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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

Looking after Those Pearly Whites over Easter

While many holidays involve a bit of indulgence, it’s particularly true of Easter when we often eat more chocolatey or sugary treats. When you combine this with lavish meals enjoyed with friends and family, you can see it’s not the best holiday for your teeth. The problem with sugar is that it feeds harmful bacteria […] Read more

Mar, 28, 2020

Crafty Ideas for Easter Your Kids Will Totally Love

Keep your kids occupied over the holidays by making time for crafting. There are all sorts of different things they can do, including making gifts for doting grandparents, aunts and uncles. Use Embroidery Hoops to Make a Cute Bunny Embroidery hoops can be covered with colourful fabric and decorated with a fluffy tail and bunny […] Read more

Mar, 28, 2020

Healthy Dental Habits for Adults Under 40

A hectic lifestyle can often get in the way of good dental health, but it only takes a little thought to make sure you can enjoy fresh breath and excellent oral health. Follow our easy tips for a healthy, attractive smile. Cavities Are Contagious Cavities are caused by bacteria that can be transmitted through kissing […] Read more

Feb, 12, 2020

It’s the Start of Sporting Season – Have You Had Your Child’s Mouthguard Refitted?

It’s the start of the sporting season, and it’s time to make sure your child has a well-fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthguards help protect children against dental emergencies, cushioning a blow to the face and reducing the risk of chipped or broken teeth, or knocking out teeth entirely. A mouthguard also protects the jaws, lips, tongue […] Read more

Feb, 12, 2020

Give Your Kids a Gift That Lasts for Life – Establishing a “Dental Home”

Regular doctor’s visits from a very early age are essential for a child’s overall health, but taking them to see a dentist is equally as important. Establishing a good “dental home” for your child before age 1 is the very best way to make sure they grow up with a healthy smile, a fantastic gift […] Read more

Feb, 12, 2020

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