Dentist Journal

Invisalign vs braces

Invisalign vs Braces

When deciding to improve your smile, the choice between Invisalign and braces will invariably come up. Here at Verve Dental in Bentleigh East, Dr Kamal Raj will break down some of the most common questions we get asked to help you make a better decision. How does Invisalign work? A series of clear custom-fitted aligners […]

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Manual vs Electric vs Sonic Toothbrushes

At Verve Dental in Bentleigh East, we are asked on a daily basis is it worth investing in a powered toothbrush. Without hesitation, we resoundingly say YES. Without going into a dry boring history lesson about the evolution of toothbrushes the recent changes in technology have made the humble brush a force to be reckoned […]

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Is over the counter whitening worth it?

If you have been on social media lately then you have probably been bombarded with over-the-counter, retail whitening systems. So what is actually in them, why are they so cheap and most importantly, do they really work!?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The most common ingredients found in your retail whitening systems are Sodium Bicarbonate, sodium chlorite, citric acid & […]

Benefits of chewing gum

Benefits of chewing gum – How much of the health benefits are true?

Are there any real benefits to chewing gum? Flashy colours and fancy packaging may look attractive and appealing, but is that all there is? It’s tempting to buy into the health claims that the gum companies put forth, especially since gum is so readily available and a checkout staple. So let’s look into it further […]

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How long should you brush your teeth for? – Some tips and tricks to help you hit 2 minutes

A 2012 systematic review of 59 papers published in International Journal of Dental Hygiene found that, on average, people who brushed for one minute removed about 27 percent of plaque. When people brushed for two minutes, they removed around 41 percent of the plaque on their teeth Self (2018) Time is relative. The first 2 minutes […]

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Can tooth decay heal? – Information about tooth decay

There’s been some discussion over the years amongst the health conscious about whether we could heal small cavities. To dentist fearing individuals, this may be great news as it saves them a trip to the clinic but how much truth is there to this rumour? Let’s investigate further…. Small cavities CAN be healed to an […]