Treatment Options for Gum Disease: How diseased and damaged gums can be restored to health

Periodontal Gum Disease in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

We cannot treat what we do not know. And, due to the nature of periodontal disease as a progressive condition, it is essential for our team at Smile in Style in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, to understand each patient’s unique concerns. From there, our dentists, Drs Terry Rose and Sutanter Wander recommend interventions that effectively treat gingival inflammation and, as needed, damage to the gums and supportive tissues.  Treatment options for early gum disease Of course, the best “treatment” is prevention. Preventing gum disease comes down to consistent, proper brushing and flossing at home. Good home care must be complemented by routine professional care, including regular … Continue reading

Gum disease: A highly preventable and treatable condition when detected and treated early before it progresses

Gum Disease Stages in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

A healthy, beautiful smile is timeless. It looks good on everybody, regardless of age. And by partnering with Smile in Style, we can prevent the conditions that lead to tooth loss. You keep your complete, confident, and functional smile for life.  Along with dental decay, periodontal (gum) disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Fortunately, our team in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, works with patients to keep the tissues that surround and support the teeth healthy. As a progressive condition, gum disease can also be halted before irreversible damage occurs. When detected and addressed in its earlier stages, the effects of periodontal disease may even be … Continue reading

A healthy smile is always in style, so how can we support your health to prevent gum disease and protect teeth

Prevent Gum Disease in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

Fashions come and go. Hairstyles can look dated. But a healthy, attractive smile is always in style! To keep your teeth in top shape, Smile in Style works with you to care for the tissues that surround, protect, and support them. With consistent, proactive care, our Moonee Ponds, Victoria team prevents a major oral and overall health threat: periodontal disease. The “basics” Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease affects the structures around the teeth. It is a progressive condition that first involves only the gingival (gum) tissue. Without treatment, it can damage all of the tissues, including the gums, ligaments and supportive bone.  Periodontal disease develops when … Continue reading

Safeguard your oral health with these Dental Hygiene tips

Dental Hygiene Tips in Sunbury Area

Maintaining a healthy smile doesn’t come without effort. At Smile in Style, we remind our patients that good oral health results from two things: what you do at home and what we do in our dental office. Dr. Terry Rose, has compiled several dental hygiene practices to keep your oral health in great shape for years to come.  Brush and floss daily If you want to maintain a healthy smile, you must brush at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and at night. Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle toothpaste to avoid damage and tooth sensitivity. … Continue reading

Moonee Ponds patients ask: How do I practice good dental hygiene?

In Moonee Ponds Area Patients Ask, how Do I Practice Good Dental Hygiene?

We advise all Smile in Style patients to visit our Sunbury or Moonee Ponds rooms twice a year for their preventative care visit. However, a lot can happen in six months. Good daily habits between visits are just as important as in-office treatment. Never underestimate the importance of your home care dental hygiene habits. How often should I brush and floss? Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice a day: after breakfast  and dinner. However, it is a mistake to brush immediately after eating. Acidic foods and beverages soften tooth enamel. Unless your meal was particularly low acid, brushing too … Continue reading

The importance of a customised plan for dental care and good oral hygiene in Moonee Ponds

Importance of Good Dental Hygiene Moonee Ponds area

Dr. Rose and the team at Smile in Style are committed to helping our patients attain and maintain healthy smiles for life. We recognise that you are a unique individual. Your health, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals are unlike anyone else’s. That is why we take time to get to know each patient, learn about their oral health concerns, and develop a customised oral hygiene and dental treatment plan. Oral health and whole health are linked You might have read a bit about oral-systemic health in the past few years. A growing body of scientific evidence links oral disease with elevated … Continue reading

Gum disease causes and prevention for the over 65 age group in Moonee Ponds Victoria

Gum disease causes and prevention for the over 65 age group in Moonee Ponds Victoria

Gum disease prevention is an important focus at our offices in Moonee Ponds, Victoria and Sunbury, Victoria. Individuals over the age of 65 are statistically more likely to develop gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems. Problems often result from the cumulative effects of poor hygiene in youth, untreated disease and years of plaque build-up. Additionally, dental health can suffer as a side-effect of other conditions.   Any of the following will put an elderly person at high risk for dental problems: Medication side effects – Many prescription drugs cause dry mouth, which leaves you more susceptible to infection … Continue reading

Flossing: It’s more important than you think

Importance of Flossing from dentist in Moonee Ponds

The health of your mouth is vital to your overall health and wellbeing. The mouth-body connection has been well-documented, with a growing number of studies linking oral disease with various systemic diseases. Yet, oral care continues to be overlooked as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Particularly flossing is all too often forgotten. It is also far more important than you may realize. Why a healthy mouth matters Studies have linked severe periodontal disease with a tenfold increase in the risk of heart attack and a 700 percent increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Oral disease is … Continue reading

Oral health and hygiene dentistry

Holistic Health Care from dentist in Melbourne area

At Smile in Style, our approach to dentistry is based on overall wellness. Of course, we want you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. We also want to feel great and enjoy excellent overall health. Oral health is about more than taking care of your teeth. It is about taking care of your entire body, and optimising your quality of life. Fighting back against plaque Both caries (cavities) and gum disease have a common cause. Plaque is the clear sticky biofilm that accumulates on teeth after eating food or drinking sugary drinks. Over time, if the plaque is not removed … Continue reading

The benefits of early cavity detection at your Sunbury dental clinic

Cavity Detection from dentist in Sunbury Dental Clinic

Smile in Style is more than just a dental clinic. We are your partners in oral health and overall wellness. As a holistic dental practice, we have a strong focus on prevention of all oral disease, including cavities. One of our goals is the early detection and treatment of oral health problems including gum disease and decay detection Why early detection makes a difference Cavities often occur in pits in teeth where the enamel has eroded. If the tooth material surrounding the cavity is damaged, it must also be removed to prevent the spread of decay. By the time you … Continue reading

Smile In Style Dental office near Moonee Ponds and Sunbury

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Throughout our site, you will find valuable information about our services that will help you get to know us better. It is our mission to create beautiful white healthy smiles using the latest technologies. Our experienced Dentists and staff aim for lifelong relationships with our patients, providing relevant dental education and continual care throughout life. Here, you can learn more about the various dental conditions that may develop and the ways in which we treat them.
Some of the services you can expect to find at Smile in Style include: Our goal is to work together with you to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile, whilst ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.