I have a terrible fear of going to the dentist. What should I do?

Dental anxiety and dental phobia are quite common afflictions, affecting many people and preventing them from seeking regular dental care. Dental phobia is an intense, unreasonable and paralysing fear of seeking dental care, so much so that a dental phobic person will often delay regular dental care for years, putting up with severe pain, gum Read More

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?

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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

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

Do teeth whitening kits work?

Many options are available to achieve whiter teeth, and the safest among them comes in the form of teeth whitening kits provided by your dentist. The first step in this popular take-home option involves making an impression of your teeth in the dental chair. Next, custom-fitting mouth trays will be manufactured for you and you will be provided Read More

An insight into our Core Dental team member: Dr Quinn Tao

Dr Quinn Tao

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 Quinn Tao – General Dentist at Read More

What’s involved in a tooth extraction procedure?

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Removing a tooth can sometimes be a confronting experience for patients, however the majority of the time it is a relatively straightforward procedure. Your dentist will assess your medical history, the tooth that needs to be extracted and the surrounding structures to determine the complexity of the extraction. If the tooth extraction is simple it Read More

An insight into our Core Dental team member: Dr Ryan Sherry

Dr Ryan Sherry

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 Ryan Sherry – General Dentist at Read More