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How to Get Rid Of Bleeding Gums


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


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

Gum Disease While Pregnant?


Every woman responds differently to pregnancy. But in the midst of this massive hormonal shift, even your oral health can get affected in the process. Some women may have also noticed they bleed from their gums more easily. Make sure to pay attention to your oral health as it can definitely contribute to your well-being while pregnant, or even your ability to conceive! The efficiency of your immune system Did you know there are studies that link your oral health to your reproductive health? According to research, active gum disease can make it more difficult to conceive. This is because … Continue reading

How To Treat An Abscessed Tooth


An abscessed tooth typically means you have an infected inner nerve. Not only is this quite painful, but if not given immediate attention, you could also lose your tooth! Since an abscess is on the inside of your teeth, this is not something you can handle by yourself. Instead, you’ll need a dental professional to access the inner nerve and remove any dying tissue. Root canal treatment Endodontic therapy or root canal treatment clears away any dental infection and dying tissue, preserving your tooth so you can use it for years to come. In this procedure, the area is numbed, … Continue reading

Your Guide to Implant Supported Dentures


Looking for an affordable alternative to dental implants? Implant-supported dentures are a great option to consider! They use fewer dental implants (as little as 2-6) and can support up to a full prosthetic arch of teeth. Also called overdentures, here’s what you need to know about this treatment if you’re considering your options for missing teeth: What are implant-supported dentures? Overdentures combine the use of dentures and dental implants to give you a more secure and comfortable tooth replacement method. A set of prosthetic and removable teeth are secured to your jaw via the use of dental implants, which help … Continue reading

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