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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, […]
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. […]
Love your teeth – and they’ll love you back!
The relationship we have with our teeth can be one of the longest and most beneficial we have, so it’s worthwhile taking the time and energy to invest some care and attention so we can keep a healthy smile for life. Read on to understand more about what you can do to maintain good […]
What are my options with cosmetic dentistry?
Over the last few years, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way. Alongside preventative oral health and restoration, dentists use their expertise to improve the look (aesthetics) of our teeth and enhance our smile. Depending on what is needed, cosmetic treatments help to lighten, straighten, reshape or repair teeth so they look more natural […]
How to look after your teeth and gums this winter
Along with skin changes during winter, oral health can also be affected when the weather is cooler. However, people with sensitive teeth and a dry mouth often become acutely aware that a lowered temperature, as well as a decrease in moisture in the air can cause an increase in sensitivity. There’s not much we […]
How nutritional supplements can affect your oral health
Quite a few of us think that everyday vitamin and mineral supplements only do good for our health and wellbeing. Around 2/3 of Australians take dietary supplements with this understanding. Though it’s worth remembering that all drugs, including medications and nutritional supplements, carry a possible risk of side effects. Commonly, the more supplements taken, […]
Do you know everything about the tooth fairy?
We know the arrival of a lost tooth can happen quickly, so we wanted to ensure you have easy access to everything you need for a visit from the tooth fairy. So please find below your free, printable downloads of tooth fairy-related products by clicking on the images. We have worked closely with the […]
Should I worry about a gummy smile?
We all have our own unique smile which adds to our individuality. Though not everyone is happy with their smile, particularly when they feel their smile is ‘gummy’. A gummy smile is when excess gum shows under the upper lip and the teeth appear too short in relation to the gums. Ideally, only a couple […]
Introduce interdental cleaning this Easter
Cleaning between your teeth, or ‘interdental’ cleaning, is just as important as brushing the tooth surfaces. However, estimates have shown that around 3 out of 4 adults don’t clean between their teeth each day, placing them at an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease and halitosis (bad breath). At Easter particularly, when snacking […]
Learn why dentists may x-ray your teeth
When your dentist examines your mouth, they are looking for changes and potential problems which may need treatment. Regular appointments help to diagnose issues before they become serious. However, there’s a limit to how much can be seen with the naked eye, no matter how thorough the examination. This is why x-rays are so valuable, […]
Let us help you decipher dentist lingo
Many of us have had the experience of sitting in the dentist chair and thinking they’re talking another language. This is because dentists and their dental assistant use dental terminology to describe conditions of the teeth and mouth. This terminology helps to record accurate information and save time. To patients their words can be […]
All you need to know about dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth, used as a solution to fill the gaps when natural teeth are missing. Dentures, also called ‘false’ teeth, come in a range of different types. Generally, there are three categories of dentures: complete, partial or implant-retained. As with other dental technology dentures have undergone several innovations, particularly in the last […]
Why should I get my cavities treated?
Cavities or holes in teeth are also known as tooth decay or caries. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your […]
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