Author: Dr Sandie Copland

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

How do I protect my teeth during pregnancy?

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

Being pregnant is incredibly exciting but it can also be a very nervous time for a new mum. And it’s a time when you need to pay particular attention to protecting your teeth, especially your gums. There are plenty of guidelines as to what pregnant women should and shouldn’t do, and these can be overwhelming. Read more...

I have a toothache, what could be the cause?

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

I have a toothache, what could be the cause? Toothache is one of the worst pains any patient can experience. Toothache treatment usually involves a thorough clinical examination and diagnostic tests. When it comes to causes of toothache, there are multiple possibilities, so the most important part of toothache treatment is to get the diagnosis Read more...

Dental Health Week 2018: Watch Your Mouth

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

Dental Health Week is upon us once again and this year the Australian Dental Association is saying Watch Your Mouth: Not just your teeth. Not just your gums. Your whole mouth. Here at Smile Solutions, we know you’ve heard it all before – brush and floss regularly, eat less sugar, and visit your dentist more Read more...

What should I do in a dental emergency?

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

In most instances, it is best to address a dental emergency promptly by seeing your dentist. If after hours, you can call Smile Solutions on 13 13 96 (or to seek advice from one of our practitioners call 0400 369 359), or visit the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital, both of which provide emergency dentistry. In Read more...

Can I catch dental decay by using someone else’s toothbrush?

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

Can I catch dental decay? You may have wondered what sort of germs you might be catching if you use your partner’s tooth brush, but have you ever wondered if you can catch tooth decay? The mouth is home to 19,000-26,000 different types of bacteria living together in a moist environment called a biofilm, otherwise Read more...