Every day, Your New Dentist is helping people love life with a healthy confident smile…
With vast experience across dental treatments, the team at Your New Dentist is committed to helping you. Whether you need preventive, restorative or cosmetic dental services, you can trust Your New Dentist to provide the best quality solutions for your particular needs. We pride ourselves on providing the best quality dental care throughout the Mooroolbark and Yea region.
Here at Your New Dentist, we understand that every patient is different with a different need, which is why we focus on personalised dental solutions. We will first listen to your problems before focusing on customising treatments to suit you. Some of the personalised dental services we provide include:
Your personalised dental services includes:
Check Ups and Consultations
If you haven’t been for a dental consultation in a while, it’s natural to feel nervous. We completely understand! This is why we first take the time to get to know you better. There is no judgment here – just a listening ear.
Once we hear your previous dental history, we’ll work on a solution for you. Depending on your situation, we may recommend x-rays to make sure we get to the root of the problem. A comprehensive examination will help us arrive at the most appropriate treatment solution for you.
We don’t do anything without your consent and will explain each process as clearly as possible so you know exactly what to expect. When you choose Your New Dentist, you’ll leave your consultation appointment with more confidence and assurance.
A new patient exam starts from $65 (x-rays separate).
Preventive Dentistry & Cleaning
We want to make sure you don’t have to visit us too often, which is why we are focussed on prevention to reduce your future dental work needs. Our preventive dentistry treatment options include fissure sealants, fluoride applications and de-sensitising treatments.
At Your New Dentist, we continue to be huge advocates of preventive dentistry because we want to help you take back control of your oral hygiene. Tooth decay is a massive problem across Australia and is 5 times for common than asthma. In fact, every year, at least 11 million new tooth decays develop.
Government reports indicate that it is the second most expensive disease related to diets in the country and 90% of all cases can be prevented. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), at least 57% of Australians will experience tooth decay at some point in their lives. This can affect your personality, appearance and confidence.
In a nutshell, bacteria present in your mouth will cause the formation of acid from sugars. This attacks your tooth enamel surface and weakens it, which causes decay. Once this decay reaches the dentine, you cannot reverse it. Without any treatment, this decay will grow and turn painful.
There are some alarming statistics you should be aware of to make sure that you don’t suffer from a tooth decay problem in the future:
- 30% of Australians confirm they brush only once a day with most people skipping the night-time brush.
- Most Australians skip flossing their teeth altogether.
- 35% of parents say their children brush only once a day, while more than 60% accept that their kids will have decayed teeth at some point.
- 83% of Australians say that bad breadth and decayed teeth are huge turnoffs on while out on a first date, which is more than bad body odour and poor dressing.
- According to some estimates, nearly 600,000 and 1 million days are lost from school and work respectively every year because of poor dental health.
- Productivity loss and costs associated with bad dental health is around $2 billion every year.
As you can see from these shocking figures, tooth decay is a bigger problem than you could have imagined. Many people are under the mistaken assumption that teeth problems are hereditary but this is not entirely true. Only a handful of issues may be passed down. We want to help you change the way you perceive tooth decay by showing you how you can prevent it in the first place through simple measures:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste – when you brush regularly, you bring down your risk of decay significantly.
- Floss every day – flossing is important to remove food stuck between teeth to prevent the formation of plaque.
- Consume sugary and acidic foods in moderation – sugars and acids can also form plaque easily so avoid consuming them too often.
- Eat calcium-rich foods – some foods like yoghurt, cheese and milk tend to neutralise the effect of acidic foods so they help protect your teeth for longer.
- Eat saliva-producing foods – some foods like sugar-free gum can help to produce more saliva that protects your teeth from decay.
We also provide professional teeth cleaning because stubborn calcium build-up from your saliva (tartar) cannot be tackled by regular brushing – even if you’re regular with brushing twice a day. This tartar is present in at least 95% of the cases we’ve seen despite good dental hygiene habits. If you leave this for too long, your gums will get inflamed and infected over time. A professional tooth clean removes tartar and stains, which significantly lowers your chance of gum disease.
We have always believed that prevention is far better than cure, which is why we take the initial steps to keep your teeth as white and healthy as possible with treatment options designed to help you reduce your visits to us in the future.
We understand that a visit to the dentist can be terrifying for young children, which is why we are committed to making the experience as positive as possible. We make dental care fun and interesting with a gentle demeanor so children don’t feel overwhelmed.
Many parents neglect baby teeth because they just assume they are going to fall out anyway so there’s no point in filling them. If you’ve thought this, then you’re one of the thousands of parents who think the same. But it’s important that you understand that this is a misconception. Primary teeth care is far more important than you think.
- The outer enamel of primary teeth are much thinner than permanent teeth, which exposes them to the possibility of cavities and tooth decay more easily.
- If tooth decay is left untreated, the dental pulp nerve will eventually get exposed. This can cause an abscess to form in the area, which can be extremely painful for young children.
- Since children may not be able to communicate exactly what is happening to them, you may notice your child moodier, fussier with food and unable to sleep.
- If an abscess forms near the nerve, serious infection and fever can form. Your child will then need to be hospitalised to treat this infection before it gets too serious.
- Primary teeth pave the way and maintain space for new permanent teeth while helping in proper development of the jaw. Losing them too early can cause permanent teeth to grow poorly leading to other orthodontic problems.
When it comes to children’s dentistry, we understand that the experience can seem traumatic. To create a positive environment, we follow conservative solutions to help children enjoy good oral health.
The idea is to help children take good care of their oral health from a young age, so they don’t have to visit us too often. We’ll set them up for healthy teeth and they’ll have fun along the way.
We offer a myriad of restorative treatments like fillings that are devised to restore the appearance of normal teeth once again. This means that even damaged teeth are not beyond redemption. We will let you know your filling options once we’ve thoroughly assessed your situation.
In some instances, there is no choice but to remove damaged teeth. But there’s nothing to fear when you choose Your New Dentist because you’re in the best hands at all times. All extractions are undertaken only after thorough examination through x-rays to determine a safe and complication-free procedure.
We will help you feel as relaxed as possible. If the removal of a tooth is necessary Your New Dentist will ensure you are in the best of hands throughout the procedure and aftercare. Radiographs (x-rays) are recommended prior to an extraction to ensure the procedure is safe and uncomplicated. We promise to look after you!
When gum diseases or gingivitis are ignored, there’s always a risk of tooth loss. This is because your gums play a huge role in your dental health. Maintaining healthy gums will help protect your teeth for longer. Genetics, illnesses and lifestyle factors can play a role in increasing the risk of gum diseases in some people more than others. The condition is common, but many people don’t realise they have it until it’s too late.
If we notice these conditions during routine check-ups, we’ll be able to give your gums and teeth a proper clean, as well as suggest some tips to help maintain your gums at home. If the problem is ignored, you could develop more serious diseases. Early detection can help to make sure the treatment process is comfortable. Visit us to assess your oral health and we can help you with different treatments to lower your risk of serious issues.
Root Canal Therapy
Most people shudder when they hear the words root canal. But this therapy can help to save your tooth instead of forcing you to get it extracted. Root canals can be mildly uncomfortable in a few cases if the tooth is inflamed, but in most cases, the procedure is painless and stress-free. We use cutting-edge technology to make sure your root canal is completed in the quickest possible time as painlessly as possible.
Nerve and blood vessels can be found inside your teeth. Known as dental pulp, these tissues keep your teeth strong and healthy. When your tooth starts paining, it could be because the pulp has been infected. This occurs because teeth have decayed and caused cavities. In some instances, a fall can also cause your teeth to pain.
When the issue reaches the pulp, the only two options are usually extractions or root canals. Teeth have numerous canals present inside them, which are interconnected. Root canal therapy cleans, shapes and seals these canals to remove any bacteria and infection present in the area.
Root canals usually require 2 or 3 visits to the dentist, but that will depend on your particular situation. In some instances that are extremely complicated, you may need to see a specialist endodontist with advanced root canal therapy skills. We will refer you to highly professional experts who will ensure the best course of action for you.
Your New Dentist prides itself on the high-quality root canal treatment it provides at all times. We think of you as family, and will always make recommendations in your best interest.
Teeth Whitening and Cosmetic Treatments
Whitening treatments are available over the counter. But they generally aren’t as effective as a tooth whitening treatment provided by dentist sbecause they have lower concentrations of whitening agents. A teeth whitening procedure is non-invasive and can leave you with a much brighter set of pearly whites.
With packages starting from $150, Your New Dentist can offer different whitening treatments, including a personalised treatment plan.
Crowns and Bridges
Missing or damaged teeth can be restored with the help of crowns and bridges. There are generally two materials available – gold and porcelain. They are more aesthetic and durable than single-visit restorations even though they are a little more expensive, which is why they are often the more preferred option.
Dental implants are generally used for replacing missing teeth where an implant is surgically inserted into a patient’s jaw. For this procedure, we recommend a skilled oral surgeon who can assess and undertake the surgery. After the implant heals, we can choose crowns or bridges to restore it. Your implanted teeth will look natural and flawless.
Another way to replace missing teeth is to use dentures. Dentures are artificial teeth that are set within a metal or plastic frame and can be removed. They replace missing teeth and can be customised to your specific needs.
Dentures can either be complete or partial. Complete dentures are usually the best option for patients with no teeth in the lower or upper jaw. Upper dentures fit securely against the jaw through suction and sometimes even glue. Lower dentures use the tongue, cheeks and adhesive to be held in place.
Partial dentures can replace one or several teeth missing from your mouth to restore both function and aesthetics. Partial dentures make it easier to chew and eat but it’s important to remember that they cannot completely replace the function of natural teeth. Clasps are used to keep the denture in place between your bone and gums.
The option to use dentures is generally more affordable with a range of materials available for different budgets, needs and preferences. We make sure our denture offerings look as natural as your original teeth without compromising on comfort and function.
Anti Snoring Devices
Snoring can be a huge issue. It can affect family life! It can ruin sleep! It can make people tired and irritable!
Your New Dentist can offer a clinically proven, customised dental appliance that can moderate sleep apnoea and snoring. Since sleep apnoea is now linked to several other health issues, these devices can help to make a big difference to your life.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth don’t always do what they should in your mouth. They often come through when you’re in your late teens or early 20’s and can start to cause problems or infections in the area. Sometimes, the tooth may erupt partly, while in other instances, it may push against your other teeth. If pieces of food get trapped near it, then bacteria will form over time which can cause irritation and swelling of your gums.
Pain from wisdom teeth can be excruciating because of these gum infections. Left untreated, this can lead to tooth decay and damage to other teeth in the vicinity. We can make sure your troublesome wisdom teeth are effectively and safely removed so you don’t have to worry about them causing havoc. Our team can help you assess your condition and provide appropriate treatment solutions.
Tooth Coloured Restorations
Your New Dentist provides tooth restorations by filling cracked, decayed and broken teeth with materials that resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. We prepare, fill and restore your teeth to their original appearance, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious anymore. The composite materials we use will bond to your tooth tissue to make it appear as natural as possible. We will use colours as close to your natural teeth as possible for a uniform appearance.
Your New Dentist is committed to providing the best quality dental care across the Mooroolbark and Yea region. In instances where we feel your case is best left to a particular dental specialist, we will refer you. We work with some of the best specialists in the region so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We work with specialists in the fields of:
- Endodontics (Root canals)
- Periodontics (Gums)
- Orthodontics (Braces)
- Oral Surgery (Extractions)
- Prosthodontics (Aesthetics)
We only work with experienced specialists who are proficient in their areas of expertise, which means that you have nothing to worry about. We uphold our partners and ourselves to the highest standards always.