Author: Dr Adam Sibio

General Dental Care BBiomed (dist), DDS (Melb

What is the difference between porcelain crowns and veneers?

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General Dental Care
BBiomed (dist), DDS (Melb

Porcelain crowns and veneers are types of tooth restoration frequently performed by dentists to help restore the teeth and mouth back to function. In addition to functional advantages, aesthetics can often also be improved with these restorations.  Porcelain crowns Crowns, or “caps” as they are commonly known, are porcelain restorations that fully encapsulate the teeth. Read more...

What is a tooth abscess? Should I have it treated? If so, how?

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General Dental Care
BBiomed (dist), DDS (Melb

There are two main types of tooth abscess: 1 periapical 2 periodontal. A periapical abscess arises at the root tip of the tooth and is generally due to infection of the nerve pulp that runs through the tooth. A periodontal abscess is an associated swelling or collection of pus in the surrounding gum tissue. Periapical Read more...

How do I know if I need a filling?

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General Dental Care
BBiomed (dist), DDS (Melb

In general, a dental filling is used to restore tooth structure that is lost, decayed or damaged. In many instances, patients realise that they need a filling because either their tooth has sustained dental trauma, or they can see dental decay or tooth structure loss, or they can feel decay or a broken or worn-down Read more...

What is holistic dentistry?

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General Dental Care
BBiomed (dist), DDS (Melb

What is holistic dentistry? Holistic dentistry (biological dentistry) is an alternative method to conventional dentistry, which revolves around the assertion that the body should be treated as a whole, and any one change has the ability to impact the entire unit. Conventional dentistry generally deals solely with the head and neck region, with the major Read more...

My mouth is always dry – why is this and does it affect my teeth?

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General Dental Care
BBiomed (dist), DDS (Melb

Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a common complaint in dental patients, with many possible physiological and pathological conditions being the cause. Dry mouth associated with reduced functioning of the salivary glands can be a major nuisance in a patient’s day-to-day life. Also, the reduced saliva levels can be associated with disease of the hard and Read more...