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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

When Should You Wear a Mouth guard?

Your smile can be protected and maintained using different dental techniques and appliances- mouth guards being a common option. Mouthguards come in various sizes and shapes, each usually distinct to suit a specific purpose. At PMD, we recommend the below mouthguards based on your specific needs and smile! Bite splint These are smaller mouthguards, usually designed for use during the day time. This splint usually covers only your front teeth, but it helps individuals suffering from bruxism (clenching and grinding) to naturally relax their TMJ muscles as well as facial muscles in order to prevent any additional strain on their … Continue reading

4 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation is frequently used in a lot of dental procedures! At Port Melbourne Dental, we understand that some patients find a visit to the dentist to be a stressful experience, which is why we try our best to ease your mind and offer a smooth dental experience during treatments. Here’s why you should opt for sedation the next time you visit our clinic! Lessens anxiety This applies to patients who suffer from dental phobia. For such patients, the smallest of stimulation from sounds to smells and certain equipment can induce a high degree of anxiety. Our best method of ensuring … Continue reading

Experiencing Toothaches? Here’s Why!

Severe toothaches can give way to excruciating amounts of pain if you don’t opt for professional help. The causes behind your toothaches, however, can vary depending on the severity of your issue and the symptoms you’re displaying. Here are some of the most common reasons you’d experience a toothache: Receding gums Gum recession tends to expose the roots of your tooth. The roots don’t have a protective layer such as the enamel covering them, so they’re much more sensitive to external elements. Any change in temperature or even a substance touching an exposed root is enough to cause immense pain. … Continue reading

3 Reasons You’re Experiencing Cold Sensitivity

Sensitivity to cold foods and beverages is quite a common issue in oral health. While sometimes this condition is fleeting and easily fixable, there are times that your cold sensitivity is an indication of a more serious issue that needs professional help. When you come for your checkup at Port Melbourne Dental, we can help you identify the cause of your cold sensitivity and how to best fix it! Here are 3 common reasons as to why you may be experiencing cold sensitivity: Gum Recession Your roots are highly sensitive since they aren’t covered by a protective enamel like the … Continue reading