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How acidic food and drinks affects your teeth?

Saliva helps neutralize the mouth’s acidity to restore pH and balance following food or drink consumption. Foods and drinks like fruits, soda, juice, wine, coffee and energy drinks soften the enamel surface by demineralising it and making it susceptible to decay and damage. Aggressive brushing can also lead to wear of the enamel surface. Saliva […]

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What is an OPG x-ray?

An Orthopantomogram commonly known as an OPG is a type of dental x-ray that produces a two-dimensional image of the entire mouth. It shows the position and growth of all the teeth, the upper and lower jaws, the temporomandibular (TMJ) joints, the nasal area and sinuses. Unlike a traditional intraoral x-ray where the x-ray film […]

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With only 9 weeks left till Christmas, it’s the perfect time to take your first step towards a Bright Healthy smile! At South Yarra Family Dental Care, we offer both in chair and at-home professional whitening. Contact us on 03 9867 1151 to find out more information.

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The Anatomy of Your Teeth

Did you know enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? Each part of a tooth has its own unique function and properties. These parts include: * Enamel: The hardest, white part of the tooth which surrounds the visible part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly composed of strong minerals, including calcium phosphate. * […]

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Oral Candidiasis

Oral candidiasis commonly known as oral thrush is a fungal infection that develops inside the mouth, tongue or throat due to an overgrowth of yeast. There are thousands of microorganisms that live inside our mouths, normally our immune system will use the good microorganisms to keep the bad microorganisms such as candida albicans under control. […]

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Did you know enamel is the hardest substance in the human body?

Each part of a tooth has its own unique function and properties. These parts include: * Enamel: The hardest, white part of the tooth which surrounds the visible part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly composed of strong minerals, including calcium phosphate. * Dentin: The layer underneath the enamel surface and underneath the cementum that […]