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.

Oral care tips from your Moonee Ponds dentist

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 and around dental bridges, braces, and other appliances.
  • If you’ve consumed something acidic, rinse with water promptly, but wait about an hour before brushing. Acid softens enamel and it needs time to harden in order to avoid damage.

Healthy food for healthy smiles

Like the rest of the body, your mouth relies on good nutrition to maintain proper health.

  • Antioxidants boost your immune system, helping your body fight off oral and other disease.
  • Calcium rich foods help maintain strong tooth enamel.
  • Polyphenols, which are found in both green and black tea, have been found to inhibit bacterial growth.
  • Crunchy raw veggies help keep teeth clean by scraping plaque and debris from the surface as you chew.
  • Water is essential for rinsing teeth and keeping hydrated is important to a healthy body.

Preventive dental care

Visiting your dentist regularly is vital to maintaining good oral health.

  • Professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar that is missed by your toothbrush.
  • Early diagnosis of oral disease facilitates efficient, effective treatment and prevents the loss of teeth.
  • We offer guidance and advice to help optimise your home care routine.

Have you seen a dentist recently? Call us at or 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) or 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) and arrange an appointment or book online at www.smileinstyle.com.au
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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.