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First Filling? Here’s What You Need to Know!

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Over the years our patients have had a much lower risk of tooth decay thanks to the emergence of more advanced preventative dentistry. Despite all your care however, a cavity may still occur when you least expect it. If you’ve found out you have tooth decay for the first time and you’re wondering what it’s like to get your very first dental filling, here’s what you need to know: Filling Material The type of material used for your filling largely depends on the location and size of your cavity. Usually, dental fillings are made using tooth-colored composite material. For larger … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Tooth Decay in Children

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Baby teeth may be far brighter and whiter than their permanent replacements but did you know that they’re more susceptible to tooth decay? This is because the outermost protective layer of baby teeth (known as the enamel) is not as strong or resilient as the enamel surrounding your adult teeth. When one of your primary teeth develops a cavity, the infection can spread quite fast. The decay will spread deep in to the tooth, reaching the nerve. This will give way to a very painful abscess that can potentially spread to the adjoining primary teeth, or even the permanent teeth … Continue reading

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

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 to apply to everyone. Hence, they don’t work as efficiently as a professional treatment would. Maintenance will also be far easier with professional treatment because you can simply … 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

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