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Do I Have a Cavity?

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The second you feel a toothache or “twinge” coming from your mouth, the first thing that usually pops into your head is “do I have a cavity?” Find out if there is a Cavity While not all cavities can cause pain or uncomfortable symptoms, there are several common signs that you can look for. If you notice any of the following, be sure to let our Port Melbourne dentists know: Sweet Sensitivity. A soda, flavoured coffee, or after dinner dessert that causes tooth sensitivity is a red flag for tooth decay. Teeth usually are not sensitive to sweets unless there’s … Continue reading

Gum Disease Symptoms and Treatment

Woman flossing teeth

Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease causes more adult tooth loss than cavities do? Our Port Melbourne dentists are committed to helping you and your family reduce the risk of gum disease and save your smile through therapeutic and preventative techniques. Signs to Look For The following symptoms are all classic signs of an active periodontal infection. Gums that are swollen and tender Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth Receding gumlines (“long teeth”) Tooth sensitivity or mobility Soreness when you chew Bad breath Problems with food getting stuck between teeth Visible tartar buildup and staining across the … Continue reading