What’s the difference between composite and porcelain dental veneers?

What’s the difference between composite and porcelain dental veneers? Find the best dental veneers for your smile When it comes to investing in your smile, a dental veneer can work wonders. The veneer sits discretely over your tooth and can fill a gap, improve the colour or cover up a chip to create a smile you’ll be proud to show off. But when it comes to choosing your dental veneer, which type is best for your smile? There are two main types of dental veneer: composite or porcelain. But what you really need to know is: what’s the difference between...

New Year’s Resolutions for healthy teeth in 2020

New year, new you? Nah, we like the old you! But there are a few easy tricks that we guarantee will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong into 2020 and beyond. The team here at WDC have put their 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 great...

Happy gas for children

Is your child nervous about the Dentist? If so, you might have wondered if happy gas is safe for children. Here’s everything you need to know about children and happy gas at Warragul Dental Care.  Let’s face it, there’s nothing more important than your kids. We know you’ll do anything to keep them happy, safe and healthy. That’s why we use happy gas, or laughing gas, to help nervous children get the dental work they need. Happy gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative that helps reduce anxiety and discomfort during your child’s dental treatment. It’s a great solution...

The best snacks for your kid’s teeth

How many times a day do you hear the words ‘I’m soooo hungry’ from your kids? We think it’s the most commonly used sentence in the English language. But what do you feed a kid that’s a) constantly hungry and b) needs to look after their teeth for a really long time? Here are our thoughts. Sweet and acidic foods cause tooth decay There. We said it. There’s no way around it unfortunately. The foods you choose affects the health of your mouth and gums (and other parts of the body, but we’re not experts in that). The good news...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...