read more...

The Dos and Don’ts of Home Teeth Whitening

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Are your teeth starting to appear a little on the yellow side? As we age, tooth discolouration naturally occurs, and if you’re a keen coffee or red wine drinker, or regularly smoke, these can further exacerbate the problem. With over 20 years’ experience in teeth whitening, Smile Solutions are experts in helping patients achieve a Read more...

Should I use a tongue scraper?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Have you ever noticed a white coating or a coffee stain on the top of your tongue? Well, that coating is actually bacteria and it’s an unwelcome presence in your mouth. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. Your “tooth” brush isn’t just for brushing your teeth! Your oral hygiene routine should always end, Read more...

What are the risks associated with orthognathic surgery?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. Despite the highest standards of surgical practice, complications are possible. It is not usual for a doctor to dwell at length on every possible side effect or rare, serious complications. However, it is important that you have enough information to weigh up the benefits and risks of Read more...

What should I do if I have dental problems during my pregnancy?

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Dr Sandie Copland

General Dental Care
BAppSc (Orth) Hons (Usyd), DDS (Melb)

Many women are reluctant to visit the dentist during pregnancy. However, it is even more important than usual for a pregnant woman to have any dental problems addressed as and when they occur. While some pregnant women have concerns about the types of filling materials used and about whether dental X-rays can have harmful effects, Read more...

What does a dental hygienist do?

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Krista Peek

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

Dental hygienists don’t just clean your teeth! We hygienists focus mainly on maintaining optimal gingival (gum) health and prevention of dental conditions like decay and erosion. In preparation for this, we first assess each person’s individual needs and potential areas of risk. If need be, we will help tailor your home oral health care home regime Read more...

Dental Health Week 2016: Women’s Oral Health

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Today sees the launch of the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event, Dental Health Week, which this year draws attention to women’s oral health. The three main objectives of Dental Health Week, which runs from 1 to 7 August, are to: Promote oral health education and awareness in the general community Motivate Read more...

All your conventional braces questions answered

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Has your orthodontist suggested conventional braces to straighten your teeth? Here are all your questions about this treatment answered. What are braces made up of? Braces consist of two main parts: a series of brackets (either metal or clear) attached to the surface of each tooth, and an arch wire running through slots in the Read more...