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A Brief History of Orthodontics

Woman with Braces

The next time you pick up the new aligners for your clear braces from your Kew East dentist, you might consider the history of orthodontics—and just how far it’s come since the days of the ancient Egyptians and their search for the perfect smile.

Orthodontics in the Past

Archeologists have found rudimentary orthodontic-like appliances in mummies, probably fashioned out of catgut. There is further evidence some years later that Etruscan women used a gold band around their teeth to protect them from shifting in the afterlife. During Roman times, it was recommended that people try to push their teeth into proper alignment with their fingers.

There was little in the way of what ...

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Dental Issues We May Be Able to Solve With Dental Implants

Woman at Dentist | Dental Implants Melbourne VIC

Dental implants can be signalled option for tooth replacement. Not only will a dental implant take care of any gaps in your smile so that you can get your smile back, but there are other issues that dental implants take care of that many people are unaware of.

Patients in Kew East, VIC who are missing teeth should look to dental implants as a way to solve many of their dental and health problems. Our experienced team is always happy to provide you with more information at our Kew East, VIC dental surgery.

Dental Implants Will Preserve Your Bone

When a tooth is missing, many people are unaware of the fact that the ...

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Why Might I Need a Dental Extraction?

Dental Extraction | Kew East DentistFor most dentists, including those at our Kew East, VIC dental clinic, dental extractions are almost always a treatment of last resort. It’s usually better to save a tooth rather than extract it. But the truth is, saving a tooth is not always possible. There are some situations where extraction is necessary; sometimes extraction can actually protect oral health.

Here are the instances where we might recommend to patients that we extract a tooth.

Gum Disease

Many people don’t realize that gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among Australian adults. If we treat gum disease ...

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Do I Need to Replace My Missing Tooth?

Tooth Replacement in Kew East VIC

If you are missing just one tooth, especially if it is in the back of your mouth where it may not be visible, you might wonder if you really need to replace it. Replacing a missing tooth is about more than just aesthetics, and ignoring it could have ramifications on your overall oral health. 

When patients with a missing tooth come to our Kew East, VIC dental surgery, we are happy to talk to them about their tooth replacement options—and that includes dental implants. 

Benefits of Dental Implants 

Chew Comfortably Again 

If you are missing even one tooth, chances are your chewing has changed to accommodate the gap in your teeth. With a dental ...

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Have a Smile That Is as Beautiful as It Is Healthy

Couple | Cosmetic Dentist Kew East

Many of our patients enjoy healthy teeth and gums but are dissatisfied with the smile they see in the mirror. At our Kew East dental clinic, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and we provide the cosmetic dentistry options that can make it happen.

Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Smile

We invite you to book a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists. We can go over some of your options and explain cosmetic treatments so you can make the best decisions for your oral health, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening—For a quick and affordable improvement to your smile, nothing beats professional teeth whitening. We use the Zoom! Whitening System ...

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.