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How to Know When a Partial Denture Is the Right Solution

Partial Denture | Sparkle Dental Care

If you are missing one or several teeth, the knowledgeable team at our Bayside dental clinic can talk to you about tooth replacement with partial dentures. Partial dentures can restore the form and function of your jaw. This dental restoration, usually made of metal and acrylic, is durable, looks natural, and gives you the ability to chew and speak normally.

The Need for Partial Dentures

When one or more teeth are missing, this changes the way your upper and lower jaws bit down together. With a gap of space between your teeth, often the remaining teeth will try to compensate for this, gradually shifting to fill in that space. When teeth are ...

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Illegal Teeth Whitening Sold to Australians

Teeth whitening may be the "trend" as there are now many products out on the market. It has been found that these products have been causing burns to the mouth and throat if swallowed, as well as having cancer causing chemicals. There has also been a concern that if there are undetected cavities which are being covered with bleaching products, that it may cause irreversible damage to the pulp tissue causing severe pain and potentially a tooth loss. Over the last few years, the ADA (Australian Dental Association) has been pushing for teeth bleaching to be regulated to be carried out by ...

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Keep Your Twice-Yearly Appointment

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It’s tempting to think that as long as you remember to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at bedtime, you don’t need to visit the dentist regularly. But the truth is that routine visits to the dentist twice each year are crucial to maintain oral health.

Many dental problems can be lurking without you even knowing about it. Gum disease, for example, often starts with no signs at all. By the time you start noticing symptoms, it might mean gum disease has taken hold. Regular checkups and cleans mean early intervention on potential problems.

3 Reasons for Twice-Yearly Dental Appointments

#1—To Keep Your Smile Bright, Clean, and Healthy

Even if you are ...

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3 Symptoms That Means You Might Need a Root Canal

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An infection can develop anywhere throughout the body, including inside the tooth. Often this occurs due to trauma, periodontal infection, deep decay or even spontaneously. When a tooth becomes infected, we often recommend root canal treatment in our Bayside, VIC dental clinic as an alternative to tooth extraction.

Restoring your natural tooth is usually the best and most conservative approach to dental care.

If you suspect you require root canal therapy, it is best to arrange an appointment as soon as possible at either our Bayside or Fairfield Sparkle Dental Care locations to get started.

Toothache and Sensitivity

Sudden toothache or sensitivity to heat are often the first indicators that something is amiss with ...

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Dental Fillings: Fixing Cavities and Saving Teeth

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Dental decay is one of the most common preventable diseases in both adults and children. We offer tooth fillings at our Bayside, VIC and Fairfield, VIC dental surgery locations to protect and seal decayed teeth.

Preventing Dental Decay

The best way to prevent dental decay is simple. Take excellent care of your teeth and eat a healthy diet.

  • Brush teeth for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss teeth daily
  • Have twice-yearly dental cleans and exams
  • Commit to routine x-rays
  • Avoid sugary snacks and soda

For patients at a higher risk for dental caries (decay), we may recommend additional preventive measures including fluoride applications and fissure sealants as an added protection for your teeth.

Early Diagnosis Methods

Many ...

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Pearly Whites With Charcoal Toothpaste, Does It Work?

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Pearly Whites With Charcoal Toothpaste, Does It Work?

The internet is sprawling with posts touting the magic of charcoal teeth whitening. Photos of teeth covered with black paste paradoxically resulting in pearly whites are all the current rage! It’s not surprising then, that our patients have many questions regarding its effectiveness and safety. Here, we aim to answer some of those concerns.

What exactly is charcoal teeth whitening?

Charcoal whitening aims to whiten teeth using activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is a form of treated carbon, making its surface porous. This porous surface allows in theory, for the absorption of all sorts of particles. In the case of teeth, the absorption of staining, but ...

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Child Safety Awareness Program

Sparkle Dental Care Fairfield have been proud sponsors of the Child Safety Awareness Program through the Academy School Books for some of the local primary schools within the Fairfield and surrounding areas. Sparkle Dental Care Fairfield has been supporting this program for a number of years now where we have a feature of a cartoon promoting dental health in the primary school children's homework exercise books.

The exercise books are designed to promote child safety, awareness, health, environment and bullying issues with fun cartoon caricatures. For more information about the Academy School Books and their awareness messages, please visit www.academyschoolbooks.com.au

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