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Dr Belinda Wilkie Introduction

Hi, I am Dr Belinda Wilkie, I recently joined Ocean Breeze Dental from Bendigo. I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences and Masters in Dentistry and I am very passionate about helping anxious patients. I am gentle and caring while also providing excellent quality of care. I love working with patients of all ages

What type of toothbrush shall I use?

Brushing- Type of toothbrush- I recommend a soft toothbrush as plaque only has a ‘ double cream’ type consistency. Therefore, a soft toothbrush can easily remove the build up. Using a soft brush also means you can get right up to the gum margin without causing gum tenderness. Using a harder toothbrush and putting too

Braces or Invisalign?

If you are considering getting orthodontics, there are a few options available. Firstly, there are conventional braces using brackets and wires to move the teeth, or you could consider Invisalign. Invisalign is almost invisible. It is a series of clear plastic aligners; they look like clear thin plastic mouthguards. Advantages of Invisalign 1) They are

What is the right age to start dental check-ups?

A lot of parents are unsure of the appropriate age to bring their child to the dentist. Hence, for some kids, the first visit is with a toothache. Resolving a toothache usually requires invasive dental procedures involving anesthesia. Having a traumatic first dental visit leave’s a bad memory for children and the fear of the

Ten things your dentist can tell you about your general health.

The health of your mouth reflects your overall health and wellbeing. Your dentist is checking for more than just cavities at your check-up. Below are a few things that your dentist can spot. 1) You are anaemic- Low iron levels often present in the mouth as pale gums, ulcers or sores in the corner of