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Twelve years younger in 12-months

Thu, 3rd Oct 2019

Cathy knew she had a complicated problem but most of all she knew she didn’t want “fake-looking” teeth. We discovered Cathy’s natural teeth had been broken by excessive clenching and grinding, and the DCME team needed to solve the problem before creating a new smile. With careful planning, including implants, crowns and rebuilding, we developed Cathy’s 12-month dental journey to create her beautiful smile. ...

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Dentistry - It's a continuing journey, not a destination.

Mon, 19th Aug 2019

We need to be ever vigilant about those highly sugary and carbohydrate foods. Real, hard raw food chewing is practically nonexistent and cleaning with a tooth brush mandatory. ...

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Sleep & Pain Conference - July 2019

Mon, 5th Aug 2019

Four days in Sydney on Sleep and Pain may not sound like much fun – but it was for my colleagues and I. World renowned lecturers Dr Mayoor Patel and Dr Tony Bennett presented the Practice and Science behind dentists’ treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Craniofacial pain at the practical and hands-on SLEEP AND PAIN CONFERENCE - AACP Australian Chapter July 2019. ...

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The Art of the Smile

Thu, 25th Jul 2019

It’s great to do Awesome Smiles – Balancing the Art and Science that Modern Dentistry has to offer, along with a depth of understanding that comes from a professional life time of experience. Dr Scott Robertson has been a “fixture” in Mt Eliza for since 1984. “The Art of a Smile is Balance - and meeting the expectations that the patient has”, says Dr Robertson. “Beautiful isn’t always Bright and White – it’s matching the personality to the Smile”. ...

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Crowded Teeth Mean Underdeveloped Faces!

Thu, 25th Jul 2019

A key part of our job for children is to maintain growth and development of the jaws and teeth – which of course affects the development of the whole face. The most important thing is nose breathing! Mouth breathers never have straight teeth without lots of orthodontic treatment. So next time you thinks of healthy smiles – think of nose breathing! ...

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Dog with a crowded teeth

Advice on feeding and weaning babies to reduce tooth decay risk

Thu, 14th Feb 2019

The evidence in favour of stopping bottle-feeding by the age of one has been strong for some time but there has been no clear evidence around breastfeeding and dental health. However, new research1 published in 2017 found a higher risk of dental caries if breastfeeding continues on demand and through the night after the age of 12 months.   ...

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Erin and bub

Your Childs First Visit

Tue, 13th Nov 2018

Your child’s baby teeth will start to appear, often with the central bottom teeth first, anywhere between 4 months and 10 months. Like every developmental milestone, the point at which your baby gets their teeth is an individual thing and you shouldn’t worry if their teeth appear earlier or later than other kids their age. If you have any concerns in this regard, our dentists will be able to answer any questions you might have. ...

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Dental Tourism – is it worth the risk?

Sun, 14th Oct 2018

For many people holidays involve sun, surf and beaches, and a cocktail by the pool. But for increasing numbers of people, they also mean a chance to get some dental work done ‘on the cheap’ overseas, part of a trend popularly known as “dental tourism”. The decision to become a dental tourist usually comes to down to one simple thing – saving money. And while it’s true you may save some money in the short term, the reality is that things can go wrong and all those expected savings can quickly disappear. ...

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Lifestyle Risks

Mon, 18th Dec 2017

If you’re like most people, the odds are good that your idea of a healthy lifestyle begins and ends with making sure you eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and get exercise as much as you can. And while both of these factors are crucially important in keeping you fit and healthy, the reality is that your oral health, that is how good a state your teeth and gums are in, has a major effect on your overall health. Gum disease, for instance, has been linked to a raft of ailments including pneumonia, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and exacerbated ...

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Ask The Dentist

Sun, 17th Sep 2017

What do you look for in your own dentist? Answer: Many people ask around and simply go to a dentist that a friend recommends. Personally, I look for more than a recommendation. I like my dentist to give me a management plan, with costs clearly outlined with the power to choose. In other words, I want to know the current state of my mouth, what may happen in future and the whole range of treatment options. Including the pluses, minuses and costs of each. That way I can make the treatment choice that suits my own priorities ...

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A happy smile relies on healthy gums

Thu, 14th Sep 2017

It may seem obvious that your gums are the base and foundation for your teeth, but that is easy to forget when life gets in the way and dental hygiene your main priority. Don’t leave it too late, gum disease is a progressive disease and can begin virtually unnoticed until the more unsightly and painful symptoms occur in the later stages. We understand that changes in life circumstances, pregnancy or simply decay over time results in gums that may have been neglected. You may experience symptoms such as bad breath or bleeding gums which may be painful or swollen. Bleeding and puffiness ...

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Do you have crooked teeth?

Sun, 27th Aug 2017

If you have crooked teeth - The first and most important thing is to fully understand the problem – and to look at all the facts that contribute to the causes. By doing this we have the best chance of allowing for all issues related to your crowding and plan for correction.  To do this, a comprehensive assessment is carried out including models, photographs, dental health, TMJ and airway screening. X-rays are ordered and assessed before a treatment plan is presented. ...

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Bad Breath - don't be afraid to speak out

Fri, 25th Aug 2017

One of the most embarrassing yet often easily treated hygiene issues is bad breath. We all have either an awkward of hideous breath. And the bad news is; you probably will again! However, we are here to help cure yours! Some signs and symptoms of bad breath include: unpleasant or sour taste or changes in taste, dry mouth, and A coating on the tongue. ...

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You may be suffering from sleep apnea and not even know it!

Tue, 8th Aug 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and scary condition, many people have no idea that they have sleep apnea. Studies estimate that nearly 80% of people who have this sleep disorder are undiagnosed. Did you know that sleep apnea sufferers are 2.5 times more likely to be the driver in a car accident than those who don’t have this sleep disorder?  Dr Robertson has been treating sleep apnea for over a decade. The field of sleep apnea is relatively new in both the Medical and Dentistry fields; however Dr Scott Robertson has been working together with a specialist team of ...

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Danger of Sports Drinks

Fri, 7th Jul 2017

  Researchers feel that sports drinks are a main cause for tooth erosion for several reasons.  Athletes drink these beverages to remain hydrated, sipping them frequently during exercise. Unfortunately, this increases the time that teeth are exposed to the acidity and high sugar content of sports drinks, leaving them vulnerable to decay.  Sports drinks can cause 3 times more damage to teeth than soft drinks. Interestingly, a study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found a trend between the consumption of energy/sports drinks and poor dental health among athletes. Even though consuming sports drinks is seen to help improve your ...

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Brush up on your brushing knowledge

Fri, 16th Jun 2017

You’ll no doubt be aware that brushing your teeth is important. Brushing removes the plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease. What you may not know is that how often you brush, how long you brush for, the kind of technique and toothbrush you use all matter too. To gain the maximum benefit from brushing your teeth, you should be brushing at least two minutes’ morning and night, spending roughly 30 seconds on each quarter of your mouth. (That’s two minutes) These two minutes twice a day will end up saving you money, stress and even embarrassment in the future, think of ...

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To floss or not to floss

Tue, 13th Jun 2017

Here’s something you may not know - nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them. If you’re solely relying on brushing, you’re not cleaning a large portion of your teeth, which in turn can affect how healthy your teeth and gums are.  You wouldn’t only clean your room and never make your bed? You wouldn’t wash your car and forget the inside? By removing the plaque from between your teeth, you’re helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and halitosis, otherwise known as “bad breath”. Flossing is an essential part of your oral health, certainly not some pointless extra.   ...

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Mouthguard's - Save your kids teeth

Sat, 29th Apr 2017

If you play a contact sport, and a lot of Aussies do, you risk injuring your teeth.  Many sports have a risk of contact, even a small bump or a little slip has the potential for serious dental injury. These injuries can be complicated to treat and sometimes result in a lifetime of expense ...

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Tooth Decay - What you can do

Thu, 20th Apr 2017

We all need to look after our teeth, otherwise our smile might not be as bright, lively and beautiful as we would like it to be. Our teeth are a living part of our body that need to by kept safe and clean.  When you become slack on brushing and flossing, oral care problems result, which could lead to tooth decay, cavities and gum problems.  ...

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Teeth stories from the world

Fri, 16th Dec 2016

Teeth have been around for well... forever! This means there are an abundance of interesting stories, rituals and traditions involving our pearly whites! Here is a collection of some interesting tooth tales from many cultures, over the years and all around the world. ...

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Is your baby tongue tied? We can help

Thu, 15th Dec 2016

Here at Dental Care, we are a general dental practice with a special interest in newborn children's dental development and oral health. Tongue-Tie affects approximately 4%-10% of newborn babies, 'tongue-tie', is where the tongue is restricted due to an abnormal attachment of the lingual frenulum (the skin that anchors the tongue to the floor of the mouth). ...

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Teeth whitening and ZOOM

Wed, 23rd Nov 2016

If you are considering whitening options for your teeth, please arrange an appointment with one of our practitioners to discuss your treatment options and to determine your suitability. People have been seeking brighter, whiter teeth for centuries. With the advance of modern technology, a thriving teeth whitening industry now spans the globe. With many different methods, recommendations and trends, it can be hard to separate the useful from futile and choose the best option for you. One option that keeps coming up in zoom teeth whitening. ...

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Missing teeth and implants

Tue, 22nd Nov 2016

3,600,000,000 People in the world are missing teeth. An attractive, natural-looking smile is seen as a symbol of beauty and health, but it’s more than just a smile. Our teeth play an important part in our everyday lives, they allow us to enjoy the foods we love, feel confident within ourselves and allow us to laugh, smile and converse with confidence. Losing or damaging a tooth can be a daunting and frightening experience. Did you know that over half of the world’s population is missing one or several teeth? A missing tooth doesn’t just impact your smile! If you lose a tooth ...

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Do you have impacted wisdom teeth?

Sun, 6th Nov 2016

Wisdom teeth generally appear between the ages of 17 to 25. When one of these teeth doesn't have enough room to come in normally, it is considered impacted. Teeth may become twisted, tilted, or displaced as they try to emerge. ...

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Natural medicine and dentistry

Sat, 5th Nov 2016

Dr. Robertson has recently attended a lecture series by Doctor Russell Vickers, a prominent oral surgeon, stem cell researcher and qualified herbalist. In addition to mainstream dental treatments and medication, he uses natural remedies and herbal preparations to assist patients with a number of chronic issues. ...

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Use of lasers in modern dentistry

Wed, 2nd Nov 2016

Dental Care Mt Eliza uses two types of dental lasers. The first is a gentle soft tissue-cutting laser, which is gentler than the sharpest scalpel! It promotes healing and reduces postoperative discomfort. The second is a healing laser, which we have been using since 2007. ...

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Health Dentistry - It's about more than your teeth!

Thu, 1st Sep 2016

Here at Dental Care Mt Eliza we value understanding the connection between the problems we see in your mouth every day and your overall general health and well being. Many people believe that oral health stops at the mouth, however there is a deep connection between the structure and function of the face and jaws and our overall well-being. One only has to experience then neck pain, headaches and discomfort associated with a TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction to understand the relationship of our body to our health. ...

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What about the kids?

Thu, 1st Sep 2016

The health and development of your teeth and face starts when you’re a child. Factors developed throughout childhood such as routine, habits and diet influence your child’s oral health as well as overall well-being. Treating children is an important part of our practice. We love to watch your children grow up healthy. Many of the problems of overcrowding and incorrect facial development starts early, so we are very interested in assessing and caring for your children’s teeth early. ...

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Brush up on your Knowledge and Waste!

Wed, 3rd Aug 2016

Today people are becoming more and more informed about the environment and the impact that human wastage is having on our earth. We have heard ways of reducing our impact on our environment such as walking to work, buying environmentally sustainable products, saving electricity and water and so on. ...

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Welcome

Sun, 3rd Jul 2016

Hello and welcome to the launch of Dental Care Mount Eliza’s new blog. From here, we will keep you updated on all you need to know about the future of dentistry and developments within our team. We will keep you posted on any information relating to our practice as well as other posts that you might find interesting and useful. Our focus here is to keep you in the loop and make sure that you are getting access to credible and important information, which may impact your dental health.The team at Dental Care Mount Eliza is happy to welcome you into ...

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