Oral Health And Well Being

Healthy Family SmileWhere many think of dentistry as a way in which to preserve or attain a healthy beautiful smile, this area of medicine is actually an integral part of health management. Of course it seems common sense, but years have gone by in which the mouth was treated as a separate entity from the body. Although dentists have continually worked to preserve oral health through preventive and early treatment of dental problems, we are continually learning just how great the impact of oral health is on overall wellbeing.

The truth is that oral health is directly connected to general health. When oral health is poor, the body suffers. Likewise, when a chronic health condition is occurring, signs will show in the mouth. In fact, it doesn’t even take a chronic condition to impact oral health. Women become more susceptible to gum disease throughout their lives, with every shift in their hormones.

What we look for now, rather than mere treatments for generalized dental problems, is a way to facilitate health through regular preventive care and the early detection and treatment of problems. At the root of many dental issues are bacteria. There are several types of bacteria that live in the mouth at all times. When you think of brushing and flossing your teeth, keep in mind that the ultimate goal of these tasks is to wash away existing bacteria from the mouth, not just to clean food particles from the teeth.

All about oral hygiene at Smile In Style explained by Dr. Terry Rose

All about oral hygiene at Smile In Style explained by Dr. Terry Rose
Do you brush and floss your teeth enough? How important is maintaining good oral hygiene? Watch this video to learn about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene as Dr. Terry Rose from Smile In Style explains it all.

How important is maintaining good oral hygiene?

Poor oral hygiene can be implicated in all sorts of health issues such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, and a whole lot of other major issues.

What are the procedures available at Smile In Style for good oral hygiene?

Our dental hygienists perform a range of procedures in our business. They do full dental cleanings, full chartings to check on what layers of diseases there are. They also provide personal hygiene instructions.

We also have a range of products available which can radically reduce decay and solve gum disease issues.

The state of oral health has a physical and psychological impact on a person. This condition affects how children grow and thrive, how we look, speak, smile, chew, and interact with others. Our oral health affects the taste of food. Even young children are affected greatly by oral health. In the instance where dental caries is severe, a child may experience pain that disrupts sleep, eating, and learning. Dental caries may lead to chronic infections, and systemic inflammation, not to mention nutritional deficiencies.

Oral health is important throughout life. Handling dental diseases is essential for the success of certain medical treatments, in pregnancy and especially important for those who are facing heart surgery or the treatment of a heart condition.

Smile in Style is committed to the provision of care that leads to greater wellbeing through excellent oral health.

Contact us for your dental check-up in Sunbury or Moonee Ponds.

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.