Clearing up confusion about amalgam removal in the Melbourne area

Amalgam Removal Melbourne - Amalgam Filling

Amalgam fillings were once a standard dental treatment. More recently they have fallen out of favour. Alternative materials such as porcelain or composite resin look natural and do not contain mercury. They often require less alteration to the tooth. Many patients that need a new filling are looking for materials that are biocompatible. However, the decision can be more challenging for those who already have amalgam fillings. The mercury dilemma The precise amount of mercury vapour released by “silver” fillings, the percentage of it that enters the body, and the impact it may have on health, are at the heart … Continue reading

Potential dental complications from sleep apnoea resolved in Sunbury

man sleeping, Dental Sleep Apnoea Sunbury

Sleep apnoea is a serious medical condition. As you relax into sleep, soft tissues at the back of the mouth collapse, closing or partially blocking the airway. This condition deprives the brain and body of vital oxygen. It results in repeated awakening that prevents the body’s essential regeneration processes. Current research also points to potential oral problems caused by sleep apnoea. Dr. Terry Rose and his team of dental professionals in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds share this information. Implant implications A dental implant is a small post, surgically placed into the jawbone to replicate the root of a missing tooth. It is topped with … Continue reading

Helping Sunbury sleep better with advanced dentistry

Sunbury sleep better with advanced dentistry treatment for for sleep apnoea

Smile in Style is known for providing healthy, high quality preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds. However, our services extend beyond caring for teeth. Dr Rose and his team offer a variety of advanced treatments, including sleep apnoea therapy. Signs of apnoea OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) is a sleep disorder that involves blockage of the airway, causing interruptions in breathing. Unfortunately, many people with apnoea are yet undiagnosed. The symptoms include: Snoring, which is usually louder when you sleep on your back Choking or gasping for air during sleep Frequent headaches, especially in the morning Feeling sleeping … Continue reading

The importance of treating sleep apnoea and how your Sunbury dental office can help

Solution for sleep apnoea from dentist in Sunbury

Many people who are diagnosed with sleep apnoea opt against treatment, because they find CPAP intolerable. However, there are alternatives, including comfortable and convenient oral appliance therapy, available from Smile in Style Dental offices in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds. What sleep apnoea does to your body Snoring alone is harmless except for disturbing the person’s sleep partner. The sound indicates that air is moving through the airway. However, in many cases loud snoring follows a period of no breathing, which is called an apnoeic event. As the person reaches deep stages of sleep, muscles relax. In a healthy person, breathing … Continue reading

Dentists in Sunbury have a new solution for sleep apnoea

new solution for sleep apnoea from dentist in Sunbury

Traditionally, snoring was considered a problem for the bed partner, not for the snorer. While the loud gasps and rumbles can keep someone else awake all night, the person snoring seems to be sleeping peacefully. We now know that is not the case. Snoring is the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea. Understanding snoring Snoring is a sound caused by vibration. It happens because muscles, including those in the throat and airway, become extremely relaxed when a person enters the deepest stages of sleep. When the windpipe relaxes and airflow is slightly restricted, breathing causes the soft tissues to … Continue reading

Oral care tips from your Moonee Ponds dentist

Oral care tips from your Moonee Ponds dentist

Oral care is an essential, but often neglected, aspect of overall health and wellbeing. Smile in Style focuses of preventive care at our Sunbury and Moonee Ponds dental offices. With a combination of good habits at home, and regular dental care, you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Proper oral hygiene Your brushing and flossing techniques are just as important as frequency. Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. Don’t skip flossing or you will only be cleaning two-thirds of the tooth surface. It should take about two minutes or longer to brush thoroughly. Take care to clean under … Continue reading

Nutrition and oral health: Tips from Smile in Style, in Moonee Ponds VIC and Sunbury, VIC

Nutrition and oral health: Tips from Smile in Style, in Moonee Ponds VIC and Sunbury, VIC

Your dietary choices can have a significant impact on your health, and this is especially true of oral health. In fact, food has a dual impact on the mouth. First, everything you eat directly contacts the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. Additionally, your body needs good nutrition to fight off oral disease, strengthen tooth enamel, and maintain healthy tissues. Below are some of the best foods for oral health. Brazil nuts, sesame seed, and almonds – Seeds and nuts are high in protein, and packed with micronutrients and minerals. These three are especially high in calcium, which helps remineralize teeth. … Continue reading

Residents of Moonee Ponds & Sunbury VIC ask, “What is the importance of oral health?”

Importance of oral health from dentist in Moonee Ponds & Sunbury VIC

Your mouth is not a separate entity. It shares an intimate relationship with your body and your mind. Maintaining oral wellness through good home care and healthy, professional dental care sustains that harmony, enhancing your quality of life.   Consider these ways oral health impacts your life balance: Self-esteem. Unique aspects of your intelligence, compassion, and morality may be more important than how you look. But your appearance plays a big part in how satisfied you are with yourself. Straight, white teeth and a clean mouth enhance every feature of your face. Public acceptance. Your oral health plays a dual … Continue reading

Five ways to make dentist appointments and oral hygiene fun

oral hygiene fun at dentist in Melbourne

Childhood is a time of rapid change. In a few short years, the bone structure, teeth, muscles, and joints grow, develop, and strengthen. The same is true of a child’s habits. Good oral hygiene and a good attitude towards oral health can give your child a solid foundation for a future of bright smiles. One of the best ways to cultivate a positive attitude is by making their home oral hygiene fun! Oral hygiene is better together – Children learn by example; they love to imitate and participate. You can tell them it’s important to brush and floss, but if … Continue reading

Growing healthy smiles: The importance of children’s dental care

Child Dental Care from dentist in Melbourne

Dental check-ups are one of the most important, and most frequently overlooked, aspects of oral health for patients of all ages. Children, like adults, should see a dentist about every six months. Early check-ups and hygienist cleanings can help prevent cavities and other common childhood dental problems. Smile in Style is proud to participate in the federal Child Dental Benefits Scheme, which offers financial assistance for essential treatment of children between the ages of two and seventeen. If your child qualifies, you have probably received an official notice of eligibility, valid for the entire calendar year. Early dental care is … 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.
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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.