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Janette

Why does your Dentist take X-rays

Dental X-rays allow your dentist to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your teeth and gums that you can’t see with your own eyes. X-rays allow your dentist to examine the health of your mouth in great detail. Tooth decay is notorious for being evasive, as it does not often present visibly until much later. X-rays…

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healthy lifetyle and dental health
Dental News
Nick Pentsa

Lifestyle Choices Influence your Dental Health

Do lifestyle choices influence dental health? Your beliefs on living a healthy lifestyle may be similar to those held by the majority of people, who feel that living a healthy lifestyle begins with eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular physical activity is the only way to achieve it. When it comes to overall health…

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Ocotober - Digital Smile Month
Dental News
Nick Pentsa

October is Digital Smile Month

October is Digital Smile Month at Gold Coast Smiles We know you’ve heard about Invisalign, a braces-free alternative, but you’re not sure if it’s right for you. So, for the month of October, we’re offering free consultations as well as the chance to see what your smile would look like after using Invisalign. There is no obligation to…

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Dental News
Gold Coast Smiles

Teeth Whitening Ready for Summer

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? A lot of people are opting for teeth whitening to gain more confidence and improve their quality of life. How teeth whitening actually works is often a bit of a mystery so we want to explain exactly how it works so you can make an informed decision and decide if this is something…

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Dental News
Gold Coast Smiles

New Staff Members Join the Gold Coast Smiles team

Welcome our new Dental Therapist – Natasha Retallick Natasha Retallick graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since graduating Natasha has practiced in the public and private sectors on the Gold Coast and rural outback Queensland. Natasha has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of…

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child dentistry
Dental News
Gold Coast Smiles

What age should a child first visit a dentist?

The sooner children begin regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early dentist visits help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which may lead to pain, trouble concentrating or other medical issues. Young children with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly and smile with confidence. It is important to establish good…

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sports drinks
Dental News
Gold Coast Smiles

Are sports drinks bad for dental health?

Unfortunately sports drinks are full of sugar and acids which over time can cause tooth erosion and decay. Marketers have been very clever in their promotion of sports drinks as a way to improve sports performance. Unfortunately, unless you are an elite athlete there is little benefit. Sports drinks like anything can be consumed in moderation, but there…

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oral health
Dental News
Gold Coast Smiles

Oral health is important when keeping Fit & Healthy

Did you know that oral health has a mjor impact on our overall health? We often think about staying healthy as eating well and exercising to keep fit but we need to throw in oral health for overall wellbeing. Gum diease has been linked to pneumonia, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and exacerbated diabetes symptoms. This is why…

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Gold Coast Smiles

Why teaching kids good oral health is important

When it comes to teaching kids good oral health routines, the earlier, the better is the rule. You can start right from when your child gets their first teeth. Begin by using a small toothbrush to get around into the mouth. This can be practiced both morning and night which helps to create good habits at a young…

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