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What foods and drinks stain teeth?

Dark, highly pigmented and acidic foods and drinks can lead to stains and discolouration on the surface of the teeth. Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, and who doesn’t love a delicious tomato-based pasta dish from time to time? Unfortunately, foods and beverages…


How are dental veneers applied?

The process of having dental veneers applied usually requires minimal reduction of the tooth structure to achieve a natural-looking contour. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments. This is because they can achieve dramatic results in a relatively short amount of time.…


What’s the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers achieve a natural-looking aesthetic, while composite veneers are usually more affordable. Dental veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile without the need for invasive procedures. Porcelain and composite veneers are both made of highly durable materials that can be customised for any need…


Does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening treatments can effectively brighten the appearance of one’s smile. If you have noticed stains and discolouration on your teeth or would simply like to achieve a brighter shade of white, you may have considered teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment, but does it…


How long does a crown last?

Crowns are made with durable materials and can last for many years. Dental crowns are designed to cover an entire tooth — they help to restore strength to damaged teeth and can improve the function and aesthetic of one’s smile. Crowns are available in a range of materials, all of…


Top tips for adults with braces

Braces are an effective treatment for patients of all ages. If you would like to straighten your teeth, but never had the opportunity to undergo orthodontic treatment as a child, you’ll be please to know that it’s not too late. In fact, more and more adults are choosing to have…


What is the purpose of root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is performed when the inner tooth is infected or inflamed. Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that is performed when the inner part of the tooth, which is known as the pulp, is infected or inflamed. During the procedure, your dentist will carefully remove the damaged…


Can you treat gingivitis at home?

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits help to prevent gum disease. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can cause swollen and tender gums and gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more advanced stage of the…


How to brush your teeth

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Proper brushing technique is key when it comes to maintaining your oral health. We all know how important it is to brush our teeth regularly, but when it comes to maintaining oral health, it’s just as much about technique as it is about frequency. Read on to find out how…


Does flossing really make a difference?

Flossing is an important part of proper oral hygiene. If you are committed to practising proper oral hygiene, you'll know that daily flossing is an essential habit. Flossing helps to get rid of food particles and plaque that has built up between the teeth, as well as along the gum…


Do clear braces get stained?

Clear brackets are stain-resistant, but clear elastic bands can become discoloured without the proper care. If you are considering orthodontic treatment but would like a barely noticeable option, you might consider clear ceramic braces. Although they work in the same way as traditional braces, clear braces involve the use of…


How to take care of dentures

It is important that you clean and maintain your dentures for the sake of your oral health. Dentures are an effective solution for missing teeth and can help to restore oral function, as well as the appearance of your smile. If you choose to get dentures, it is very important…


Can adults get braces?

It is possible for adults to benefit from orthodontic treatment in the form of braces. Although it is ideal to undergo orthodontic treatment during the teenage years, it’s never too late to straighten your smile. In fact, more and more adults are opting for orthodontic treatments as they become more…


How do I know if I have gum disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can lead to some serious health issues. Gum disease occurs when bacteria grows in the mouth, and if left untreated, the condition can lead to some serious oral health issues, including tooth loss. In its early stages, gum disease causes inflammation…


How to improve your oral health

Make sure that your teeth and gums stay in optimal condition for a healthy smile. We all know that it’s important to brush and floss our teeth on a daily basis, but there are a number of other habits that can also benefit our oral health. If you would like…


How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign gradually moves the teeth with the use of clear aligners. If you would like a straighter smile, but don’t like the idea of having traditional, metal braces, you might consider Invisalign. During the treatment, you will need to wear clear, removable plastic aligners, which work by gradually moving the…


What is a crown in dental treatment?

Dental Crowns Blog

Are you suffering from a decayed, broken tooth or an aesthetic issue, and looking for a fix? Why not look into getting a dental crown? The dental crown is a perfect option when there is not enough remaining tooth to support a filling. Crowns can protect a weak tooth by…


What is gum disease?

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Do you constantly have sore or bleeding gums, especially while brushing your teeth or flossing? If so, it may be a sign that you have early gum disease, otherwise known as Gingivitis. Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue, usually caused by bad dental hygiene and a lack…


Why children’s dentistry is so important

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Did you know that healthy baby teeth are key for allowing adult teeth to come through smoothly? This means there is never a more important time to protect your teeth than when you’re a child, because baby teeth form the framework for adult teeth to properly come through. Top reasons…


Whitening your teeth for summer

Iris Dental Point Cook wants you to have your whitest teeth for your summer photos and events Are you thinking about freshening up your smile with whiter teeth this summer? Well, with our ZOOM! professional teeth whitening treatment, you can unleash your whiter, brighter smile in no time. The treatment…


What are your options for braces?

Orthodontic treatment goes beyond just having a great smile, straight teeth can be a prevention factor for issues such as jaw complications, gum disease, or pressure on the teeth. So, straightening out your teeth is never a bad idea, no matter your age. Especially now, thanks to innovative dental technology…


What is the best age to get braces?

What is the best age to get braces?

With today’s orthodontic technology, nearly any age is an appropriate age to get braces. This is because modern orthodontics are more adaptable than ever before. So, whether you’re 10 or 50, braces can be an effective way to straighten teeth and improve your oral health. But what is the best,…


Why is little kids’ dentistry important?

Children's dentistry Blog

It is highly recommended that kids should be brought to the dentist as soon as their teeth begin to grow in. While this might seem too early for an infant to even begin comprehending what their teeth are, it is always very beneficial for the parent of the child to…


How can pregnancy affect your oral health?

how can pregnancy affect oral health?

At Iris Dental we understand that pregnancy can be a time of change and excitement. Taking care of your oral hygiene during pregnancy is especially important. We at Iris Dental are here to ensure your mouth stays as healthy as ever. How is your oral health affected during pregnancy? Each…

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