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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the rear molars that are the last to erupt, usually around the late teens early twenties. However, they can also come through much later in life or not at all. Most people have four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. In some cases, there is […]

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Types Of Teeth And Their Function

Each tooth has its own unique shape, size, function and location in the jaw; this enables your teeth to work together helping with chewing, speaking and assisting in giving your face its shape. • Incisors (upper and lower front teeth): upper and lower incisors have thin cutting edges which work together to cut food like […]

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Tongue Scraper

Do you want to know a tooth cleaning super secret? use a tongue scraper every morning to remove tongue plaque.One major cause of bad breath is the buildup of bacteria on the tongue, which a daily tongue scraping will help banish. Contact South Yarra Family Dental Care Today • Call us on 03 98671151 • […]

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Temporomandibular Joint

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge which connects your lower jaw to your skull. These joints are attached to muscles, allowing your lower jaw to move up and down and side to side. Temporomandibular joint disorder occurs when the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw isn’t functioning properly. Dysfunction can cause jaw pain, discomfort, […]

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Chipped and Broken Teeth

Teeth are remarkably strong, in fact the enamel is the hardest part of the human body. However, due to causes such as cavities, trauma and biting down on something hard they can chip, break or fracture. When a small part of tooth chips it may not hurt, however it may feel sharp and uncomfortable. When […]

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Caring for your Baby’s Teeth

It’s important to get your child used to opening their mouth from a young age, and incorporating teeth cleaning into their daily routine. A guide for looking after your baby’s teeth: • Prior to teething – wipe your baby’s gums and mouth using a moist soft cloth once a day • First tooth – twice […]

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7 Benefits of Drinking Milk

• Strong and Healthy Teeth – milk helps protect the enamel surface against acidic substances which helps prevent cavities and tooth decay. • Healthy Bones – milk is the best source of calcium which essential for growth and strong bones. Proper calcium intake helps reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fractures when injured. […]

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How to Remineralize Tooth Enamel

Factors such as poor oral hygiene, smoking and a diet high in sugar and acid can lead to the demineralisation of the teeth. If left unattended this can progress resulting in tooth breakdown and decay. To reverse the effects of tooth demineralisation: • Drink plenty of fluoridated water and brush with a fluoridated tooth paste […]