Patient Advice


General Dental Topics

Acid Wear

An increasingly common condition affecting the teeth of many patients, but particularly teenagers and young adults. It is caused primarily but acidic drinks and foods and can quickly cause considerable tooth damage.
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General Dental Topics

About Bruxism

Bruxism is the term used for excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth that is not part of normal chewing movements.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide us with the ability to replace a single missing tooth, or a full arch of teeth.

Dry Mouth

What is dry mouth, the causes and the problems… and how to manage it.

Endodontic treatment

Endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) is the process which enables the retention of many teeth with damaged nerves.

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Blackburn Dental Group’s guide for parents to help them make healthy snack choices for their children.

Protecting Tiny Teeth

This is an informative video about the “five two” rule of eating and drinking in relation to acid wear and what causes dental decay in children’s teeth.

What is Cerec?

Cerec is a computer-aided method for creating tooth coloured ceramic restorations in a single visit.


Post Care & Emergency Dentistry

Care of mouth after extractions

Advice on care of the mouth and recovery from an extraction including fluid and food intake, pain management, what to expect.
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Maintenance of Dental Implants

Preventing bacteria and how to clean dental implants.

Mouthguard Care

Practical advice about the care and use of a custom fitted mouthguard.

Post Implant Surgery

Advice and care during recovery from dental implant surgery.

What to do if a tooth is knocked out

Procedures for when a natural tooth has been knocked out, particularly with regard to children. (With acknowledgement to the International Assoc. of Dental Traumatology).


After Hours: Emergency Hospital Contact Details

The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
720 Swanston Street, Carlton Vic 3053
Weekend and public holidays hours: 9am till 9.15pm
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