Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers: What's the Difference?

dental veneers

If you want to cover up stained or discoloured teeth, to straighten teeth that are slightly crooked or to make other cosmetic changes to your smile, your dentist may suggest veneers. These are thin layers of material that dentists can bond to the front of teeth to change their external appearance.[1... Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Teeth White

easy ways to keep teeth white

Many people want a white smile for appearance, but discoloured teeth can also be a sign of plaque, which can lead to tooth decay and other problems if it's not treated.[1] Read these tips to find out how to keep your smile naturally white and how dentists can restore lost whiteness with cosmetic ... Continue reading

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Is Children's Dental Care Free? CDBS Explained

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Tooth decay in children is a growing problem in Australia. Regular dental visits improve the chance that decay can be spotted early before it causes serious damage or tooth loss. Dentists can also offer guidance for children and their parents about the best way to care for their developing teeth and... Continue reading

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What to Expect When Getting Dentures

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Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance. The more teeth that are absent, the more this can affect your ability to eat normally and get the nutrition you need for health. Missing teeth may also sometimes cause problems with speech and your face won't have the support it used to.[1] I... Continue reading

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Bad Breath and Other Possible Signs of Gum Disease

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Do you have bad breath that won't go away? If your gums also feel itchy or sore, or you've noticed a change in their appearance, you might have gum disease (periodontal disease).[1] Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems that can affect people of all ages. Improving your oral hy... Continue reading

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Are Dental Implants Worth It?

are dental implants worth it?

If you have one or more missing teeth, there are several options for filling the gap and restoring the natural look and function of your smile. Dental implants are a popular choice for long-term tooth replacement, but it's important to do your research and find out as much as you can about this trea... Continue reading

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Should I Remove My Metal Fillings?

removing metal fillings

Do you have metal fillings and want a more natural-looking smile? Amalgam or 'silver' fillings have been used by dentists to repair decayed or damaged teeth for over 150 years. Although strong and long-lasting, metal fillings have become less popular in recent years as tooth-coloured 'white' fillin... Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath for Good

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Bad breath can be embarrassing, but it could also be an indication of a more serious underlying problem.[1] If you suffer from persistent bad breath that won't go away, you should consider making an appointment with your dentist. They may be able to track down the cause and recommend treatments to ... Continue reading

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Teeth and Gums

dental concerns during pregnancy

There are many old wives' tales about pregnancy, including the myth that you should expect to lose a tooth for every child. While this isn't the case, it is true that hormone changes during this time can increase the risk of dental problems and associated health risks for some women.[1] You ca... Continue reading

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How to Beat Dental Anxiety and Get the Care You Need

overcoming dental anxiety

Do you have a fear of dental treatments? Whether you have a phobia of needles, of dentistry in general or another related anxiety, avoiding routine dental care can put your oral health at risk.[1] Dentists understand that many people experience dental anxiety. When you talk to your dentist about yo... Continue reading

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