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Thinking about braces? Why not try Invisalign?

Thinking about braces? Why not try Invisalign?Invisalign is a clear-aligner treatment which is used as an alternative to braces. It is becoming a lot more popular as it helps patients to reach their goal whilst not being self conscious about their appearance with braces.Treatment begins with taking x-rays, photographs, bite registration and impressions. This is then followed by the dentist completing an evaluation which includes the patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. The technicians plan the teeth to the desired location in the mouth with a special program. The amount of aligners needed may vary depending on diagnosis. Each aligner moves teeth .25 to .33 ...

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You Have Your Dental Implant. Now, How Do You Care for It?

One of the most significant benefits of choosing to replace your missing teeth with dental implants is that they are easy to care for. Barring any bone or periodontal disease, your dental implant can last for many decades – or even a lifetime.We offer complete treatment for dental implants in Bayside, VIC and the surrounding areas.How to Brush Teeth and Implants ProperlyDon’t take out your stressful day on your gums. Brushing harder can actually harm your teeth. Since it is the tips of the bristles that do the work of removing food and plaque from teeth, brushing hard will counteract your best efforts. It can also cause gum recession, a ...

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WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY (WNTD)

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY (WNTD)World No Tobacco Day is noticed world wide every year on the 31st of May. It's goal is to help people understand the negative effects that tobacco has on an individual's health. Currently, tobacco is responsible for 6 million deaths each year world wide, and 19,000 just in Australia, including second ...

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

Starting to fray? Throw it away!You should change your toothbrush every 2-3 months or once it starts to fray. This is because once the bristles begin to fray, it loses it's effectiveness to clean in between and around the teeth properly. This then leaves you with an unclean feeling, leaving unwanted bacteria around the mouth which increases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease.It is also recommended to change your toothbrush after being sick with a cold/flu as sometimes bacteria can hide in the bristles leading to reinfection.Don't forget to use soft bristles or an electric toothbrush to take extra care of your teeth and gums!

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3 Reasons to Wear Your Retainer following Invisalign Treatment

We proudly offer Invisalign in our Fairfield dental surgery as an alternative to brackets and wires. Many of our adult and teen patients prefer clear aligners over other types of orthodontic treatment. Retainer use will ensure that your smile stays as perfect as the day you finished your treatment.#1 Avoid Orthodontic RelapseWhen we move teeth, securing them in place will prevent them from drifting toward their original location. When teeth move after orthodontics, the condition is called orthodontic relapse. Many of our patients come to us seeking Invisalign because they failed to wear retainers in the past.#2 Bone Needs Time to StabiliseOrthodontic relapse is most likely in the months immediately ...

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3 Steps for Dealing with Intense Tooth Pain (Hint: Call Us)

Woman with Tooth Pain | Dealing with Intense Tooth Pain
Tooth pain makes it difficult to concentrate on anything else. Toothache or damaging your teeth are stressful situations to find yourself in, and if you are not already established in a dental practice, you may find yourself searching desperately for someone to treat you. At Sparkle Dental Care, we handle dental emergencies in our Fairfield dental clinic for both new and existing patients.#1 Don’t Panic over a Dental EmergencyWhile toothache can feel traumatic, and really hurts, don’t panic! It’s time gather your information including info about symptoms, when the pain began and any medications you currently take and plan a trip to the surgery. Pain is always an indication that ...

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3 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know about Smoking with Dental Implants

Dentist With Teeth Model | Smoking with Dental Implants
Everyone knows that smoking causes serious health complications and can increase the likelihood of developing oral cancer. When seeking dental implants in Victoria, you should also be aware of how smoking will impact your dental implant treatment success. A 2016 study in the Journal of Implantology outlines the complications that smokers face, especially for maxillary (upper jaw) cases.#1 Smoking Causes a Higher Risk of Dental Implant FailureOverall, smokers face dental implant failure at a higher rate than non-smokers. It can also take longer for dental implant surgical sites, bone grafting procedures and sinus augmentation procedures to heal correctly and achieve full integration.Dental implants, overall, have a high success rate and ...

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