Author: Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care BDSc (Melb)

If enamel is the hardest substance in the body, why do teeth break?

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Why do teeth break? Teeth are made up of four main substances; Enamel Dentine Cementum Pulp Enamel is the mineral layer which covers the outside of the crown of the tooth and is the hardest substance in the human body. Despite enamel being so strong, teeth are still at risk of breaking.   Factors which Read more...

What does restorative dentistry involve?

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and management of the oral environment to rehabilitate health, function and aesthetics. Restorative dentistry encompasses all different avenues of dentistry – including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery. A candidate for this type of dentistry will visit their general dental practitioner who will formulate a treatment Read more...

The benefits of a CR filling

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Composite resin (or CR) has become increasingly commonly used for fillings due to advances in both techniques and materials, as well as patients’ expectations of natural-looking teeth. CR is a resin-based material made up of a mixture of powdered glass and plastic and it offers a number of advantages over other dental materials. The benefits Read more...

Smile makeover: How Smile Solutions helped to rebuild one patient’s smile

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

At Smile Solutions, giving back to our community is extremely important to us. Each year Smile Solutions donates $100,000 of dental services to the homeless through a wonderful initiative called Magpies Nest, administered by the Salvation Army. We were also recently approached by Woman’s Day magazine to assist in a very worthy cause – helping to Read more...

Top Ten Teeth Tips

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

1. Brush teeth twice a day for two minutes Make sure you concentrate the bristles of the toothbrush along the gum line as this is where plaque tends to collect. 2. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush Gum recession as a result of using a toothbrush with medium or hard bristles is a major cause of tooth Read more...

The Smile Solutions Experience

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Smile Solutions is a state-of-the-art dental practice offering the entire spectrum of dental services within Melbourne’s iconic Manchester Unity Building. I have been a dentist at Smile Solutions for 14 years. During that time, I have seen the practice grow from humble beginnings to now being the largest in Australia. Regardless of the grandeur of Read more...