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How Often Do I Need Teeth Cleaning?

Yellow or unclean teeth are not easy to hide. Unless you strive to keep your mouth closed or laugh in an unnatural way, most people will be able to see the discoloured state of your teeth or soiled and damaged enamel, whether they are looking or not. Not only is there an aesthetic component of having unclean teeth, but teeth that require professional cleaning can also eventually cause bleeding gums and bad breath.

Two things that none of us want.

As a result of yellow or unclean teeth, you can easily become self-conscious, insecure, and even depressed, but here at Stanley Street Dental, we are confident that when it comes to dental treatments that will brighten your smile and restore your confidence, you will be afforded the best and highest level of care in the Collingwood, Abbotford and Fitzroy areas.

For more information about the types of treatments and procedures and whitening kits we provide when dealing with yellow or unclean teeth, head on over to our teeth whitening page under the services tab.

If you’re wondering what professional teeth cleaning can actually provide, then let us here at Stanley Street Dental run you through the benefits.

1. Prevent cavities

The whitish and mostly unpleasant film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and as well as appearing a little off-putting, it is also the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended or if you decide not to get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly, it can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing or flossing to an extent, but a professional clean by our team here at Stanley Street Dental will ensure your overall oral health.

2. Prevent nasty Tooth Decay or even Loss

Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease advances, plaque moves further down the tooth where it can destroy the supporting bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Scary stuff. Luckily, the chance of this happening to you can be greatly reduced through regular dental cleanings here at Stanley Street Dental, combined of course, with good oral hygiene habits.

3. Brightens your smile

Teeth Cleaning Dentist east MelbourneAt Stanley Street Dental, we are all about a holistic approach to your oral health. We know that many like to indulge from time to time, or have certain daily habits that can affect your teeth, and as such, it should come as no surprise that drinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your pearly whites. That’s why we recommend regular professional teeth cleaning, as it can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!

4. Freshen your breath

Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Even if you brush and floss regularly, booking a professional tooth clean here at Stanley Street Dental is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odour-free.

5. Boost your overall health

Again, and with a focus on a holistic approach, the team at Stanley Street Dental promote healthy lifestyle choices as part of maintaining a healthy oral cavity. Studies have shown, in fact, that a connection between oral and overall health with the use of regular dental cleanings, may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke. As an interesting side note, many medical conditions can often be detected in their early stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam. How about that!

6. Save money in the long run

At Stanley Street Dental, we want you to have a healthy smile, healthy gums, and strong and impressive teeth for as long as possible. So although it may seem like a luxury or something that is often ignored, having your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months will keep you on that path.
For these advantages and more, feel free to get in touch with us or even make an appointment, or if you are in the Collingwood, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Abbotsford areas, then why not drop into our Stanley Street Dental clinic today to discuss the benefits of professional teeth cleaning.

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Do You Have Bad Breath?

What you need to know about bad breath

Bad breath is not something you want. Ever. It is noticeable. Embarrassing. And something that reflects poorly on your health, both orally and overall. There is also being the butt of other’s jokes, and no one likes to be made fun of. With all that being said, a bad breath is everywhere. In the young. In the elderly. – When was your last Checkup & Clean?

And in tight spaces where it really makes itself known.

There is a list of reasons why someone would experience bad breath, but most of them revolved around the premise of good, oral hygiene (or lack there of.) It’s that simple. No matter the cause though, even if its because you have let certain oral standards slip, bad breath can drive a wedge between you and your partner, your family, and create uncomfortable and embarrassing social interactions.

So let’s do something about it……

Here are the facts on Bad breath

Like any condition, information and awareness are important. Together, they can form the catalyst for prevention and treatment, if of course, bad breath has found a home in your mouth.

  • Bad breath affects over 25% of the population. So don’t feel alone.
  • The most common cause of bad breath is halitosis which can be caused by poor oral hygiene that accumulates and forms bacteria.
  • Particles of food and foreign substances in the mouth provide bad smelling bacteria if they are not cleaned properly or cleared.
  • The importance of being properly hydrated can not be understated. Being hydrated not only helps your overall health, but reduces the population of foul smelling and odor causing bacteria in your mouth.
  • Ultimately, the best way to avoid the worst of bad breath is to practice good, proper oral hygiene. If you are flossing, brushing, and keeping well hydrated, you will greatly reduce the effects of such an unpopular and embarrassing condition

Treatment

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Having bad breath from teeth

At Stanley Street Dental, our holistic approach to both dental overall health is a key factor when battling bad breath. A simple alteration in  your lifestyle or daily habits can completely rid your mouth of nasty odors, and protect you from the development of gum disease as well as keeping your teeth and oral cavity in good health.

Regular visits to the Stanley Street Dental Clinic will also reduce the likelihood of developing bad breath as a result of bacteria, tooth decay, and infection. It is thus recommended that you should visit us least twice a year.

As part of our commitment to holistic health, our dentists may recommend a specific course of action in order to provide the best care available. They are there to help you and get you back on the right path, so if this is the case, feel free to ask any questions.

Risk Factors

There are certainly clear and everyday things that can be substituted or removed completely from your lifestyle to control the odors in your mouth from becoming unpleasant.

Some of them are as follows:

Smoking: Is probably the most obvious, and more and more people are lighting up than ever before. It’s in movies. In the culture. And has been for generations. At Stanley Street Dental, we will never pass judgment or ridicule you for your choices, but we will offer you clear and precise information about how smoking in particular can deteriorate your gums and mouth while causing an instant case of bad breath.

Certain Foods: Garlic, seafood, and even wine, can certainly linger on the breath and send those around you searching for the nearest nostril peg. Luckily, there are ways to minimize this issue, while still allowing you to enjoy yourself and have a good time. Using mouthwash throughout the day or after a certain meal and chewing sugar-free dental gum both go a long way in reducing the odors of certain foods. The reason why garlic and onions (among others) cause an unpleasant smell is due to the process of certain bacteria that breaks down your food. Foul-smelling by-products are unfortunately the result, so again, mouthwash and gum are certainly your friend here.

Dental CleanlinessSimply? This boils down to how thorough you are when it comes to keeping your teeth and mouth clean and free from plaque build up. If you don’t necessarily care or are too lazy to keep up a daily routine, then understandably, your breath will certain reflect that.

If you are worried or embarrassed about bad breath, feel free to express this in the consultation and our dentists will do everything they can to assure you you are in good hands.

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