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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?


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?

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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?

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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…

How can diabetes affect your oral health?

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Diabetes affects many people across the world, diabetes not only affects the body’s insulin production but it also has the potential to affect a person’s oral health. Why are people who have diabetes more susceptible to gum disease? Bacteria that cause gum disease and other dental issues love a sugary…

How well do you know your dental professional?

Understanding what your dentist does and understanding what the team of people who help them do, makes it better for you to feel secure and comfortable throughout all your dental visits. Who’s your dentist? A dentist can also be known as a dental surgeon, someone who specialises in the diagnosis,…

Why Regular Check-ups Are So Important For Children

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It’s Never Too Early To Start Taking The Necessary Steps To Maintain And Improve Your Child’s Oral Health And At Iris Dental We Love To Play A Role In This Vital Process Many parents wonder about the age at which to start being concerned with your child’s oral and dental…

Dentures: A Short History

Dentures have been a mainstay of dentistry for thousands of years. The concept itself is an excellent example of human innovation and the danger of sugar. Dentures are an extremely popular method of replacing missing teeth and have been around for a very long time - and there is a…

Considering Getting Your Teeth Whitened?

Achieving your perfect smile can sometimes be difficult when only using toothpaste to try and remove stains from your teeth. Luckily with ZOOM! Teeth Whitening our patients get a safe, cost-effective way to obtain that whiter and brighter smile they have been chasing. Stains and discolouration on our teeth or…

9 Interesting facts about braces

9 things you probably did not know about braces The story of braces started centuries ago, and although the device differed from that of modern times, it served the same purpose – to help people achieve the smile they have always dreamed of. Like most treatments, braces, through the help…

How to get straighter teeth

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There has never been a better time to get the beautifully straight smile of your dreams. Here at Iris Dental, we are passionate about providing our Melbourne patients with superior orthodontic care. Led by our principal dentist Dr Maisa Zumot, our team of highly experienced oral health professionals strive to…

Different types of toothaches

What is causing your toothache? Toothaches are not fun and just like most pains in the body - are generally an indication that something is not quite right. As the saying goes, “when your body speaks – listen”. While the exact cause and treatment for a toothache can only be…

Everything you should know about sedation dentistry

Pros and Cons of Sedation Dentistry blog | Iris Dental

Like the fear of heights, spiders and snakes - many patients avoid dental treatments because of a crippling fear of going to the dentist. Caused by a number of factors, dental anxiety is a common phobia that sees dental problems escalate due to lack of treatment. Also known as relaxation…

Why You Should See a Dentist

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The importance of seeing a dentist at Iris Dental and why regular visits are important for your overall health. Why See an Iris Dental Dentist? When people think of their health, they often overlook their dental health. Whether you have a problem or not, taking care of your dental and…

How to Win With Braces


Tips and Tricks for braces users Anyone who has had braces will tell you that one of the best days of their lives is when the device is removed - revealing a fresh, new smile - a product of dedication and commitment from both you and your orthodontist. However, every…

How To Prepare For a Dental Visit

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Helpful tips when preparing for your next dental visit There are few things more daunting for some than a visit to the dentist! While the bright lights and intimidating equipment can be a tad overwhelming - we at Iris Dental aim to make your time with us as comfortable and…

5 Things Dentists Wish You Would STOP Doing!

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No one really likes going to the dentist.  While some people are pathologically anxious about visiting the dentist, most people don’t like going because they know their oral health habits aren’t up to scratch. Here are five things your dentist wished you would stop doing: 1. Using your teeth as…

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