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What to do with a dental emergency this holiday season

  How do I know what a dental emergency is? Urgent dental care is required in a dental emergency. This is often due to the pain that a person is in or to prevent any worsening of the issue. Such things can include: Severe toothache and pain Cracked or chipped teeth Dental trauma or accidents […]

Tips to help your dental health this season.

  While many people use an advent or 12-day calendar as a fun way to build anticipation in the lead up to Christmas, there are now many other alternatives to the traditional sugar-filled treats associated with these, including: Small toys- like crayons, craft supplies, hair clips, stickers or bouncy balls. Story a day- there are […]

Top dental tips for managing dental anxiety

  It’s normal to hear people say they’re nervous to see their dentist. Although hesitancy around dental appointments is common, there are many ways to overcome anxiety so you can ensure your oral health is being looked after. What can lead to dental anxiety? Dental anxiety or ‘dentophobia’ often stems from a bad or negative […]

Protecting your teeth from being extracted

  Reasons why you may need your teeth removed Unfortunately, sometimes tooth damage can be too extensive for a tooth to be saved.  Having a tooth removed is rarely the first treatment option, but there is only so much a filling or crown can do to restore and retain an existing tooth.  When there is […]

Did you know these 7 facts about your teeth?

  Teeth are fascinating and can give an insight into how we live our lives and our genetics.  Just as we rely on support around us, teeth also need strong and healthy foundations to function in the best possible way. But how much do you really know about your teeth?   Teeth can grow in […]

How to care for your teeth for all ages

  People used to assume they would need to wear dentures as they aged, but now with a better understanding of the importance of preventative health and oral care, most of us have a great chance of retaining our own teeth as age. Reducing the risk of extractions and restorative dental work requires a little […]

Should I be afraid of having a root canal done?

  Although the thought of having a root canal treatment can cause many of us to break out in a cold sweat, having a root canal done is generally painless and offers a solution to a problem. Root canal therapy is complex and requires a great deal of skill and attention to detail.  This is […]

What you need to know about toothpaste and its myths

  Although toothpaste may be caught up in the lifestyle and wellness industry, it is important that we are cautious when buying toothpaste and that our choices are not centred around how a tube looks or smells, but rather, its content.  Because what’s inside the tube and the way it helps keep our teeth and […]

How stress can affect your dental health

  Some degree of stress is normal and healthy for all of us. Stress helps to motivate our behaviour and achieve tasks throughout the day.  At some point though, when stress levels increase, they change from being helpful to potentially causing damage. The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in many ways, including having […]

From crowns to bridges- understanding major dental treatments

  A common goal of dental treatment is to restore the appearance and function of teeth so that they work harmoniously with each other. Teeth have a direct influence on the way we bite, chew and talk as well as how we look. When teeth are damaged or missing, it can result in pain or […]

Snoring and sleep apnoea- how your dentist can help

  Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) during sleep are signs that there is an interruption to the smooth flow of oxygen into and out of your airways. When snoring, air flows over and past the relaxed structures of the throat, causing the tissues to vibrate. Obstructive sleep apnoea happens when the walls of the […]

How to treat bad breath

  It’s easier to be aware when other people have bad breath (also known as halitosis), but we can be less aware if we have it ourselves. Bad breath is often a symptom of an underlying health issue, with something else going on in the mouth or gut. Most causes of bad breath can be […]

Five top teeth tips for Easter

  Easter is a great occasion to relax, catch up with loved ones and enjoy festive food and treats.  Chocolate, hot cross buns, sweets and cakes all make a special appearance over the Easter long weekend. However, four days of being a little more relaxed with our eating and snacking can affect our oral health […]

What’s useful to know about diabetes and dental care?

  With over 1.7 million diabetics in Australia, it’s important that we all know how diabetes can affect our overall health and dental health. If you have diabetes, maintaining normal blood sugar levels is just one part of your management plan. Your mouth also needs to be prioritised to reduce the risk of developing diabetes […]

Women’s unique dental health

  Women can often be caught putting others needs before their own. But they deserve to invest the time in their dental health to ensure they have a healthy smile. Because a woman’s mouth, much like her other body systems, has its own unique care. Female hormonal changes occurring over various life stages and ages […]

Teeth whitening for a bright smile

  A bright, healthy smile can really help with a person’s confidence but unfortunately, not all of us have pearly, white teeth which we are pleased to show off. Find out more about teeth whitening and how it can make a difference. What can change my teeth colour? There are a few reasons why teeth […]

The connection between your heart and your mouth

Many of us have experienced moments where we’ve felt like our heart is in our mouth, but did you know there is actually a link between the two? Heart disease which includes blocked arteries, heart attack, angina and stroke is a primary cause of disability or death in the developed world. It’s well known that […]

What to do if you need Emergency dental care

  With the holiday season upon us, we want to ensure you know what to do if the unexpected happens and you have a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient times and often can’t wait until a more suitable appointment time. When is it time to make an emergency appointment? Sometimes […]

Holiday treats for healthy teeth

  The festive season has arrived and its time of celebrate with friends and family… and food. And don’t worry, there are delicious foods that are great for encouraging healthy teeth. If you make a few simple additions to your Christmas menu, your teeth will certainly be thanking you! Dairy, vegetables and fruit are great […]

Healthy Summer Smiles

  This summer, reward yourself after a busy year with a change of pace and bring a sense of balance to your life. It’s time to relax with friends and family and while a lot of our everyday routines can be forgotten over the summer break, caring for our teeth is a habit we can’t […]

Season’s Greetings

It’s been an absolute joy looking after you and we want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. At nib Dental Care we’re passionate about the health of your teeth and keeping our services available to you over the holiday season. A selection of our dental centres will […]

Reduce The Impact Of Gum Disease By Knowing The Early Signs

  Most of us are aware of ways to care for our teeth and prevent tooth decay. Gum care, though less understood, is just as important. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria that live in plaque, a sticky colourless film which forms on our teeth after eating. Unless plaque is frequently removed with brushing […]

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

  Dental anxiety is a fear or anxiety associated with going to the dentist. And although many of us would prefer to spend our time elsewhere, the truth is that having a healthy mouth is a vital part of maintaining your overall health. If you suffer with dental anxiety, you are not alone. Some people […]

Asthma And Oral Health

  Close to three million Australians have asthma, meaning around one in nine people are affected by this respiratory disease.[1] And although we understand a lot about how asthma can be triggered and attacks treated, the link between asthma and oral health largely goes unknown by those who suffer from it. Evidence has shown a […]

Dental Health Effects Of Hidden Sugar As We Age

  Most of us can easily recognise sugar in its processed form. Sitting prettily in a sugar bowl, those brown and white crystals don’t claim to be anything other than what they are.  But sugar can also be a master of disguise, hidden in many of the foods and drinks we consume.  And no matter […]

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