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  • Gum Disease: The Threat to your Dental Implant

    Gum disease is a concern for everyone but none more so than people with dental implants. Unhealthy gums can threaten the viability of dental implants. The prospect of losing your dental implants is a scary one but the good news is, serious gum disease is preventable.  What Causes Gum Disease?  Gum or periodontal disease begins…

  • Which Type of Denture is Right for Me?

    You may not realise that there’s more than one type of denture to choose from. The denture that most suits one person may be different for the next person. Here we explain the different types of dentures and how you can make the right decision.  All types of dentures and dental prosthetics have their advantages…

  • Seven Ways to Make your Teeth Whiter

    No one wants yellow teeth. Stained teeth can reduce self-confidence and can make person look older as it’s a common sign of aging.  It is possible to prevent and rectify yellowed teeth.    #1 Reduce Consumption of Staining Foods and Drinks Prevention is better than cure as the saying goes. There are foods and drinks that…

  • Debunking the Myths of Dental Prosthetics

    Like most industries, people make assumptions about dental prosthetics. The industry has undergone major change in recent years due to technological changes. Here we debunk some of the myths and provide you with the facts. Myth #1 – Prosthetics are Unreliable With proper aftercare, dental prosthetics can look attractive for a long life. Lifestyle factors…

  • What is AHPRA and How Can it Help You Find a Specialist Dental Provider?

    Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Residents can visit a doctor or dentist and be confident that they are being seen by a person who has suitable qualifications and training to practise. Part of that is the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme which began in 2010 which ensures all practitioners…

  • When Should you Seek a Second Opinion Before Undergoing Dental Treatment?

    Getting a second opinion is important for major dental treatment. Most people who are organising a tradesperson to undertake a large project on their house will get two quotes but when it’s medical or dental work for the body, they make the mistake of accepting the first quote and not questioning if it’s the right…

  • How You Benefit From Our In-House Technician

    Not many prosthodontists in Australia can say they have a technician in the same building preparing their patients dental prosthetics. But for us at the Western Prosthodontic Centre, it was important that we invested in the staff and equipment so that our laboratory was in the same building. The Problem with Overseas Labs More dentists…

  • The Psychology Behind Our Smile

    We all know the power of a smile. When someone smiles at you, it’s instinct to smile back. Smiling has several benefits that aren’t as obvious as a returned smile but can do wonders for your physical and mental health. What Happens When We Smile? Smiling activates neural messaging in the brain that improve your…

  • 7 Reasons Why you Should I Get a Second Opinion for Your Teeth

    If you’re wondering if you should seek a second opinion for your dental treatment, then you probably should. Most people are happy to gain a second opinion when it comes to their medical health but aren’t so sure for dental issues. But many dentistry procedures are irreversible so it’s important you make the right decision.…

  • Should I Use a Dental Prosthetist or a Prosthodontist?

    Are you familiar with the job titles prosthetist and prosthodontist? You soon will if you’re in need of treatment to fix damaged or missing teeth. Find out the difference between a prosthetist and prosthodontist so you know who to visit for assessment and treatment.