Dr Helen’s Dental & Implant Studio’s blog covers a wide range of topics. From general knowledge to frequently asked questions to discussing the newest trends in dentistry, Dr Helen offers advice and wisdom through her years of experience as a practicing Melbourne implant, cosmetic, and general dentist.

If you have questions about implants, general dentistry, cosmetic, dental trends, or anything else under the sun, feel free to leave us a comment and we will do our best to address it in our blog.

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Are implants better than dentures?

Are dental implants better than dentures? Dental implants are all the rage in dental technology these days.  People who have lost multiple teeth due to trauma, decay, or age are throwing away their dentures in favour for implants more than ever. But why? 1.) Partial dentures can actually endanger your remaining teeth. Depending on how [...]

Is lemon water good for you?

Is lemon water good for you? Not for your teeth, dentists warn! While lemon water is touted as a tried-and-true refresher that some people even claim helps detoxify and re-invigorate the body, dentists are seeing a rise in enamel erosion from the drink. Many people wean themselves off of sugary soft drinks and juices in [...]

What’s the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?

What’s the difference between porcelain and composite veneers? (Porcelain Veneers) Porcelain and composite veneers can be used to cover a variety of flaws in teeth, from chips to stains to undersized teeth.  However, there are key differences.   Price: Porcelain veneers tend to be more costly than composite veneers at the initial time [...]

I can’t afford the dentist!

  In an age where Medicare offers no relief on dental treatment, there are many, many people out there who struggle to afford dentistry.  Dr. Helen, a Melbourne-based dentist whose expertise in dental phobias and implant surgery, knows these patients' struggles all too well.  Luckily, with help and transparency, dental work can be managed. Dr. Helen [...]

An Open Letter to My Patients who are Afraid of the Dentist

An Open Letter to my Patients who are Scared of the Dentist: It’s been five, ten, even fifteen years since you’ve scheduled a dentist appointment. The thought of sitting in the chair, the sound of the drill, the sharp-edged memories of the mobile dentists in childhood with their impatient, rough hands are still open wounds [...]