Types of Toothaches and How to Treat Them

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Not all toothaches are created equal. Some may be less harmful, while others require immediate attention of our Wyndham emergency dentist. Here are some of the most common types of dental pain that we see in our practice and what you should do for each.   Sharp Pain — Not all cavities hurt, but if you’re experiencing sudden pain out of the blue or when you’re eating, it could be due to tooth decay. See our Wyndham dentist early, before the cavity has a chance to spread and become more problematic (especially if there’s an abscess.)   Pain When You … Continue reading

Fillings vs. Crowns — Which is Right for You?

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You haven’t had a cavity in years, but suddenly you’ve found that one of your teeth feels rough, sensitive, and is tending to get food stuck in it at each meal. When you schedule your exam at Wyndham Dental, you might be wondering which option is better: asking for a filling or going ahead and getting a crown.    Fillings go in Teeth, Crowns go on Them  Fillings literally fill in open cavities inside of your tooth. But first, all of those compromised areas need to be removed and only healthy tooth structure left behind. If the “hole” is small … Continue reading

Flossing FAQs

What is it about flossing that makes it so confusing and frustrating? If you’ve been wondering if you’re hurting yourself more than helping your smile, here are some of the most common FAQs asked at Wyndham Dental:   Why does flossing make my gums bleed? The most common complaint people have about flossing is that it makes their gums bleed or hurt. This usually means that there is a case of gingivitis or gum disease going on. It can take up to two weeks of daily flossing for your gums to stop bleeding. Healthy gums don’t bleed, so if symptoms … Continue reading

Advantages of Getting Dental Implants

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Unlike other modern types of tooth replacements, dental implants are the only ones that are structurally designed in a way that mimics natural teeth. From the artificial “root” to the crown anchored on top of it, these bio-compatible restorations are one of — if not the — best way to rehabilitate your smile when addressing missing teeth.   Here are a few reasons why our Wyndham dentists frequently recommend implants to our patients:   Implants are Non-invasive to Other Teeth An implant is a stand-alone new “tooth” that sets between healthy teeth without affecting their structure or integrity. When options … Continue reading

Top Invisalign FAQ

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At Wyndham Dental, our new Invisalign patients are typically very excited and curious about what life is going to be like with their clear braces. We’ve compiled some of the most common FAQs for you to read through before your consultation!   How long do I need to wear Invisalign each day? At least 20 hours per day, minimum. This gives you enough time to remove Invisalign when you eat, brush your teeth, or need to take them out for social situations.   How often do I change out my orthodontic trays? Every two weeks. Don’t change them out any … Continue reading

Get the Most Out of Your Werribee Teeth Whitening Experience

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Brightening the color of your teeth can help your enamel appear younger, healthier, and multiple shades brighter. But not all teeth whitening treatments are created equal! If you’re one of our Werribee patients that’s considering bleaching your teeth, here’s what you need to know: Use a Professional Grade Product Professional grade whitening products are more concentrated than anything you can purchase over the counter at the supermarket. As such, they’re able to work more efficiently and lift deeper stains inside of your enamel. Buying multiple kits at the store won’t get you the same results, but it will cost you … Continue reading

What do Cosmetic Veneers Have to Offer?

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Have you been considering getting a bit of cosmetic dental work done to improve how your smile looks? From whitening to braces, you may feel like there are more options to choose from than you thought possible. If you’re looking for a comprehensive smile makeover approach that’s completed in just a few steps, you ought to give our Werribee clinic’s cosmetic veneers a consideration! Get to know what sets veneers apart from other choices… Veneers are Ideal for Healthy Teeth A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that masks the tooth behind it. But they’re not used to repair … Continue reading

Want You Need To Know About Teeth Whitening

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As we progress further into the 21st century, new trends in appearance arise daily and have us wanting to look our best. With these growing trends, teeth whitening has also gained more popularity throughout the years but many don’t know the full scope about how it is executed, what the benefits are, or why it was necessary in the first place. Listed below is some useful information to provide insight on teeth whitening prior to trying the procedure in-clinic or at home.   How is it done? The most common form of teeth whitening is bleaching. In this process, whitening … Continue reading

How Flossing Regularly Can Improve Your Dental Health

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Brushing your teeth and flossing more frequently are common reminders that we often hear from our local dentists, but when it comes time to actually going through our daily routine, it isn’t unusual for us to skip one of these tasks–with flossing being the most regularly forgotten. In the moment, we don’t really think of skipping this routine as being such a big deal. However, flossing daily can drastically help to maintain your dental health as it is a vital part of keeping your teeth clean and healthy.   Benefits of Flossing Appearance – Plaque can easily build up on … Continue reading

Facts You Should Know About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also called as xerostomia, is a condition that is characterised by chapped lips, difficulty in swallowing food, feeling of dryness or burning sensation in the mouth. Listed below are few important causes of dry mouth- Dehydration – Low water intake can dehydrate your body and cause dryness in mouth. Hence, try to keep yourself hydrated by wetting your mouth or drinking plenty of water. Tobacco consumption – Tobacco, in any form, when consumed frequently can result in reduced salivary flow. Due to the dip in salivary flow there is a hike in the tendency to develop dental cavities. … Continue reading