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5 things you need to know about porcelain veneers

Beautiful teeth make a lasting impression. But not everyone has teeth that make them want to smile. More than 50% of Australians feel embarrassed about the state of their teeth and almost two thirds, given the chance, would do something to change them. So it makes sense why cosmetic procedures like dental veneers

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Bruxism 101

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw, headache, or aching teeth, you’re not alone. You could be one of the millions of people suffering from bruxism, better known as teeth grinding. The cause is not always clear but it’s considered a common (and subconscious) reaction to stress or anxiety. Even children

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What you need to know about the cost of dentistry

Most dental conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease are largely preventable. Yet in 2017-18, 72,000 Australians were hospitalised as a result of these conditions and the trip may have been prevented with earlier attention. But why do so many of us ignore the warning signs and leave dental problems untreated? For

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How poor oral health can affect your overall well-being

Ever wondered what affect your oral health has on your overall health and wellbeing? Poor oral health can impact your mental and physical state by impeding your ability to eat, speak, and smile. This can lead to pain, discomfort, and often embarrassment. According to Australia’s National Oral Health Plan, poor oral health can

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Keep your oral health in check this Dental Health Week

August 3 to August 9 is Dental Health Week, an initiative by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) to educate people about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. This year, the ADA is throwing a spotlight on hidden sugars in the foods and drinks we consume, raising the question – how much sugar

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What to consider before getting dental implants

Australians aged 15 and over have an average of 12.8 decayed, missing or filled teeth. This statistic proves we aren’t paying our teeth the attention they deserve. So what happens if a severely decayed tooth needs removing or you suffer from missing teeth? If not replaced, your surrounding teeth can quickly move into

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What to do if you have a dental emergency

As careful as you might be when it comes to looking after your teeth, accidents can happen. And whilst it’s more common for younger patients to experience dental emergencies, they can happen to anyone. Symptoms of dental emergencies aren’t always as obvious as a chipped or broken tooth either. At times, toothaches or

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Dental Anxiety? Here’s How to Overcome It

A Whites Dental Care dentist understands that each patient is unique. For some, this means experiencing a range of dental phobias and anxiety when it comes to visiting us. We’d like you to know that we’re here for you, and we’ll always do our best to help you feel comfortable and at ease in our

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Dental Fissure Sealants for Children

Tooth decay has been on the rise amongst Australian children and alarmingly one in four children aged 5-10 have tooth decay that is not being treated. Decay is most often found on the biting surfaces of molar teeth (back teeth) where fissures (grooves) can be quite deep and food/plaque gets trapped into these grooves. These

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