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What Your Toothache Says About Your Dental Health

Different types of toothaches often imply different health conditions. Some may be less concerning whereas otherwise would need an immediate visit to the dentist. Here’s what you need to know about your toothaches and what it means for your dental health. Sharp pains In the case of cavities, you usually can’t tell you have one until the symptoms are quite severe. However, if you experience any sudden, sharp pains, this could be an early indication of tooth decay. We recommend getting a checkup ASAP to intercept tooth decay early before it becomes more problematic. Pain when biting If you’re experiencing … Continue reading

Best After-Care Tips for Your New Crown

Your brand-new porcelain crown is definitely an investment that you want lasting as long as possible. With the right maintenance you can make sure your dental restoration lasts as long as they’re intended to. Here are some after-care tips you’ll want to follow: Floss regularly We have many patients who are hesitant to floss after getting a new crown for fear of it falling off. The crown is securely kept in place with strong cement so it’s highly unlikely for this to fall off. In order to prevent new areas of decay from forming along the sides, we recommend wrapping … Continue reading

Implants or Bridges: Which is the Best Choice?

Decided to replace your missing tooth but unsure of what steps to take? We have plenty of experience at Port Melbourne Dental when it comes to replacing teeth so we can lay out the options! With regards to permanent, non-removable options, you’re looking at implants or bridges. Which is the best for your particular smile? We’ve outlined the differences below: Design Bridges make use of two crowns placed over the neighboring teeth in order to suspend a false crown between them. Implants, on the other hand, are independent titanium roots placed in the jaw to support a fixed crown. Impact … Continue reading

Intense Wisdom Teeth Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth to erupt inside your mouth. The time they do depends on your family history and gender, but usually occurs sometime during your mid teen years to your late twenties. The most common reason people get these teeth taken out is because of the unbearable pain that comes with it! Here’s what you need to know about this situation: How to Manage the Discomfort Most of the pain you’re feeling is due to the pressure and swelling caused by your wisdom teeth. Your feeling of discomfort is quite similar to that of a … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Gum Recontouring

Are you self-conscious about how your gums frame your smile? What if there was a way to change that! Our patients are most familiar with cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, bonding or veneers.  But we also offer an option called gum recontouring that allows you to adjust your gumlines to reveal a healthier smile. See Visible Results in One Session! During gum recontouring treatment, your gumline is evened out as it moves from one tooth to the next with the help of a new, drawn out margin. With this process, our dentist will ensure you still have a … Continue reading