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Common Dental Problems in East Perth

East Perth Dental Centre Is Here to Help

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We can help with your more complex questions about dental care.

Having the right information ahead of time can help you avoid unwanted pain or dental emergencies. At East Perth Dental Centre, our East Perth family dentists are often asked about the following topics:

What to Do for Broken, Worn Fillings

Aging fillings often develop leaks around their margins, allowing new decay to develop. You may notice floss catching on them. The filling may fall out altogether, or the tooth around it could fracture. As soon as you notice something feeling “off,” contact us so that the area can be repaired before it causes a more serious problem.

Caring for Your Denture

A denture should be removed each night and cleaned routinely after meals. Food and plaque can become trapped underneath, leading to bad breath or oral infections.

Managing Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Avoid sipping on drinks other than water or keeping a mint in your mouth to manage xerostomia, as this can increase tooth decay. Instead, frequently drink water or ask us about saliva substitutes.

How Medication Impacts Your Teeth

Certain types of medication can cause dry mouth, unpleasant tastes and even a change in your gum tissues. Be sure to provide us with a list of all medications that you are currently taking, as well as any medical conditions that you have been diagnosed with.

Avoiding Damage From Gastric Reflux (GERD)

Frequent gastric reflux exposes the teeth to acids that can cause erosion, yellowing of the enamel, and bad breath. Talk to your doctor about how to effectively manage chronic heartburn problems.

Proper Tooth Brushing

Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste to keep teeth strong. If you suffer from arthritis, ask us about ways to alter your brushing routine. We may recommend a supplemental fluoride to reduce your decay risk.

At East Perth Dental Centre, we want our East Perth patients to have the healthiest smiles possible. Achieving a healthy smile can only be done with attention to preventative techniques that counteract unwanted health risks. Contact us today to find out how to keep your smile healthy for life. Same-day treatments are available!


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