Why is dental health important during pregnancy?

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Pregnancy is almost always a life-changing experience – most importantly for you, the mother. Among the immediate changes you will notice are those taking place in your body, including your mouth. In particular, the hormonal changes that are set in train by pregnancy often affect the gums and teeth. One common pregnancy-related oral change is Read More

An insight into our Core Dental team member: Dr Lucy Burchall

Core Dental are proud of the passionate professionals who take care of your teeth. Highly qualified and committed to your comfort, our team are a varied and fascinating bunch. Here you will get an insight into the people who keep your smile looking fresh and perfect. An insight into Dr Lucy Burchall – General Dentist Read More

What does treatment of gum disease involve?

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So what does the treatment of gum disease involve? Firstly, by being made aware that gum disease is present with a definitive diagnosis and education provided to you by your dental health professional. In many cases gum disease remains un-detected, as there is generally minimal to no pain associated. Gum disease is largely preventable and Read More

Top 6 tips for looking after your dental health

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Before you head out for a big day you want to make sure you not only look your best but also feel your best. Why is this any different with your teeth? You use and show them every day and they want to be looked after just like anything else. You may have heard the Read More

Are women more prone to oral health problems?

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The saying goes that men are from Mars and women are from Venus! And this popular aphorism is no less applicable when it comes to oral health and dental care. Now let’s delve further into the specific oral health problems faced by many women. They start where most female problems start: at puberty. The increase Read More

Looking after your oral health between hygienist appointments


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

Get your smile ready for World Smile Day 2017

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World Smile Day is on the first Friday of every October (which this year is October 6) to remind people to smile and be kind to others. Our team at Core Dental love nothing more than looking after your teeth and helping you achieve the smile you want. To make sure your smile is ready Read More

Dental Health Week 2017: Oral Health for Busy Lives

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The week of 7 to 13 August 2017 is the Australian Dental Association’s annual Dental Health Week, and the focus this year is on “anywhere anytime” oral health for busy lives. We’ve put together some handy tips about how you can fit in oral health, no matter how hectic life gets. Brush and floss While Read More

What is fluoride and what is it used for?


What is fluoride? Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine that occurs throughout nature in soil and water. Initially discovered by an American dentist researching brown discolouration in teeth, fluoride has been proven to dramatically decrease the incidence of dental decay. Since its discovery in the 1930s, fluoride has been used worldwide in toothpastes 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