Different Options for Teeth Whitening at Dentists & Doctors in Geelong

Most of us are blessed with a bright white smile, but over time it is common for our teeth to lose their brightness and shine, becoming dull and discoloured. There are many reasons behind this change, such as inadequate oral hygiene, irregular dental visits, diet – high consumption of coffee, tea and certain foods, lifestyle factors such as smoking and lastly wear due to aging.

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5 Tips for Holiday-Happy Teeth!

The holidays are nearly here, as is the temptation to give in an array of delicious holiday treats. We aren’t blaming anybody here, it is indeed not easy to resist the urge to indulge, when everyone around seems to be celebrating. And with increased socializing and merriment, there is also the possibility of letting regular dental routines slip by.

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What is a Dental Crown?

Do you hide your smile because of uneven, decayed or a broken tooth? Do you find it difficult to eat and chew your food? Have you been involved in an accident which has caused a crack in your tooth? If these are just some of the dental problems you are experiencing, Dentists & Doctors in Geelong are here to help.

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Denture Care tips from Dentists & Doctors

Dentures are the false teeth that have been made by your dental professional to replace missing natural teeth. They can be either a full or partial denture. Like natural teeth, dentures attract plaque, become stained and collect food particles that can cause bad breath or irritate your gums. Keeping your dentures clean is vital for good oral health.

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Why is my oral health important and do I need to have regular dental checks?

Our oral health is determined by several diverse factors, including diet, oral hygiene, smoking, alcohol use, stress and trauma. These factors are common to several other chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and strokes.

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How does smoking affect my Oral Health?

Smoking can have major effects on the health of your gums, teeth, mouth and throat. Some problems are more obvious, such as staining, yellowing of teeth and bad breath. There are annoying and unpleasant but are not a threat to our general health, however smoking contributes to far more serious and unseen conditions such as

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Is a Dental Implant Right for You?

Millions of Australians suffer tooth loss, despite significant improvements in dental care. Tooth loss is often occurs due to tooth decay, trauma/injury or periodontal disease. Dentures and bridges have been the only treatment options available for tooth replacement for many years until recent developments in dental implants.

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What is involved in a dental check?

Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your head, neck and oral cavity, this includes but not limited to our teeth, gums and tongue, this is to check for anything which is out of the ordinary. Oral cancer screenings are also a regular part of the dental examination.

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What is Xerostomia? With Dentists & Doctors

What is Xerostomia? Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth, occurs when our body is producing a low quantity or no saliva at all. Our saliva is the key to maintaining a healthy mouth. Some medications and systemic conditions can contribute to dry mouth. When the quantity and quality of saliva is reduced, oral disease can develop quickly.

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5 tips for a cavity free Easter! Who said you can’t have your chocolate and have healthy teeth too?

With Easter just round the corner, here are 5 simple tips from the team at Dentists & Doctors on how to protect your teeth whilst enjoying your chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies this year.

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