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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

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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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Why are some kids more prone to dental decay?

Is your child prone to dental decay? You are not alone.
A quarter of children are found to have or have had dental decay by the time they begin primary school. This is because there is a bacterium in the mouth which breaks down the outer layer of the tooth and produces acid, creating holes in the teeth.

A great way to avoid decay is to limit sugary drinks, and brush your child’s teeth twice a day ensuring that you cover all surfaces, followed by flossing every night. However, even though some parents do this, some children have genetically weak teeth. This affects up to 14% of pre-schoolers. This is ...

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How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

Smiling Woman at the Dentist | Sparkle Dental Care

Have you ever thought about whitening your teeth? If you are like most people, you probably wish your teeth were whiter. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic dental options that features excellent results in a short amount of time.

If you want your smile to be whiter and brighter, we invite you to call Sparkle Dental Care. One of our dentists will be happy to go over your teeth whitening options in our Bayside, VIC dental clinic.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

Most dental clinics offer professional teeth whitening services. We offer a take-home option that uses customised whitening trays. Each tray is made by taking a ...

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What Is Laser Dentistry?

Woman Smiling at the Dentist | Sparkle Dental Care

Laser dentistry is offered at our Bayside, VIC clinic as a minimally invasive option that can treat gum surgery, cavities, and other oral issues. Dentists also use lasers to remove overgrown oral tissue and as part of the teeth whitening process. Other medical professionals also use lasers, but its use in dentistry is often news to many.

What Does Laser Dentistry Entail?

A laser is an extremely focused light beam that can be used for a variety of purposes in the dental surgery. Because it is minimally invasive, it provides many benefits for patients, including faster healing times, fewer sutures, and less blood loss. Patients might also be able to forego anaesthesia ...

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