Why does my tooth hurt?

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There are many reasons for your tooth hurt. You might experience unpleasant sensations from your teeth. Some of these may be sensitivity, pain or aches from weakened teeth, receding gums, cracks, fractures, decay, infection, cavities (holes) or trauma. Symptoms may manifest as sensitivity, sharp pains or dull aches. These may be transient and in response Read More

Can you reverse tooth decay?


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

How do I know which toothpaste to use?


Your choice of toothpaste will depend on your current dental status and needs. The following information aims to help you identify the appropriate toothpaste to use. Your hygienist or dentist can further help you choose a suitable toothpaste and provide you with information to ensure optimum oral hygiene. Fluoride toothpaste The decline in the prevalence 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

What does a hygiene appointment involve?

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During a dental hygiene appointment, you will be greeted by a friendly hygienist who will spend 40 minutes with you. The role of the hygienist is to assess the oral hygiene and dental health of all their patients. A hygienist will do this is by completing the following steps: A medical history check Extra-oral and Read More

How to treat bad breath

What causes bad breath and how can it be treated?

What is bad breath? The medical term halitosis refers to the presence of a noticeable and unpleasant odour on the exhaled breath. More commonly referred to as bad breath, halitosis is a common condition that can affect anyone, and is a common reason why people visit the dentist. Bad breath can be very distressing. Sometimes we 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

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

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

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