Have you experienced tooth loss? You’re not alone. Millions of Australians lose their teeth, primarily because of injury, tooth decay and periodontal disease.
If you’re one of those people who are missing one or more teeth due to tooth decay, injury or disease, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Tower Dental in Balwyn can help determine if dental implants are a viable tooth-replacement option for you.... read more
It’s hard to believe it has been more than a year since COVID-19 made its way to Australia, disrupting life, work and school as we knew it. You may not realize this, but COVID-19 has also affected many people’s teeth.
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Menopause is the start of hormone changes that end a woman’s menstrual cycle and her fertility. Menopause can begin as early as the 40s, although the specific age that menopause
happens will vary from woman to woman. Hormone changes namely decreasing estrogen in the body can impact a woman’s entire body, including the oral cavity. Can menopause impact dental health? You might be surprised to know that your teeth and gums may experience some changes with the onset of menopause.
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, not many options offer the same freedom and flexibility as Invisalign®. The clear aligners straighten your teeth and can be removed when eating or brushing. However, this benefit may come with some drawbacks. When patients do not wear their aligners often enough, it can impede their progress or cause a relapse. At Tower Dental in Balwyn, we want your Invisalign treatment to be as successful as possible.
So how does Invisalign work, and what happens if you forgot to wear Invisalign for a week?... read more
How Much Of My Tooth Is Removed With Veneers?
This really depends on what the veneer is being used for. A veneer can be as thin as 1/2 mm, or about the thickness of a fingernail. So if the dentist is adding bulk and length to a tooth, very little enamel needs to be removed. But if your dentist in Kew is trying to make teeth appear straighter or reshape them, we often need to take away more enamel where the teeth stick out too far. Also, if they are trying to cover dark, stained teeth, the veneer needs to be thicker so the porcelain can hide the dark tooth underneath without looking too “chalky”. In addition, if the tooth already has fillings, they will extend the veneer to cover the fillings. One thing to keep in mind is that the thicker the veneer, the more creative the lab can be in creating an aesthetic, natural looking tooth. On the other hand, the less tooth that is removed by your dentist in Surrey Hills, the more enamel is left to bond to.
In saying that, some veneers don't require any removal of tooth structure at all! Proper planning and expertise always lead to the optimal aesthetic success and beauty.... read more
You wouldn't let your child ride a bike without a helmet and protective padding, right? Yet it might surprise you to know that many Aussie parents are risking their children's teeth by having them wear less than effective mouthguards when playing other sports.... read more
Did you know that the most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay? This bacterial infection can spread through many parts of the tooth, and even into the gum tissue. Traumatic damage and gum disease can also result in tooth pain.... read more
There is a wealth of advice available online regarding tips for proper oral care. Unfortunately, much of it is false or misleading. New developments in healthcare happen each day, and sometimes the messages get crossed. Other dental myths have existed for years, passed down from generations before. Set the record straight with the facts. Here are the top 8 dental myths and misconceptions.... read more
It’s an accident most parents will inevitably face, in fact fifty percent of children will suffer some sort of dental trauma as they grow up. Your child can be a baby, a toddler, or of school age. So what do you do?... read more
Teeth are a very important part of your body. Without your teeth, you would not be able to smile, eat the food you love, or talk to people. We all know that seeing your dentist and brushing your teeth regularly will keep your teeth healthy, but do you know these fun facts?... read more
Are you thinking about getting your teeth whitened? Maybe you’re a big coffee drinker and, over time, your teeth have become stained. Perhaps you recently quit smoking and want to whiten your teeth as part of your fresh start as a non-smoker. Whatever your reasons are, you may want to consider Zoom whitening.... read more
You may have heard that chewing gum can help clean your mouth and keep your teeth and gums healthy, but is this true? Well, the short answer is yes! It’s surprising, but chewing gum can be a very handy weapon to keep your breath fresh, teeth strong and mouth free of the acids and bacteria that lead to tooth decay.
But it’s not as simple as picking up any old packet of gum in the supermarket. Read on to find out our top tips on how chewing gum can help clean your mouth.... read more
Put simply, endorphins make you feel happy and relaxed. Plus, they can act as a natural pain reliever, which helps the body in times of discomfort or stress. Smiling also releases the chemicals dopamine and serotonin, both of which lift your mood and acts as a natural antidepressant. One study even suggests that smiling can help us recover faster from stress and reduce our heart rate. In fact, it might even be worth your while to fake a smile and see where it gets you. There’s been some evidence that forcing a smile can still bring you a boost in your mood and happiness level.
Research shows that children smile an average of 400 times per day, compared to the average happy adult who smiles 40-50 times per day and the typical adult who smiles only 20 times per day.... read more
As you age, it’s completely natural for your tooth enamel to slowly wear down. At the age of 30, for example, a “normal” adult will have lost about a millimeter from their front teeth due to the friction caused by chewing. Unfortunately, an increasing number of older adults are experiencing excessive wear beyond what’s considered normal. This can lead to a number of problems, from an unattractive smile to tooth sensitivity.
If you suspect you may be suffering from excessively worn teeth, it’s best to address this problem sooner rather than later. Here’s a closer look at worn teeth, common causes, how you can prevent wear, and treatment options your dentist may recommend.... read more
If you’ve ever felt pain or discomfort after a bite of ice cream or a spoonful of hot soup you’re not alone. While pain caused by hot or cold foods could be a sign of a cavity, it could also be that you have sensitive teeth.
Tooth sensitivity, or “dentin hypersensitivity,” is exactly what it sounds like: pain or discomfort in the teeth as a response to certain stimuli, such as hot or cold temperatures.
It may be temporary or a chronic problem, and it can affect one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in a single individual. It can have a number of different causes, but most cases of sensitive teeth are easily treated with a change in your oral hygiene regimen.... read more
Root canal treatment has such a bad reputation. The reality is that for most people, having a root canal is no more stressful than getting a filling done. With today’s technology, most patients come away impressed with how fast and easy the procedure is. And most importantly, how pain free they are, both during and afterwards.... read more
Cosmetic dentistry is a diverse field that covers a lot of different dental needs. Due to various reasons, teeth can become stained, crooked or change color. This branch of dentistry improves the appearance of teeth regardless of what caused the change.... read more
With kids now back at school our dentists at Tower Dental wanted to make sure that any bad habits which developed during lockdown are changed as a more normal routine returns. Many of us have understandably let children graze on foods which are bad for their teeth over the last few months.... read more
In the simplest terms, a dentist treats the teeth, gums, and other areas of the mouth while a periodontist only treats the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. The periodontist typically sees severe, complex cases that require a specialist rather than having the patient see a general dentist.... read more
We are always delighted when we receive positive feedback from our patients!... read more
Whilst there are certain benefits to growing old, such as having the time to pursue our hobbies and spend time with the grandchildren, it can also be a challenging time, especially where our health is concerned.... read more
One of the most obvious things that we can do to keep our teeth healthy is to clean them regularly. Even if we consider that we already do this, there are still often ways that we can improve on it. We can start by asking ourselves the following questions:... read more
We know taking care of our teeth is important, but sometimes daily brushing and flossing can feel a little monotonous. If you’ve noticed you’ve been a little lax with your at-home oral care or it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, we’ve got just the thing for you.
Here are 6 motivating reminders that will spark your interest in oral health and inspire you to get back on track.... read more
Even though many of us might think that our teeth are in good shape, regular visits to the family dentist are very important. Regular care and prevention of diseases in the mouth are the best possible care you can give your teeth. Tackling problems early on will save a lot of bother in the long run – it might save your tooth from an extraction or root canal therapy. It is important to visit your dentist at least once, but ideally twice, a year to get your teeth checked and cleaned.... read more
Just like any other health issue, dental emergencies happen without warning. Patients usually have no time to get ready for this. That’s why, the vast majority of people feel at a loss not knowing what to do when this situation occurs.
When a dental emergency happens, every minute is crucial. Knowing how to deal with this problem will help you save much time and alleviate your condition quickly. If you experience tooth pain or other uncomfortable sensation, you should visit your dental emergencies Kew clinic as soon as possible. The dentist will examine you carefully and provide an effective solution. But how do you know that you are dealing with a dental emergency?
Let’s talk about the most common dental emergencies. Hopefully, it will help you understand when you should seek medical help without any delays.... read more
As the saying goes "prevention is better than cure". Visiting a dentist helps prevent different types of oral health problems. It’s incredibly important to visit your dentist on a regular basis. Normally, a person has to visit a dentist for regular checkups and cleanings at least 2 times a year.
There are situations when you may need to go to a dentist immediately. You may have dental issues that require fast and effective solutions.
If such issues arise, you need to see a dental professional as soon as possible. The big question is – when is it time to see your dentist? Let’s get the answer right away!... read more
The vast majority of people develop four wisdom teeth. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 21. Some people do not have wisdom teeth at all. In fact, you can live a healthy life without those teeth. They serve little purpose and in some cases may even do more harm than good.... read more
If the thought of going to your dentist sends a shiver down your spine, you are certainly not alone. Some people avoid visiting their dentist in Balwyn because of that strong fear. Unfortunately, this behavior may lead to serious dental problems in the future. As a result, a meeting with your dentist will become inevitable.... read more
People have always been searching for effective ways to get a beautiful smile. Crooked teeth are one of the main reasons why patients seek help from orthodontist Hawthorn professionals.... read more
Are you searching for an effective way to improve your smile? Luckily, there are many options you can choose from - teeth whitening Camberwell, implants, crowns as well as bonding and veneers. All of these methods are great dental solutions that help people who feel uncomfortable with their teeth get a brilliant smile.... read more
Dentistry is an investment in the future of your family's smiles. And, like any investment, you'll want to do a little research before making a final decision on dental work. These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who's right for you.... read more
Tooth loss is a widespread problem that affects a lot of people. No doubt, you would feel very frustrated if this unpleasant situation happened to you one day.
The reality is, tooth loss can easily undermine your self-confidence. Dental emergencies Kew professionals are always ready to help you alleviate your condition. But what are the options when it comes to replacing a missing tooth?... read more
Many people dream about a beautiful, healthy and happy smile. Such a smile boosts a person’s confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry makes it easy for patients to have a smile of their dreams. There are different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve your smile.
Would you like to have a better smile? It’s necessary to fix dental issues to make this happen. You can improve your teeth as well as gums with cosmetic dentistry in many different ways.... read more
When you have sensitive teeth, certain activities, such as brushing, eating and drinking, can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease.... read more
Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that provides excellent results making it the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. At Tower, we offer a full range of professional teeth whitening solutions for patients in Balwyn and Deepdene. If you have stained teeth and want to whiten and brighten your smile, why not speak to one of our friendly reception team to setup a cosmetic appointment with one of our dentists.... read more
Dental veneers are an excellent option for beautiful teeth without undergoing major odontology. They supply solutions to misaligned and chipped teeth, fill in any gaps between teeth, including providing white shells for discolouring. If treated correctly post-treatment, i.e. brushing twice per week and flossing when possible, they'll be long-lasting too. Porcelain veneers can last up to fifteen years and composite veneers up to seven years.... read more
We reside in an age where money can virtually buy anything, including a brilliant smile. Dental crowns have long been an answer to reviving a damaged tooth or crooked smile. These tooth-shaped caps help restore your teeth and confidence. Some of us will need a dental crown or two in our lifetime and when this happens we’ll have plenty of questions. We hope this brief guide will help you understand the various kinds of dental crowns available and the costs.
Let’s begin with the primary question.... read more
After the year that we’ve had, it’s time to make 2021 a year for improvements in our health, diet and life. Establishing a dental plan and scheduling your dental visits and teeth cleaning twice a year should be on your list of things to do in 2021.... read more
Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family and indulge in some of your favorite treats. But during this festive time of cheer and goodwill, it’s important to remember that you will need to pay extra attention to your teeth.
Here are a few things you can do to care for your teeth during the sweetest season so that you don’t have to pay too many visits to your dentist in the New Year.... read more
Over the years we’ve built a reputation for delivering real value and service in Balwyn. Our staff are experts in their field and are also some of the friendliest dentists you’ll ever meet!... read more
In order to ensure your teeth and gums stay in tip-top health, we have put together a list of health tips, with a little help from the Australian Dental Association.... read more
From baby to grandparent, Tower Dental helps families to have healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.... read more
Do you know that over 80% of modern diseases have a direct link to stress in some form or another?... read more
The ‘amalgam question’ and answers from our Balwyn dental team.... read more
Dentures have been one of the most popular solutions for replacing missing teeth for decades. Our guide will outline the different types of dentures, including how much they cost and the advantages and drawbacks of each. We hope this will help you decide what option is best for your situation. Of course if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Tower Dental clinic in Balwyn.... read more
Every time we see a celebrity, whether it’s in a magazine or a movie, one of the first things we notice is their smile. That in fact can be said for all of us. Our smile can say a lot of things, but how can us normal folk replicate a celebrity smile? Two words, dental veneers. While teeth whitening and teeth straightening offer amazing results, there is nothing that says celebrity smile like dental veneers. Luckily for the rest of us dental veneers are a mere phone call away.... read more
While most babies don't start getting teeth until they are six months old, infant dental care is important from the very beginning. Our dentists in Balwyn recommend an initial visit before the child's first birthday to make sure teeth and gums are cared for and cleaned properly.... read more