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Caring For Your Smile

We all want a natural and healthy smile, and for as long as we can possibly hope for. Clean and strong teeth. Infection-free gums. And breath that doesn’t have others pinching their nostrils shut.

It’s not too much to ask for, is it?
Like everything in the human body, our teeth and overall oral health can certainly deteriorate over time, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your responsibility of trying to preserve it. Preventive dental care, in fact, should remain a highly important endeavor throughout our life span, and a habit we should only look to improve. Young or not so young, no matter what stage of life you are currently at, the tandem of good oral hygiene at home and regular checkups with your dentist at  Dental, will go a long way in keeping your smile bright and healthy for many years to come.

Teeth Whitening CollingwoodAnd that’s important
As well as addressing your overall health in a holistic manner, here are a few simple ways that Stanley Street Dental suggest you stick to in order to prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities or the risk of infection and tooth decay.
After all, our smile is what defines us, so why not do everything in our power to keep it alive?
The list…

  • It is no secret that brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush is vital. Using a fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the surface of your teeth is also a step we should incorporate into our daily routine, as well as being mindful of your tongue health. Brushing the top surface of your tongue will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath nice and fresh.
  • It is also recommended here at Stanley Street Dental that you clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath, as decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Floss and mouthwash will both help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line which can only help in the long run
  • The next one is from a holistic approach. It includes eating a balanced diet while trying to avoid sugary treats and drinks. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, yogurt, cheese, or even fruit can not only help keep your smile healthy, but the rest of you in good shape as well.
  • As part of a regimented plan for maintain your oral health, remember to schedule regular checkups here at Stanley Street Dental every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and charting.
  • And if you play sports, be sure to ask one of our friendly dentists about mouth guards designed to protect your smile and the integrity of your teeth
    These are just a few simple ways you can care for your smile!

So, What can Cosmetic Dentistry fix?

In Our Cosmetic Dentistry You have all Option

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Composite bonding (direct and indirect)
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Smile makeover – Typically, it involves more than one cosmetic dental procedure, often combining teeth whitening, dental veneers, composite bonding, and tooth implants.
  • Full mouth reconstruction

 

Toothache and pain solution Melbourne

Toothache & Tooth Pain

Ouch.

Just the thought alone can force us to hold the side of our face as if we were actually experiencing a toothache. Some of the worst pain a human being can endure, in fact, is the onset of a debilitating toothache and its hellish throbbing, and although the pain can present on either side of the pain spectrum, a toothache should never be ignored. There are many different reasons of course to why one would experience the unpleasantness of a toothache, but the condition mostly results from inflammation of the soft, inner part of the tooth called the pulp.

Toothache and Tooth Pain

It’s where the nerves and blood vessels reside, and where the pain naturally stems from.
(Who thought it was a good idea to put nerves directly in our teeth?)

 

The most common causes of toothache are as follows:

  • Cavities and tooth decay, a combination which results from the breakdown of the enamel of the tooth, is almost the number one reason. When a tooth is worn down, it can expose the dentine or inner layer of the tooth, and cause an immense amount of pain as a result.
  • An abscessed tooth is not only something which sounds horrible, but a process that involves the pulp becoming infected. Infection normally results from the exposure of the pulp to a bevy of bacteria in the mouth and along the gums.
  • A tooth fracture, which can result from an injury or biting down on something hard. This can also cause the tooth to crack or break, which as a result, causes inflammation, but it’s the direct exposure to the sensitive nerves in the pulp that cause the pain. Things like air, infection and other factors that come into contact with the pulp can see you in sever discomfort.
  • Receding gums as a result of gum disease also has a similar exposing effect, where certain areas of the teeth that are normally hidden and protected, become the catalyst for pain and nasty inflammation.
  • Gingivitis, periodontal disease, or gum disease which is caused by bacteria in the mouth, also cause pain and inflammation. Not only that, but they may also result in bleeding and sensitive gums and teeth. This is normally the result of bad oral hygiene but can have other motivating factors in their development.
  • Hot and cold food can also cause pain, as can beverages and air sensitivity. Unlike some of the other reasons, however, this type of pain may only last a few seconds after exposure to the element but can be mild or very intense. Think ice-cream.
  • Acid erosion can also expose the pulp (a key culprit) and can either result from bacteria interacting with sugar that produces acid in the mouth or stomach acid that enters the mouth from vomiting. As if vomiting wasn’t enough.
  • If you are inclined to grind your teeth or clench your jaw, then this too can result in tooth pain, as well as discomfort in the jaw itself and surrounding muscles. This can also deteriorate your precious tooth enamel, which, yep, you guessed it, can cause even more tooth pain.
  • Orthodontic appliances can also contribute to a pesky toothache, especially when the devices move. Braces are the culprit here.
  • Wisdom teeth appear later in life and can cause some pain and discomfort as they cut through the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in more severe pain and should be properly addressed.
  • Pregnancy, unfortunately, for such a natural process, can lead to inflammation all throughout the body and can thus result in tooth pain as well.
  • Crowns can result in tooth sensitivity or pain after placement.
  • Broken or damaged dental implants (like crowns, fillings, bridges, etc.) can result in toothache and pain.
  • Cold sores and canker sores may also cause discomfort and tooth pain.

It’s an extensive list, and there are many things you need to consider when trying to minimize the risk for a ruthless and unhelpful toothache. That being said, and if you are experiencing toothache or pain at the moment, it is recommended to see a dentist as soon as possible.

There is no need to ask – Can a toothache go away on its own?

Here at Stanley Street Dental, we have always pushed the idea that by leaving the problem untreated, it will only result in the condition worsening to the point of damaging your teeth further or adding to a list of unwanted complications.

And why needlessly suffer? 

One of our dentists will be able to provide immediate pain relief, a return to your normal eating and drinking habits, as well as being able to resolve the initial or underlying cause of the toothache or pain itself.

It’s a no brainer.

Toothache? Need an Emergency Dentist?

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Need an Emergency Dentist?

Come and visit us here at Stanley Street Dental

Although it might not be an emergency that has your scrambling for the phone or through our doors here at Stanley Street Dental, pain and dental discomfort are things that still need to be properly addressed.

If you’re reading this right now, perhaps you are indeed, sitting in front of your computer or on your phone holding the side of your mouth, wondering the best course of treatment or action.
The good news is, our Collingwood Dentists are ready when you are.

Obviously, if the pain is unbearable, or it is indeed a dental emergency, it is good to know that the Stanley Street Dental Clinic will be able to assist you and offer immediate, pain-relieving assistance.

Why am I in so much pain?

We at Stanley Street Dental will never trivialize dental pain. We understand perfectly how excruciating it can be, and the desperate need for relief and subsequent treatment. Tooth decay, infection or tooth abscess, a cracked tooth, gum disease, and the notorious and sudden nature of needing a root canal procedure, can all leave your mouth feeling miserable and inflamed and in dire need of a dental professional.

At Stanley Street Dental, we are equipped and ready to tackle your dental problems head on, and that definitely includes relieving any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing right at this moment.

Other Services to Relieve Tooth Pain

If your filling has fallen out, your dental implants need to be looked at or readjusted, if you’re having issues with your dentures, or if you require a form of cosmetic surgery to improve the quality of your life, then one simple phone call to the Stanley Street Dental Clinic will ease your mind and begin proceedings to have you healthy and pain-free again. If you have been needlessly suffering or tolerating a damaged or painful smile, or have tried to ignore dental issues, then perhaps it’s time to come in for a visit and see what we can offer you.

Pediatric Dentistry and More

When we talk about tooth pain and treatment plans, possible dental problems and gum-related issues, we are of course including your children in such a wide and accommodating dental care approach. Our Emergency Dentists at Stanley Street Dental are more than happy, and more than qualified and professionally equipped to work closely with children, allowing our clinic to provide a family-orientated service that both you and your children will comfortable in visiting.

Finally, at Stanley Street Dental, you can rest assured and breathe a little easier knowing that we are always ready to help and ease the burden of tooth pain, especially for those in the Collingwood area. We cater to a wide range of dental and emergency dental needs, for both you and your children, and will go to the next level every time in order to ensure you leave our clinic happy, healthy, and with a big, beautiful smile.

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How about a Smile Makeover? – Collingwood Dentist

At Stanley Street Dental, we understand the importance of oral health, of oral functionality, and the way those two aspects of your life can significantly impact how you feel about the world. It may sound trivial on paper, but if you’ve ever had a toothache or someone has made you feel self-conscious about your teeth and how they appear, then that notion can certainly disappear rather quickly. The truth is, your teeth matter. Obviously, you want them to work well and allow you to eat and drink without any pain or interference, but beyond the functional side of good oral health, there are certainly things the Stanley Street Dental team can do to improve your smile.

That’s why we’re now asking the question…How about a smile makeover?

Don’t stress if the answer is ‘yes.’ In fact, and if you are unhappy with your smile, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world have visited cosmetic dentists to repair a chipped or broken tooth (or teeth), brighten the unsightly effects of stained teeth, or undergone modern dental procedures to straighten their smile. Stanley Street Dental not only boast an expert and well-experienced team of dental practitioners, but we also have some of the latest and most efficient technology when it comes to general, restorative, and cosmetic dental today. In fact, there are a wide range of treatments that our team can help you with, to achieve the look you’ve always wanted. Below are a list of options and services we offer as a Collingwood Dentist, as part of improving your oral health and giving your smile a professional makeover.

Teeth whitening

Teeth WhiteningOver time, it is almost inevitable that your will change colour, and there are a number of reasons why. From cigarettes and cigars that leave nasty deposits of tar and nicotine behind, to coffee and wine which contain pigments that can darken the teeth, and even some fruits and vegetables that contain acid that eats away at your enamel, allowing the darker dentin to show through, can be the culprit. Our professional teeth whitening services here at Stanley Street Dental can reverse these effects and restore your teeth to their pearly white state.

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers are an option if your enamel is too thin, your discoloration is due to trauma, or you have other tooth issues, in which, traditional teeth whitening may not be an option. But that doesn’t mean you’re destined to live out your days with yellowed or stained teeth. Not at all.
Our Collingwood Dentist provide’s high-quality veneers in which bonds thin porcelain shells to the front of your teeth, and where each veneer is individually sculpted to fit your individual teeth. Not only can this procedure make your teeth look whiter, but veneers can also disguise tiny chips or even small gaps between your teeth.

Dental Bridge

Sometimes a tooth has more than just a little chip; maybe it’s broken or worn down due to grinding or overuse, leaving gaps. Some people are even born with small or misshapen teeth. In cases like these, dental bridging may be the solution to fixing your smile. Bridging is the process of using a prosthetic device that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants in order to cover unsightly gaps and unwanted spaces. Gaps in your smile can be embarrassing, but over time, they can also cause your other teeth to shift, which can ultimately lead to a poor bite and diminished smile.

Crowns and Teeth Fillings

Dental CrownModern dentistry has advanced a lot in modern times. Instead of a metal tooth or metallic fillings, we now have much more natural and safer alternatives. In fact, Stanley Street Dental can now replace your older fillings with white composite material that looks more like your natural teeth, once again, restoring the beauty to your smile. Broken, misshapen, or cracked teeth can also be replaced with natural crowns. Your Collingwood dentist will shape your damaged tooth into a secure base and will then bond a composite tooth sculpted to fit perfectly. Not only does this improve the appearance of your smile, but it also gives you a natural bite and sharpens your speech.

 

Dental implants

Sometimes, a smile can become a little less attractive if you’ve lost a tooth or teeth unexpectedly. If that is the case, Stanley Street Dental can arrange quality dental implants to replace a single tooth or even a whole mouthful of teeth, if necessary. Beyond just the look, dental implants also help protect your jaw from the bone damage that occurs following the loss of your tooth. They also function just like your normal teeth. So, if you’ve been wanting to get some professional dental work done or give your smile a makeover, why not contact us today or make an online appointment? If you’re in the Collingwood area, feel free to drop into our clinic also. Your smile makeover will be ready in no time