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Have Healthy Teeth? Checkups Are Still Important!

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Always had great teeth and it’s been years since you hit any kind of dental obstacles? This might have you thinking there’s no real need to schedule an appointment with your dentist, but before you realize it you’ll have consecutively skipped your appointment for years. While you may think your present oral health saves you a visit from the dentist, here’s why it’s absolutely necessary to schedule a checkup every 6 months at Port Melbourne Dental. Prevention is better than the cure The biggest advantage of these 6-month checkups is that they help common dental problems become entirely preventable. This … Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Fluoride Treatment

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Ever noticed your dentist applying fluoride after a professional cleaning? This treatment doesn’t just apply to kids; there are several advantages of this process that applies for older patients as well. Here are some of them: Resists Sensitivity Have you noticed an increase in tooth sensitivity as of late? This could be towards changes in temperature, when trying a new toothpaste or even drinking your morning coffee. When you notice sensitivity, this is an indication of your tooth responding to stimuli or that your gums are receding. In this instance, fluoride serves as a desensitizing treatment to minimize any discomfort … Continue reading

Easiest Cosmetic Dental Treatments Worth Considering!

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Wondering which cosmetic dental treatments will give you the most comprehensive results?  Sometimes, a complex smile makeover isn’t necessary! A few well-placed procedures might be all you need to boost your smile. If you’re looking for quick, affordable and comfortable choices, here are our top 3 recommendations! Teeth Whitening Professional teeth whitening is an effective and safer method when compared to over-the-counter kits. Store-bought products are often made up of weaker solutions in order to be applicable for everyone. Hence, they don’t work as efficiently as a professional treatment would. Maintenance will also be far easier with professional treatment because … Continue reading

4 Main Causes of Cavities

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Do you find yourself prone to cavities? You don’t have to just cut down on your candy to reduce your risk of cavities, there are several other reasons why you may be experiencing tooth decay more than most. Here are four main causes of cavities to watch out for! Sport drinks It isn’t just fizzy drinks you need to be on the lookout for! There are plenty of other drinks, like sports drinks and sodas that are filled with sugar and acids. Since these are liquids, they are capable of reaching every surface in your mouth, which means your enamel … Continue reading

When Should You Wear a Mouth guard?

Your smile can be protected and maintained using different dental techniques and appliances- mouth guards being a common option. Mouthguards come in various sizes and shapes, each usually distinct to suit a specific purpose. At PMD, we recommend the below mouthguards based on your specific needs and smile! Bite splint These are smaller mouthguards, usually designed for use during the day time. This splint usually covers only your front teeth, but it helps individuals suffering from bruxism (clenching and grinding) to naturally relax their TMJ muscles as well as facial muscles in order to prevent any additional strain on their … Continue reading

4 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation is frequently used in a lot of dental procedures! At Port Melbourne Dental, we understand that some patients find a visit to the dentist to be a stressful experience, which is why we try our best to ease your mind and offer a smooth dental experience during treatments. Here’s why you should opt for sedation the next time you visit our clinic! Lessens anxiety This applies to patients who suffer from dental phobia. For such patients, the smallest of stimulation from sounds to smells and certain equipment can induce a high degree of anxiety. Our best method of ensuring … Continue reading

Experiencing Toothaches? Here’s Why!

Severe toothaches can give way to excruciating amounts of pain if you don’t opt for professional help. The causes behind your toothaches, however, can vary depending on the severity of your issue and the symptoms you’re displaying. Here are some of the most common reasons you’d experience a toothache: Receding gums Gum recession tends to expose the roots of your tooth. The roots don’t have a protective layer such as the enamel covering them, so they’re much more sensitive to external elements. Any change in temperature or even a substance touching an exposed root is enough to cause immense pain. … Continue reading

3 Reasons You’re Experiencing Cold Sensitivity

Sensitivity to cold foods and beverages is quite a common issue in oral health. While sometimes this condition is fleeting and easily fixable, there are times that your cold sensitivity is an indication of a more serious issue that needs professional help. When you come for your checkup at Port Melbourne Dental, we can help you identify the cause of your cold sensitivity and how to best fix it! Here are 3 common reasons as to why you may be experiencing cold sensitivity: Gum Recession Your roots are highly sensitive since they aren’t covered by a protective enamel like the … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Unsure of whether you need a dental crown or not? We understand not wanting to go through the hassle of a dental procedure unless absolutely necessary but we recommend getting a dental crown in the below 3 situations! An Unstable Filling Getting a filling for your tooth often depends on having a strong supporting structure to hold the restoration. As such, we don’t use fillings for large areas or to build teeth as the moment a large amount of pressure is put on it, it’ll likely break. So, in the instance a large filling is used on a tooth with … Continue reading

Whitening Vs Veneers: Which is the Best Choice For You?

Have you been looking for ways to get that perfect smile? If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, there are two options in particular that are quite popular. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are often common choices when looking to improve smiles. Teeth Whitening Are your teeth already the right size and shape? If you have a well-aligned set of teeth with no gaps, whitening is definitely the option to be rooting for. You can either come to our clinic or we can even give you instructions to carry this out at home! Essentially, the whitening process in the … Continue reading