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Crack a Smile; it is Good for You!

How frequently do you smile? Sometimes just breaking into a smile can instantly make you feel better, and there is a very good reason why you get this feeling. What Happens When You Smile? When you smile, it creates a chemical reaction in your brain, where feelgood neurotransmitters including endorphins, serotonin and dopamine are released. […] Read more

Nov, 06, 2019

Is an Untreated Dental Infection Dangerous?

Oral health problems like dental infections can be painful and unpleasant, but did you realise they can also become dangerous? A dental infection like an abscess will not disappear on its own and symptoms include tooth sensitivity, an unpleasant taste, having difficulty opening your mouth, facial swelling and fever. What Is a Dental Abscess? An […] Read more

Nov, 06, 2019

Long-Term Health Benefits of Exercising Regularly

Do you exercise regularly? Increasing your level of physical activity can help you to live longer, may prevent chronic disease and can help improve your quality-of-life. Here are some reasons why you should take regular exercise. Exercising reduces the amount of fat stored in your body. It makes it easier to control your weight and […] Read more

Nov, 06, 2019

How Does a Healthy Smile Equal a Healthy Heart?

Has it been a while since you last visited Coastal Smiles for your checkup and hygiene appointment? We know it’s easy to delay professional dental care and especially if your teeth seem healthy. However, regularly avoiding dental checkups could put you at risk of developing gum disease, a bacterial infection that attacks your gums, making […] Read more

Oct, 03, 2019

What Are Chalky Teeth?

Have you noticed your child has one or more that look ‘chalky’ and where they are discoloured and are whiter than normal or has discoloured patches look off-white, or brown or yellow? Usually these patches are softer and more porous, so the tooth enamel is more easily eroded when your child eats, and the risk […] Read more

Oct, 03, 2019

Should You Let Your Kid Eat All the Halloween Sweets They Want?

Many kids are looking forward to Trick or Treating. If the thought of all that sugar is sending shivers down your spine, it’s worth strategising on how to handle it. Some parents let their kid eat as much as they want, just for that night, before rationing the remainder. It isn’t such a bad idea, […] Read more

Oct, 03, 2019

It’s Time to Spruce Up with a Spring Smile Makeover

Spring is just around the corner, and many of us will think about refreshing our wardrobe, but have you considered refreshing your smile? Just think, by the time summer is in full swing you could have a beautiful, healthy grin to greet the sunny days. Where to Start? The best place to start is by […] Read more

Sep, 09, 2019

Spring Clean Your Oral Care Routine

Spring is the ideal time to give your oral care routine a makeover. Follow these easy tips to improve your daily dental care routine. Replace Your Toothbrush You should replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months or more frequently if the bristles look splayed and worn. A worn toothbrush will not clean your […] Read more

Sep, 09, 2019

Did You Realise Allergies Can Affect Your Dental Health?

Spring heralds the start of the allergy season and can bring sniffles, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. However, did you realise that allergies can affect your dental health? Dry Mouth A stuffy nose can force you to breathe through your mouth, causing your mouth to become drier. Antihistamines to control symptoms can cause dry mouth […] Read more

Sep, 09, 2019

Promoting Preventative Dental Care This August

Dental Health Week takes place each August, and we believe it is a great opportunity to remind the community about the best way to protect their teeth. Simple tips for good oral health include: Brush your teeth at least twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste. Make sure you floss once-a-day, preferably last thing at night, so […] Read more

Aug, 11, 2019

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