How is your oral health tracking? It’s time to get your mouth on track

If you’re like most people, you’re probably keeping track of a big, long list of things. Daily steps taken. Calories consumed. Calories burned. Heart rate. Your next doctor appointment. Thinking “am I getting my five serves of veges a day?” But what about your teeth? Yes, how is your oral health tracking? That’s the question being asked this Dental Health Week (5-11 August | dentalhealthweek.com.au), an annual event run by the Australian Dental Association which aims to make everyone aware of the key things they need to do to keep their teeth and gums healthy. You might think it doesn’t … Continue reading

Dr Rose’s Graduation from the LAHA Masters in Laser Dentistry in Bled, Slovenia

In May 2019 I travelled along with my family to Dijon France to complete my final laser Masters module. This module covered extra training in my area of interest which was laser gum, bone and implant surgery under Dr Thierry Maleca.  It was spring time in France and apart from the great learning and getting to meet other graduating dentists from around the world; we also got to enjoy the scenery, culture and food. From here I travelled with my family through Italy to the conference venue and graduation at Lake Bled in Slovenia. The Masters training for me had … Continue reading

Dental implant surgery in Moonee Ponds: What to expect, how to prepare mentally, and more

How to Mentally Prepare for Dental Implant Surgery in Moonee Ponds area

Smile in Style offers multiple implant options at our offices in Moonee Ponds and in Sunbury. Naturally, patients considering this procedure have a lot of questions, often asking how to mentally prepare. After all, the idea of surgery can be intimidating. Thankfully, the reality is much safer, more predictable, and gentler than you might imagine. Here, we address some of the most common concerns, and discuss what you need do to prepare. What’s involved when planning a dental implant? First, you should understand what dental implant surgery involves. The first step is a consultation and treatment planning. We use advanced … Continue reading

Sunbury women ask, “How safe is laser dentistry during pregnancy?”

Laser Dentistry During Pregnancy in Sunbury area

At Smile in Style, we take the responsibility of family dentistry seriously. Our offices in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds are holistic, mercury-free, and equipped with the laser technology to deliver the healthiest possible care for every member of your family – even if they haven’t been born yet. Taking care of your Dental care during pregnancy is important for you and your baby. The importance of dental care during pregnancy Among the many changes a woman experiences during pregnancy is a heightened awareness of self-care. You want to optimise your own health, but you worry about the potential effects of … Continue reading

Preventing and treating sports-related oral injuries: tips from your Sunbury dentist

3D teeth and first aid kit, for oral hygiene concept

If you need an emergency dentist in Moonee Ponds or Sunbury, you can count on the Smile in Style team. We offer a full range of emergency services, and we have seen many different types of dental injuries. However, a high percentage of dental injuries, especially in children, are related to athletic activities. The good news is that we can get you out of pain quickly and provide restorative treatments to correct virtually any kind of dental damage. The even better news is that many of these emergencies can be avoided with proper use of protective gear. Avoid an emergency … Continue reading

New scientific discovery linking gum disease and Alzheimer’s – what Moonee Ponds patients need to know

young woman showing with her finger inflamed lower gingiva with pain expression.

Once again, gum disease (periodontal disease) is making headlines in the health news, as more research links it to Alzheimer’s disease. The growing body of evidence linking gum disease with a number of life-threating medical conditions is one of the many reasons that we make periodontal health a priority at Smile in Style at our Moonee Ponds and Sunbury dental offices. The latest periodontal disease research study to make waves in the healthcare world was published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, on January 23, 2019. The researchers reported finding a significant link between P. gingivalis (Porphyromonas gingivalis), the … Continue reading

Safe solutions for amalgam removal in Sunbury

Patient sitting on the dentist chair

“Do I really want mercury in my mouth?” It is a question increasingly pondered by residents of Sunbury, and other communities across the globe. Unfortunately, many of those people already have mercury, in the form of dental amalgam in their mouths. Naturally, the next questions to ask are about safe filling removal options. What you should know about the wrong way to remove amalgams Removing a filling is  quite a routine dental procedure. It may be necessary if the filling is damaged, the tooth is decayed, the patient wants something more attractive, or many other reasons. The fastest and simplest … Continue reading

Sunbury patients ask: What does holistic dentistry service mean?”

The dentist is showing patient's brighter teeth

Holistic dentistry. It is mentioned on your favourite health talk shows, in blogs and magazines. You’ve heard friends and co-workers say that it’s great, and the people at the health food store recommended it. Everyone says to see a holistic dentist for mercury free fillings, but you know it’s more than that. Yet, you aren’t sure exactly what it does encompass, or whether you actually need the services of a holistic dentist in Sunbury. If the above describes you, don’t feel alone. Today’s focus on health, coupled with a growing body of scientific research, has led to a rapid rise … Continue reading

Our new Green 16 CBCT machine at Smile in Style Sunbury

image of Green 16 CBCT machine

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used in dental practices to capture a 3D image of a patient’s head and neck. We can then either look through the slices of images or rotate the 3D model on a computer screen to analyse the anatomy. This assists us to more accurately diagnose and treatment plan for our patients.

Choosing the best dentist for your family in Moonee Ponds

Dr. Rose and the team of the best dentists at Smile in Style offer a wide range of services for patients of all ages

Are you looking for a gentle, compassionate, holistic-focused dentist in Moonee Ponds? If so, Smile in Style is here to help. We have a whole team of dentists, hygienists, treatment coordinators, receptionists and dental assistants who are committed to your oral health and wellbeing. Holistic approach For generations, dentistry has been narrowly focused on repairing teeth. Patients and professionals alike paid little attention to the implications of specific materials or invasive techniques. Your overall health was treated as an entirely separate issue; if didn’t directly involve your teeth. It wasn’t a dentist’s concern. Thankfully, that mindset has changed and as … Continue reading