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What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin layer of material that sits on the front surface of the tooth to change it’s appearance. They can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth including colour, shape and position by coating the surface in a thin layer of porcelain or composite....

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How do I know if I have gum disease?

The signs and symptoms associated with gum disease will vary from person to person but may include: – Tender gums – Red or purple appearance of the gums around the teeth – Bleeding when brushing or flossing – Bad breath (halitosis) –...

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Is it time for a dental check-up?

It is advised by dental professionals that patients come in for regular 6 monthly check and cleans. In these appointments as well as checking the teeth for signs of decay or gum disease, the dentist will screen for oral disease including indicators of; infections...

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Gum disease

Gum disease Gum disease has been linked to medical conditions such as heart attack and diabetes as well as general ill health. Although symptoms such as bleeding or receding gums, bad breath and loose teeth are common, they are often ignored as there is no associated...

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Oral piercings

Before you decide to get an oral piercing, always consider the effect it can have on your mouth. Possible risks of oral piercings (particularly tongue piercings) may include: infection chipped or cracked teeth gum damage nerve damage (resulting in loss of sensation in...

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I’m looking at changing health funds. What should I do?

Albany Dental is affiliated with Bupa, HCF and CBHS. This means we follow their fee schedule for preventative care. We recommend that you investigate which fund/s would offer you the best cover for your medical requirements. The Australian Dental Association now has...

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What is fluoride and why do I need it?

  Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral, not an artificial compound or medication like it is sometimes perceived to be. Fluoride is found in fresh and salt water, vegetables and grains, rocks and soil. This naturally occurring mineral plays a critical role in...

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