Dentists of Ivanhoe

Dentists of Ivanhoe Central Are Pleased To Welcome Dr. Cathy Cameron

Dentists of Ivanhoe Central are pleased to welcome Dr. Cathy Cameron to our practice. Cathy is known for her love for her work and genuine care for her patients. Along with her excellent credentials and many years of experience, we know she will be a valuable member of our team. Dr. Cathy Cameron is an… Continue reading Dentists of Ivanhoe Central Are Pleased To Welcome Dr. Cathy Cameron

Adults- Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Did you know that toothpaste were in use since 5000BC? If you looked into the ingredient list back then, you might come across things like powdered ox hooves, ashes, crushed bones, and burnt eggshells. Thankfully, we have progressed a bit further and have nicer tasting toothpaste these days! A question that often gets asked is… Continue reading Adults- Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Bon Voyage Flav!

Bon Voyage Flav ! We are at once happy and sad to announce that as of 18th April 2017 Dr Flaviana Benedetti will no longer be practicing with us at Dentists of Ivanhoe Central as she transitions into retirement. Dr Benedetti, more affectionately known as Flav, has been a familiar face at the clinic for… Continue reading Bon Voyage Flav!

Do I need my wisdom teeth taken out?

A question we get asked a lot is “Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?” and the answer depends on a number of factors. Research tells us that 75-80% of people will need their wisdom teeth taken out at some stage in their lives. Wisdom teeth are your very last molars to come through and… Continue reading Do I need my wisdom teeth taken out?

Halitosis (bad breath)

Hali- what? Halitosis, better known as BAD BREATH. We have all experienced bad breath whether it was our own or somebody else’s. It can be a mild transient condition or a debilitating chronic social issue. But what are the causes of bad breath? Bacteria can break down substances in the mouth to form VSC’s (Volatile… Continue reading Halitosis (bad breath)

Which toothpaste should I get for my child?

Children are not just little versions of adults, up to the age of 12 years old their teeth are undergoing lots of changes and need special care! The Australian guidelines for cleaning of teeth recommend that: Up to 18 months (once teeth erupted) cleaned with a small toothbrush without toothpaste 18 months-5 years old: cleaned… Continue reading Which toothpaste should I get for my child?

Should I get Fissure Sealants for my child?

In dentistry today, we try to be preventative as much as we can when it comes to treating children. Fissure sealants are one of the ways we do this. What are fissure sealants? They are a protective coating that goes on the chewing surfaces of the adult molars. These chewing surfaces have grooves (fissures) that… Continue reading Should I get Fissure Sealants for my child?