Tooth Wear and Tooth Enamel Loss: Causes and Treatment Options

February 28th, 2022|Categories: General Dentistry|

Tooth wear, which may involve tooth enamel loss, doesn’t just impact your appearance, it can also have a major impact on both your oral and general health and well-being. If you’re concerned you might be suffering from worn teeth, [...]

Tooth Discolouration: Its Causes and Prevention

August 9th, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: |

Tooth discolouration is relatively common and, while it can signal some deeper issues, it is often only a cosmetic concern that dentists can treat quite easily. What is Tooth Discolouration? Your teeth are comprised of enamel, a protective white [...]

Toothache When Pregnant – Its Causes and Treatment Options

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Overall Wellbeing|Tags: |

Pregnancy is such an exciting time indeed and the joy it brings is beyond imaginable. But one must admit the aches and discomforts that come with it can be a bit of a challenge. Like many expectant mothers, you [...]

Dental Fillings: Restoring Decayed and Damaged Teeth

April 29th, 2021|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: |

Have you been experiencing sudden toothaches or pain when you take a bite? Have you noticed black stains or pits in your teeth that cause sensitivity when eating or drinking anything hot or cold? These are symptoms of cavities [...]

Dental Veneers: The Secret to a Beautiful Smile

March 24th, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: |

Ever wonder how to get that perfect celebrity smile with those highly coveted, evenly straight, white teeth? The secret behind that smile? Dental veneers. Veneers and Their Benefits A dental veneer is a thin layer of material that’s attached [...]

Teeth Whitening Process – How Dentists and OHTs Do It

March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: |

In-chair professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to give yourself a whiter and brighter smile. There are many benefits of teeth whitening, but if you’re tired of wasting time and money on over-the-counter products that don't live up [...]

What is Dry Mouth Syndrome? Understanding an Oral Health Problem

January 20th, 2021|Categories: Overall Wellbeing|Tags: |

Have you noticed a persistent dryness in your mouth that keeps you wanting to drink fluids more often and makes speaking, eating and swallowing more difficult? Along with these symptoms, you may also have bad breath, tooth decay, gingivitis, [...]

Food that Stain Teeth and How to Keep Your Teeth Pearly White

December 21st, 2020|Categories: Dental Hygiene|Tags: , |

They say a smile is one of the best beauty tools, but that’s probably not quite the case if you’ve got a set of discoloured teeth that you’re self-conscious about. Having healthy, stain-free pearly whites is definitely a confidence booster [...]

Routine Dental Clean vs Deep Cleaning of Teeth – What’s the Difference?

November 24th, 2020|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: |

When you wake up in the morning or after having a meal, do you notice that your teeth feel as though they’re not smooth and have a slightly slippery substance on them? That’s called plaque, which in a matter [...]

How to Treat a Chipped Tooth: From First Aid to Dental Repairs

October 27th, 2020|Categories: General Dentistry|Tags: , |

Did you know that our teeth have a thin outer protective covering called the enamel, which is considered to be the hardest part of the human body? Yet even the strongest enamel can’t withstand unwanted accidents and the occasional [...]

At-Home Cosmetic Dental Treatments – Are They Good or Bad for You?

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: , |

Celebrity endorsers and social media influencers have spurred the recent meteoric rise of do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth whitening and straightening products. Promising cheap, quick-and-easy fix for stunning pearly whites and straighter teeth, these cosmetic dentistry kits could potentially be harmful. [...]

Gum Infection Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention for Better Overall Health

August 25th, 2020|Categories: General Dentistry|Tags: |

The World Health Report 2003 emphasises the interrelationship between oral health and our general health, wellbeing and quality of life. In its 2011 report, the Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) outlined further research and emerging evidence linking poor oral [...]

How to Properly Maintain Oral Health Between Dental Visits

August 5th, 2020|Categories: Dental Hygiene|Tags: |

We all know that regular visits to your dentist and oral health therapist are essential to maintaining good oral health, but what can you do at home to support the health and condition of your teeth and gums? After [...]

How to Effectively Recycle Your Dental Products

March 26th, 2020|Categories: Overall Wellbeing|Tags: |

While the majority of Australians have developed excellent habits in recycling household waste such as cans, plastic bottles and cardboard, there are still a lot of things that are thrown into the rubbish bin without much thought. What many [...]

Why Lifestyle Education is Good For You and The Planet

February 29th, 2020|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|Tags: |

At Coburg Hill Oral Care (CHOC), we are taking strides to offer a more responsible approach to dental care.  Our environment is continuing to suffer as a result of plastic waste and carbon emissions. In a recent guide, we [...]

We’re Cutting Back on Single-Use Plastics – Here’s Why

February 25th, 2020|Categories: General Dentistry|Tags: |

In an age where we are more conscious of our impact on the environment than ever, businesses are under pressure to rethink how they use materials.  Plastic, of course, is a significant concern. As dentists and oral health therapists, [...]

Dental Emergencies: How to Assess Whether You Have One

January 8th, 2020|Categories: Dental Emergencies|Tags: |

Accidents happen any time, anywhere, and in the most unexpected circumstances, and traumatic dental injuries are no exception. Broken or knocked-out teeth are the most common dental emergency caused by falls, sports injuries, fights, or bicycle or vehicular accidents. [...]

What to Consider When You Need Major Dental Work

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: General Dentistry|Tags: |

Being told that you need extensive dental treatment can be big news to take in. However, it is important you understand what your priorities are and discuss this with your dental practitioner. Not all dental treatment needs to be [...]

5 Tips for Good Dental Health for Your Child

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Pediatric Dentistry|Tags: |

Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and regular preventive care dental appointments for check-ups, cleaning of teeth and fluoride treatment are key to good dental health for your child. But there are other things that you should be doing to [...]

Composite Bonding: Improve Your Smile in Just One Session

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: |

Composite bonding, also known as composite veneers or dental bonding, is one cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be a great solution for those have more minor imperfections and are wanting to improve their smile. It is an excellent treatment [...]

Periodontitis: What You Need to Know About Severe Gum Disease

July 25th, 2019|Categories: General Dentistry|Tags: |

We understand that visiting the dentist can be a scary time for many, but what is even scarier is finding out that you could possibly lose your teeth. In this post we are going to look at one oral [...]

Tooth Strengthening and Dental Crowns: What You Need to Know

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: |

Many people find that at some point in their life, their dentist and oral health therapist as part of a dental team recommends that they get a tooth strengthening procedure in order to preserve the life of a tooth. [...]

Dental Bridges: Goodbye Unsightly Gap, Hello Beautiful Smile

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: |

Losing a tooth is no fun for anyone. Thankfully there are a few different options to restore your beautiful smile and make losing that tooth a distant memory. One option that your dentist and oral health therapist might recommend [...]

Dental Emergency Care for Kids: What Parents Need to Know

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Dental Emergencies|Tags: |

Kids will be kids, and so its not unusual for mouth injuries to occur. In this blog post, we will briefly look at some of the most common dental emergencies that you might come across, and how to deal with [...]

Dental Implants vs. Bridges: Which is Right for You?

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: , |

If you’ve found yourself in the position of missing a tooth, whether it’s due to gum disease, having a tooth knocked out or something else, you’ll no doubt be weighing up your options on how to replace that embarrassing [...]

Your Severe Toothache Emergency Dental Treatment Guide

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Dental Emergencies|Tags: |

If you’ve woken up with a bad toothache, it can be difficult to think about anything else. Unfortunately, like with any pain that you experience, it is a good sign that there is something seriously wrong in your mouth. [...]

Dentists and Oral Health Therapists: Preventive Care Through Teamwork

January 21st, 2019|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|Tags: |

When you visit the dentist, you’ll likely notice that there’s often more than one dental professional there to help you. What you may not realise, however, is that there are different dental professionals available to tackle various issues with [...]

The Truth Behind Halloween Sweet Treats and Teeth

November 18th, 2018|Categories: Dental Hygiene|Tags: |

It’s been several weeks since Halloween but you probably still have heaps of lollies left over from trick-or-treating. Chances are the kids have been feasting on them every day since and the sugar rush must be driving you crazy, [...]

Haven’t Been to the Dentist in Years? Here’s What to Expect

August 27th, 2018|Categories: Dental Hygiene|Tags: , |

If you’ve been hiding out from the dentist, we guarantee you certainly are not alone. Many people who haven't been to the dentist in a long while are reluctant to go back because they're embarrassed of their teeth and some [...]

Teeth Whitening: Over-the-Counter vs Professional Treatment

July 4th, 2018|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: |

A walk down the toothpaste aisle will tell you how keen manufacturers are to fulfil everyone's desire for whiter, brighter teeth. From bleaching pens to whitening strips, there's a full range of products that promise to get you closer [...]

Beat the Pre-Dental Panic with These Essential Oral Health Care Steps

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Dental Hygiene|Tags: |

Looking after your oral and dental health is important to your overall well-being and in making sure you catch any dental and oral health issues early, before they become big issues. To save you from panicking just before your [...]

Early Orthodontics: What’s the Best Age to Take My Child for Braces?

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Pediatric Dentistry|Tags: |

As your child grows and permanent teeth come in, they may experience crowding of the teeth, which can change your child’s smile and facial shape, cause discomfort, or pose trouble with their gums and bite. Below, we’ve answered important [...]

Introducing Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: |

Dental implants are a permanent, durable, and completely natural-looking solution to missing teeth. When created well, dental implants cannot be distinguished from natural teeth at all. Find out all about dental implants below, from what they are, to who [...]

Sugar vs. Teeth: The What’s What of a Sweet Epidemic

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|Tags: |

We all know that eating sugary foods adversely affects our teeth and can cause decay. We even teach our children about sugary foods and drinks in order to help their teeth stay healthy. But did you know that it’s [...]

How to Confidently Handle the 5 Most Common Dental Emergencies

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Dental Emergencies|Tags: |

Ouch! Got a pain in your tooth? Don’t take any chances and read on to find out how you can handle 5 of the most common emergencies we encounter here at Coburg Hill Oral Care. Knocked out teeth Broken [...]

Why Do We Need to Have Regular Dental Visits?

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|Tags: , |

Many people are guilty of only visiting a dental professional when they have a problem of some sort. Sometimes it’s a filling that fell out; sometimes it’s a lot more serious and a lot more costly. This can be [...]

What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome? Its Causes and Treatments

November 7th, 2017|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: , |

One day you’re chewing your food when suddenly you feel a sharp pain on one of your teeth. While there may be a number of causes, there is a good chance that it’s a case of cracked tooth syndrome. [...]

Getting Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth: Dental Hygiene Made Easy

October 12th, 2017|Categories: Pediatric Dentistry|Tags: |

A national study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016) revealed that over 40% of Australian children aged 5-10 years had some form of tooth decay. In fact, preventable hospitalisations from dental conditions is the most common [...]

Wise About Wisdom Teeth? Get to Know the ‘Tooth’ About Your Pain

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Dental Procedures, General Dentistry|Tags: |

Wisdom teeth have been long thought of as a rite-of-passage for many, with pain and removal of teeth on the agenda. However, did you know that wisdom teeth don’t have to be an expensive and painful part of life? [...]

Teeth Whitening: More Than Just a Cosmetic Makeover

August 25th, 2017|Categories: Cosmetic Dentisty|Tags: |

Many people are becoming more and more passionate about having whiter teeth. In the US alone, people are willing to pay top dollar for dental work, and here’s why. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of [...]

Where’s the wisdom in keeping your wisdom teeth?

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Dental Procedures|

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's preference to keep [...]

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