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Changed COVID-19 Restrictions for Dental Services

Changed COVID-19 Restrictions for Dental Services

Comprehensive Dental Services General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Care COVID-19 update From 11th May 2020, Collins Dental Centre is now operating under Level 1 restrictions and will be able to provide a full range of treatment.    Under Level 1 restrictions, patients...

Can teeth whitening damage my teeth

Can teeth whitening damage my teeth

The short answer is NO, but care is required. Tooth whitening as performed today has its origins in the 1980s and so now has a 30 year history. In general, most in-office and dentist-prescribed, at-home bleaching techniques have been shown to be effective, although...

Temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMD)

Temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMD)

Temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMD) is an umbrella term given to pain and dysfunction associated with the teeth, jaw muscles and jaw joint, as well as facial, back of the head, neck and shoulder pain. Dental names include temporo-mandibular joint pain dysfunction...

Crown and Bridge

Crown and Bridge

Crowns In the same way that you may wear a crown on the top of your head, a dental crown is the part of the tooth that sits on top of the root of the tooth, and is what you see when you smile or what you actually chew with. As we age, many of us find ourselves with...

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Losing your natural teeth is something that will affect your entire life. The structure of your mouth can change due to your remaining teeth moving into the space that has been left and the bone shrinking. Losing a tooth can have a number of different effects on your...

Effective Toothbrushing

Effective Toothbrushing

The message to brush your teeth at least once a day is not a new one. So you might be surprised that we are recommending that you need to pay more attention to this aspect of your oral hygiene. It is a fact, toothbrushing is a difficult skill to master properly and...

Erosion and Acidic Drinks

Erosion and Acidic Drinks

Is there evidence of acid erosion affecting some or all of your teeth.  Erosion is defined as loss of dental enamel and dentine by a chemical process which does not involve bacteria. Erosion is progressively destructive, until  loss of tooth substance becomes...

Bruxism

Bruxism

Bruxism is excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth that is not a normal part of chewing movements and is associated with excessive jaw muscle activity. It occurs in most humans from time to time and is mild enough not to be a health problem. While it may occur...

Cracked Tooth ?

Cracked Tooth ?

Are experiencing intermittent pain when you bite on the tooth? Is it becoming more frequent? Read on… Cracked tooth syndrome often starts out as an occasional sharp pain in a back tooth when biting expectantly on something hard, such a baked whole grain in bread or a...

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Why would I need root canal?Inside the middle of every tooth is pulp tissue, euphemistically called ‘the nerve”. The pulp is a remnant of the tooth’s original formation. Once the pulp’s job is done and the tooth is fully formed and erupted into the mouth as a fully...

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