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Dental Wellness in Werribee: Tips for a Healthy Smile 


Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you and a beautiful smile can leave a lasting impression. After all, a healthy smile is one that makes you feel good about yourself and makes you feel confident without even trying. The good news is that a stunning smile is well within reach for anybody with a little time and effort. All it takes is some daily care and attention. The end result will be a bright, confident and healthy smile that steals the show.  Here are some tips for a healthy smile put together by our team at … Continue reading

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Can Sleep Apnoea Snoring Be Cured?


There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep at the end of a long day. It’s like hitting the reset button, giving your body and mind a chance to rest and reset for the next day.  However, if you find yourself waking up tired and feeling like you’re not fully rested, it could be a sign of a sleep disorder. One of the most common sleep disorders is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), which when left untreated can disrupt your sleep, health and life.  At Wyndham Dental, we provide sleep apnoea treatment for our patients so that you can get a … Continue reading

Do Dental Crowns Feel Natural?


Ever wondered if a dental crown could seamlessly blend in with your teeth, offering not just a fix but a natural feel, too? It absolutely can! In this blog, let’s dive into dental crowns and answer the pressing question of whether dental crowns feel natural.  Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps, are effective dental restorations used to restore the shape, appearance and function of teeth. From preserving a weakened tooth to restoring a damaged tooth, dental crowns are a truly versatile solution.  These dental crowns are custom-made to fit over the natural tooth and blend in with the rest … Continue reading

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Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?


What Is A Root Canal Treatment? A root canal treatment (also known as an endodontic treatment) is a dental treatment used to save a tooth that is infected or severely decayed.  The treatment involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the inside of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and then filling and sealing them. Let’s first understand how your teeth work before diving into root canal treatment and how it can help save your smile!  Your Tooth Structure  Our teeth have a structure that consists of different layers and components. Here is a simple overview of … Continue reading

At What Point Do I Need a Filling?


You think you might have a cavity. But you’ve been holding off seeing our Wyndham dentists until you’re sure that there’s something going on. Right now, your tooth doesn’t really hurt. You only feel a small twinge every now and then. But how can you know — for certain — that you need to go ahead and get a filling?   Cavities Don’t Always Hurt Did you know it was possible to have a large cavity without any symptoms of pain? Some cavities hurt while others do not. Other signs you can look for include rough edges, sensitivity to sweets, … Continue reading

Tooth Decay in Children


Primary (baby) teeth are typically brighter and whiter than their future permanent adult replacements. But did you know that the enamel in baby teeth isn’t as strong and resistant to tooth decay? When a primary tooth develops a cavity, the lesion can spread very quickly. Not only will it go deeper into the tooth all the way to the nerve (causing an abscess), it can also spread to adjacent teeth or into the permanent tooth below. As a parent, you may be asking our Wyndham dentists if it’s better to pull the baby tooth or have it filled. Since it … Continue reading

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When to Wear a Mouthguard


When it comes to protecting your smile, there are a variety of different mouthguards available on the market. The design, size, and shape of each one depends on what the guard is meant for. Not all are created equally. At Wyndham Dental, we might recommend one of the following mouthguards based on your unique smile and lifestyle: Snore Guard — People with sleeping disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, or snoring can get a special mouthguard made that improves their breathing. You may see improvement within the first night! These mouthguards move your jaw in a slightly forward position.   Sports Guard … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Lower Your Cavity Risk


Do you seem to get a new cavity every year or so? Do you refer to yourself as someone with “bad teeth” (or just bad luck?) Fortunately, tooth decay is a preventable infection and there are easy steps you can take to prevent it from recurring or spreading between your dental checkups. In addition to scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with our Wyndham dentists, here are some effective tips to try on your own:   Drink More Water Water is a natural cleanser. When you sip on it throughout the day, it helps lift away bacteria and food debris. Since … Continue reading

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Side-Effects of Crooked Teeth


A misaligned smile isn’t just an aesthetic concern. While most of us think having straight teeth means wearing the perfect accessory, it goes much deeper than just looking your best when you’re smiling for a photo. There are functional and health side-effects that we often see in our Wyndham patients with crooked teeth.   Fractured Dental Work Your restorative crowns and fillings are durable enough to withstand everyday wear. But irregular biting patterns put heavier amounts of pressure on specific points in your mouth. When that happens, your dental work can fracture when you least expect it.   TMJ Disorder … Continue reading

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Common Causes of Tooth Stain


If you’re considering whitening your teeth or wondering why your smile looks darker than it used to, understanding the causes of tooth stain is a great place to start. When you know what makes enamel darken, you can take proactive steps to help your teeth look their best. Your Diet Since teeth are porous, they naturally soak up the stain particles of foods and drinks we consume. Things like red wine, coffee, and tea are prime culprits for cumulative dental stain.  Environmental Factors Growing up in certain areas or having particular lifestyle habits can make your teeth appear a different … Continue reading