Risks involved with teeth whitening

by Core Dental Group
teeth whitening

In recent years teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available as it can be a fast, effective way to achieve whiter teeth – and thus enhance your smile and boost your confidence! Teeth whitening is generally considered a non-invasive, safe and cost-effective treatment. However, as there are different types Read More

Get your smile ready for World Smile Day 2017

by Core Dental Group
core dental world smile day 2017

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

How long does it take to recover from wisdom tooth extraction?

by Core Dental Group
wisdom tooth

Most of us have four wisdom teeth, but sometimes there can be fewer or none at all. Wisdom teeth (otherwise known as “third molars”) can start to cause problems as we reach our late teens or early twenties. Many people find that there isn’t enough room for their wisdom teeth to push through, which can Read More

What are the main symptoms and signs of toothache?

by Core Dental Group
toothache symptoms

The signs and symptoms 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

When is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?

by Core Dental Group
wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth, or the third permanent molars, generally erupt during our late teens. Depending on the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth develop (that is, in what position), you may or may not require wisdom tooth extraction. The best way to be sure is to consult your dentist for a professional examination Read More

Composite versus Porcelain Veneers

by Core Dental Group
porcelain veneers

In our modern society dental veneers have increased greatly in popularity. It seems that everyone is talking about them, and we dentists have seen a huge rise in enquiries about them. Initially veneers were used to mask discoloured teeth but recently they have been used more and more to improve the shape and size of Read More

Dental Implants – Understanding their economics

by Core Dental Group
Dental Implants

In the last few decades dental implants have been established as one of the most reliable, progressive treatment options for replacing missing and lost teeth. Their continued success story is evident in multiple long-term studies. As a specialist periodontist, I have often been asked about the pros and cons of this modality vis-à-vis other replacement Read More

How does Invisalign work?

by Core Dental Group
invisalign

What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear aligners made of a thermoplastic material. A series of aligners are custom-made and worn in sequence to gradually move and straighten the teeth. Invisalign treatment has become an increasingly popular means of teeth straightening, as it is virtually invisible, Read More

Dental Health Week 2017: Oral Health for Busy Lives

by Core Dental Group
dental health

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?

by Core Dental Group
fluoride

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