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Preventative Care

Oral Health Care and Dental Issues During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women. Just like the rest of your body, your teeth, gums and mouth are affected by hormonal changes. Visiting a dentist and dental hygienist regularly is highly recommended both for your own wellbeing and for that of your unborn child. You should also be assured that oral […]

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General Dentistry

Do you snore? How do you know if you have sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea is a common sleeping disorder caused when your regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. This may be either a partial, or total, temporary cessation in the ability to breathe. An apnoea event is classified as an obstruction of the airway for ten seconds or longer. Sleep apnoea is a serious medical condition, and […]

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Children's Dentistry, Preventative Care

When should you first take your child to the dentist?

Did you know that dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease in children? It is about five times more common than asthma1. In New South Wales, 40% of children aged 5-6 years have evidence of dental decay, and yet the disease is mostly preventable2. Whilst waiting until your child has a full […]

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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

Oral Health during Pregnancy

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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