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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Overdentures Last

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Your overdentures are designed to be more comfortable and secure than dentures, and an affordable alternative to dental implants. You’ll still want to get the most out of your overdentures, however, and to make sure this investment lasts for years to come, here are four steps we recommend taking regularly: Use a non-abrasive toothpaste Just like your natural teeth, bacteria can easily accumulate on overdentures and lead to decay over time if not consistently cleaned. It’s important to clean your prosthetic teeth each day to keep it bacteria-free and to also minimize any stain accumulation. The best way to do … Continue reading

Why Should You Get An Athletic Mouthguard?

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Be it football, gymnastics, or any other physically exerting activity, a mouthguard is one of the best pieces of protective equipment you can invest in. At Port Melbourne Dental we highly recommend having a custom mouthguard made if you’re involved in athletic activities over an over-the-counter product, as having a snug fit to your exact smile is important in order to be effective. Here are some of the benefits of having a mouthguard: Lowered risk of concussions Did you know that during a traumatic injury to the face, your jaw can get pushed backward and up into the skull, causing … Continue reading

How To Make Sure Your Dental Veneers Last

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Dental veneers are capable of giving you a complete smile makeover by masking various dental issues. If you want your new investment to last as long as possible, however, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Just like your natural teeth, you need to take care of your veneers in order make sure they last for years to come. Here’s what you need to do: Floss daily Your dental veneers rest against your natural teeth. Its margins and edges are usually prime locations for plaque to accumulate over time and for tooth decay to develop. This … Continue reading

Why Do My Teeth Keep Getting Stained?

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Wondering why your teeth keep getting stained easily? Or find yourself opting for teeth whitening often? When you know what reacts with your enamel and darkens it, it’s easier to take proactive measures that’ll help your smile look your best. Your diet Teeth are porous. This means that they are capable of naturally soaking up stain particles from foods and drinks we consume. Things like red wine, tea and coffee and are some of the most common staining beverages you need to watch out for! This is why we often recommend washing your mouth with water regularly and after each … Continue reading

3 Signs Of An Impacted Wisdom Tooth

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Your wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, tend to fully develop by the time you reach the age of 30. It most commonly occurs during the teen years. The problem with these third molars is that most people usually lack the space needed in their mouth for them to develop all the way. As a result, they can become fully or partially impacted. Here are some signs of an impacted wisdom tooth to watch out for: Pain The most noticeable symptom will of course be pain. As your tooth erupts, it will push into the tissues next to … Continue reading

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