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Friendly & Caring: That's Where We Start


At Heidelberg Dentist our highly skilled and friendly team provides you exceptional dental care. Our dentists, orthodontics experts and nurses combine years of experience with the latest research, equipment and dental treatment techniques to keep your dental health in great condition.

We recognise the importance and uniqueness of each person and strive to provide individualised care for your entire family.

Our friendly & caring dentists educate and inform our patients, to offer the most appropriate treatment recommendations and dental excellence in a modern, relaxed and friendly environment.

We understand that visiting a dentist isn't everyone's first priority and emergencies happen. This is why we offer after hours, emergency & weekend appointments.

Our goal is to ensure you are extended the utmost respect, and highest standard of service in a friendly and caring environment. We look forward to caring for you and your family with a smile.


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Our Friendly & Caring Team

Treatments We Offer


  • General & Preventative Dentistry


    At Heidelberg Dentist we are big on preventing health issues and therefore like to have patients on a preventive management plan to ensure optimal general health, as well as preventing painful and costly treatment in the future.


    Regular checkups, cleans and x-rays can help detect silent issues and prevent larger problems in the future. Remember, just because you can't feel pain, doesn’t mean everything is perfect! Dental decay can take years before it causes pain, but then can lead to expensive treatment. Detecting it early can lead to manageable pain free treatment.



  • Crowns & Bridges


    Crowns and Bridges can be a great way to strengthen a weak tooth structure, large fillings or replace missing teeth. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

    A bridge essentially "bridges the gap" between two teeth if there is one missing in between. A bridge can help restore your smile, balance out your bite when eating or speaking, prevent teeth from drifiting into the space.


  • Orthodontic Braces & Invisalign


    Braces are an effective way to straighten your teeth. Straightening teeth can help with confidence if you are self-conscious to smile or speak to people, help maintain your oral hygiene as teeth are easier to reach, and help balance out your bite when eating and distribute the forces more evenly.

    Here at Heidelberg Dentist we watch with great excitement as our patients’ confidence booms while their smile transforms and they are able to laugh and smile more freely.


  • Root Canals


    A root canal is the treatment of the pulp of the tooth. The pulp contains nerves, tissue and blood vessels and many toothaches are because there is an irritation to this pulp.

    A root canal is essentially the removal and filling of this pulp to stop any further infection. Root canal treatments generally help to remove pain, but have the added advantage of allowing you to still use the tooth as per normal.

    Many patients shudder at the thought of a root canal, mainly because of exaggerated stories in movies or old wives' tales about how painful they are. In actual fact the root canal procedure is what actually removes the initial pain and helps you keep your natural tooth for longer.

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  • Whitening & Cosmetic


    At Heidelberg Dentist we offer a smile makeover to fit any time frame or budget. From whitening, veneers, crowns, orthodontics to a mixture of it all. Whether it’s for a special occasion, or just to boost your self-confidence, speak to one of our dentists if you aren't completely happy with the look of your smile.

    We have a number of different options to suit your goals & the specific budgets of our patients

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  • Tooth Extractions


    There are times where a tooth cannot be saved, or the best outcome will be to remove it. If an extraction is indicated, then we will do the best to make it as pleasant as possible here at Heidelberg dentist. All our extractions are done under local anesthetics, so the procedure shouldn’t be painful. If you prefer to have general anesthetic, please let our dentists know so we can organize it for you.


  • Gum Care & Management


    Keeping your gums clean are just as important as keeping your teeth clean. Your gums hold your teeth in place, and therefore if they aren’t maintained your teeth can start to move, get decay from the bacteria buildup, infections or need to be taken out. We try and keep all our patients on an active management plan which is customized to your needs.

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  • Emergency Dentistry


    Emergencies will happen, but here at Heidelberg Dentist we can help minimize the discomfort in a swiftly manner. If you are suffering from pain, broken teeth, swellings, don’t leave it too long and call us for an appointment.

    We have flexible appointment times that include late-nights on certain days and Saturday appointments too.

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  • Dental Fillings


    With our teeth being exposed to the environment from food, drinks, bacteria there will be times that they are not as strong (as it is with many of our bones). We can offer a variety of options to help restore broken teeth, weak teeth, decayed teeth or even if it’s to improve their appearance.

    Our treatments differ based on each patient's specific needs & we have special treatments for children too.




What To Do If...

First time visiting a dentist? We've got some helpful tips to make your experience better

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We Live In The Heart Of Banyule

We are your local and friendly dentists. We are located opposite Warringal Shopping Centre, which is a great location for anyone who lives in Heidelberg and surrounding suburbs.

Our address:
34 Rosanna Road
Heidelberg
Victoria 3084

Phone: (03) 9459 6300

Parking: We have lots of parking at the rear of the clinic. Simply drive in and find an empty spot.


If you live in any of the following suburbs you will have to travel 3km or less to reach us:

Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Viewbank, Eaglemont, Rosanna, Macleod, Bellfield, Fairfield, Alphington, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Yallambie, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Bulleen, Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Greenborough, Preston, Reservoir and Watsonia.

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Call us: (03) 9459 6300

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Friday, 20 May 2016

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Have you made your personal dental health and smile plan?

Improve my smile

The normal course of a visit to your dentist involves the dentist telling the patient what to do. This has been the way for generations and it works for some people. But does this work for you? Or would you like more control over the future course of your smile and general oral health?

Our dentists at Heidelberg Dentist take pride in getting to know you and helping you achive your goals. We've found the best way to do this is to ask a few simple questions. We encourae all our patients to create a simple, mental plan of what they want their smile and oral health to look like as they progress through life.

Some of the simple questions that can help you craft your own personal dental health plan include:
  • Are you happy with how your teeth look right now?
  • Are you fussed about keeping your natural teeth?
  • Do you have a confident smile, or is there something that might make you more confident about your smile?
  • Have your family members had oral health problems that you would like to avoid?
  • What are the key things about your oral health that you would like to focus on over the medium to long term?
Answers to these questions will help you and your dentist better understand how we can help you take great care of your long term oral health and smile. A comprehensive pesonal dental plan will also help you minimise the occurance of costly and unforeseen dental emergencies.

If you would like to see a friendly and caring team of dental experts in a relaxed environment, call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for a great dental treatment experience.

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 13:57

Saturday, 6 February 2016

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8 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Dentist Visit

How to make the most out of your dentist visits
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At Heidelberg Dentist we strive to make our patients comfortable for their dental visit. We understand that many people have a fear of coming in, and we want to help address that. Dental fear for some can lead to avoiding the dentist and concerns which were initially reversible lead to pain and costly and extensive treatment.

1. Let us know if you are anxious. If you have a dental fear, whether it’s from a bad past experience, or just a fear of pain or the unknown, let us know so we can help you. Whether it’s coming in early and having some green tea while you chat to our friendly front office staff, or spending more time in the initial consult to help address the fear. We are here to help!

2. Maintain your normal routine. Many people go into overdrive when they know their dental appointment is coming up. This often leads to aggressive brushing and flossing which can aggravate gums and weaken the enamel of your teeth.

3. Be prepared. If you are on a lot of medications, please bring a list with you. Sometimes medications which you think are irrelevant actually can impact your oral health or dental treatments that can be offered to you. If you have a lot of concerns, or want to discuss cosmetic options then come with a list of questions so you feel everything is answered and nothing is missed.

4. Share your history. If you are switching dental clinics, it’s great to have a copy of your records and Z-rays so the dentist can help diagnose current problems and understand your oral health.

5. Be honest. If you haven’t been brushing or flossing regularly (or just don’t know how), or are drinking or eating more sugar than you say- just be honest. We won’t judge and it will help us in diagnosing the problem and coming up with a tailor made solution.

6. Ask questions. If you aren’t sure about a procedure being recommended, or want to see photos, read articles, or take home more information, just ask! We are happy to provide as much information in the way that you would like it to help ease any fear.

7. If music relaxes you, or if you have a certain TV show or movie you would like to run, just let us know before and we can have it playing on our screen and speaker to help you feel comfortable. Also, if the temperature is uncomfortable for you then let us know and we can provide a blanket or extra fan.

8. Schedule regular visits. As weird as it sounds, if you are afraid of the dentist then you should be seeing us regularly. Frequent visits allow for any changes to be detected, and solutions to concerns or changes to your routine to be made very early which in turn prevents costly and extensive treatment, as well as tooth pain.

If you would like to see a friendly and caring team of dental experts in a relaxed environment, call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for the best dental treatment experience.

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 17:05
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Top 5 Home Remedies For Sensitive Teeth


Tooth sensitivity can be a real pain (pun intended). From stopping you from having ice-cream when its hot, to the cold wind stirring up the pain when you walk outside in winter.

Tooth sensitivity can be due to a variety of reasons such as cavities, gum disease, weak enamel, improper brushing action and grinding your teeth. If you are suffering from sensitivity it is best to see your dentist to rule out any cavities or disease.

Our list of the top 5 home remedies includes:

1. Awareness of grinding or clenching your teeth. Whether it’s while you are playing sport or at the gym, driving, working or just thinking, lots of people tend to take out their stress on their teeth which in turn puts too much force on them and can cause sensitivity. Check out our guide to easy exercises to help relieve muscle pain from teeth grinding. Alternatively, you may need to consider a nightguard for grinding or clenching at night.

2. Swap your toothbrush. Over brushing or an improper action can lead to scrubbing your teeth too hard and therefore sensitivity. Be gentle to your teeth and use a soft bristle toothbrush, a circular motion instead of a scrubbing action

3. Avoid acidic foods. Soft drinks, acidic foods can wear away the enamel and therefore expose the inner dentine or the root surface which can cause a lot of sensitivity. Avoiding acidic foods, or drinking through a straw can help against tooth erosion and keep the teeth strong

4. Flossing. Flossing helps clean in-between the teeth and keep plaque away from the gums, this helps reduce gum disease. With long term gum disease, the gum recedes and the root surface of the tooth is exposed which is not covered by enamel and can cause sensitivity.

5. Sensitive toothpaste. If all the other causes of sensitivity have been ruled out by your dentist, the use of a sensitive toothpaste as well as a soft toothbrush can help against sensitivity.

If you think you need more professional help for your sensitive teeth, call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for the best dental treatment experience.

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 16:44

Monday, 10 August 2015

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3 Handy Exercises & Stretches To Get You Fit While Brushing

We all make plenty of excuses about why we can never quite do justice to our gym memberships. If you prefer to keep making such excuses then stop reading now.
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Congratulations for choosing to keep reading! Check out these 3 handy exercise and stretching tips that you can do while brushing your teeth. That's right, not only do we have a team of great dentists, we're also pretty adept at helping you get fit and save time!

Calf Raises

Standing flat footed, start by lifting your heels until you are on your tip-toes. 

Slowly return your heels to the floor and repeat. You should feel the stretch in your calves. 

Oblique Stretches

Slowly lean as far to one side as possible while keeping your back straight. It helps to "reach" for your ankle with your free hand.

Hold the stretched position for 3-5 seconds, then return to your upright starting position. Repeat even on both sides.


Lunges

While alternating legs, put one foot forward until your foot is under your knee at a 90 degree angle.

Hold this for a few seconds, then return to your upright starting position. Swap legs & repeat.


As you get good at these stretches and your body gets used to the new routine, you can increase the complexity and resistance by adding a light weight to your free hand.

If you realise you need to see a dentist while you brushing & stretching, call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for the best dental treatment experience.

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 19:05
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5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Family Dentist

Heidelberg Dentist - Family Dental Clinic in Heidelberg, Victoria
Many of us don't realise that a good family dentist is just as important for your family's health and wellbeing as a good family General Practitioner or doctor. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider when selecting your family dentist:

  1. Caring For Every Member of Your Family: every good family dentist should be able to assess, advise on and treat the dental health of your entire family - from babies and children, to elderly grandparents. A good family dentist possesses an array of general dentistry skills which are required to care for all-round dental health of your family.

  2. Greater Comfort Levels with Your Dentist: let's be honest, not everyone likes going to a dentist. Ths is why people seek the advice of family and friends when selecting their dentist. We know that if you are comfortable and satisfied with your dentist, then your children, spouse and extended family members are more likely to also feel at ease with that dentist. Increased comfort with your dentist is key to the entire family scheduling and attending regular dental appointments, which will minimise the chances of unforeseen and expensive dental emergencies.

  3. Consistent & Accurate Diagnoses & Treatment: a good family dentist maintains accurate records of every patient visit. This enables the dentist to quickly and correctly diagnose, prevent and / or treat the dental issues of their patients. For this to happen, it is important that you and your family members regularly schedule and attend your dentist appointments.

  4. Convenient Location Close to Home: location is a very important factor when choosing your family dentist. Google searches are often the first port of call and references from family and friends can also help. Having the same family dentist also allows family members to schedule appointments together, cutting down unnecessary travel and waiting times.

  5. Better, More Personalised Care: As your dentists understands you and your family, they will also be able to better anticipate and help with your specific concerns, questions and quirks! 
At Heidelberg Dentist, our team prides itself on being the only dental clinic in the area that focuses on family dentistry. This is why most of our new patients come from referrals from their family and friends who are already our patients.

Why not pop in in for a quick visit of our family-friendly dental clinic. We're located at 34 Rosanna Road, Heidelberg, opposite Warringal shopping centre.

You can also call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for a dental treatment experience your whole family will appreciate.


Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 18:02

Monday, 16 March 2015

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Which toothbrush & toothpaste should I use?

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Despite all the attempts by toothbrush manufacturers to tell us otherwise, this issue really comes down to personal preference. As long as the bristles are soft, a battery operated, manual or electric toothbrush is fine

What is important, however, is the technique used to clean your pearly whites.  Ensure that a circular motion is used to brush teeth, instead of a scrubbing action, gums, tongue and cheeks are important to clean as well.

Toothpaste: most toothpastes are quite similar. For children under 6 a kids' toothpaste is fine to use, and after this age a normal adult toothpaste will be just fine.

Contrary to the opinions of a vocal minority, it is important to ensure that every toothpaste tube used by you and your family contains fluoride. Fluoride is very helpful in building strong and durable teeth, when used every day from a young age.

Ask us for samples of a brand that is different to what you use next time you come in for a visit. :-)

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 10:20
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Baby teeth will fall out, so should my kids take care of them?

How to care for baby teeth

Yes! Dental health in deciduous teeth pre-empts what is to come in their adult teeth. This why getting into good habits early and eliminating any decay will make for better health.

Decay in baby teeth should be fixed - especially if those teeth are still going to be there for a few years.  Most decay can be restored without anesthetic and is a simple procedure that children react positively to.

However, once the decay has extended to the pulp of the tooth, that’s when it can be really painful for children and a more difficult procedure is required, along with the potential use of anesthetics. This  can sometimes be frightening for the child which can lead to a fear of dentists and further neglect of their teeth and general oral health.

We advise parents of all our little patients with baby teeth to instil good oral health habits in their children from a young age. This helps keep the little tackers happy and their parents free of unnecessary headaches.

If you want to keep your child's teeth in the best possible condition, call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for a great dental treatment experience.

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 10:05
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When is the right time to start taking my child to the dentist?

Caring, family dentist who is great with children

A good time to start bringing children to the dentist is when they are around 3 years old.  All their baby teeth are present by around 24-30 months and this is an ideal time to get used to the dental chair.

It's a good idea to vanquish any fears your child may have about visiting a dentist. So we advise parents to be positive, and if you have any fears of their own, to try not make them obvious as children absorb such sentiments easily.

The first visit is usually just a ride in the chair and a quick count of the teeth.  Even if you just bring your children to your own appointments, it helps take the fear out of the process and they'll be sure to get a reward from us that they can show off during the "show-and-tell" session at their school,  kindergarten or play school.


Call us on (03) 9459 6300 or book an appointment online for a dental treatment experience your child will really appreciate.

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist - 09:44