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Your Routine Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that getting an oral cancer exam was a crucial part of every dental checkup we perform at PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne? Since oral cancer is such a dangerous disease, it’s crucial to intercept it as early as possible. Sadly, it’s often hard to detect. That’s why so many people who have oral cancer never realize there’s even an issue until the disease has reached an advanced stage. As your Port Melbourne dentists, we can help break the cycle in oral cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. By screening your mouth at least twice per year, it’s … Continue reading

What to do if You Knock Out a Tooth

Knocked out teeth. They happen in bathrooms, on the ball field, and even from getting bumped in the mouth by an elbow or grandchild. Whatever the cause, it’s important to act fast! If you knock out a tooth, follow these important steps:   Locate the Tooth Are you in a place where the tooth can be found? You might think it’s a lost cause, but acting quickly is essential. It never hurts to look.   Only Handle it by the Crown Do NOT touch the root of the tooth. It’s covered in hundreds of tiny fibres that could help to … Continue reading

Benefits of All on Four Implants

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What would you say if you found out it was possible to replace all of your missing teeth with just a few dental implants? “All on 4” is a revolutionary and life-changing dental treatment where our Port Melbourne dentists anchor a full arch hybrid prosthesis on top of as few as four implants in your upper or lower arch. Since today’s implants are so strong and predictable, they’re capable of successfully supporting the weight of multiple teeth. An All on Four prosthesis eliminates the need to wear a removable denture, because a more streamlined restoration is used. All on Four … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental X-rays

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Digital radiographs — or modern dental X-rays — are something that most dentists take on their patients about once a year or so, as is the standard of care. Some types of X-rays are needed for specific diagnosis of teeth in certain areas, others are for screening for decay in places you can’t see during an exam, and then there are the ones that are for a broad overview of your entire mouth. Yet, a lot of people decline getting X-rays because they’re concerned about the radiation used to take them. Fortunately, our Port Melbourne dentists have digital technology that … Continue reading

Important Tips for Whiter Teeth

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If you’re about to have your teeth professionally whitened — or you just tend to get heavy stain buildup — there are a few things you can do to help reduce the amount of discoloration on your enamel. Most are fairly straightforward and easy to follow, helping you enjoy brighter teeth that are easier to maintain. Schedule Regular Cleanings Having your teeth cleaned and polished every six months will remove superficial stains to reveal brighter enamel. Allowing that buildup to set on your smile for too long will give it time to soak into the tiny pores inside your teeth. … Continue reading

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