Gum Disease Melbourne

It is not uncommon for our patients to suffer gum disease at some point in our lives. Our team at The Smile Designer Dental Studio in Melbourne understand that the key is to identify the problem early on, and help you understand the solutions and options that are available to you.

We have created our dental studios in a warm and relaxing environment. A place where our experienced team of dentists can ease your nerves and guide you through all your options and costs. Our goal is show you all your options, so that you are well informed to make the best decision for yourself.

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What is Gum Disease?

Most people at some stage of their life will get affected by gum disease. This is caused by the build up of plaque and calculus on our teeth that will lead to an infection. Our body tries to fight the infection off, and in the process, destroys the gums and bone that supports the teeth. Once we lose this healthy bone and gum, teeth will start getting loose.

How do I know if I have Gum Disease?

If the size of your cavity is significant, then an option would be to restore the tooth with a stronger filling material. These are also called ‘inlays & onlays’, and provides a long term durable restoration to strengthen and reinforce your tooth. The porcelain material offers a great alternative to your standard composite filling material, as it is made to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth.

What Treatments are there for Gum Disease?

At your initial consultation, our team at The Smile Designer will assess the health of your gums. An initial clean can be performed, but this will be followed by further gum treatments. Once we have been able to manage the disease process, it is very important to keep up with your regular dental hygiene visits to maintain the health of your gums and prevent further problems.At The Smile Designer, we use the latest in Dental Laser Technology to painlessly clean and disinfect the gums. All options and costs will be discussed at your initial consultation.

Is Bad Breath related to Gum Disease?

Bad Breath, or Halitosis, can be caused by having gum disease or the presence of dental decay. Left untreated, the condition gets worse. The bacteria in the mouth forms volatile sulphur compounds and can produce a bad smell. The presence of calculus and plaque around the teeth and gums can lead to inflammation, leading to a bad smell. Read our FAQ’s for more information below.

FAQ’S About Gum Disease

What causes Gum Disease?

The main cause of Periodontal Disease is bacterial plaque and calculus that have been allowed to accumulate around the teeth for a period of time. There are other contributing factors to gum disease which include Smoking and Tobacco use, Genetics, Poor Nutrition, Stress, Medical complications like Diabetes, the use of certain medications and clenching and grinding our teeth.

Does Gum Disease affect Pregnancy?

Pregnancy can induce Gum Disease and in most cases pregnant women have bleeding gums. There have been many studies showing the correlation with gum disease and premature birth and low birth weight.

What Medications can contribute to gum disease?

Some drugs, such as oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, and certain heart medications can contribute to gum disease and cause swollen, red and bleeding gums.

How can we prevent Gum Infection and Periodontal Disease?

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft tooth brush or an electric toothbrush is ideal. Dental floss is to be used to clean in between each tooth, and helps remove plaque. It is human nature stop flossing because the gums are bleeding, but instead, flossing and brushing should be continued. Professional routine scaling and cleaning appointments are ideal to maintain the health and longevity of your gums and teeth.

How can we treat bad breath?

A thorough examination will need to be done to work out the status of the gums and the teeth. All cavities and dental decay needs to be treated, alongside with any gum treatments as advised.

Maintaining good oral hygiene and maintaining regular dental hygiene visits are essential.

The majority of the bacteria in our mouth live on our tongue, so it is essential that we use a tongue scraper to clean our tongues daily. There are also special mouthwashes that can be used to eliminate these ‘volatile sulphur compounds’ that contribute to the bad smell.

Speak to our team at The Smile Designer to work through your options.

Where is your dental clinic located?

We are located in Melbourne at 118-120 High street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a stones throw away from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.


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We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:

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At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !Vee T.Vee T. ★★★★★ Today I had a wonderful experience at my appointment with Dr Gareth. I have been to the dentist many times in my life but still get those nerves going into any appointment. The second I walked in I was greeted by a lovely young lady who was so friendly and welcoming. My time with Dr Gareth was no different and he put me at ease quite quickly and answered all my questions with lots of information and care. Because of this I have decided to take further dental care with The Smile Designer. My experience with Mia after my appointment was warm, engaging, caring and most importantly very informative. Thank you to the team there and I very much look forward to my journey with Dr Gareth and for all my dental needs.ViDominic T.Dominic T. ★★★★★ I’ve been going to Dr. Gareth for 7 years and I had to go for an appointment with another dentist as he was on holiday… and I just don’t get the same standard as Gareth. He has the most gentle hands and always treats every one with respect and my teeth and gums always look so good! Sometimes I book an appointment to clean my teeth even though it’s always sparkling. Thanks for looking after my family and friends for such a long time.Peckham F.Peckham F. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Gareth several ti.es now and always have received fantastic care. He is very detailed in his approach but won't do any treatment that is not needed, just to charge you. Most recent visit to have my tooth taken out. He knew I had bad experienece with another dentist prior to this, and made sure he was gentle, but at the same time did an amazing (and fast) extraction, talking to me the whole time. Subsequent care was excellent as well, with follow up calls. I would highly recommend the whole practice, and especially Dr Gareth.Jenny Y.Jenny Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Gareth Huang's dental care exceeded expectations during my recent visit to The Smile Designer. His meticulous approach and genuine concern for patient comfort stood out. The clinic's cleanliness and the staff's professionalism further enhanced the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Huang for his exceptional dental care.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ The team at smile designer are so lovely! I had a clean and check up with Dr Nathan and he was super informative and honest with what I required and thorough in explanation throughout!If your looking for a dentist, look no further 🫶🏼Hayley JHayley J ★★★★★ Great experience. Receptionist were friendly and welcoming. I saw Dr.Nathan, and he was excellent. I often feel anxious before/during dental appointments, but Dr. Nathan was great. Most comfortable I've ever felt at a dentist.Josephine A.Josephine A. ★★★★★ I must say I believe I’m lucky that I have met such a wonderful amazing dental team that care so much about you and your teeth. I only wish I had met them so much earlier in my life than now as, they are the only dentist I would trust with my teeth compared to other dentists out there. Dr.Maddie is amazing she truly puts the effort, time and care for your teeth and doesn’t like her work not to be perfect is what I love about her. She really wants her patients to walk out happy. Maggie is so wonderful as well if you can’t make it to an appointment she makes sure you get the next best day or placed on the cute waiting list hehe 😛. Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m going to the dentist when I need to go to a dentist and that the experience we need out there. I would highly recommend this dental team if you want the best work for your teeth and good experience like me 🩷🩷katerina Kkaterina K ★★★★★ This place is so great! The girls at the front desk are so lovely and always check in on me after my appointments. The customer care is above and beyond! Dr. Madeline Duff is the best orthodontist I’ve seen. Her attention to detail is amazing and she always goes through everything so thoroughly. I always walk out of this place learning something new! My Invisalign treatment has been so quick and easy. It’s so nice to find a dentist you can trust. Highly recommend!!Sussan L.Sussan L. ★★★★★ Great team work ! Friendly and helpful from front desk to the treatment room!Highly recommend to anyone who needs dental care will definitely be cared for in the utmost professional level..🙏🙏👍Christie L.Christie L. ★★★★★ Since my dentist retired, I havnt found anyone that felt right until now. I can't speak more highly of Dev and his team. They embrace current best practice and technology. They are kind and wholistic in their approach to Dentistry. Highly recommend.Rob N.Rob N. ★★★★★ I have been a delighted patient of Dr. Madeleine and her incredible team at The Smile Designer since June , 2022, and I cannot express enough how positive and exceptional my experiences have been.From the moment I step into the clinic, the warm and welcoming atmosphere immediately puts me at ease. The reception staff are friendly and efficient.Dr. Madeleine takes the time to thoroughly explain procedures, answering any questions or concerns I may have. Her gentle and compassionate approach makes each visit a pleasant experience.I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Madeleine and the entire team at The Smile Designer.They are a dream team of dentistry.Taylah A.Taylah A. ★★★★★ I have been going to the smile designer for cosmetic treatment, Gareth is the best dentist and has completely transformed my smile. From an overbite with gaps between my teeth to a perfect smile in only 8 months! Everything was laid out from the start in a treatment plan for gum treatment, Invisalign and composite veneers, with no expectation or pressure to go ahead with the items. Plus the TV to watch friends definitely helps my anxiety for longer visits.The team genuinely care about their patients and have always gone the extra mile to make sure I am feeling confident in my smile. Especially Maggie is such a warm spirit to deal with. I will never miss a check up when going to the smile designer. 5 Stars!Taran S.Taran S. ★★★★★ I had a great experience at the Smile Designer. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly, everyone took the time to say hello.Dr Dev is extremely knowledgeable, takes a holistic approach to dentistry and puts the patient first. His approach was very professional yet personable, taking the time to get to know his patient. He, and the team, were able to make me feel very comfortable throughout.It's clear that the patient's health is the team's primary motivation,. I would highly recommend this practice.Fiona Persi B.Fiona Persi B. ★★★★★ I was highly recommended to visit the Smile Designer clinic and I must say that my experience with the Smile Designer clinic has been exceptionally brilliant. From the very first moment I walked in I was greeted by the wonderful receptionist at the front who was super friendly & attentive. I had a hygiene clean and check up with Dentist Nathan who made me feel very comfortable and explained the process of the treatment in such great detail. I was overall very pleased with the hygiene clean followed by the time Nathan took to sit me down and look over my before and after photos and focus on the treatment plan I have ahead. My next treatment I will be seeing Dev who is also a fabulous dentist to deal with, Dev always puts me at ease and gets the job done so professionally. He has actually cured my anxiety with dentists. Lastly I must add the aesthetics of this clinic are stunning, the cleanliness is terrific and I am glad that I can recommended my family and friends to a terrific team of dentists at the smile designer.Rebekah R.Rebekah R. ★★★★★ I had a great first consultation and clean at the smile designer. My dentist Maddie made me feel so comfortable, explaining everything and showing me photos of my teeth. 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