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Why Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Teeth sensitivity is one of the most common dental conditions our patients face at Port Melbourne Dental. If you experience a sharp pain when you bite into hot food or take a sip of a cold drink, or maybe while brushing your teeth, this means that you have increased tooth sensitivity. It helps to understand the causes of this so you know what to avoid or watch out for: Tooth decay One of the most common factors contributing to tooth sensitivity is cavities (or even an abscessed tooth). Not all cases of tooth decay are painful so you might even … Continue reading

Why Do You Need Fluoride Treatment?

Ever noticed your dentist carrying out fluoride treatment after your routine scale and clean? Fluoride treatment is a highly recommended option for patients of all ages. At Port Melbourne Dental, we carry out this treatment too, and here’s why: Reduces tooth sensitivity If you suffer from increased tooth sensitivity to things like your morning coffee, tooth paste or a change in temperature, you’ll definitely benefit from fluoride treatment. The cause of your sensitivity could be an indication of your tooth’s reaction to stimuli or an early sign of receding gums. Applying fluoride acts as a desensitizing treatment that will help … Continue reading

How to Deal With Gum Recession

Do you have receding gums that make you feel extra conscious about your smile? Chances are, you also feel increased sensitivity too. This is a common dental condition that affects lots of people, but the good news is that if addressed quickly, it’ll be kept under control! What causes gum recession? Receding gums can be caused by several different factors. On one end of the spectrum, it could be due to factors outside your control like genetic makeup and oral anatomy. Or, it also could be due to a simpler problem that’s easily fixed like brushing too aggressively. Teeth grinding, … Continue reading

Dentures Vs Dental Implants: Which Is The Best Choice For You?

At Port Melbourne Dental Care we offer a range of reliable treatments when it comes to replacing missing teeth, including dentures and dental implants. Looking at restoring your missing teeth and stuck between these two popular options? Here’s a guide that will help you differentiate between the two and make your decision! Dentures Dentures are a relatively speedy treatment that falls on the more affordable side of the spectrum. Be it a partial or full design, this single appliance can restore all your missing teeth in one go. However, you’ll find that they do require some adjusting to when it … Continue reading

Why Does My Dental Implant Feel Loose?

When you first got your dental implants, you were probably told this would be a permanent restoration, designed to last a lifetime. So, why has it started to feel loose? Your first step should definitely be to call Port Melbourne Dental for an evaluation, but here are some possible reasons as to why this may have occurred: Loose abutment The abutment is an attachment secured and screwed into the top of your implant. The abutment sticks out of the gum, allowing a dental crown to be easily fixed on top. It’s not uncommon for the abutment to loosen away from … Continue reading

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