Is it important to have a family dentist?

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Dr Philippa Robinson

General Dental Care
BSc, DDS (Melb)

Yes, having a family dentist is very important. And visiting your family dentist on a regular basis has multiple benefits, including the following. 1 Prevention of dental disease Preventative dentistry involves the care and maintenance of healthy teeth and gums, treatments provided by the whole dental team. It can include dental cleaning, fluoride rinses, and Read more...

What is restorative dentistry?

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Dr Lan Ngo

General Dental Care
BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common oral diseases such as decayed, chipped, cracked, discoloured teeth or even missing teeth. As the name “restorative dentistry” suggests, the aim is to restore the normal function and appearance of your teeth and prevent future oral health issues. There are a few different types of Read more...

Does pain-free dentistry exist?

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Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

The thought of going to the dentist fills many people with dread. This prevalence of dental phobia is the reason many dental practices advertise “pain free” dentistry. But does such a thing really exist? These days, it certainly does. There are a number of techniques that can be used to make your dental experience more Read more...

Is children’s dental care different?

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Krista Peek

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Qld)

The simple answer to this question is yes, children’s dental care is certainly different in many ways from all other forms of dental care – and here is why. Children are not mini adults. A child’s age, cognitive development and personality type need to be taken into consideration when that child is first being introduced Read more...

What are the symptoms of gum disease and what is the treatment?

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Dr James van den Berg

Specialist Periodontist
Periodontal Care
B.D.Sc. (Birm), MClinDent (Lond),
PGDipCD (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Perio)

Gum disease is the combined term popularly used to refer to periodontitis and gingivitis. If you have either of these conditions you may notice: bleeding when brushing your teeth or sometimes on eating foods such as apples or bread an increase in the looseness of your teeth that your teeth may have moved, causing spaces Read more...

I hate my crooked teeth – what can I do?

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Dr Stephanie Tang

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MOrth (Hong Kong), MOrth (RCS Edin)

Patient concern about crooked teeth is one I deal with daily. If you have crooked teeth and would like them straightened and your smile improved, you may have already seen your general dentist about it. You may have been given the options of veneers or teeth whitening, after considering alignment of your teeth first. Then Read more...

Everything you need to know about your Invisalign aligners

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

If you’ve taken the step to straighten your smile with Invisalign, you no doubt have a ton of questions about your treatment plan. Here, we outline everything you need to know about your Invisalign aligners. How do I insert my Invisalign aligners? To avoid confusion, each aligner is marked with the following: your individual case Read more...

How much does Invisalign cost?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

When you’re looking to make any big change in your life, we understand price is a very important consideration. As with other types of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign cost is dependent on the complexity of your case and your prescribed course of treatment. No two mouths are the same; hence, the cost of fitting these invisible Read more...

7 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath

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Mallory McDonald

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) is a common concern for many patients. More often than not, though, it has a relatively straightforward remedy. Halitosis is usually caused by one of the following:   Poor oral hygiene (plaque left on your teeth for extended periods of time) Dental disease Dry mouth Smoking Foods with a strong Read more...

6 reasons Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Invisalign provides teens and adults with a flexible orthodontic solution to their crooked teeth. Invisalign treatment comprises of a series of clear aligners that are individually made for your orthodontic requirements. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. With Invisalign, your teeth are gradually moved Read more...