Can you reverse tooth decay?

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In short, yes. Tooth decay can be stopped or reversed – but only if you catch it in the early stages and the decay has not yet reached the dentine, which is the bony tissue beneath a tooth’s enamel. The process of tooth decay Tooth decay occurs over a period of time, whenever the oral Read More

6 questions often asked of dentists

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Here we have answered six questions commonly asked by patients when they attend the dentist. 1, What are my options to fill a gap in my mouth? There are three options to fill a space between your teeth: Denture – a removable appliance that is commonly made from acrylic or cobalt chrome metal. This appliance Read More

Looking after your oral health between hygienist appointments

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It is highly recommended that you visit your dentist and your dental hygienist for a dental check-up and clean every 6 months. Attending these regular appointments will help prevent the need for extensive dental work down the track as it will pick up any early signs of dental disease before it can progress. At Core Read More

What are the main symptoms and signs of toothache?

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The symptoms and signs of toothache are wide and varied. Toothache symptoms and toothache treatment depend on the cause of the toothache, which can also be one of many things. Dental decay is the most common cause of a toothache. If the decay reaches the pulp of the tooth, the nerves inside can become inflamed Read More

How often do I need to have a check-up and clean at the dentist?

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I regularly hear the question “How often should I have a check-up and clean of my teeth at the dentist?” The general guideline for adults is to have your dentist do a thorough dental check-up at least twice a year. We also recommend a professional clean by your dentist or dental hygienist every six months. Read More

How often do I need to see the dentist?

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Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential not only to your dental health but also to your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why it is recommended that you visit your dentist every six months. Why do I have to go so often? There are several reasons for needing regular dental check-ups. Many dental conditions, including tooth decay Read More

4 things to avoid if you have sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth (or more formally, dentine hypersensitivity) occurs when the enamel that protects your teeth gets thinner, thereby exposing the underlying surface and reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root. Possible causes of sensitive teeth include: Tooth decay Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth Read More

Tips on choosing a new dentist.

If you aren’t comfortable with the person taking care of your teeth chances are heading to the dentist for regular check ups is going to become something you put off for as long as you can. While this holds of the problem in the short term, you are delaying the inevitable and potentially causing harm Read More

A comfortable first visit

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Giving children a great start When we talk about first dental visits, it could be your first visit as a new patient or the first visit for your child. So let’s start with your child. The most common question asked by parents is “When should I bring my child in for their first visit?” Children’s Read More