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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns What are dental crowns? Dental crowns are an important procedure in modern dentistry. Regular fillings may not be strong enough if tooth decay is very deep, or if there is a crack in the tooth. Cracks develop because of a heavy bite that stresses the teeth. In such situations the heavy bite needs to repaired. [...]

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day March 20th is the international day to celebrate World Oral Health Day. This year's theme is 'It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body'. There is growing research that shows the links between oral disease with other medical health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Improving overall health and well-being [...]

White Fillings

White Fillings When teeth develops a hole from tooth decay, the hole becomes the perfect place for bacteria to grow, and cause further damage to the tooth. To fix this, white fillings are ideal to be placed to ensure a good bacterial seal is present. What are white fillings? White fillings are excellent dental filling [...]

2017-04-07T08:13:20+00:00 Dental Procedures|

Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency A dental emergency happens sometimes at the most inconvenient time! The mouth is an organ made up of many biological and artificial things. For example, skin, bones, teeth, nerves, blood vessels, white fillings, silver fillings, dentures, implants, crowns, bridges and veneers. Every single day, these things are put through all sorts of stresses [...]

2017-03-02T03:42:22+00:00 Dental Emergencies|

Children’s Dentistry

Children's dentistry is a special interest here at CHOC. Almost half of Australian children by the age of 6 years old would have experienced tooth decay. We believe a gentle friendly approach to dental care at an early age will have lifetime benefit into adulthood. Dental experts recommend a dental check-up by age 2 years [...]

2016-05-30T06:15:24+00:00 Pediatric Dentistry|

What are fissure sealants?

Fissure sealants is a dental procedure provided to prevent the development of tooth decay, and stop early signs of tooth decay from getting worse. They are recommended for all age groups who are at-risk of developing tooth decay. They work by ‘blocking’ or 'filling' up the gaps in the deep grooves of the back teeth, [...]

2017-03-02T03:42:22+00:00 Dental Procedures|

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry Dentistry is known to become one of the most costly areas of healthcare worldwide. Yet, oral diseases are largely non-communicable preventable chronic diseases. With the exception of oral cancer, tooth decay (dental caries) and gum disease (periodontal disease) are the two most common oral diseases that we manage at the dental practice. Despite [...]

Where’s the wisdom in keeping your wisdom teeth?

Where's the wisdom in keeping your wisdom teeth? Toothache and pain associated with wisdom teeth remains one of the most common presentations at a dental emergency. The reasons to leave or remove them have been intensely debated by dental practitioners and academics alike. Patient preference to keep them need to be considered, however, from a [...]

2017-01-10T15:25:29+00:00 Dental Procedures|