Are Cavities Reversible?

Checking for cavities

If you’ve been on Pinterest any time recently, you’ve probably seen personal or sponsored posts that have something to do with “healing cavities the natural way” or “reversing tooth decay without seeing your dentist.” But could these headlines be too good to be true? Yes and no. The truth is, a full blown cavity cannot be fixed, healed, or have the tooth “grow back” by using some magic formula in your bathroom. But if the cavity is only in the beginning stages — we’re talking enamel demineralization on the most outer layers of the tooth — then it can be … Continue reading

How to Prevent Tooth Loss

Woman drinking water

Did you know that most types of tooth loss can be avoided? Of course, there will always be exceptions here and there, but when it comes to the most common situations we see in our Mooroolbark dentist office, there are steps you can take to prevent tooth loss from happening before it’s too late.   Here are a few tips: Wear a Protective Mouthguard During Athletic Activities Dental injuries occur every day, especially to athletes (no matter their age.) Wearing a custom fitted mouthguard offers the best protection against knocked out teeth and concussions.   Floss Every Day The leading … Continue reading

Crowns vs. Fillings: Which is Best for You?

woman discussing about a filling

If you have a tooth that needs attention, our Mooroolbark dentist will provide you with the best treatment options available. In most cases, there is more than one to choose from. Ultimately, your dental treatment is up to you, the patient, when it comes to which option you choose. Eternity Dental strives to inform and guide you, so that you can make the best decision regarding your dental health.   Preventing Additional Damage When a tooth is broken or has a cavity, a filling is usually the first choice to repair it.  During this procedure, we remove the decayed section … Continue reading

Four Steps to Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Young boy happy at the dentist

It is so important that children have good teeth when young, to set the standard for their adult teeth. Just because they fall out, doesn’t mean they should be neglected! Giving your children a healthy mouth is so important to their overall wellbeing and health.   Follow these tips to keep your child’s mouth healthy.   Get in a good habit of brushing twice a day, with fluoride toothpaste-use a children’s paste with a reduced fluoride content. This will physically remove decay causing plaque, whilst also providing the correct amount of fluoride for tooth development. Reduce the amount and frequency … Continue reading

Five Signs Your Wisdom Teeth May Need to be Removed

woman with wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the far back of the mouth.  There are four of them; two on each side, one on the top and one on the bottom. Some people don’t develop wisdom teeth.  Others develop them, but they stay impacted in the bone, never to be seen.  In more cases than not, people will have to get their wisdom teeth extracted for various reasons. If you experience any of the following, it may be a sign that you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed.  Eternity Dental in Mooroolbark will gladly give you a recommendation … Continue reading

Three Health Conditions Linked with Gum Disease

Woman with gum disease having heart trouble

Did you know that if you’re not brushing and flossing thoroughly, you could be impacting your overall level of health? Although there are dozens of known medical conditions now linked with gum disease, here are some of the few that most commonly impact our Mooroolbark patients:   Diabetes  A diabetic is extremely susceptible to uncontrolled glucose levels if they are also suffering from gum disease. The severity of one often goes hand-in-hand with the other. Unfortunately, it’s extremely challenging (if not impossible) to regulate blood sugar if there’s an active oral infection co-existing. The easiest way to get both under … Continue reading

Veneers vs. Bonding: Which is Right for You?

woman after getting veneers

You’re ready to enhance your smile. Whether it’s a tiny chip in your front tooth or several teeth that have been bothering you for years, Eternity Dental can help. When it comes to covering or masking aesthetic irregularities in the “smile zone” of your mouth, there are typically two different options to consider aside from restorative crowns: dental veneers or composite bonding. Get Full Coverage with Custom Veneers Veneers are thin porcelain shells that mask the entire tooth behind them, essentially changing the way your teeth look when you smile. They’re best used in sets, rather than for one tooth. … Continue reading

How to Clean Your Braces

Woman Cleaning her Braces

Whether you’re 14 or 40, getting braces always takes some getting used to. At Eternity Dental we especially want to emphasize how important it is to carefully clean around your fixed orthodontic appliances each day.   Here are a few basics you should be aware of:   Brush Between Your Bracket and Next to the Gums  Plaque tends to accumulate the most around fixed brackets, because of the extra time they take to clean and the added number of surfaces to attach to. The most important areas to pay attention to are between each bracket (under the wire) and between … Continue reading

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Dentist checking Xray for dental implant

Are you looking to finally give up that partial denture or filling in the space left after having a tooth pulled? Our Mooroolbark dental implants might just be the right option. Here are a few things to take into consideration before setting your heart on these permanent tooth replacements:   You’ll Need to Have Healthy Bone Levels  Every implant candidate will need to have adequate bone support in their jaw to support the dental implant. In some cases, dentists can place a bone graft to make the jaw stronger in that location. Extended periods of time with missing teeth can … Continue reading

Advantages of Getting Braces as an Adult

adult woman with braces

You might be thinking, “I’m too old to get braces,” or “I’ll look silly if I see an orthodontist at my age.” But did you know that there are dozens of reasons why getting orthodontic treatment as an adult is one of the best things you can do for yourself? Here are just a few to consider: Help Your Teeth Function More Efficiently Are you starting to see your teeth wear down? Sharp, uneven edges or broken dental restorations may be due to uneven biting pressure in key areas of your mouth. Our Mooroolbark dentists can check your occlusion (bite) … Continue reading