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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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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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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Have you wondered why you always have to fill out a detailed medical history form when you come to a new dentist? There are many factors in you overall health that may contribute to your oral health. There are also many conditions and medications that could play an important part in your dental treatment, so…

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To celebrate Men’s Health Week this year we’d like to look at how men fare with their oral health and how they can improve.  In general, men have been shown to be affected more than women by gum disease, tooth loss and certain oral infections. Some differences may be due to certain dental habits (or…

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As the COVID-19 curve flattens and the number of cases around Victoria decreases, dental surgeries have been allowed to move back to Level 2 restrictions. So what exactly does this mean for you? Most dental procedures are once again allowed. The main defining factor is whether aerosol (or water spray) can be eliminated. This means…

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During stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions, we are all trying to stay at home, minimise any unnecessary travel and keeping to the social distancing protocols. So what does this mean for dentistry? Minimising the need for dental visits until restrictions are lifted!Here are some tips on how to look after your dental health during the restrictions:•…

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As COVID-19 is at the front of everyone’s thoughts right now, Elwood Dental Group is commited to doing everything possible to keep our community and staff safe and supported in these trying times. On top of our standard strict infection control protocols we are currently implementing the following measures: Patients are asked to call us…

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Beginning of the sports season means it’s time for a new mouthguard. So how do you pick the right one? Here is all you need to know about over-the-counter vs. custom-fit mouthguards:Over-the-counter mouthguards• Can be bought at pharmacies and sports stores• Predominantly boil-and-bite: generic mould that softens in hot water, allowing you to bite into…

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Summer holidays are almost over, so together with organising new school uniforms and lunches we need to get out kids mouths in order as well! Here are some back to school dental tips 1. Book regular dental check-ups. Aim for twice a year – easy way to remember is summer holidays around Christmas time and…

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