Is it OK to pull out baby teeth?
Baby teeth: The official name for baby teeth is deciduous teeth. There are 20 deciduous teeth in total. They start to appear in the mouth at around 6mths of age and may last until the teenage years. Click here for an eruption chart. Similar to adult teeth, they serve an important purpose in chewing, speaking, … Read more
I’m so scared of the dentist, what do I do?
Why are people scared of the dentist? A large number of patients find the idea of seeing the dentist absolutely terrifying! Being scared of the dentist can be justified by a negative previous experience, possibly in childhood. It may also have no correlation to any previous experiences and simply result from the common belief that … Read more
Is mercury filling removal a good idea?
What are mercury fillings? The terms; silver fillings, amalgam fillings and mercury fillings all mean the same thing. Silver fillings are made from a dental material called amalgam. Dental amalgam is a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture. Amalgam commonly consists of mercury (50%), silver (~22–32%), tin (~14%), zinc (~8%) and other trace metals. Amalgam fillings used to be very popular a long … Read more
My parents have dentures, will I need to?
Please don’t plan for dentures!! Plan to keep your teeth for life. Let’s, explore a bit further. What are dentures? A denture is a prosthetic appliance to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be made from plastic or metal. They can replace all of the teeth in your mouth or only a few. Does … Read more
Smile Makeover in Geelong
No braces, smile makeover in Geelong One of the biggest reasons patients feel embarrassed to smile is because they are not happy with the way their teeth look. We absolutely LOVE to surprise our patients and help them achieve a better smile in sometimes, a single visit, without any braces or Invisalign. A smile makeover … Read more
Why do I have bad breath?
What is bad breath? A foul odour coming from the mouth is called halitosis. Bad breath is most commonly caused by bacteria. There are a number of reasons for this, the most common being dental decay and gum disease. Reasons for bad breath: tooth decay gum disease impacted wisdom teeth poor oral care smoking dry … Read more
Are you a victim of teeth grinding?
What is teeth grinding? Bruxism is the official name for teeth grinding together, when they should be at rest. This is unnatural activity and causes many negative consequences. Top and bottom teeth should only be in contact for about 20mins each day. This includes activities such as speaking, chewing, swallowing. When, not in use, top … Read more
Why do I have bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums: Bleeding gums are one of the most common dental problems that we see at Corio Central Dental. Patients usually experience bleeding gums for a long time or even most of their life and learn to live with this condition. Bleeding gums are the body’s way of letting you know that something is not … Read more
Dental Implants Geelong
What are dental implants Geelong? Dental implants Geelong are becoming a very popular option to replace missing teeth, and for good reason! Implants are the closest possible treatment option to a natural tooth. They consist of a metal screw (artificial root) which is placed in your jaw and a porcelain crown (artificial tooth). Once placed … Read more
Oral Cancer and You
What is oral cancer? Oral or mouth cancer is used to describe a group of cancers that start in the region of the mouth. Most common sites are lips, tongue and floor of the mouth. It can also start in the cheeks, gums, roof of the mouth, tonsils and even salivary glands. What are … Read more