Clifton Hill Dental
Dr Nick Malamas

What is dental caries?

Dental caries (tooth decay) is a process that causes localized destruction of tooth tissue. It starts with demineralization of the hard tissues until it progresses and cavitates. It’s cause is multifactorial, so caused by: diet- frequency and type of consumption, frequent snacking and high sugar content, plaque- amount and acidity. The longer the plaque is there, the more acidic it becomes. Saliva- flow and composition. Lower flow has lower buffering system and less ions to remineralise the teeth. Tooth resistance- exposure to remineralising agents such as fluoride and other helpful minerals.

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Dear Patients,

With COVID-19 cases continuing to increase across Victoria over the past few weeks, the ADA is recommending that all dental practices in metropolitan Melbourne move to Level 3 dental restrictions from Friday August 7th, 2020.

We are open and able to continue to treat patients for urgent or emergency services that do not require the use of aerosols, however limited hours are available.
New temporary business hours are 9am - 2pm Monday to Friday.

Please feel free to call our practice if you have any questions or concerns on 94826263.

Take Care,
The Team @ Clifton Hill Dental