Dentist Journal

Why do baby teeth matter

There is a misconception out in the wider community that baby teeth are not important because the adult teeth will eventually replace these teeth and therefore they do not need to be looked after. Unfortunately this is an incorrect assumption that we occasional see at Verve Dental – dentist bentleighBaby teeth serve a specific purpose. […]

Patient Advocacy

When you go to your dentist, how do you feel? It’s normal to feel a bit anxious; after all it’s not as exciting as going on an overseas holiday or winning lotto!At Verve Dental, we practice patient advocacy – which means that your entire dental experience is focused on making you feel safe, comfortable and […]

Oral Changes During Menopause

Women most commonly undergo menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. This is accompanied by a decline in your hormone levels resulting in changes to your body. Unsurprisingly, the mouth is not spared during this time of change. You may notice burning sensations, dry mouth, altered taste and inflamed gums. It is not unusual […]

Do I really need a full mouth makeover?

There’s a house at the end of our street that’s pretty run down. The garden is over grown, driveway uneven and the house paint is peeling off.Sometimes, I see the Dad patching up parts of the house with paint or repairing a window frame that’s broken.And even though the family that live there are happy […]

INDEPENDENTLY providing the right care for our patients

A recent investigative report conducted by the ABC revealed that dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called “drill and fill” dentistry, according to industry insiders.Dentistry in Australia is experiencing significant change, unfortunately this is resulting in restrictions on patient freedom of choice for providers […]