nib Dental Care Newcastle has moved

We are excited to announce that nib Dental Care Newcastle has relocated to Marketown. This change has taken effect from Monday 24th July 2023. Pacific Smiles Group owns and operates both nib Dental Care and Pacific Smiles Dental centres, so patients will continue to receive the same expert care and service that they’ve come to […]

3 common oral health conditions that you may not be aware of

  It’s not uncommon to suffer from oral symptoms and be confused as to what they mean for your health. So, we’ve unpacked three common oral conditions that you shouldn’t ignore while keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Dry Mouth Dry mouth or xerostomia occurs when there is not enough saliva in the mouth. Dry […]

Tooth decay and diet in children

  Tooth decay, also called caries, is a diet-related disease that damages teeth and, if untreated, can cause further problems. Babies and children are prone to tooth decay because the protective enamel coating on their teeth is thinner and softer than in adults’ teeth. As with adults, tooth decay happens when germs in the mouth […]

Dental and mental health- are you suffering from bruxism?

  Bruxism is a condition that involves grinding, gnashing, or clenching the teeth and is often caused by genetics, stress, or anxiety. Caffeine and medications like antidepressants can increase the risk1. Bruxism can also be caused by involuntary, strong contractions of the jaw muscles and can happen unconsciously when we’re awake but also when we’re […]

Sports Drinks: how they affect your oral health

  Sports drinks were developed to help support recovery for athletes after intense exercise. However, these ‘recovery drinks’ have become a staple for many people who feel they want to replenish water and electrolytes after exercise. Although sports drinks can taste and look good, the truth is that most of us don’t need to drink […]

Tooth staining foods to avoid for whiter teeth

  We’d all like to have a white and bright smile, though for lots of reasons achieving this is not always possible. Over time and exposure to certain foods and drinks can lead to tooth staining and yellow or discoloured teeth. For most of us, this is unavoidable. Teeth can also appear discoloured because of […]

Our top 5 tips for minimising the cost of dental care

  While it’s true that the cost of living has been rising, there’s one area where being proactive can actually save you money in the long run – your oral health.  The reality is that many oral health conditions, if left undiagnosed and untreated, worsen over time with an increased risk of complications. Regular examinations […]

nib Dental Care Chastwood has moved

  We are excited to announce that nib Dental Care Chatswood centre has relocated to Westfield Chatswood. This change has taken effect from today, Wednesday 5th April, 2023. Patients will continue to receive the same expert care and service that they’ve come to expect from us, and can continue to book appointments with their existing […]

Your Free Dental Trauma Guide

Click to download your Dental Trauma Guide We understand that accidents and emergencies can often be difficult to navigate, so we’ve created a guide for you and your family to follow when dental emergencies happen. Download and print off your Dental Trauma Guide and keep it in an accessible place for when you need it. […]

ADHD and children’s oral health

  Most of us know attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by its common abbreviation – ADHD. This is a medical condition affecting one in every 20 children. Those that are impacted by ADHD can find dental appointments and day to day care challenging. Common dental issues for children with ADHD Children with ADHD can be especially […]

The ultimate guide to Cosmetic Dentistry

  Over the last few years cosmetic dentistry has evolved to become more affordable and accessible. So, if you’re like many people and not entirely happy with your smile, it may help to know you have options. Having a beautiful smile is something which many of us consider important to our overall presentation and confidence. […]

Thinking about DIY dental? Take a look at the risks first

  While the cost of living continues to rise, many of us are keen to do what we can to save money, but sometimes this can end up being more costly. Reusing, replacing and recycling have become a mantra to live by. It was only a matter of time, before social media become saturated with […]

nib Dental Care Woden moves to Westfields

nib Dental Care, Woden has moved from Brewer Street to the convenience of Westfield Woden. You will find the new centre located on Level 2, near Kathmandu and David Jones in the same Dental Centre as Pacific Smiles Dental. We made the move to make it easier for you to visit our centre, with daily […]

Kids oral health care for back to school

As the holidays come to an end and we prepare to return to work and school, there are a few things we can do to help our kids get back into their oral health habits and routines. Like most things health-related, consistency is key, especially when it comes to teaching our kids oral health routines […]

Understanding gum disease: Don’t let these hidden dangers steal your smile

Most of us know how important it is to care well for our teeth. However, it’s just as important to be aware of the structures which surround and support teeth and to look after them to avoid gum disease and tooth loss.    Gums provide a protective covering for the bones which anchor our teeth […]

Improve your oral health routine this year

Many of us see the New Year as an opportunity to make positive changes and to improve our general health and well-being. Although we’re all individuals and entitled to our own personal goals, every one of us benefits from having a healthy mouth and investing a little time and energy into our oral health. Oral […]

Our tips for teeth-healthy festive eating

By the end of the year, we’re all entitled to relax a little and enjoy ourselves. For most of us, many festive celebrations centre around food and drinks, making it easy to lose a sense of control over what we’re consuming. And while no one wants to be a total grinch about the holidays, it […]

Keeping your teeth safe these holidays

  Nobody wants to have a medical emergency, including those of a dental nature. Emergencies tend to happen without planning, and often at the most inconvenient times. Fortunately, all of our centres provide emergency dental care, which helps to minimise trauma, reduce infection risk and improve the chances of saving teeth. Check here to make […]

The effects of Vaping on your teeth and gums

  Inhaling the vapour of electronic, or ‘e-cigarettes’, is a relatively new practice and research into its effects is still emerging. Much of the popularity around vaping is generated by manufacturers, who claim that vaping is ‘healthier’, ‘more natural’ and less addictive than smoking cigarettes. These messages have influenced many users who believe that given […]

Healthy mouth habits leading up to the festive season

  In recent years, we’ve come to appreciate more and more the mouth/body connection and its effect on our health. Put simply, if our mouth is not healthy, we are at higher risk of developing a range of health conditions. Heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy and birth complications, as well as respiratory diseases, are more common […]

Are your sleeping habits impacting your oral health?

  You could be forgiven for not investing too much energy thinking about your teeth once you’ve gone to bed. For many of us, the nightly ritual of tooth brushing and flossing ticks off a mental checklist of things to do before going to sleep.  But even when you’re in the land of dreams, there’s […]

5 tips to avoid an unexpected dental expense

  Preventative dental care helps to limit the risk of experiencing a dental emergency, though it’s no guarantee – accidents can happen to any of us. If, however, our oral health is good to begin with, there is less risk of complications after treatment for a dental emergency. Top 5 tips to avoid an unexpected […]

Accessing your superannuation for dental treatments

  It is possible to use superannuation (super) funds to pay for medical and dental treatments. This option fits into an arrangement with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and is called ‘Compassionate Release of Superannuation’. This program can be a solution for people who would otherwise not be able to afford medical or dental expenses, […]

Colouring-in Competition

Dental Health Week 2022 Love your teeth! To celebrate Dental Health Week 2022 we would like to give all kids the opportunity to win an electric toothbrush and show their teeth some love. Download and enter our Dental Health Week colouring-in competition for a chance to win. Running from 1-7 August, Dental Health Week provides […]

Wisdom teeth – where, why and why not?

  Wisdom teeth is the common name for the third adult molar teeth.  They’re generally the last teeth to erupt – at around 18-25 years of age.  Wisdom teeth are situated at the very back of the mouth and although most people have four, it’s not uncommon for only one, two or three to appear. […]

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