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?

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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?

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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

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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

Caring for Your New Dental Bridge

Woman Cleaning dental bridge

You’ve finally replaced that missing tooth! Your new dental bridge looks and feels great, and you want it to stay that way. But just like the rest of your smile, our Mooroolbark dentists want you to take great care of your bridge so that it can last for several years. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to bridge care and maintenance: Clean Underneath Your Bridge Daily — Use a floss aid such as a threader, tufted proxa-brush, or a water flosser to clean underneath your bridge. Take care to focus on the sides of your supporting teeth, … Continue reading

Big Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

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If you’re wondering whether or not dental implants are worthy of all of the rage you’ve been hearing on TV and the radio, then continue reading. Over the past decade, these modern tooth replacements have transformed the way we at Eternity Dental treat problems related to missing teeth. When someone is a candidate for implant therapy, we believe it can be the very best treatment option available. Here’s why: Implants are made to last for decades Investing in dental implants is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make when it comes to replacing missing teeth. That’s because dental … Continue reading

Why Should My Child See a Dentist at Such a Young Age?

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Medical and dental professionals agree: A child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday (or whenever their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first.) Although this may seem a bit premature, there are some very good reasons why early dental care is the best thing for your son or daughter. Preventing a Phobia of the Dentist How many people do you know that are afraid of the dentist? Waiting until your child has pain or a cavity means their first impression of the dental office will be a negative one. Because modern dentistry is preventive in nature, it’s … Continue reading

Top Three Smile Makeover Treatments

Man getting veneers

Every smile makeover that we perform at our Mooroolbark dentist office is unique. For some individuals, only one treatment is needed; others opt for a combination of two or three, for a more comprehensive approach to their aesthetic goals. At Eternity Dental, these are top three cosmetic treatments that we offer: Porcelain Veneers For the most dramatic impact on the way your teeth look, porcelain veneers are one of the best choices. Each veneer bonds to the natural tooth behind it, masking the appearance of aesthetic imperfections such as crowding, discoloration, uneven enamel, etc. Veneers are usually completed in a … Continue reading