Why Does Gum Recession Occur and How Do We Prevent It?

Lots of people experience gum recession which can cause tooth sensitivity, and which may affect your appearance. When gums recede teeth look longer, hence the saying “long in the tooth” and while it’s a condition associated with old age, anyone can develop this problem, and it certainly isn’t age dependent! What Causes Gum Recession? Gum […] Read more

Jan, 20, 2019

Importance of Properly Fitting Mouthguards

If you or your child play sports, there is a risk you could injure your teeth. Any sport with the risk of an accidental collision could break or fracture jaws, or crack or knock out teeth. Unfortunately, dental injuries can often mean a lifetime of restorative dental expenses. We would far rather prevent these injuries […] Read more

Jan, 20, 2019

Missing Teeth Could Increase the Risk of High Blood Pressure in Older Women

If you are post-menopausal and are missing teeth, your risk of high blood pressure could increase. A recent American study discovered a link between hypertension (high blood pressure) and tooth loss in post-menopausal women. Researchers found older women who had lost teeth were at a 20% higher risk of developing high blood pressure. Why Is […] Read more

Jan, 20, 2019

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

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