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Are Sugar Substitutes Better for Your Teeth Than Sugar?

March 30, 2021

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SugarEver since you were a kid, you were told that too many sugary sodas, candies, or other foods would leave you with cavities in your teeth. A large percentage of people have had the face the reality of tooth decay as a result of sugar consumption, but what about sugar substitutes? Could switching out your favorite cola for its diet counterpart be a good choice for your smile? Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Melbourne about how artificial sweeteners affect your teeth.

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How Can Thumb-Sucking Affect Your Child’s Oral Development?

February 9, 2021

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Thumb and pacifier-sucking aren’t totally bad habits! In fact, they’re great coping skills for infants to comfort themselves. It’s not until a certain age, when their oral cavity starts developing and teeth begin growing in that this habit can begin to cause some problems. Read on to learn how thumb-sucking can affect your child and what you can do to help them stop doing it this Children’s Dental Health Month. (more…)

4 Reasons Why Dental Checkups with Dentures are Necessary

December 18, 2020

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Dentist explaining why dental checkups with dentures matter.Do you currently rely on a full denture? Whether you’ve had your denture for a long time or you’re recently receiving it, you may be wondering if you even need to bother to continue dental checkups as often as you may have in the past. After all, what’s the point if you don’t have any remaining teeth? As it turns out, dental checkups with dentures are essential both for your oral and overall health. Here are four reasons why as explained by a dentist!

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How Dental Implants Can Make Your Dentures Better

November 7, 2020

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Man smiles confidently with dental implants in MelbourneAre you frustrated with your dentures? While these classic restorations are a great way to quickly replace your missing teeth, many patients find them difficult, inconvenient, and uncomfortable to use after a few years. Thankfully, dentures aren’t your only tooth replacement option anymore! With dental implants in Melbourne, you can anchor your denture into place and enjoy a wide range of benefits for your health and quality of life! Read on to learn more about a few of the important benefits of implant-retained dentures.

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3 Reasons Why Visiting the Dentist is Crucial in 2020

October 19, 2020

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A patient smiling at her dentist in Melbourne.The end of the year is just around the corner, which means you’re likely making plans for the holidays. Whether you’re getting back in touch with your family members, decorating your home, buying gifts, or planning meals, there’s no shortage of things to do. However, one of the most important errands to add to your to-do list should be not just taking care of your oral health but maximizing any dental benefits you have left! Here are 3 reasons why visiting a dentist in Melbourne is more important than ever.

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What to Expect at Your Next Appointment

August 12, 2020

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We can’t wait to see you soon. Oral health is a gateway to your overall health, and your health is our top priority. As you might have imagined, things will be a little different this visit. To keep you safe and smiling, our practice is adhering to the American Dental Association’s guidance for providing dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

3 Reasons to Choose a Tooth-Colored Filling Over an Amalgam One

August 8, 2020

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Woman smiling with tooth-colored fillingsDid you know that 92% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had at least one cavity? Unfortunately, the staggering statistics don’t stop there. According to the National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey, 26% of the same age group have untreated tooth decay. So, it’s not shocking to hear that cavities are one of the most rampant issues among Americans today. Decades prior, an amalgam filling would be the leading restorative option. However, advancements in dentistry allow patients today to opt for tooth-colored fillings that provide more than just aesthetic benefits! Read on for three additional advantages of this cavity repair solution.

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How Porcelain Veneers Can Give You the Perfect Summertime Smile

August 3, 2020

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woman smiling in the sunset with porcelain veneers

You’ve been ready for this beach vacation for months now. You’ve picked out the perfect swimsuit, the hotel room is booked, and you’ve bought the perfect novel to read on the beach. The only problem is that you’re self-conscious about the way your smile will look in the pictures your family is inevitably going to take of you. Your front teeth are chipped and stained, and you don’t want those imperfections preserved in photographs. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to conceal these flaws just in time for your vacation – porcelain veneers. Keep reading to learn what veneers are and how they can give you the perfect beach-ready smile.

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Getting a Filling You Need

July 20, 2020

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woman with tooth pain talking to her dentist in Melbourne

The last time you had a checkup with your dentist in Melbourne, you were told that you had a tiny cavity and that you should schedule a separate appointment to get it taken care of. You told yourself you would get around to it, but eventually you forgot. Pretty soon, another checkup and cleaning has come and gone, and you still haven’t received a filling for that cavity. It might not seem like a big deal, especially if the cavity isn’t noticeable or doesn’t cause pain. However, not getting a cavity filled in a timely manner can spell disaster for your oral health. Keep reading to learn three reasons why you should never put off getting a filling you need.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

May 9, 2020

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Woman admiring her dental implantsAccording to epidemiological studies, it’s estimated that approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’re one of them and looking for a solution for your smile, there are many factors to consider. You want to choose an option that will make you feel confident with a natural looking smile for as long as possible. In that case, dental implants could be the answer! However, this begs the question: How long do dental implants last? Read on to learn about the longevity of implants and give you some tips to keep them healthy and functioning as long as possible.

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