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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 […]

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Women’s Health Week

The week is a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to put ourselves first, for just one week, […]

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Sugar

Sugar plays a huge role in the development of cavities. The severity of sugar’s impact on your teeth depends on the amount, type and form of sugar consumed; the amount consumed has less of an impact then how frequently its consumed. Tooth decay is caused by acids which are produced by bacteria in the mouth. […]

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes (or electric toothbrush heads) should be replaced every three to four months. This duration may vary with children as they tend to brush more rigorously than adults. You should also consider replacing your brush sooner if you have been sick or if the bristles become frayed. Clinical research shows that a new toothbrush is […]