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Mulgrave VIC 3170

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Making Your Child’s Dental Visit a Successful One

Child's first visit at dentist

Is it time for your child’s first dental checkup? Maybe they’ve been before, but it’s been a few years and the first experience wasn’t that great. Here are a few tips from the Purity Dental team for you to keep in mind when prepping your little one for their next appointment: Play “dentist” at home, by taking turns brushing each other’s teeth. Sit with your legs crossed and have your child lay their head on your lap while you brush their teeth, then switch roles. Be sure to count and gently tap on each tooth as you go across their … Continue reading

Relaxation Dentistry: Oral Sedation Helps Curb the Fear of Dental Care

Woman having relaxation dentistry

Does the idea of going to the dentist make you feel nervous? Or worse, does it make you avoid going to the dentist at all? At Purity Dental, we know not everyone looks forward to their next dental checkup. That’s why we’ve invested resources to help curb dental anxiety and improve the overall experience or our patients. Am I A Candidate for Sedation Dentistry? There are a number of situations where dental sedation is appropriate. Here are just a few: Mild to severe anxiety related to dental treatment A lengthy or complex procedure that needs to be performed Oral surgery, … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Pain

Woman with wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom teeth are the third (and final) set of molars to erupt inside your mouth. Depending on your family history and gender, your wisdom teeth may come in sometime during your mid-teen years or into your late 20s. The reason most people get their wisdom teeth taken out, is because they start to hurt (or hurt the teeth around them).   Managing Discomfort, Swelling, and Infection Most of the pain that comes from wisdom teeth is due to the pressure or swelling that they’re causing. You may start to notice an off-and-on soreness that tends to fluctuate from one day … Continue reading

Four Reasons to Whiten Your Smile

Woman after teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to get years of stain and natural tooth discoloration off of your teeth. But if you’re wondering why it’s time to go ahead and take the plunge at your next dental appointment, here are four common things to we have encountered with our patients over the years:   You Plan on Getting Cosmetic Treatment If you hope to eventually get veneers or dental bonding done, your new restoration will be matched to the colour of your adjacent teeth. A brighter “canvas” will help you opt for whiter restorations when treatment time … Continue reading

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Woman choosing shade for crown

Sometimes called “caps,” dental crowns are a restoration that covers your entire tooth and acts as a helmet to protect your tooth from breaking apart. In most cases, they’re made of porcelain, but they can also be crafted of ceramic/metal layers or gold. You may need one when…   Your Cavity is Too Large to Fill A small filling is fine when there’s a limited amount of damage to your tooth, but if there will be more filling than tooth present, it will just put you at risk of a dental emergency with the filling and tooth breaking away. Remember, … Continue reading

Gum Disease? Whats that?

gum disease in female

Gum Disease? What’s that? Do you find there is bleeding when you’re brushing or flossing your teeth? Or there’s an off taste or bad breath? Maybe the gums are receding, or the teeth are more sensitive? Something might be going on but there’s no pain – what is happening? Healthy gums are the foundation to a heathy body and long lasting smile. If you are a new patient at Purity Dental in Mulgrave, we will perform a screening for gum disease, or periodontitis, as part of your comprehensive exam.  It’s important to know where you stand with your gum health … Continue reading

Same appointment ceramic crowns are here!

We are pleased to announce we can now offer one-visit tooth coloured ceramic crowns. Purity Dental has invested in the latest technology in the field of dentistry with the ability to produce in-office CAD/CAM crowns, veneers and inlay/onlay restorations. Since the start of 2017, we have installed and have been offer patients the freedom of crowns made by the Planmeca Fit System. What are CAD/CAM restorations? Ceramic restorations such as porcelain crowns, veneers or inlays/onlays have traditionally required messy impressions/moulds to be taken and sent to the laboratory to be made. A temporary crown is usually placed in during the interim. A second visit … Continue reading

Are You Looking After Your Smile?

Are you looking after your smile Purity Dental Mulgrave Vic

Eat well – wide variety of nutritious foods and healthy snacks, limit your intake of sweet foods. Drink well – plenty of h2o, avoid fizzy drinks when you can Clean well – brush your teeth twice a day, gently but thoroughly with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste, floss every time after you brush your teeth. Changing toothbrush every 3 months Play well – wear a mouth guard when playing physical contact sport Stay well – get an oral check up twice a year before you become in pain because your teeth are in trouble, quit smoking

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating at Purity Dental Mulgrave Vic

Processed foods vs raw food No added sugars, preservatives Benefits of eating raw foods: You can eat as much raw food as you want and you will still be able to maintain your weight They are rich in fibre! – there are many types of fibres in raw food, one of them being necessary when it comes to losing weight Raw vegetables are rich in vitamins which mean they are also a natural resource to help maintain clear skin. (carrots, salad, cucumber & tomatoes) It contains not only a natural source of vitamins but gives you energy, to keep you … Continue reading

How Well Do You Brush Your Teeth?

How well do you brush your teeth Purity Dental Mulgrave

Seven out of ten people would say they could do a better job caring for their teeth, according to an Australian Dental Association (ADA) report Surprisingly, there are many people out there, who don’t know the correct way to brush their teeth. If you are not brushing your teeth correctly, it can lead to many health issues. Here’s a little photo to help show people how to brush their teeth correctly. Always brush your teeth for a minimum of 2 minutes, atleast twice a day with a SOFT toothbrush. Medium & Hard brushes, are sometimes to harsh against your gums … Continue reading