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Tips to brushing your teeth properly.

How you brush:

Bacteria isn't progressive until a certain stage of maturity which researches have found to be after 12 hours. The circular motion of brushing helps to get all of the sticky bacteria off the teeth surfaces. Scrubbing will not help as much as a circular motion will, as it will also damage your gum. These bacteria demineralize the teeth, leaving holes (cavities/decay) in the enamel. Remember to brush for 2 minutes, morning and before you go to sleep.
TIP: Electric Toothbrushes are helpful as they have a smaller head, making it easier to reach hard and awkward sports, like wisdom teeth etc.

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How Your Child Can Benefit from Fissure Sealants

It’s important to emphasise good oral health care habits in your children with proper brushing and flossing, but another way to help prevent cavities is with dental sealants. Sealants are essentially a thin coating that we brush onto the teeth to help prevent cavities from forming. This affordable procedure is simple and can go a long way in preventing tooth decay from taking hold.

At our Bayside and Fairfield, VIC dental clinics, we recommend fissure sealants for most children—and some adults—as part of their preventive dental care programme.

The Benefits of Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants work by protecting the natural grooves that are present in back molars. These areas of the tooth’s surface ...

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What to Do When Dental Emergencies Happen

Dental emergencies happen to the best of us—and usually at the most inopportune times. Perhaps you wake up on the day of an important work presentation with a severe toothache that seems to get worse as the day goes on. Or maybe you’ve been hit in the mouth with a ball playing a rousing game of football on the weekend.

It’s difficult to know what to do when something happens to your teeth, but the first step is to call our Bayside, VIC dental surgery where we are accustomed to assessing dental emergencies. We can help you decide whether it’s best to come to our dental clinic immediately, or if we ...

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Everything You Need to Know about Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening | Bayside & Fairfield Dentist

If your dentist has talked to you about crown lengthening, you probably have many questions about this procedure, which is rather common but unfamiliar to many people. Why is it necessary? What happens during the procedure? What is recovery like?

The best way to learn more about crown lengthening is to talk to the experienced dentists at our Bayside and Fairfield, VIC dental clinics. They can help you decide whether the procedure is right for you as well as answer all of your questions.

We also touch on a number of facts about the procedure below.

When Is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

Crown lengthening is designed to reshape the gums to expose more of ...

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Gum disease linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Previously, researchers have found that diabetes is linked with gum disease and pancreatic issues. However, it has recently been found that the bacteria in your mouth that is associated with gum disease, increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 59%. Roughly 3,000 Australians, are taken by Pancreatic cancer annually. This is a serious disease, as it does not have a high survival rate.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include
- Bad breath
- Gum Abscess (sore gums)
- Swollen gums (bright red)
- Receding gums (sensitivity)
- Loose teeth or tooth loss (mobility)
- Bleeding gums when brushing

If you suspect that you may have gum disease, it is a good ...

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What Is the Difference Between an Inlay and an Onlay?

Dental inlays and onlays | Bayside & Fairfield Dentist

At our dental clinics in Bayside and Fairfield, VIC, we frequently hear from patients who are unsure of the difference between a dental inlay and a dental only. We are committed to ensuring our patients understand more about the dental treatment options that are available because that is the best way for them to make good decisions about their oral health.

Let’s take a look at inlays and onlays to clarify the difference between the two.

Dental Crowns

Most people are familiar with dental crowns, also known as a tooth “cap.” A dental crown fits over a prepared tooth much like a cap, protecting and strengthening a tooth that has sustained damage. Dental ...

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What to Look for When Choosing a New Dentist

Woman at the Dentist | Sparkle Dental Care

There are a number of instances where it might be necessary to shop around for a new dentist. Perhaps you have moved to a different area. Maybe your regular dentist retired. Whatever the reason, you need a new dentist, and it’s best to find one before you need one—that is, when you have a dental emergency.

One way to come up with a list of names is to punch into your phone or tablet ‘dentist near me in Bayside, VIC.’ But when a large number of clinics pop up, how do you choose the right one?

Look at Their Website

Few decisions are made these days about shops, restaurants, or health care practitioners ...

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