How to get rid of cold sores. Forever.

How to get rid of cold sores at Warragul Dental Care

Ever noticed how cold sores appear at the worst time possible? Before a big event, a birthday, a holiday or a first date. It’s like they know you need to be on your absolute best and are determined to embarrass you! So how do you stop cold sores from appearing, and how do you stop them coming back? At Warragul Dental Care we have a secret weapon that’s quick, painless and super effective. What are cold sores? I know what you’re thinking, stop explaining what they are and tell me how to prevent them. But bear with us. It’s handy...

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Six easy dental New Year’s Resolutions

New year dental resolutions to keep your teeth strong and healthy

New year, new you? Nah, we like the old you! But there are a few tricks you can bring into your everyday life that we guarantee will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong into 2019 and beyond. We’ve put our collective brains together and come up with 6 easy, cost effective resolutions that you can start doing today.  Give them a try and let us know how you get on. Drink more water Yes, that’s it. Just drink more water! It’s cost-effective and simple. Water is your friend, cherish it, nourish it and most of all, drink it! It's...

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What to say to your kids when they come to the dentist

Bringing your kids to the dentist doesn't need to be stressful. Just follow these top tips.

It can be hard to break old habits. It wasn’t long ago that people emitted a small groan at the thought of a trip to the Dentist, but times have changed and dentistry has come a long way in a short time. Nowadays we don’t remove teeth unless absolutely necessary, great oral hygiene means a visit is more for a check-up than a ‘fix, and the best bit….we have Netflix! And that’s the message we’d love you to teach your children (not the Netflix bit, the part about the Dentist being fun and not scary). So what’s the best way...

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Healthy teeth and gums during pregnancy

How to keep healthy teeth while pregnant

Congratulations! You’re pregnant. You’ve read the books, Grandma is busy knitting teeny tiny booties and you’ve booked all your Doctor’s appointments. But what about your teeth? Not many people realise how pregnancy affects the health of your teeth and why it’s so important to visit your friendly Dentist while you’re busy growing your lil’ bub. The pregnancy myths First, let’s bust open a myth. You don’t need to see the Dentist during pregnancy because your little bump is stealing your calcium! A lot of people believe the unborn bub is sucking away your calcium, which affects the health of your...

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What are the different types of braces?

Wide range of braces at Warragul Dental Care

And more to the point, which braces are right for you? Have you seen all the choices out there for braces at the moment? It’s hard to know where to start! And they all have a different look, feel, price tag – so how do you know which braces will work best for you? At Warragul Dental Care we offer Invisalign braces, traditional wire and bracket braces and the amazing short-term (or ‘fast-track’) braces. The main differences come down to aesthetics, timeframes and whether you have any significant underlying bite problems. Some people just want a beautiful smile for their...

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Same day crowns to save you time

Our CEREC machine is the latest technology in crowns. It makes crowns in just one appointment, which gives you more time to do the things you enjoy. Dentistry is always upping its game, and here at Warragul Dental Care we’ve got our fingers on the pulse to keep up with all the latest technology. When it comes to crowns we knew we had to make a change. The old process was so long and took up your valuable time with multiple appointments and a long wait while your crown was being made. Our CEREC technology changes all that - we...

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Happy gas for nervous patients

We know sometimes you don’t want to come and visit us, and we promise - we don’t take it personally. We have a lot of nervous patients who find it hard to get to the dentist including those with a phobia about dental treatment. A fear of the dentist is surprisingly common and while we can’t take away your anxiety, we do have solutions to get the dental treatment you need. At Warragul Dental Care we offer nitrous oxide, or happy gas, to relax your nerves and make dental treatment feel like a walk in the park. We've treated a...

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Everything you need to know about teeth whitening

How many times have you glanced at someone’s smile and thought ‘wow! I wish my teeth looked that white’? We all get a bit of tooth-envy every now and then, but did you know it’s easier than you think to have your own set of pearly-whites. At Warragul Dental Care we offer a great range of teeth whitening options including our take-home package, the in-chair option (where the treatment is performed in the Practice) and our Platinum whitening package that promises your teeth will be the whitest they possibly can. But before you start your transformation to Hollywood A-lister smile,...

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How to access FREE Dental care for your kids

Kids eh? They certainly can cost us a bit over the years! But the good news is that when it comes to caring for their teeth, you may be eligible for free dental care. Eligible families can receive up to $1000 free dental care over two consecutive years. The means-tested benefit came into effect on 1st January 2014. Under the schedule, children aged between 2 and 17 years who are in a family that receives Family Tax Benefit Part A, or a relevant Government payment, are entitled to a wide range of basic dental services. These include dental assessments, cleaning...

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What is fluoride and why do I need it?

Braces at Warragul Dental Care

Each time you pick up a toothpaste tube or go to the dentist, you’re surrounded by this thing called ‘fluoride’. It sounds pretty important, and it’s definitely hard to spell. So what is it? Well, fluoride is actually a naturally occurring compound that can be found in plants, rocks and at very low levels in almost all fresh water. Fluoride is important for teeth because it helps prevent the dreaded tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when acid destroys the outer surface of the tooth. The acid is produced by bacteria in the mouth and caused by consuming food and drinks...

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