How can I achieve the perfect smile?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

On the search for the perfect smile? With the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, you can get your pearly whites into the best shape ever. Dr Kia Pajouhesh, cosmetic and restorative dentist at Smile Solutions is interviewed by Women’s Health and Fitness about a variety of popular dental procedures. At a time when your LinkedIn Read more...

What is the meaning of “root canal”?

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Dr Artika Soma

Specialist Endodontist
Endodontic Care
BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago)

A tooth comprises the “crown” (the part of the tooth above the gums and visible in the mouth) and “roots” (which are embedded in the jaw bone and connected to the body’s nervous system). In the centre of the tooth is the complex soft tissue network made up of nerves and blood vessels that is Read more...

I’ve just had oral surgery. What can I expect during recovery?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

So you’ve just had oral surgery. No doubt you are feeling a litter tender and unsure of what to expect over the next few days. Follow our advice guide to your post-op recovery. Gauze and ice packs  Some oral surgery procedures will require you to leave the dental practice with gauze packs in your mouth; Read more...

How can I improve the whiteness of my teeth?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Many people present to their dentist or dental hygienist asking how they can make their teeth whiter. That’s because an improved smile is on most patients’ priority list when visiting the dentist. And bright, white teeth are a significant part of what makes a smile appealing. Causes of discolouration There are two main causes of Read more...

World Cancer Day 2016: Preventing oral cancer

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Yesterday was World Cancer Day, providing a good opportunity to raise awareness of oral cancer and how you can help minimise your risks of developing this disease. Oral cancer can affect anyone from young adults right through to the elderly. It can occur on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, gums, back of Read more...

5 questions you’ve always wanted to ask your dentist

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Have you ever had a curly question come to mind while you’ve been reclining in the dentist chair? We asked Dr Kia Pajouhesh, Smile Solutions’ Managing Director and Principal Dentist, the top five questions you’ve always wanted to ask.  Can you smell our breath through your mask? If it’s bad enough, yes we can (sorry!). Read more...

What kind of mouth guard should I use?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

If you regularly play any kind of contact sports, wearing a well-fitted mouth guard is imperative if you want to protect your teeth. Mouth guards help to protect your pearly whites in the following ways: Mouth guards protect against knocked out teeth Mouth guards protect against soft tissue injuries Mouth guards protect against tooth displacement Read more...

How is periodontal disease treated?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can take one of two main forms: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation of the gingival tissue (gum) and it presents as red, inflamed and easily bleeding gums. The longer plaque and tartar are left on the teeth, the more harmful that bacteria becomes. The patient typically reports “My Read more...

How can I tell if my baby is teething?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

The appearance of primary teeth in babies is known as teething. Many babies experience some discomfort during teething and can understandably become irritable when new teeth break through their gums. It’s important to remember that your baby’s first teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth. This is because they help your baby to Read more...

What’s the difference between dental bonding & porcelain veneers?

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Dr Thorsten Dannheimer

General Dental Care
BChD (Pret), Dip.Odont (Oral Surgery) (Pret)

In cosmetic dentistry we commonly use porcelain veneers or dental bonding to restore the surfaces of discoloured or misshapen teeth. They can be placed using one of two methods: direct or indirect. Direct composite bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a process whereby a composite resin material is directly bonded to your tooth. This method can also Read more...