Why does my tooth hurt?

by Core Dental Group
teeth extractions

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

How will I know if I need my wisdom teeth removed?

by Core Dental Group
wisdom tooth extraction

One of the most common dental procedures is the removal of problematic, or potentially problematic, wisdom teeth. In order to make an informed decision about whether you need this treatment, it helps first to know what to look out for and secondly to understand the reasoning behind any treatment decision. Signs that you may need Read More

Can you reverse tooth decay?

by Core Dental Group
filling

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

by Core Dental Group
Dentist South Melbourne

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?

by Core Dental Group
pregnant women are jeopardising their oral health

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

by Core Dental Group

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

How can I relieve TMJ Pain?

by Core Dental Group
TMJ pain

The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, are the joints that connect your jaw to your skull on either side of the face. They act like sliding hinges to create movements of the jaw – such as opening, closing, moving from side to side, and moving backwards and forwards. Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, occurs when problems Read More

Do teeth whitening kits work?

by Core Dental Group

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 Heshani Kellapatha

by Core Dental Group

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 Heshani Kellapatha – Paediatric Dentist Read More

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

by Core Dental Group
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