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OVERCOMING DENTAL PHOBIAS

Have you been deferring your dental visit? Have you had a bad experience in the past that has put you off seeing a dentist? Are you unsure of what to expect when you come in? Rest assured you are not on your own! Here we’ll give you some tips on how to overcome those fears…

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DRY MOUTH

About 10% of general population and 25% of older people experience a dry mouth (xerostomia). Rather than being a disease in itself, it is usually a symptom of an underlying problem. Dry mouth can be caused by: Prescription medications – antidepressants, decongestants, antihistamines, muscle relaxants, appetite suppressants, diuretics Illegal drugs – cocaine, ice, heroine Dehydration…

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Teeth Grinding and clenching

Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. Up to 90% of people grind, but only 20% of those are aware that they are doing it. Usually, a person doesn’t realise that they grind their teeth in their sleep. The partner who shares their bedroom (and hears the grinding noises at night)…

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HOW LASER TECHNOLOGY CAN TREAT PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the teeth in place. Generally affecting adults in their 30s and 40s, periodontal diseases are caused due to a number of reasons, such as poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, chronic illnesses like diabetes, smoking, and certain medications. Typical treatment for periodontal…

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Dental Tips for the Festive Season

Christmas season (aka indulgence season) is upon us once again – here are some tips on how to get you and your mouth through it: Be careful of candy canes and pork crackling – these are some of the biggest culprits behind chipped teeth atChristmas! Swap red wine for white – lets face it, a…

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WHEN IN DOUBT GET CHECKED OUT

Mouth Cancer Lips Cheek Roof of the mouth Tongue Floor of the mouth Head and Neck look for red and white patches Mouth Ulcers that don’t heal

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MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU – LASER TREATMENT IN DENTISTRY

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU – LASER TREATMENT IN DENTISTRY Laser treatment is becoming more and more widespread in many sectors of health and beauty industry, including dentistry. Here at EDG we use a diode laser, which has many treatment benefits: • Replaces cutting with a scalpel in many cases • Virtually pain-free, with…

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HOW GUM DISEASE CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

  HOW GUM DISEASE CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH  Gum (or periodontal disease) is an infection of gums and bone around your teeth. It is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque (deposits that accumulate daily around the teeth and gums). These attack the…

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REPLACEDENT-Implant tooth replacement

REPLACEDENT – Implant tooth replacement Have you got a missing tooth or a loose denture? Do implants sound daunting? Here at Elwood Dental Group we use a virtually pain-free, digitally perfected implant placement method called REPLACEDENT, developed by the local MOREDENT group right here in Melbourne. Here is how it works: . A CT (computer)…

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WORLD CUP FEVER

WORLD CUP FEVER With Football World Cup heating up and almost 50% of the world population being glued to the screens, we thought we’d bring you some interesting dental/soccer facts from around the globe: ICELAND – until recently Iceland’s coach Heimir Hallgrimsson was a dentist. He semi-retired 7 years ago to take on the role…

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