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How Happy Are You with Your Smile?

Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular and can do wonderful things for your smile. We offer a comprehensive choice of treatments, custom-designed to achieve the results you desire. Treatments to Consider  One of the most frequently requested treatments is a professional tooth whitening that is safe and effective. Choose from an in-chair treatment that can considerably […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

How to Encourage Kids to Prioritise Their Oral Health

You can begin getting your child into good oral habits while they are still very young. Initially, when their first teeth come through, you will need to brush their teeth for them, but by age two, you will probably find they want to start learning how to brush their teeth. If your child hates having […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

Lunchbox Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

Tooth decay is a huge problem and increasing numbers of children need hospital care to remove or treat multiple rotting teeth. The biggest culprits are highly processed sugary foods and drinks, which are often found in children’s lunch boxes. Sugary foods feed bacteria linked to tooth decay and which produce acid that erodes the tooth […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

Could your mouth ulcers be due to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

If you frequently have mouth ulcers, it could be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. You need this vitamin to keep your nervous system healthy and to make red blood cells, and to release energy from food. When you don’t receive enough vitamin B12, your body produces abnormally large red blood cells that don’t […] Read more

Jun, 05, 2020

Middle-aged tooth loss is linked to heart disease

If you are unlucky enough to lose two or more teeth during middle age, then you could be risking more than your smile. The fewer teeth you have at this stage of life, the higher your risk of cardiovascular disease. A recent research study discovered that adults who lost two or more teeth had a […] Read more

Jun, 05, 2020

Tips to help you maintain a healthy mouth this winter

The colder drier conditions of winter can play havoc with your oral health. Follow these easy tips to make sure your mouth remains healthy this winter. Cold Sores Winter sun can cause cold sores, so make sure the skin around your mouth is protected with sunscreen of at least SPF 15 or higher. Make sure […] Read more

Jun, 05, 2020

What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

We know dental emergencies can be painful and often frightening, but we are here to help and make every effort to see people in discomfort or pain quickly. Some situations are more urgent than others, for example:   Severe toothache Gum or facial swelling near the affected tooth Jaw injuries Knocking out or loosening a […] Read more

Apr, 26, 2020

Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

For decades it was thought that diseases affecting the mouth were completely separate from those affecting the body. However, we now know that oral health and particularly periodontal disease is closely connected to systemic health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is now linked to serious systemic conditions including Type II diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease […] Read more

Apr, 26, 2020

Our Top Tips for Staying Active while Self Quarantining

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting every area of our lives currently, including physical activity. We can go for a walk but we cannot visit the gym, walk along our beaches or play team sports, while the temptation is to just sit at home and spend more time on the couch. However, physical inactivity is a […] Read more

Apr, 26, 2020

World Oral Health Day: What Does This Mean for Your Oral Health?

Here at Coastal Smiles, we place a strong emphasis on preventative dental care, as this is the best way for our patients to enjoy good oral health. However, every March, dental health professionals celebrate World Oral Health Day, and it’s an opportunity for us to highlight the need for good oral health even more. But […] Read more

Mar, 28, 2020

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