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How Does Denture Relining Work?

Do your dentures not fit the way they used to? If you aren’t looking to have your dentures completely replaced, then the next best thing our dentists will recommend would be denture relining to have them comfortably fitted once again to your smile. Here’s a guide that will give you more information on the process: The Process The procedure for denture relining is quite a simple one, and it usually takes less than an hour to complete. To start your appointment, our dentist will carry out an assessment of your oral health to determine the level of irritation present. Your … Continue reading

Teeth Straightening for Adults: Why Does This Benefit You?

Think you’re too old for teeth straightening? Did you know, orthodontic patients actually have a better success rate if they’re adults! Teeth straightening is an option open to patients of all ages and walks of life. If you’ve been second-guessing this treatment, here are the benefits it will offer you: Increase in confidence A straighter smile alone can give you a complete smile makeover. Having confidence in the appearance of your smile can lift your confidence as a person! A straight, healthy smile is one of the best first impressions to make so if this is holding you back, teeth … Continue reading

Different Types of Dental Sedation to Help With Your Anxiety

Does the thought of visiting your dentist give you a lot of anxiety? If so, sedation dentistry might be something you ought to consider! Sedation dentistry involves a range of different techniques that can be utilized according to your specific needs and preferences to help you relax during your appointment. In certain instances, medical clearance may also be needed if you have severe dental issues and a complicated medical history. Here are the types of dental sedation commonly available to our patients: Laughing gas Formally known as Nitrous oxide, laughing gas is one of the most commonly used types of … Continue reading

Why You Should Be Considering Overdentures!

Missing teeth, when left untreated for a long period of time, can give way to a number of health issues. Fortunately, at Wyndham Dental we offer a range of treatments for patients to choose from. Overdentures, in particular, are fast becoming a popular tooth replacement option. Wondering if this is the best option for you? Overdentures offer many benefits, including: Extremely secure Overdentures function by artificial teeth being held in place by 2 implants in the upper and/or lower jaw. These dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, which means your teeth are held securely in place. This addresses … Continue reading

Spotting the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a deadly disease that most patients overlook until it has reached advanced stages. This disease can affect anyone, regardless of age, lifestyle and health. Certain risk factors have been known to be associated with oral cancer, such as alcohol & tobacco use, exposure to sun, HPV etc. The best way to combat this is through early diagnosis and intervention. Believe it or not, you can get oral cancer screening at your routine dental examination at Wyndham Dental. Here are some signs that indicate you should have an examination carried out: Sores that won’t heal Keep an eye … Continue reading

What Could Be Causing Your Sensitive Teeth?

Do you experience a sharp pain when you bite into hot/cold foods? Is any part of your mouth tender when you brush your teeth? Increased tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of reasons. Here are some of the most common factors to blame that you’ll want to watch for: Decay Cavities and more severe cases of decay, such as an abscessed tooth, can lead to increased tooth sensitivity. But keep in mind, not all cavities are painful. Some can go unnoticed until they reach irreversible, advanced stages. This is why it’s often recommended to visit your dentist every … Continue reading

Why Fluoride Treatment is Great for Your Oral Health

Ever heard of fluoride treatment after your routine scale and clean at the dentist?  This treatment isn’t just for kids! Fluoride treatment is a great option for patients of all ages, and here’s why! Reduces tooth sensitivity Have you noticed increased tooth sensitivity to new things as of late? This could be anything from a change in temperature, to your morning coffee, toothpaste or post-whitening treatment. Tooth sensitivity, while not immediate cause for alarm, is an indication of how well your teeth react to stimuli and can also be an early sign of receding gums. Applying fluoride helps act as … Continue reading

Overcoming dental anxiety with sedation dentistry

We understand that a trip to the dentist can be tough for some of our patients. Sedation dentistry can be a way around this. The use of sedation has become quite common for many procedures. Here’s why you might consider it on your next visit: Anxiety relief Plenty of patients suffer from dental phobia, but this shouldn’t be the reason why your oral health declines! At Wyndham Dental, we do our best to walk our patients through every process. Certain sounds, smells, or even equipment may trigger severe anxiety and the best way to ensure procedures go smoothly is sedation. … Continue reading

Getting your first filling!

With the advancement of dental care and preventative techniques, risk of tooth decay has drastically reduced! But, unfortunately, this is still quite a common dental issue in Australian households. Cavities can still occur from time to time so if you’ve found out you have tooth decay for the first time and need to consider a filling, here’s what you need to know! Filling Material The type of your dental filling is important, and this usually depends on the location and severity of your cavity. Fillings are usually made out of tooth-colored composite material but if you have a large cavity, … Continue reading

4 Quick Dental Treatments for a Smile Makeover

Decided to give yourself a smile makeover but don’t know where to start? At Wyndham Dental, we offer a range of high quality cosmetic dental treatments that will improve the aesthetics of your smile in no time. Here are four of the fastest and most effective treatments you should consider: Whitening One of the most effective methods of transforming your smile is teeth whitening. Professional whitening often gives better results when compared to over-the-counter products. Once you whiten your teeth, you may find that you don’t need any other treatment but we also offer more complex treatment plans! Composite Bonding … Continue reading