Demystifying the SMART process: What the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique means and why it matters

Amalgam Removal Dentist in Sunbury VIC Area

The Smile In Style offices in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds, Victoria, are led by Dr. Terry Rose who has been Accredited as a Biological Dentist by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT). Dr Terry Rose is only one of four dentists in Australia to hold this prestigious title. The IAOMT is a 40-year-old network of dentists, healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers from around the globe. This global network is committed to researching and educating dentists on evidence based practices that  enable dentists to use the  safest techniques and  biocompatible materials available to dentists.  As an active member … Continue reading

From detecting cavities to treating gum disease, laser-assisted dentistry does it all

Laser Periodontal Therapy in Sunbury VIC Area

Use of modern technology is second nature to the team at Smile In Style.  Our highly experienced dentists in our Sunbury and Moonee Ponds offices have been using laser technology to complement many different types of conventional dental treatments for decades.   Laser-assisted dentistry has many  benefits for patients. It promotes the safest and most comfortable treatment experience while also supporting optimal outcomes and the fastest treatment process.  Additionally, laser dentistry is versatile. From treating periodontal (gum) disease,  to disinfecting root canals in root canal therapy and also removing cavities, the Lightwalker® laser system by Fotona is an effective way to … Continue reading

What makes Smile In Style a truly holistic dental practice?

Holistic Family Dental Office in Sunbury VIC area

The Smile In Style dental practice has been serving the patients of Moonee Ponds and Sunbury for over 30 years.  During this time we have invested heavily in training our staff and educating our patients about the link between oral health and general wellbeing.  We continue to strive to be at the forefront of new techniques and technologies that enable us to practise holistic dentistry. Your family’s health and safety are our priority and our holistic approach to dental care distinguishes us from other dental providers in Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.  You are more than your teeth and gums.  Dr … Continue reading

Emergency Dental Care quickly eases pain; with an unhurried personalised approach that supports your dental health

Emergency Toothache Relief in Sunbury VIC area

At Smile In Style in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds, Victoria, attractive and healthy teeth are always in fashion – and our approach to emergency dental care complements and supports this fundamental principle. Our highly trained reception team avoids over-booking appointments.  That way, we can usually see patients who are in pain or have urgent dental needs often on the same day in either our Moonee Ponds or Sunbury rooms. Additionally, we take a “triage” approach to caring for urgent matters. Often, patients may seek out emergency dental care due to a toothache. Our priority is to relieve an aching tooth … Continue reading

Creating healthy, attractive smiles with Clear Aligners

Invisible Braces For Adults in Sunbury VIC Area

Clear Aligners are a perfect fit with the many other advanced technologies available at the offices of Smile in Style in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds, Victoria. By getting your teeth to close and fit together correctly, our dentists can improve your smile and help to prevent some of the destructive complications associated with a malocclusion. Malocclusion is where the teeth are not aligned properly.  There is an imbalance between the upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed. Such “bite imbalances” are typically caused by crowded, crooked, and otherwise misaligned teeth. Our invisible alternative to braces When you bite … Continue reading

Invest in a lifetime of healthy, appealing smiles with durable implants to replace missing or failing teeth

Affordable Implant Solution in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

By nature, dental implants are affordable. When considering any investment, weighing the cost and benefits is essential. Resist the urge to go with the lowest-cost option. Value is more important. And implant-supported prosthetics (as a solution for missing and failing teeth) provide considerable value to our patients in Moonee Ponds, Sunbury, greater Melbourne, and across southern Victoria. Get to know implants at Smile in Style Implants are small posts. Made from biocompatible material like titanium or zirconium and placed in the jawbone, these posts are designed to naturally fuse or join the surrounding tissue. Once this process has occurred, Dr Terry Rose will attach the prosthetic teeth to … Continue reading

Use of Dental Lasers to Treat Gum Disease: A gentle, and precise treatment to restore gums

Laser of Gum Disease in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

Laser dentistry plays a powerful role in precisely treating gum disease and supporting a positive experience at Smile in Style, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Our dentists, Drs Terry Rose and Sutanter Wander, are skilled at performing various laser-assisted dental procedures – including periodontal (gum) treatments.  Shedding light on laser treatment Laser devices present a minimally invasive, efficient, precise, and painless alternative to conventional dental treatments. Instead of using aggressive, invasive, and uncomfortable cutting instruments like scalpels, Drs Rose or Wander direct a handheld laser instrument toward the treatment site. The laser itself does not make contact with the tissues. The energy generated from the … Continue reading

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

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.