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What Should I Do If I Lose a Dental Filling?

June 4, 2022

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Woman shrugging after losing her dental filling.

There are few things as anxiety-inducing as getting popped in the mouth and slowly raising your hand to feel if you’ve lost a tooth. But sometimes it isn’t your teeth that get knocked out, but instead, your dental fillings! This can still be a confusing and somewhat unsettling situation, and you might not be sure about how to handle it. Here’s more from your dentist in Melbourne about dental fillings and what you should do if you’ve lost one.

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Dental Sealants: Are They Also for Adults?

May 4, 2022

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Image of dental sealants on adult teeth.

A healthy mouth is a happy mouth! Regular oral hygiene is essential to keeping your smile bright and white and preventing any serious problems from developing. But despite your best efforts, your teeth are still susceptible to decay—especially your molars, as their grooves and crevices can easily trap debris and food particles. However, dental sealants offer a great solution to cover these areas and help prevent cavities from forming! But you might’ve heard that dental sealants are just meant for children and teenagers. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how this solution is just as beneficial for adults.

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What Are Natural Ways to Keep Kids from Developing Cavities?

March 4, 2022

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child wanting to eat healthy

A lot of children develop habits that put them at risk of developing cavities. Fortunately, there are steps you can take at home to help them protect their smile, and they will work for you too. Definitely schedule biannual checkups and cleanings with their pediatric dentist in Melbourne, plus learn about home remedies to reduce plaque accumulation and defeat cavity-causing bacteria.

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5 Popular Drinks That Can Cause Cavities

February 11, 2022

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dark soda being poured into a glass

Ever since you were little, you’ve probably heard about how eating too many sweet treats can do a lot of damage to your smile. Cookies, cake, and candy are often painted as the main culprits, but there is also a range of drinks that can harm your pearly whites. Read on to learn about the relationship between beverages and oral health.

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4 Tips to Improve Your Oral Health This Year

January 8, 2022

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mother and daughter display healthy smiles

Do you want your smile to reflect who you really are? Do you want your teeth to shine bright? Do you want to make a great first impression when preparing for your interview or meeting someone special? The good news is you can! When saying goodbye to 2021, you likely pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote down your New Year’s Resolutions. As you attempt to check each one off your list, make sure to add these four tips that will help you to see a healthier, more vibrant smile that carries with you throughout the year.

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5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

December 16, 2021

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person flossing their teeth in the bathroom

New Year’s resolutions can be difficult to stick with. For many people, they go from zero to 100 and end up getting overwhelmed. For others, they think it’s a great idea at the time, but their interest quickly dwindles. Some resolutions aren’t as important as others, but setting goals to take better care of your teeth by flossing more often is key to keeping your teeth in good shape. If you’re worried that this resolution will be difficult to stick with, read on for five tips that will help incorporate flossing into your normal oral hygiene routine.

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Get the Most Out of the Holiday Season with Dental Implants

November 17, 2021

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celebrating holidays with family

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, everyone’s preparing for all the festivities to come. Unfortunately, those who suffer from extensive tooth loss may not be so excited to partake in these holiday events. If you’re a part of that group, you’re probably thinking about all of the food you can’t eat during the upcoming celebrations. Luckily, you don’t have to live that way forever. Read along to learn how investing in dental implants can help you make the most out of this season!

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Are Dental Implants Covered By Dental Insurance?

October 1, 2021

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woman using dental insurance to visit dentist

Choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth? Not only is this an excellent choice, but you’ll enjoy their many great benefits for a lifetime! But before you start the implant placement process, it’s normal to wonder if your dental insurance will help cover the cost. Because all plans are different, you’ll need to do your research or have a member of your dental team help you navigate the details of your policy. Read on to discover whether these permanent prosthetics are covered all or in part by your dental insurance and why you should use your benefits before they expire at the end of the year.

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Will My Dental Insurance Cover an Emergency Visit?

August 15, 2021

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dental instruments and paperwork reading “Dental Care”

You take a tumble while riding your bike and accidentally knock out a tooth. Your child takes a hard hit while playing a game of football, causing significant injuries to their smile. A nagging toothache causes much pain that is now making it difficult to eat. All of these are considered dental emergencies and require immediate care. While you may plan to use your dental insurance to pay for your appointment, you may begin to wonder if these unexpected visits will be covered. Read on to hear from a local dentist who shares what you can expect when using your plan to pay for urgent treatment.

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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies from Ruining Your Summer Vacation

July 28, 2021

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three kids eating watermelon on the beach to prevent dental emergencies

After waiting all year for your summer vacation, the last thing you need is a family member getting a toothache or breaking a tooth. You’d have to take time away from relaxation and worry about finding the right care for your loved ones and relieving their pain. While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, there are several precautions you can take to reduce your family’s risk. Here are five easy things you can do to prevent dental emergencies from ruining your summer vacation.

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