Residents in Moonee Ponds ask “Do I really need to see a dentist that often?”

There is a common misconception that you only need a dentist when you have a dental problem – and you don’t need to go back until you have another problem. In reality, the best dentistry is preventive dentistry. We want you to enjoy the benefits of feeling great and loving your smile every day, for the rest of your life.

Dentist in Moonee Ponds Area

When we see a new patient at Smile In Style, our first priority is correcting any existing dental problems. Once that has been accomplished, our next goal is to ensure that there are no more problems. We generally recommend patients visit us once or twice a year for preventive care visits with the dentist and hygienist.

Yes, you need dental teeth cleaning

You brush and floss every day. Why do you need to have your teeth cleaned at a dentist’s office? In reality, you probably aren’t getting all of the plaque off your teeth. Pits and fissures can be too tiny for the bristles of your toothbrush to clean, and it can be very difficult to clean thoroughly under bridges, around crowded teeth, or at the back of your mouth. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar, which is difficult to remove without dental tools. Even a small neglected area can lead to big dental problems. Your hygienist can clean every bit of every tooth surface, even below the gumline if necessary. This removes tartar before it has time to cause damage such as gum disease.

No, your routine appointment isn’t just about teeth cleaning

Cleaning is important, but it is just one of many reasons to keep your regular appointments.

  • Disease screening – Your dentist or hygienist will check for signs or oral cancer, periodontal disease, and more. Early detection is the key to successful treatment.
  • Cavity detection – Lapses in good oral hygiene can lead to cavities faster than you may realise. Additionally, some people are more prone to tooth decay even if they brush and floss regularly. We use advanced diagnostics to detect and correct cavities when they begin developing, before a significant amount of tooth structure is affected.
  • Patient education – We will offer tips and advice for more effective oral hygiene techniques, nutritional advice and other healthy tips.

Your healthiest smile is just a phone call away. Contact Smile In Style at 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) or 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) and schedule your appointment.

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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.