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Our Trusted Dental Team

Dental 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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A little anxious? We're experts at making our patients feel comfortable and confident

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Have a school-aged child? Find out if they're elegible for CDBS: $1000 of treatment

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Pregnant? Congrats! Prepare yourself and get some handy tips before your appointment

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Work in the corporate world? Our executive dental checkups are just for you

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Health insurance won't cover your full treatment? Interest-free payment plans will help

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Going to be a bride, groom or part of the entourage?
Add a "WOW" factor to your teeth for the big day!

Our wedding & special events dental treatments can have your smile glowing bright & looking like tip top. Talk to our friendly dentists today about your goals

We Are Trusted Dentists Near You

We are your local and friendly dentists. We are located close to Warringal Shopping Centre and opposite Heidelberg Primary School on Rosanna Road.

This is a very convenient location for anyone who lives in Heidelberg, Rosanna, Viewbank, Lower Plenty and surrounding areas.

Our address:
34 Rosanna Road
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, Greensborough, Preston, Reservoir and Watsonia.

Request A Call-Back Or Ask A Question

Call us: (03) 9459 6300

You can also use our convenient online booking system to quickly book an appointment now:

Your Friendly & Caring Dentists In Heidelberg

At Heidelberg Dentist, you are our top and utmost priority. We understand that you are unique and that your goals, concerns and aspirations are important and so we strive to provide individualised care that is best for you.

Our team is not only highly skilled, but also very approachable. Our dentists, hygienists and nurses combine years of experience with the latest research, equipment and dental treatment techniques to keep your dental health in great condition.

Our goal is to ensure you are extended the utmost respect, and the highest standards of care in a friendly and relaxed environment. Caring for you and your family with a smile is our promise to you.

7 July 2018

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9 Big Life Issues Caused By Poor Sleep & How You Can Fix Your Sleep

Sleep is a fact of life that most of us Australians take for granted. Our ignorance of just how sleep can affect every facet of our lives causes us to neglect our sleep at the altar of our work, social life, priorities, and ultimately, our long-term health.

Poor sleep can have many effects - bad mood, fatigue, lack of focus, not working effectively, constantly feeling sleepy, poor libido and so many more health and social issues. Long-term sleep deprivation can have major consequences on your overall health. Research has shown that poor sleep is linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease (among other conditions). A solid night's sleep is essential for a healthy life.

What are the big health issues caused by poor sleep?

Poor sleeping patterns over a prolonged period of time can result in many serious health issues. Here are 9 of them:
  • Brain fog - this will make it hard for you to concentrate even on simple tasks
  • Falling asleep during the day - it can be dangerous if operating machines or driving
  • Feeling drowsy - it is very important to stress this effect on you, especially if driving
  • Diminished cognitive ability - sleep plays a very important role in thinking and learning. With the lack of sleep, these functions can be altered
  • Lower libido - lack of sleep affects libido due to lack of energy, tension and sleepiness
  • Depression - depression "feeds" off of lack of sleep. It can even aggrevate sympotoms of depression
  • Early ageing - lack of sleep can age your skin (dark circles, saggy skin and fine lines). This is caused by the hormone cortisol (stress hormone) which is released when there is a sleep deprivation. Cortisol breaks down collagen (protein which makes skin elastic and smooth)
  • Effects on cardiovascular system - sleep affects processes which keep heart and blood vessels healthy. It also affects body's ability to heal and repair these organs
  • Hallucinations - in sever cases of insomnia, hallucinations can occur (seeing things that are not there)

What can you do to improve your poor sleep patterns?

Fixing your sleep patterns can be hard to do for many of us. Your current sleep patterns are the result of many, many years of your brain and body being conditioned to react and adapt in a certain way. You need your brain and your body to unlearn many of these habits in order to develop new, healthy patterns that will benefit your long-term health. Although this can be a difficult process, it is not impossible and if you value your longevity and quality of life, the fruits of trying and succeeding may just be worth the trouble.

Try these 3 powerful techniques to fix your sleep patterns and improve your long-term health:
  • Maximise sleep drive - it is low in the morning and it increases during the day. It is easiest to fall asleep when your sleep drive is high (when you feel the most sleepy). Go to bed only when sleepy. Have in mind that naps during the days will affect your bed time hours at night. It is helpful to stick with the same "waking up" and "going to sleep" patterns every day (even on the weekends), to help keep the consistency.
  • Exercise - physical activity and exercise can help improve the sleep patterns.
  • Minimise disruptions - minimise any type of internal or external disruptions in the evenings. Try to reduce the time with the TV, computer, phone etc. External stimuli will disrupt the processes which affect the sleep patterns. Avoid caffeinated drinks, nicotine and alcohol before bedtime since these will affect the sleep pattern since they act as stimulants.
  • Calm your mind - try to relax before going to bed. Relaxing background music and feeling "cosy" will help de-stress from the day. Turn your thoughts to relaxing things and introduce meditation into your regular schedule.
If you have tried many of these techniques to fix your sleep patterns or if you believe these techniques have not worked for you before, talk to our caring dentists about other options that may be more suitable to your exact situation by calling us on (03) 9459 6300. Visit our sleep apnoea help page to understand whether you too might suffer from sleep apnoea. If you prefer to consult our dentists straight away, you can book an appointment by calling us on (03) 9459 6300 or by booking an appointment online now:

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist

14 March 2018

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CDBS: $1000 Dental Treatment For Children Still Available

We all know that funding for dental health in Australia leaves a lot to be desired. Successive governments have turned a blind eye to the effect our dental health has on our overall health and conveniently left the majority funding of dental treatments to private health insurers. However, the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) is a pleasant departure from the government's usual ambivalence. Not least because it entitles your child free dental treatment up to $1000!

The Australian Dental Association has previously warned that "Australia is one of the top 10 countries for high levels of per capita consumption of soft drink.” We concur, because we keep noticing that Heidelberg Dentist's young patients' love of sugary food and drinks shows no signs of reducing.

While it is not news that excess sugar in a child's diet poses many risks to his or her dental health, it is important to understand that the CDBS's $1000 in free dental treatment can go a long way towards helping at-risk children. Treatments that such children might undergo are typically covered under the CDBS program.

Use it or lose it

Unfortunately, the CDBS does seem to be a case of "use it or lose it." With recent and current federal governments increasingly looking to cut health spending, there is no way of knowing just when they will decide to axe the CDBS again.

Don't wait for our unpredictable politicians to tell us that they will again be cutting the CDBS. These decisions are usually announced during the middle of the year on or before budget night, or at the end of the year, close to Christmas. Remember, it never pays to play chicken with politicians!

If you don't know whether your child is eligible for $1000 of free dental treatment under the CDBS, let us help you find out. Visit our CBDS help page to understand more about the eligibility rules and also to help us help you find out if your little ones are eligible for free dental treatment or call us on (03) 9459 6300 or make an appointment online:

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist

23 January 2018

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Simple TMJ exercises for everyday pain relief

What is TMJ?

Apart from being a tongue twister, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw (mandible) meet. It essentially connects your jaw to your skull and you use it more often than you might realise as you go about your daily life.

Why does my TMJ hurt?

Most TMJ pain stems from injury or damage to the TMJ. This damage could have come from a number of different factors. Commonly we see our patients tell us about their TMJ pain emanating from a few specific events and lifestyle issues, including:
  • Impact where you run into something or a foreign item hits you in the face
  • General wear and tear
  • Misalignment of the teeth or jaw
  • Teeth grinding or gum chewing
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Arthritis

How do I know if I have TMJ syndrome?

TMJ dysfunction is hard to diagnose through the internet, but you may be suffering from it if you can identify with any of the following symptoms:
  • Pain in the area of the TMJ or jaw joint
  • Clicking or stiff jaws
  • Consistent and recurring earaches
  • Jaw locking
  • Headaches or localised pain in your temples
  • Ears popping

What can I do if I have TMJ pain?

Thankfully, TMJ pain is one of those things that can ease with the right treatment and exercises. in this video one of our nurses, Elena, will take you through some specific TMJ exercises that you can do right now to ease your TMJ pain:

You should experience some immediate relief after doing these exercises on a regular basis. If your pain persists or you would like to understand what your other treatment options could be then our friendly and caring team will be able to help you. Call us on (03) 9459 6300 or you can even book online straight away by clicking on the button below:

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10 October 2017

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How HCF members use their dental health cover at Heidelberg Dentist

As a HCF Health Fund "More For You" preferred provider, we are able to help HCF health insurance members keep their oral health in tip-top shape. If you have "extras" insurance with HCF, your dental cleans and treatments at Heidelberg Dentist may be covered under HCF's "More For You" program.

For the year ending May 2017, our patients who are HCF members claimed a wide range of dental treatments through their HCF health insurance, including:
  • Comprehensive dental exams to find any immediate problems and prevent nasty future surprises
  • X-rays and other diagnostic services
  • Preventative dentistry like periodontic treatments (to treat bleeding, swollen, tender, receding gums)
  • Simple and complex restorations, including crowns, bridges and implants
  • Extractions of teeth that were beyond saving
  • Root canals where necessary
  • Orthodontic braces for adults and children
In fact, over 60% of the treatments provided to HCF members who choose us as their dentist, are for preventative treatments like general scale and cleans and comprehensive examinations. This is a great outcome for these patients because it means that there is less risk of them requiring expensive and painful emergency dental treatment in the future.

These statistics also point to why we're proud to be the family dentist for thousands of families in the areas surrounding Heidelberg, including Rosanna, Eaglemont, Ivanhoe and others. Our aim is always to ensure that your dental health is the best it can be given your age, lifestyle and goals. Part of this aim is to help you minimise the chances of expensive and painful emergency dental treatments.

If you are with another health fund and you are looking to switch to another health insurance company, give HCF a call on 13 13 34 to see what they might be able to do for you, or view their products online.

If you have other questions about our treatments, then our friendly and caring team will be able to help you. Call us on (03) 9459 6300 or you can even book an appointment online:

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist

1 September 2017

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50 Questions That Melbourne Asks About Invisalign Teeth Straightening

Well, there are actually 53, but we believe in under-promising and over-delivering so you can enjoy the upside! In all seriousness, Invisalign can do for your smile what chocolate does for your hearts. But because getting Invisalign is a bigger life decision than chocolate, our patients usually have a lot of very valid questions.

So with the help of the good folk at Invisalign, we've collated a list of the most common questions that Melburnians ask about Invisalign. Each question is accompanied by an answer that will give you more information and maybe even ease some of your fears about Invisalign treatment.

Our FAQ covers 5 main topics:
  • What is Invisalign & does it work?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
  • How do I get started?
  • What happens before, during and after treatment?

Why you should download this Invisalign FAQ

Apart from finding answers to questions about the 5 topics above, you will get a lot of value from this FAQ if you have ever:
  • Thought about getting orthodontic braces.
  • Been conscious of your uneven teeth.
  • Wanted to reduce the gaps between your teeth.
  • Believed that your confidence would increase with a better smile.
  • Wondered why people who undergo Invisalign treatment rave about it.
If you still have more questions, then our Invisalign-trained dentists will be able to help you work out if the Invisalign system is right for you. Call us on (03) 9459 6300 or you can even book an appointment online:

Publisher: Heidelberg Dentist

21 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

7 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
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Top 5 Home Remedies To Fix 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