Why should you straighten your teeth?

When asked this question most people reply that they want a better-looking smile and they don’t like how they look in the mirror or in photos. There are other benefits to straight teeth than just cosmetic appearance: Straightening improves your bite. This is how top and bottom teeth fit together. Straightening teeth ensures that they…

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What is Oral Burning?

This is also known as Burning Mouth Syndrome. For many patients it is chronic, ongoing,  with no identifiable cause, and often worsens during the day. It may present as Burning sensation in the mouth Dry mouth Oral pain Altered taste sensation Discomfort and itchiness of hard palate, lips and tongue Some possible causes of oral…

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Welcome to all-new EDG!

After 35 years at 165 Ormond Rd we have closed our doors for the last time…to open our brand new clinic right next door at 163 Ormond Rd! 4 long months of renovations have paid off and EDG team is extremely excited to welcome everyone into our new home, with all-abilities access, extra treatment space, larger…

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WISDOM TEETH

  Everyone knows about wisdom teeth as the last annoying set of adult teeth in the mouth, and that they are often painful. Here we’ll try to shed some light on these mysterious teeth. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17-25. These days their eruption is very unpredictable. In the past our diets…

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Back to school dental tips

School is back! And hopefully this year our kids (and parents) will enjoy a normal school year with onsite learning, packed school bags, lunchboxes and school sport. With kids heading back it is also important to get back on track with their oral health. Here are some tips: Ensure regular 6-monthly dental visits with your…

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Christmas Guide to Healthy Holiday Teeth

  As we climb out of COVID lockdown hibernation, we are once again free to enjoy eating out, having drinks with friends and catching up with near and dear to us for those endless end of year get-togethers. So will our teeth stand up to the challenge? Here are some tips to help you get…

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Osteoporosis and Bisphosphonates in dentistry

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. It is usually treated with a combination of healthy diet and lifestyle, exercise and in many cases medication such as bisphosphonates (e.g. Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Reclast, Prolia, Denosumab). These can strengthen the bone and reduce the chance of fractures. One of the potential side…

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COMPOSITE OR PORCELAIN VENEERS?

We often see patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. This may be due to discolouration, irregular shape, overlapping or spacing between the teeth. Wherever possible we recommend most conservative options like whitening and straightening. If this isn’t enough the next step is to consider covering the teeth with facings called veneers.…

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Women’s Oral Health

Earlier this month Women’s Health Week was celebrated around Australia. With the stresses that COVID19 has brought about, this was a great reminder to check in on your health and make positive, long-lasting changes, including those in oral health. Here are some dental issues to look out for in women of different ages: Gum disease…

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How much sugar is hiding in your trolley?

Earlier this month we celebrated Dental Health Week. The focus this year was on sugar, which was very appropriate during our COVID lockdown as many of us indulge in those extra calories and sweets while stuck at home.  So how can we be more sugar savvy and improve our diets and overall well-being? Be aware…

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