Optimising your oral health and wellbeing with quality dental care in Moonee Ponds

If your teeth are cavity free, is your oral health good? Maybe it is, but maybe it’s not. Although tooth decay is a common oral disease, it is not the only one. Many patients who visit our Moonee Ponds or Sunbury offices are surprised to learn that the presence of tooth decay is not the only indicator of oral health. In fact, it is possible to have gum disease, which can affect your overall well-being, with few, if any, symptoms.

Optimising your oral health and wellbeing with quality dental care in Moonee Ponds

Oral health – it’s about more than just your mouth

What is oral health? It could be defined as the health of your mouth. However, the mouth isn’t a separate structure, it is an inseparable part of your whole body. For many reasons, there is no clear distinction between oral health and whole-body health,.

  • The negative effects of oral disease and malfunction are not confined to your mouth. For example:
    • chronic infection of the gums can trigger a systemic inflammatory response
    • misalignment of the jaws can cause migraines or earaches,
    • poorly fitted dentures can age your whole face.
  • Systemic health problems can negatively impact the health of your mouth. For example:
    • uncontrolled diabetes increases your risk of gum disease
    • vomiting can erode tooth enamel
    • impaired mobility can make brushing and flossing difficult.
  • Habits and lifestyle choices that support a healthy body are equally important to oral health. These include:
    • good nutrition
    • immune boosting foods or supplements
    • managing stress
    • avoiding tobacco and more.
Moonee Ponds Office
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How holistic dental care gives you a reason to smile

How holistic dental care gives you a reason to smile, check Dr. Terry Rose explanation.Smile in Style is a holistic dental practice, which means that we take your health seriously. We also understand that health is more than the absence of illness. It is a state of optimal well-being, and your smile is an integral part of it.

Our dentists are trained and skilled, and Our standard of care includes more than just clinical treatment. We believe in the importance of:

  • Customer service – Many people today complain of being rushed through medical offices, ignored, and treated like numbers. Here at Smile in Style, our approach is very different, because our practice revolves around people. You can expect to be treated like a cherished friend, not a number.
  • Communication – This is considered the foundation of any relationship, and the dentist-patient relationship is no different. We take the time to listen, understand your concerns, and answer your questions. We also strive to educate you, help you understand what is affecting your oral health, and how it can be improved.
  • Individualised treatment – There is no “one size fits all” solution for dental care. From the frequency of cleanings to restorative treatments and even at-home hygiene, our recommendations are based on many individual factors.
  • Nutritional and healthy living guidance – You might expect your dentist to discuss the dangers of consuming excess sugar, but what about the importance of balanced nutrition, acupuncture meridians, and getting a good night sleep. Holistic dentistry is about whole-body health, and the best way to achieve that is by addressing all aspects of wellness.
  • Integrative care – Just as your mouth is not a separate entity, neither is your heart, or your stomach, or any other part of your body. They are integrated, and medical care should be as well. We believe that you receive the best care when various medical providers work together, and they are all focused on the whole picture that is your health.  So we also work closely with naturopaths, specialists and GP’s.
  • Biocompatible materials – You take great care to avoid toxins in your food, so it’s only natural that you don’t want them in your dental restorations. What  you may not know that sensitivities to materials can vary from one person to another. That is why we take care to choose biocompatible materials.
  • Evidence based dentistry – Through the efforts of scientists and researchers around the world, we are continually gaining a better understanding of oral diseases, causes, prevention, effectiveness of treatments, and the oral systemic connection. We incorporate the latest technologies to bring our patients the best care possible.

Are you ready to optimise your oral health? Call our Moonee Ponds office at 03 8400 4104 , or our Sunbury office at 03 8001 6021 to schedule a consultation.

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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.