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Your Guide to Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums With Age

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It’s no secret that our bodies undergo various changes as we age. This applies to your oral health as well. As you age, various factors like health issues, medications, diet and lifestyle habits can affect your oral health and increase the risk of dental problems. This is why taking care of your oral health over time is very important.  Certain changes that take place in our bodies as we age are:  the immune system becomes weaker, meaning infection can occur more quickly and long healing timescells renew at a slower ratetissues become thinner and less elastic bones become less dense and … Continue reading

Eating Habits: Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Teeth

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We love indulging in our favourite snacks and drinks, but have you ever stopped to think that these foods and drinks could be damaging your teeth? It’s true! Our eating habits don’t just impact our overall health. With regard to oral health, bad eating habits can even lead to problems like tooth decay and loss of teeth. Simply brushing and flossing your teeth daily will not help keep your pearly whites healthy if you’re not mindful of what you eat and drink.  Want to know how you can enjoy your favourite foods and drinks while also maintaining your oral health? … Continue reading

Picking The Right Dental Care Products For Your Smile

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There are plenty of dental care products available in the oral hygiene market, but which are the best ones for your smile? This is a handy guide you can keep in mind the next time you’re looking for a new toothbrush, toothpaste or any other dental product. Picking out your toothbrush 1. Bristles We generally recommend choosing soft bristles over hard bristles, particularly if you have sensitive teeth and gums, as hard bristles tend to speed up enamel erosion. Your enamel is the outer, protective layer of your teeth. This is a hard substance that plays a big role in … Continue reading

How to Get Rid Of Bleeding Gums

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Do your gums bleed every time you brush? Bleeding gums is one of the most common dental conditions we see at Port Melbourne Dental, and it’s usually caused by factors like a poor oral hygiene routine, eating sugary foods, vitamin deficiencies or gum disease. Bleeding gums are a sure sign that intervention and treatment are needed, and if neglected, they may also advance into life-threatening diseases. Keep reading for a better understanding of how we’ll help treat your bleeding gums at Port Melbourne Dental Care. Teeth cleaning by a dental professional If you have bleeding gums due to a poor … Continue reading

How We Use A Root Canal To Save Your Smile

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How much do you know about root canal treatment? This article will outline exactly how a root canal can be used to save your smile if you have a damaged tooth, including how it works and the benefits of getting it done. So if you want to know more, keep reading! What is root canal treatment (Endodontics)? Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that specifically covers diagnosing and treating damage/diseases of the pulp and nerve tissue inside your tooth. This usually entails a common procedure, known as root canal treatment/endodontic therapy to treat the infected/damaged pulp by thoroughly cleaning the … Continue reading

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