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What to Do if You Chip a Tooth

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It’s something that a lot of people have nightmares about: chipping a tooth. Whether you accidentally bit down on something too hard or got bumped in the mouth, when you break a tooth, everything comes to a screeching halt.  First and foremost, take a deep breath. No matter how bad your chipped tooth is, our Port Melbourne dentists can help you take care of it. Once you’ve eased your mind, however, there are a couple of important things that you need to do.    Store Your Broken Tooth Fragment Tiny slivers of chipped enamel can’t be bonded back into place. … Continue reading

How to Get the Most Out of Your New Crown

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If you’ve recently gotten your first crown or replaced an old one, there are specific steps you can take to help it last as long as possible. With great care, your oral health investment will be functional for many years to come.  Floss Your Crown Daily The margins around your new crown need to be kept very clean. Brush them as you would your natural teeth, but floss them daily too. When done properly, flossing will not pull your crown off. However, not flossing could cause your crown to come out prematurely.  To floss around a crown, gently slip the … Continue reading

Why You Should Whiten Your Teeth

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Teeth whitening is something that people do for a variety of reasons. Some are obvious, others are personal, but there’s no one situation that makes teeth whitening the right option for everyone. At PMD Dental Care, we offer professional teeth whitening in Port Melbourne to help our patients make the most of their smiles. You may want to consider this simple cosmetic procedure if you fit any of the following categories:  An Upcoming Smile Makeover Teeth whitening is usually the first step to a smile makeover. In some situations, lightening the colour of your teeth may be a more effective … Continue reading

Managing Tooth Sensitivity

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Sensitive teeth are uncomfortable to live with. They impact your diet, make it hurt to use your toothbrush, and even fluctuate with the temperature outside.  What does tooth sensitivity say about your smile’s health and what steps can you take to stop it? Check Your Oral Products Whitening ingredients in toothpaste, mouthwash, or over-the-counter bleaching kits can make your teeth hypersensitive after using them a several times. Try discontinuing the product and seeing if symptoms resolve on their own. Sensitivity Toothpaste and Fluoride Supplementation Specially formulated toothpastes for sensitivity, as well as over the counter fluoride rinses, can work to … Continue reading

Four Fast Smile Makeover Options

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Have you decided to treat yourself to a smile you feel more comfortable about showing off?  There are a number of cosmetic dental treatment options that we offer our Port Melbourne patients. Here are four of the fastest and effective choices to consider:   Teeth Whitening One of the best ways to enhance the appearance of your smile is to elect to whiten your teeth. Both professional and over the counter products are effective, depending on the type of results that you’re looking for. Whitening is perfect as a stand-alone “smile makeover” or to jump-start a more complex cosmetic treatment … Continue reading

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