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Preventative Care

AIRFLOW® and Guided Biofilm Therapy: Introducing the latest technology in preventative dental care

We are excited to introduce the EMS AIRFLOW® ONE. This is a new, advanced machine that uses Guided Biofilm Therapy, which is the latest technology in preventative dental care. Guided Biofilm Therapy is a more effective and more comfortable way to remove dental plaque (dental biofilm). It greatly reduces the need to use traditional ultrasonic […]

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Orthodontics, Preventative Care

What is Tooth Mousse?

Tooth Mousse is a topical oral health product that was developed at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. Tooth Mousse comes in the form of a foamy crème, and is available in a range of flavours including: Melon, Strawberry, Tutti-Frutti, Mint and Vanilla. Tooth Mousse contains casein (a major milk protein), as well as […]

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Preventative Care

Which toothpaste should I use?

We hope you find this information on different toothpastes helpful. At VC Dental, we want to help you achieve a healthy, functional smile for life. Regular dental check-ups and cleans are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you are interested in the preventative services we offer at our modern clinic in East Gosford […]

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Children's Dentistry, Preventative Care

Should I, or my child, wear a mouthguard whist playing sport?

Many people believe sport is a quintessential part of the Australian lifestyle. It is also strongly recommended by health professionals that both adults and children participate in a regular sport/physical activity due to the fantastic benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing. However, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) warns that each year, thousands of adults […]

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Cosmetic Dental

Dental Crowns: Everything you need to know

Dental Crowns in East Gosford, Central Coast, NSW. This blog provides detailed information about dental crowns. We hope you find this helpful if you are researching restoration options or looking into getting a crown. If you are interested in our dental crown services, please click this link to visit our services page instead. At VC […]

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Implantology, Oral Surgery, Sleep Dentistry

What is IV Sedation like? Question and Answer blog

If you are considering undergoing IV Sedation for a procedure, you might be wondering what the experience is like.One of our team members Emma electively underwent IV Sedation for a procedure at our practice, and she has kindly answered some questions for us about her experience. Q: Hi Emma, tell us what your IV sedation […]

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Preventative Care

Pregnancy and Teeth

Good oral hygiene habits mean less dental problems during and after pregnancy. Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the body’s response to dental plaque (i.e. the film overlying teeth produced by and enclosing bacteria). This often leads to an increase in periodontal (gum) problems, sometimes called “pregnancy gingivitis”. Chronic gum (periodontal) disease has […]

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Cosmetic Dental, Preventative Care

Denture Care

Both partial and complete (full) dentures need to be cleaned and cared for as dutifully as natural teeth as they are just as susceptible to stains, plaque and bacteria. Proper denture care is important for the health of both your dentures and mouth. Inadequate care can lead to problems with your gum tissue including bacterial […]

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Implantology

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. If you have been considering getting an implant or would like to know more about them, we have compiled a list outlining the benefits of a dental implant against other alternative options. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that […]

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Preventative Care

Enamel Erosion

When people think about things that may damage or breakdown their teeth, they often think of things like sugars and sweets. Many people are unaware of the damaging effects that acids can have on the enamel of our teeth. What is enamel erosion? Enamel erosion can be described as a breakdown of the enamel surface […]

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General Dentistry

Dental Radiographs (X-rays)

Dental radiographs are the images obtained for investigation of various intra-oral conditions. They are commonly referred to as “X-rays”. X-rays are actually the electromagnetic radiation that passes through the body to produce the shadow-like images of structures of the body. We use radiographs to detect signs of disease or injury within the body not apparent […]

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Preventative Care

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is a condition that usually results from a decreased production of saliva. Dry mouth affects about 10% of all people and is more prevalent in women than men. Disorders of saliva production affect elderly people and those who are taking prescription and non-prescription medications most frequently. Saliva is an […]

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