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The School Holidays are the Perfect Time for Kids Dental Check-ups

Term times can get busy, and it is tricky to fit in regular professional dental care, so if your kid needs a check-up, why not arrange it for the school holidays? We can make sure that by the time your child goes back to school, they have a nice, healthy smile. Here at Coastal Smiles, […] Read more

Dec, 06, 2018

Reasons for Chewing Your Food More Slowly

Your last meal probably wasn’t that long ago, but can you remember eating it and physically chewing the food? For most people, the answer is no because chewing is often a subconscious habit. However, chewing your food is important for overall health because the process of digestion begins in the mouth. Your saliva contains enzymes […] Read more

Dec, 06, 2018

Fun Ideas for Family Activities This Holiday

Sydney has something for all ages, and it is especially great for family activities. The school holidays are an excellent opportunity for everyone to spend some quality time together and to create memories that will last for life. Must-do activities include taking a ferry to Taronga zoo, going on the Ferris wheel ride at Luna […] Read more

Dec, 06, 2018

Your Mouth-Body Connection is the Gateway to Your Health

Your mouth-body connection or the oral-systemic link is crucial for oral health and for overall health. Did you realise that dentists can often tell a lot about your general health, simply by examining your mouth? Sleep disorders like sleep apnoea can cause symptoms like an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The first […] Read more

Nov, 28, 2018

Your Tooth Survival Guide for Christmas

The holiday season is well and truly here, and most of us are surrounded by festive treats that are difficult to resist. However, it’s still possible to enjoy Christmas while maintaining a healthy smile by following our easy tips. Make sure you stick to your regular oral hygiene routine, brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste […] Read more

Nov, 28, 2018

Let Your New Year’s Resolution Be a Brilliant Smile

Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions, often to be healthier or to lose weight, but how about resolving to have a more brilliant smile? Very few people are entirely happy with the appearance of their smile, and cosmetic dentistry can help. Sometimes, a simple tooth whitening treatment is all that’s needed to make your […] Read more

Nov, 28, 2018

Most Private Health Insurance Dental Benefits Expire on 31st December

Did you know? With the New Year fast approaching, most private health insurance dental benefits expire on the 31st December. Unfortunately, most health funds do not allow rollover of benefits – they take a USE IT OR LOSE IT APPROACH. It is essential that if you have any required treatment that they are booked in […] Read more

Nov, 26, 2018

Can Chewing Gum Harm Your Teeth?

Many people worldwide will routinely chew gum every day, and there are numerous varieties to choose from. In addition to plain old mint, some chewing gum brands claim to improve mood, stimulate brain activity or reduce hunger cravings. But, if you like to chew gum, have you thought about its effect on your teeth? We’ve […] Read more

Nov, 15, 2018

Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for You?

We understand tooth loss can be upsetting, making everyday activities like talking, smiling and eating tricky or embarrassing. Often, dental implants can provide an excellent long-term solution. We’ve listed six reasons for considering them. Dental implants help keep your jawbone healthy and strong, preventing bone loss. Unlike dentures, dental implants won’t move around as they […] Read more

Nov, 08, 2018

Tooth Sensitivity and How to Treat It

Have you noticed an ice-cold treat or a soothing hot drink causes pain or tooth sensitivity? These sensations can also be triggered by sour or sweet foods. Tooth sensitivity may affect one or more teeth and is caused when the tough outer layer of tooth enamel protecting your teeth is damaged in some way, exposing […] Read more

Nov, 01, 2018

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