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Dental anxiety

How to overcome dental anxiety Dental anxiety is a common and all too real experience for some people. The form that anxiety takes usually depends on the age of the patient. A lot of older people have bad memories of their experience at the dentist when they were younger. Back then, anaesthetics weren’t as effective […]

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Does Invisalign work?

Does Invisalign work? So does Invisalign work? The short answer is, ‘Yes’. Beautifully. There is a dramatic improvement in a patient’s smile when comparing the look before and after Invisalign. However, while Invisalign is suitable for a majority of orthodontic procedures where the teeth need to be moved, there are some conditions where conventional braces […]

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Treatment for crowded teeth

Adults suffering from crowded teeth Crowded teeth are harder to clean and, because of their shape, they’re more likely to get food caught between them. This increases the risk of decay in these teeth. It also increases the risk of periodontal disease—that is, problems with the gums and supporting structures around these teeth. These are […]

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Root canal treatment vs extraction

Root canal treatment vs straight extraction When we decide whether root canal treatment is better than straight extraction, we assess how important that tooth is for the patient. We assess whether or not the patient is able to keep that tooth clean. If it’s a less important tooth and the patient is struggling to keep […]

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Different types of dental veneers

Discover the different types of dental veneers A dental veneer is a layer of material that covers the outside surface of a tooth to provide a much more attractive appearance. Overall, this is an aesthetic solution. A patient’s worn teeth can be restored with a veneer procedure, provided there is a reasonable amount of good […]

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Dental procedures during pregnancy: is it safe?

Dental procedures during pregnancy: is it safe? When you fall pregnant, many things become off limits. Raw fish, some medications and alcohol can all put your baby’s health at risk so women are advised to avoid them. At our dental clinic, we hear from many expectant mothers who ask if dental treatments are safe. This […]

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How to repair cracked tooth

How to repair cracked tooth Just like other parts of your body, teeth are prone to wear and tear. When you think about all the work your teeth do, it’s no wonder they may encounter some cracking along the way. Fortunately, there’s a lot that can be done for cracked teeth. Talking to your dentist […]

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Dental FAQ’s

In this video  Dr Monika Behrens answers some of the questions we are most often asked at work.   We hope you found this video helpful. We have other videos elsewhere on our website, our full catalogue is on our YouTube Channel. If you have any further questions please call to schedule an appointment on 4942 3272 […]

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Get a dental crown in one visit

Discover the one-visit dental crown Traditionally, there was a lot of rigmarole involved in getting a dental crown. Once upon a time, patients needed to come in for multiple appointments. The affected tooth was prepared and a mould was taken of the tooth before being sent away to a lab. The technician made the crown, […]

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Are dental X-rays safe?

Dental X-rays—are they safe? Should you be worried about the side-effects of dental X-rays? The conventional wisdom was that there is no safe radiation dose but new research suggests there is a threshold level for radiation. As long as you stay below that threshold, X-rays are very safe. Thankfully, dental X-rays deliver small doses of […]

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