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Cosmetic Dentistry—for Healthy and Beautiful Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry | Arthur Street Dental | Coffs Harbour, NSW

Do you have a smile that is healthy, but perhaps doesn’t look quite the way you want it to? Maybe you don’t smile as often as you could because of issues such as misaligned, stained or otherwise problematic teeth. Why not look into cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Coffs Harbour, NSW dental clinic.

Cosmetic Procedures

We offer the following cosmetic procedures to our patients using high-quality materials for lovely smiles:

  • Orthodontics—When teeth are properly aligned, it often means they are easier to take care of since brushing and flossing can be easy. There are also not nooks and crannies for plaque to build up. With Invisalign clear braces, patients of all ages ...

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How to keep all your teeth into old age

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Good habits and routine care

Over time, eating, grinding our teeth, and the acids in foods wear away the outer tooth enamel and biting edges of teeth. Good habits and routine care can reduce these effects of aging and help prevent tooth loss.

Daily care
It's best to begin as a child, but you are never old to start a healthy, daily teeth care routine that includes:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing
  • Rinsing

Consistent daily care reduces the decay-causing bacteria and food residues in the mouth that feed them. The result is fewer dental problems and teeth that will last.

Regular dental exams
Nerves in the roots of teeth lose sensitivity with age. Regular exams can find ...

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Easy payment plans for dental treatment

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Cost of living pressures seem to be increasing every day, and many people simply don't have the upfront cash to visit the dentist as regularly as they need to. At our practice, we offer payment plans for dental treatments, to make sure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible about their visit to the dentist. Patients just need to speak to the practice manager, Lisa, and she can set up a payment plan. We actually use one company called DentiCare—it's interest free and we usually do a six to 12-month payment plan, depending on the treatment. There is one small set-up fee, and that's, I think, around $30 ...

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How To Keep Your Children's Teeth Healthy This Season

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Children are more susceptible to cavities than adults. Even in children with healthy teeth, the enamel in their primary, or baby, teeth is not as hard or dense as that in adults.

Protect Your Children’s Teeth During the Holidays

Holiday treats and foods that are not part of the child’s normal diet can increase the possibility of decay. A few simple steps can protect their teeth and eliminate future dental problems.

Limit sugar

Sugars and starchy food promote the growth of bacteria that cause decay. By limiting the amount of sugar, your child consumes the likelihood of tooth decay decreases. Even during the holidays, when candy and treats abound, you can reduce the ...

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Why does my jaw ache?

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There are a number of possible causes of an aching jaw. Until the problem causing the pain is corrected, jaw ache can cause make it difficult to chew or drink. Severe jaw pain can even cause headaches and digestive problems. Arthur Street Dental has solutions for jaw pain. 

Is an aching jaw serious?

Not all jaw ache is a symptom of a serious condition. It can be caused by innocuous activities like excessive gum chewing or jaw clenching resulting from stress. This results in simple exhaustion of the jaw muscles and are easily correctable without a visit to a health care professional.

Sometimes the sources of jaw ache are not always so ...

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How Can Dentists Help With Snoring?

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If you or your sleeping partner snore, chances are neither of you are getting a good night’s sleep. Even moderate snoring noise, 40 to 70 decibels, can be as loud as a vacuum cleaner running beside your bed.

Causes and effects

Snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the airway. The blockage may be the result of one or a combination of these factors:

  • Allergy or sinus infection
  • Overrelaxed throat muscles
  • Obesity
  • Excess fleshy tissue in the throat
  • Abnormal soft palate or uvula that narrows the throat and airway

Snorers and those nearby can lose hours of sleep each night. The cumulative effect of this loss of sleep has some serious health implications, including:

  • Interrupted breathing
  • High blood ...

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7 top tips for healthy teeth between check-ups

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You want to keep your teeth healthy between check-ups. It will save you money and make life much more comfortable. There are a few top tips I have, though, to ensure your teeth stay in the best condition possible.

Top teeth tip: Brush your teeth for two minutes

To give your teeth the care and attention they need, I recommend brushing for two minutes, twice a day. While some patients seem to think a quick 10-second spruce does the job, it doesn't. It just means you will end up having to see dentists like me more often. No-one wants that! I recommend setting a timer on your phone to get the ...

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