Preventative Care

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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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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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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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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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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Children's Dentistry, Preventative Care

Early Childhood Caries

ECC Dental Treatment in East Gosford, Central Coast, NSW. This blog provides detailed information about early childhood caries, which we hope you find helpful. Regular dental check-ups and cleans are important to help keep your child’s teeth healthy. At VC Dental, we are experienced in dentistry for young children and we provide a range of […]

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Children's Dentistry, Orthodontics, Preventative Care

Parafunction: what is it and what are the causes?

Parafunction means abnormal function. Parafunction includes activities such as thumb sucking, finger sucking, tongue thrusting or object sucking (e.g. a dummy). It is described as unusual habits or activities relating to the oral cavity (mouth) that have the potential to dramatically affect the direction of growth and development that can permanently affect one’s lifelong appearance […]

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