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A healthier Hot Cross Bun recipe and our Easter colouring-in for your family

Try our healthier Hot Cross Bun recipe Are you a fan of hot cross buns? Consider making a healthier version of hot cross buns at home using whole wheat flour, dried fruits, and nuts. You can also reduce the amount of added sugar in the recipe or opt for natural sweeteners like honey or maple […]

Dental care as we age

As we get older, it’s natural to notice some changes in our bodies. Our teeth, while incredibly resilient, are likely to show signs of wear and tear from years of use. Over time, the protective enamel wears down, the biting edges may flatten, and gums may shrink. This all makes our teeth more prone to […]

Our top tips to protect your teeth this Easter

Many of us celebrate the Easter holiday period with family gatherings and occasionally indulge in sweet treats that can sometimes present challenges to maintaining good oral health. However, with the right knowledge and habits, you can protect your teeth and gums while still enjoying the festivities.   The effects of chocolate on our teeth Chocolate […]

How regular preventative dental check-ups could save you money in the future

Maintaining a healthy smile goes beyond your regular brushing and flossing routine that helps to make your teeth look whiter and feel fresh. Visiting your dentist regularly for check-up and cleans as well as practicing routine oral hygiene habits form the foundation of preventative dental care. This routine care relies on consistency when it comes […]

The hidden sugars hiding in our healthy alternative foods

Many of us tend to steer away from too many foods containing lots of sugar especially after the holidays. But you may be surprised to know that sugar is also found in many natural foods that we deem healthy for our teeth and body.   The effects of sugar on our oral health When you […]

What are the differences between brushing your teeth before and after breakfast?

Most of us know that starting the day with toothbrushing is an important way to care for our teeth and keep on top of your oral health. Less commonly understood is the timing of tooth brushing – is it better to brush when we first wake in the morning, or after we’ve eaten? The evidence […]

Holiday checklist: why your toothbrush is a must-pack item

The summer holidays are almost here, so if you’ve started to think about what to pack, we’ve got some tips for you. Whether you’re packing shorts and t-shirts, or warm jackets and ski gear, you’ll need to include a few oral health essentials in your toiletry bag. For many of us, packing a toothbrush and […]

Protecting your lips this summer: why regular dental check-ups are important for your lips and mouth

What do my lips have to do with my oral health? Maintaining good oral health is not limited to having pearly whites and a beautiful smile. It goes far beyond aesthetics, incorporating the prevention and early detection of oral health issues we may encounter in our teeth, lips, and mouth. Lips allow air into your […]

Our teeth-healthy Christmas dessert: homemade raspberry swirl cheesecake

When it comes to Christmas desserts, we normally have a traditional dessert that we frequent each year. This year, we’ve made finding a new dessert recipe easy with our festive raspberry swirl cheesecake filled with teeth-healthy nutrients. Ingredients Cake Filling 750g cream cheese, at room temperature 2 tbs yoghurt or sour cream 1/4 cup (60ml) […]

Periodontics now at nib Dental Care Chatswood and Sydney CBD

Meet Dr. Akila S Vithanage, nib Dental Care’s newest Periodontist.   Dr. Akila S Vithanage is an experienced Periodontist practicing in both Sydney and Brisbane. His mission is to uphold the highest standards of care in the treatment of periodontal disease and dental implants. Currently, Dr. Akila is a panel member appointed by the Minister […]

Child Dental Benefits Schedule: Everything you need to know about free kids dental*!

With the school holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time to book your child in for a dental check-up. Your child could be eligible for up to $1052 in free dental* with the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).   What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)? The CDBS is a government-funded program that provides […]

The difference between Cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

What’s the difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry? In the past, most dentistry centered around the prevention of decay and restoration of teeth, but in recent years, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular, especially for people who are keen to improve the look of their smile. It’s easy to become confused about the differences between […]

Have you had a dental check-up after the winter?

Telltale signs you’re due for a check-up This year many of us have had personal experience of succumbing to one of a number of flu viruses. Of course, when we’re sick, the priority is to recover as soon as possible and limit the risk of others catching whatever we have. But it’s also important to […]

Pregnancy and oral health: 5 considerations for expecting mums

Pregnancy is an exciting time of life when new mothers are encouraged to take care of themselves.  Whilst dental health is often overlooked at this important time, we’re here to walk you through how taking care of your teeth and gums during pregnancy can give you a healthy smile, that’s not just for you, but […]

Managing Perimenopause and Menopause symptoms: How your Dentist can provide relief

Perimenopause and Menopause signal a significant change in a woman’s life that can affect not only her body but her mouth, teeth and gums. These transitional phases in a woman’s life, are characterised by fluctuating hormone levels which can give rise to a range of oral health challenges such as dry mouth, sensitive teeth, painful […]

Dental Health Week 2023: Read about how the mind, body and mouth are all connected.

  This year Dental Health week takes place from August 7-13, focusing on the mouth and whole-body connection. The health of our mouth influences the rest of the body with a range of medical conditions affected by or affecting oral health. Bacteria in the mouth can travel to different sites of the body and inflammation […]

Are you avoiding the dentist due to the cost of living?

If you’ve been delaying or avoiding your dental check-ups due to the cost of living, you’re not alone. But you’re also not alone in fearing that this could cost you more in the long run. In the current cost of living crisis, dentist appointments are being forgotten and avoided, leading to thousands of hospitalisations each […]

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 […]

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