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The Ins and Outs of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the somewhat unsung hero of the dental world. Braces, fillings, and root canals often claim the limelight and deservedly so; these treatments address serious health issues within the mouth and allow people to continue to live healthy lives. While cosmetic dentistry doesn’t necessarily always treat health issues, it does help to treat

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tooth coloured fillings

What Happens During Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a very common procedure. All dentists, including Dr George Olstein perform fillings as part of routine dental care, just about every day. However, we understand that if you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, the thought of a having to have filling may be too much to bear. That’s why we’ve put

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Dental implant Vector Diagram

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of two elements. The first is a titanium fixture, resembling a screw, which is inserted into the jawbone. The second element is a crown that is fixed to the screw. The screw acts as the anchor that holds the tooth in place, in exactly the same way that the root of a

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close up of teeth veneers

Can You Tell Which Teeth Have Veneers?

This case is now 4 years post op and the patient had 6 veneers placed, can you tell which teeth? It’s not easy is it? Some people are reluctant to have cosmetic dentistry (whether crowns or veneers) because they have seen some people with “bad” cases that stick out like a sore thumb and conclude that ALL

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Root Canal Diagram

What Is Involved In Root Canal Treatment?

The words ‘root canal treatment’ are likely to send a shiver up the spine of anyone who suffers from anxiety or fear of dental procedures. It is the one dental treatment that seems to invoke all the negative connotations that people have with dental treatment. In reality though, root canal treatment is a relatively simple

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How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is much more common than you might think. There are very few people that actually look forward to spending time in their dentist’s office. According to the Australian Dental Association, more than 14% of adults suffer from high dental anxiety. The problem is, this dental anxiety is preventing many Australians from

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close up of teeth whitening before and after

Side Effects of Teeth Whitening: In-Chair and Take-Home

Just about every action in life has both positive and negative consequences. For instance, we all need vitamin-D to be healthy, but are only too familiar with the devastating affects that spending too much time in the sun can wreak on our skin. Similarly, in the medical world, almost every type of medication and treatment

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How to Ensure Pain Free Dentistry

Many Australians experience anxiety, stress and even fear, when contemplating a visit to the dentist. In fact, according to a recent report by the Australian Dental Association, as much as 14.9 per cent of Australian adults can be classified as suffering from high dental anxiety. You’re definitely not alone in finding excuses to delay your

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