Periodontal (gum) disease

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Periodontal (gum) disease: everything you need to know   What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a condition that involves either inflammation of the gums (known as gingivitis) or more serious gum infection (called periodontitis). In advanced cases it can cause loss of the bone structures that support the teeth Read more...

How do I know which orthodontic treatment is best for me?

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Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

Comparing orthodontic treatments  There are very few people who are lucky enough to avoid ever requiring orthodontic treatment. The difficult part is knowing or deciding which type of orthodontics is best for you and who to see to perform that treatment. The good news is, its never too late to straighten your teeth as long as Read more...

Porcelain fillings and composite fillings: What are the differences and costs involved?

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General Dental Care
BChD (Pret), Dip.Odont (Oral Surgery) (Pret)

Why should I choose porcelain fillings over composite? Today, with modern technology, we can offer the patient top-quality long-lasting fillings in a matter of one hour. The ever-increasing demand for aesthetic restorations (white fillings), together with increased longevity, has led to great advances in certain dental materials. One of the most common misconceptions we find Read more...

How can I keep my teeth clean when wearing braces?

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Orthodontic Dental Therapy
BOH (CSU)

Oral hygiene tips while wearing braces 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 Read more...

What costs are involved with wisdom teeth removal?

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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost   When it comes to having your wisdom teeth removed, this relatively commonplace procedure can be as simple as a conventional tooth extraction or as complex as a surgical extraction requiring bone removal and sectioning of the tooth crown and root to allow its complete removal. The complexity of the procedures Read more...

How long does my child need to wear braces?

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Orthodontic Dental Therapy
Dip.OHT (Melb)

  Child braces: When to see an orthodontist and treatment time frames The question parents and children most often ask their orthodontist about braces is, “How long will my braces be on for?” This is similar to asking “How long is a piece of string?” Treatment times depend on the particular combination of dental issues in need Read more...

What are the most common complaints associated with conventional braces?

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

Conventional braces: complaints and suggested remedies  The six most commonly reported complaints from patients with conventional braces are described here, along with our suggested remedies. 1. Discomfort with initial wires  Some discomfort is to be expected with conventional braces, as the initial wires are highly flexible and bring about the most alignment of the teeth. If a patient feels particularly uncomfortable, Read more...

My life as the Smile Solutions Tooth Fairy

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Practice General Manager

Introducing the Smile Solutions’ Tooth Fairy As a registered dental nurse doubling as the Smile Solutions Tooth Fairy, I often leave my “home” in the tower of the Manchester Unity Building to lead a free educational initiative aimed at reducing the number of Australian children suffering from preventable dental disease.  Assisted by Boris the Tooth Dragon, I make public Read more...

Combating dental anxiety in children

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Specialist Paediatric Dentist
Paediatric Care
BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb)

Children with dental anxiety  Sacrifice chocolate and sweets for calcium rich foods like sugar free yoghurt? It’s no wonder that most children don’t take kindly to the stranger that preaches healthy eating habits and has a very suspicious drill in his toolset. As a rule of thumb, children often don’t know what’s best for them Read more...