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, … Continue reading

Top Three Smile Makeover Treatments

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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

Getting Your First Dental Crown

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It’s been a while since your last dental checkup, and you’re starting to worry that something is wrong with one of your teeth. When you bite down, it feels “off”, not to mention there’s a rough area when you run your tongue over it. To your surprise, you find out that you need more than a filling to repair it. Instead, our dentist in Mooroolbark recommends a dental crown. But you’ve never had a crown before, so you’re not quite sure what to expect. What Exactly is a Crown? Crowns are full-coverage restorations that go over and around the tooth, … Continue reading

Top Five Signs of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a generalized term that encompasses everything from mild gingivitis to complex periodontitis. Sadly, it’s also the main cause of tooth loss in adults. But fortunately enough, if you identify the condition early it can be reversed. Waiting too long to treat it could wreak havoc on your smile for years to come. Do you have gum disease? Watch for these common symptoms: Bleeding gums It’s not normal for gums to bleed. When your toothbrush or floss turns pink, it may mean you need to clean your teeth more regularly. Let your dentist know if symptoms don’t improve … Continue reading

Do I Have a Cavity?

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Cavities aren’t always the black, visible holes that cartoons or online drawings make them out to be. Often tooth decay isn’t visible at all. That’s why it’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis. The earlier we diagnose your cavity, the simpler it is to correct the tooth infection. Sensitivity to Changes in Food or Temperature Sweet foods or liquids are the most common items to cause pain in a decaying tooth. Just because you’re not eating sweets doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Naturally sweet foods like juice or fruit may cause pain as well. While it’s … Continue reading

4 Common Reasons for Sensitive Teeth

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Sensitive teeth may sound very insignificant but it’s one of the most serious dental issues after dental decay seen by dentists worldwide. A recent survey done in Australia revealed that at least 45% of families have at least one member that’s affected with tooth sensitivity So what is sensitivity of teeth? Sensitivity can be described as a sharp and short sensation of pain experienced while consuming anything hot, cold or acidic in nature. Some people may also experience sensitivity even while having something sweet. How does sensitivity occur? Sensitivity is primarily caused with the exposure of dentine. Our teeth has … Continue reading

How Heartburn Can Affect Your Oral Health

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The Link between Heartburn and Oral Health Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest. It is triggered by the regurgitation of gastric acid from the stomach into the oesaphagus and is something that is common.At times, you might suffer after overeating. However, in most instances it is an indication of a bigger problem, for instance gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GORD. While heartburn may easily be dismissed as a minor problem, it is one of the few serious complications that can have a negative effect on oral health. There is actually a relationship … Continue reading

Benefits of Straightening Your Child’s Smile

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Do children really need to get braces at a young age? As your child is growing and their oral anatomy is developing, this may be the best time of all to address problems like tooth alignment. Here’s why: Encourage Adult Teeth to Erupt Properly The eruption patterns of a child’s permanent teeth are largely impacted by the positioning of their baby teeth. These primary teeth act as guides that lead the underlying adult teeth into the correct location. Crowding, premature tooth loss, or other types of bite discrepancies in a child could unfortunately lead to more extensive orthodontic problems that … Continue reading

Should I Whiten My Teeth?

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Are you considering a smile makeover or other type of cosmetic dental treatment? Teeth whitening is a great place to start. An Affordable Option Teeth whitening is a relatively affordable cosmetic treatment. Plus, it’s easy to maintain. You can generally plan on whitening your entire smile for less than the cost of other types of treatment. It even makes a great gift for yourself or another family member. Create a Baseline Whether or not you plan to get additional cosmetic work done — like veneers or crowns — it’s best to have a white smile to begin with. That way, … Continue reading