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Do I Have a Cavity?

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Tooth decay is one of the most common reasons to search out a dentist in your area. If you haven’t been seeing a dental provider in a while, a cavity could change that. At PMD Dental Care, we frequently receive appointment requests because of toothaches and symptoms of decay. Common signs of Tooth Decay Although there’s no way to know whether you have a small cavity without seeing a dentist, here are some common signs to be on the lookout for: Sensitivity to Sweets Sweet sensitivity is a tell-tale sign of tooth decay. If your teeth hurt when you’re drinking … Continue reading

Five Advantages of Dental Implants

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Today’s dental implants are the go-to solution for our Port Melbourne patients with missing teeth.  If you’re not familiar with what implants have to offer, here are five benefits of investing in this state-of-the-art treatment.  They Resemble Real Teeth Unlike restorations that fit over other teeth or clip in and out, implants have a “root” like design that rests in the bone and supports an individual dental crown. Next to other teeth, implants fall right in line with your smile.  Implants Are Made to Last for Life When properly cared for, an implant can last for the rest of your … Continue reading

How Gum Disease Affects Your Health

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At PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne, we help our patients take steps towards stopping gum disease when it’s in the earliest stages of gingivitis. Why? Because periodontitis doesn’t just affect your smile – it can affect your health and quality of life.  The Oral-Systemic Connection Oral biofilm can spread from infected areas inside of your mouth directly into your cardiovascular system. As a result, it lodges within blood vessels, your heart, and raises inflammation throughout the body. It also suppresses your immune system, making it more difficult to overcome other types of medical conditions.  Studies show that the more … Continue reading

Is Tooth Recontouring Right for You?

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If you’re curious about minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments that can make a big impact on your smile, you may want to ask our Port Melbourne dentists about tooth recontouring.  What is Tooth Recontouring? When you smile, look at the edges of your teeth. Are they fairly even and uniform? If they aren’t, recontouring can smooth out the edges so they’re smoother and better aligned from one side of your smile to the other. This process can be especially helpful if you have irregular tooth shapes, past damage, or edges that show some chipping or wear.  The best part is that recontouring … Continue reading

Symptoms of Abscessed Teeth

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An abscessed tooth can cause the most painful toothache that you’ve ever experienced. But dental abscesses can also be pain-free, because the nerve of the tooth has died.  If you’re not sure whether you have an ongoing abscess, our Port Melbourne dentists want you to look out for these other common symptoms: A Fistula on Your Gums Fistulas look like small pimples. They may come and go or be various sizes. They’re caused by infection draining out the tip of your tooth root and seeping through the bone until the bacteria reach the surface. Even if the fistula drains and … Continue reading

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