How do I know if I have gum disease?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What is gum disease? Gum disease, or gingivitis, is a common condition which affects most of us at some stage of our lives. It is an inflammatory response of the gum tissues to bacterial plaque buildup. Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a condition affecting about a third of the population, with a third of those 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...

The importance of dental hygiene – a window onto your overall health

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Catherine Yoon

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (UQ)

Despite being one of the most preventable diseases, tooth decay, also known as dental caries, has been increasing in Australia, as has the incidence of gum disease. It is important to recognise that good dental health leads to good overall health. Here I will help you understand why. Good dental hygiene can help prevent dental Read more...

What to expect during a dental hygiene appointment

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Faye Luo

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Visiting a dental hygienist or a dentist for hygiene appointments is important to help you maintain good oral health. It is commonly recommended for everyone to have a professional gum assessment and scale clean at least every six months. Want to know what you can expect during a dental hygiene appointment? Your hygienist/dentist should start Read more...

How can I keep my teeth clean when wearing braces?

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Alyssa O'Brien

Orthodontic Dental Therapy
BOH (CSU)

Getting braces can be a very exciting time for children and adults alike, and before you know it you’ll be flashing your new radiant smile. There are a few things to keep in mind along the way to ensure that you reach the end of your orthodontic treatment with beautiful healthy teeth. While you’re wearing Read more...

How often should I see a dental hygienist?

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Michelle Grouios

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

When did you last have your teeth professionally cleaned? Have you let your dental hygiene appointment slip, just like that long-overdue haircut or massage?  You receive a reminder that your teeth cleaning appointment is due. A flash of panic strikes: When was the last time I flossed? Was I supposed to replace my toothbrush? Have Read more...