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Have Crooked Teeth? They May Cause These Problems!

We don’t recommend receiving orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth merely based on the appearance of a misaligned smile. Crooked teeth are actually responsible for a number of problems that can be quite costly and painful to fix if you don’t catch them early on! Here are just a few problems you can expect: Gum Disease When your teeth are crooked, it can be really hard to clean the entire surface of your mouth properly. This means there is a lot of bacteria left untouched that accumulates over time. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque left on the … Continue reading

Fillings or Crowns: Which is the Best Choice?

Are you dealing with a tooth that is broken, worn down or has a cavity? You might be wondering which dental treatment would work best for your situation. You can either opt for a traditional filling or for something more comprehensively restorative like a dental crown! At PMD, we easily offer both options but which one you need will depend on the following factors: Severity of Damage In either case of a cavity or a cracked, worn down tooth, the severity of the damage plays a big role in deciding whether you need a filling or crown. Crowns are used … Continue reading

Dental Crown Care and Maintenance

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You got a new dental crown to protect and repair your tooth. But dental crowns, like natural teeth, need care too. With the right maintenance routine, you can help your new “cap” last for several years. Floss Around Your Crown Daily It’s crucial to floss around your crown, but most people think that flossing will pull their restoration off. Not so. Your new crown is permanently cemented in place. With gentle flossing, a well-fitting crown isn’t going anywhere. Take care not to force the floss in and out. Instead, wrap it in a “C” around your tooth and slide it … Continue reading

Caring for Your New All-on-Four Implants

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All on Four dental implants are one of the tooth replacement treatments available at PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne.  This treatment replaces all of your upper or lower missing teeth with four dental implants that are inserted within the bone. A bridge of artificial teeth is attached to them, across the entire arch.   But undergoing this process doesn’t mean that you can do away with your previous oral hygiene routine. To ensure that your implants last a lifetime, you’ll have to be dedicated to cleaning them properly. Though there are no teeth to decay, your dental implants can … Continue reading

Denture FAQ

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Are you thinking of getting dentures or wearing your first pair? Although simple and straightforward, dentures do require some special care and maintenance to ensure they last as long as possible. Here are some of the most common denture questions we get at our Port Melbourne office. Do I need to take my denture out every night? Yes. Sleeping in your denture could lead to accelerated bone shrinkage and infections on your gums. Let your mouth rest each night as you soak your denture in an approved cleanser or water.   What should I clean my denture with? Use lukewarm … Continue reading