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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

Best Treatment Options for Cracked Teeth

Suspect you may have a cracked tooth or wonder what measures we take at Wyndham Dental to treat them? Diagnosing a cracked tooth and identifying a treatment plan often depends on two main factors: the severity and location of the crack. Here are some of the best treatment options we have available at Wyndham Dental for cracked teeth: Bonding/Filling Surface cracks usually don’t cause any structural damage to your teeth but they may be noticeable in the mirror, especially once they pick up any stains. These small cracks and chips in your enamel can easily be bonded or filled over. … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your 6 Month Checkup

Ever been told you need to schedule a dental checkup at least twice a year? Some of you may have wondered if a 6 month checkup is really necessary for people with healthy smiles. While it may not seem essential at the time, there’s far more to it than you realize! Here’s why you shouldn’t miss that 6 month checkup: Oral Cancer Screening Oral cancer is one of the world’s most common cancers! Most people aren’t even aware of their condition until it’s progressed to an advanced stage with severe symptoms. At Wyndham Dental, we diligently scan for any signs … Continue reading

4 Steps to Follow When You Break A Tooth

Breaking a tooth can happen to the best of us. We’re always ready to handle dental emergencies at Wyndham Dental but there are some ways you can prepare yourself too! Here are some steps you can follow: Stop the bleeding Your mouth can bleed quite heavily once it sustains an injury. Your first priority is to make sure you can control the bleeding. Use a clean washcloth to apply pressure to the area. This will encourage a clot to form and stop the bleeding. If this doesn’t work, call our dentist immediately for more measures and make your way to … Continue reading

Teeth Whitening Vs Veneers: Which is the Right Choice For You?

Teeth Whitening and porcelain veneers are two of the most common ways people choose to improve their smiles. These treatments can make a significant difference but which option is the best fit for you? This depends on a few factors: Teeth Whitening Treatment This applies to individuals who have aligned, straight teeth, with no gaps. If you simply want a brighter smile, whitening treatment will work wonders. There are two ways you can go about this: in-office treatment or the at-home system. When you come to our Practice, we place a bleaching solution on your teeth, which goes through an … Continue reading