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Treatment for crowded teeth

Adults suffering from crowded teeth Crowded teeth are harder to clean and, because of their shape, they’re more likely to get food caught between them. This increases the risk of decay in these teeth. It also increases the risk of periodontal disease—that is, problems with the gums and supporting structures around these teeth. These are […]

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Root canal treatment vs extraction

Root canal treatment vs straight extraction When we decide whether root canal treatment is better than straight extraction, we assess how important that tooth is for the patient. We assess whether or not the patient is able to keep that tooth clean. If it’s a less important tooth and the patient is struggling to keep […]

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Different types of dental veneers

Discover the different types of dental veneers A dental veneer is a layer of material that covers the outside surface of a tooth to provide a much more attractive appearance. Overall, this is an aesthetic solution. A patient’s worn teeth can be restored with a veneer procedure, provided there is a reasonable amount of good […]

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Dental procedures during pregnancy: is it safe?

Dental procedures during pregnancy: is it safe? When you fall pregnant, many things become off limits. Raw fish, some medications and alcohol can all put your baby’s health at risk so women are advised to avoid them. At our dental clinic, we hear from many expectant mothers who ask if dental treatments are safe. This […]

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How to repair cracked tooth

How to repair cracked tooth Just like other parts of your body, teeth are prone to wear and tear. When you think about all the work your teeth do, it’s no wonder they may encounter some cracking along the way. Fortunately, there’s a lot that can be done for cracked teeth. Talking to your dentist […]

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Dental FAQ’s

In this video  Dr Monika Behrens answers some of the questions we are most often asked at work.   We hope you found this video helpful. We have other videos elsewhere on our website, our full catalogue is on our YouTube Channel. If you have any further questions please call to schedule an appointment on 4942 3272 […]

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Get a dental crown in one visit

Discover the one-visit dental crown Traditionally, there was a lot of rigmarole involved in getting a dental crown. Once upon a time, patients needed to come in for multiple appointments. The affected tooth was prepared and a mould was taken of the tooth before being sent away to a lab. The technician made the crown, […]

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Are dental X-rays safe?

Dental X-rays—are they safe? Should you be worried about the side-effects of dental X-rays? The conventional wisdom was that there is no safe radiation dose but new research suggests there is a threshold level for radiation. As long as you stay below that threshold, X-rays are very safe. Thankfully, dental X-rays deliver small doses of […]

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When should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth myths Wisdom teeth that cause pain or discomfort is a very common complaint. Often this pain recurs and patients wonder if we should just extract them and solve the problem. However, the only time wisdom teeth should be removed is when the risks of leaving them in are greater than the risks of […]

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Why Dental Check-ups can help your General Health

Seven health conditions associated with your Mouth When it comes to looking after your health, it’s a good idea to start with your oral hygiene. The health of your teeth and gums is closely linked to your general health. People with uncontrolled periodontal disease may be at a higher risk of contracting a range of […]

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What to expect during a visit to a dental hygienist

What to expect during a visit to a dental hygienist You might be great using a toothbrush but dental hygienist duties ensure those at-home efforts have maximum effect. Hygienists also keep an eye on overall dental health. They pinpoint potential issues and draw dentist attention to current problematic areas. What will dental cleaning involve? Firstly, […]

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Why regular dental check-ups are important

The importance of regular dental check-ups When it comes to having dental check-ups, the general consensus is that you should see your hygienist or dentist every six months. However, this is a bit of an arbitrary number as the need varies from person to person. Patients whose oral health has been stable for quite some […]

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4 Top Tips for Healthy Teeth at Christmas

Christmas time is a time when we take a break from the daily grind and indulge ourselves. There are a few things we can do to help make sure our mouths and teeth stay healthy. 1. Lollies and Sweet Treats There are lots of chances for over-indulgence at Christmas, both for adults and kids. From […]

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Dental Bridges – What are they and how do they work?

A Dental Bridge is used to replace missing teeth. They are cemented or bonded to the teeth beside the space so they are fixed in place and cannot be removed. In times past they were used a lot more commonly, but with the widespread use of implants their use has decreased. Bridges can also be […]

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Replacing Missing Teeth – Dental Implants

Dental Implants are the closest thing we have to replacing a tooth with a new tooth, but they are not a new tooth. Dental Implants have many advantages to other options when replacing missing teeth, but they do have some limitations. In this blog I try and cover some of FAQ’s regarding Dental Implants. What […]

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Should I replace a Missing Tooth?

It is a bad day when you are told a tooth needs to be removed, for whatever reason. The next question is often do I need to put something in its place? This series of blog posts will cover when you should replace a missing tooth and what the options are if the tooth needs […]

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What happens in Melbourne… Goes on our Blog.

I have just got home after nearly a week in Melbourne. Not too much sightseeing as I had work-related stuff all week. I Got in a bike ride up to the Yarra Valley, and had some lovely food, but no time for much else. The first 2 days were spent at the big trade show […]

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Mouth Guard. Do I need one, and if so what sort?

Do I Need a Mouth Guard? If you are playing any contact sport then you definitely need a good quality mouth guard. So if you are playing Rugby League, Rugby Union, or Aussie Rules then yes that means you. Similarly if you are doing any of the combat sports such as Martial Arts, or Boxing, […]

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Tongue Ties in Babies and Children. When should we treat?

    Tongue Tie (or Ankyloglossia) is a condition which affects just under 5% of the population. The lingual frenulum is a band of fibrous tissue which runs from the bottom of the tongue to behind the lower teeth or gums. In affected people it can limit the range of movement of the tongue which […]

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