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Poor Dental health and the link to cancer

Is oral health even more important than we thought? Well, new research from Finland has pointed to a surprising link between gum disease and the development of some cancers. And even worse, it has been linked to the risk of cancer-related death. Gum disease leads…

4 simple dental health tips: the best dental care routine.

You’ve heard the advice 100 times before: brush twice a day and stay away from the candy and sugary drinks. But even following these instructions day to day you may still notice the odd issue pop up with your teeth. Why then has the classic…

Our most commonly asked dental questions

We get a lot of questions here at Paul Beath Dental and we stand by the idea that there are no “stupid” questions. But just in case you did have a question but were a bit too afraid to ask; we have gone ahead and…

Why are my gums bleeding?

Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth should not be a normal part of your dental hygiene routine. If you bled from anywhere else from your body when you clean it you would assume something is wrong… but many people ignore bleeding gums as…

4 things that stain your teeth

Stains on the external surface of the tooth is known as extrinsic tooth discolouration. This can occur when stain particles (like residue from food or drink) build up in the tooth enamel. Teeth can become stained for many reasons, but most points towards the food…

The most common dental problems amongst seniors

Seniors most common dental problems With age comes great wisdom, but unfortunately with age can come greater risk of oral health problems. Seniors are more likely to experience dental diseases and related issues than the younger generation simply due to a lifetime of general wear…

4 reasons not just your liver needs a break from alcohol

As most of us know, heavy alcohol intake can a toll on our bodies – it has short and long term effects on our brains, livers and blood sugar levels. But something we may not have thought about; is how it affects our oral health….

Waking up with dry mouth?

Do you wake up in the morning with your mouth feeling parched and resembling sandpaper? Everyone’s mouth feels dry sometimes, but if you’re feeling like you can’t shake that feeling then you may have a problem producing saliva. We all require saliva to moisten and…

11 Interesting, Crazy & Fun Facts about your Teeth!

So for most people, teeth are pretty boring. Once the tooth fairy stopped visiting, we stopped paying attention to your teeth. But our teeth are more interesting than we are led to believe. Let’s get into some interesting facts about your teeth. 1. Our Teeth…

Why do we need Toothbrushes,Toothpaste & Floss now? They weren’t always around

Have you ever thought about the fact that your ancient ancestors never had to brush their teeth before bed? They would have no clue what toothpaste even is. There wasn’t a caveman supermarket for them to go to. So what’s changed? Why do we need…

What if I don’t brush my teeth? Here’s 3 Bad Things that Happen – Part 1

So there are those times where we’ve come home late, we’re exhausted, and we’ve either had a good or bad day and we think to ourselves, I’m going to skip brushing and/or flossing tonight, I deserve to just go to bed, I’ve earned it! Then…

Am I taking care of my teeth?

Personal care of your teeth varies from person to person thanks to culture, parents, environment, schooling systems etc. So, it’s important to know, if objectively speaking, you are doing what’s best for your teeth. Below is a quick list of our most handy tips for…

Why am I Clenching & Grinding my Teeth?

There are several reasons you might be clenching or grinding your teeth throughout the day or when you are sleeping. This type of behaviour is known as Bruxism. In medical terms it’s anything related to clenching, grinding, gnashing or grating of the teeth. So why…

4 Foods that are bad for your teeth

Let’s explore what foods are really bad for your teeth so you can consider not consuming them at all or limiting their consumption greatly. There are more than just these four, but let’s start here. Potato Chips Uh oh, the beloved potato chip. What’s so…

Are Sports & Energy Drinks Bad for my Teeth?

Short answer yes, long answer YES! Prolific & Dodgy Marketing Sports drinks & energy drinks are everywhere and they’re marketed in deceiving ways, talking about added vitamins and natural ingredients etc. But deep down, they are no good for your teeth! Currently, these drinks are…

6 Things To Look For When Choosing A New Dentist

1. A Good Reputation It is important to know whether the dentist you choose has the necessary expertise, training and experience to provide reliable oral healthcare to you and your family. To make your job easier, take some referrals from friends or other healthcare providers…

3 Reasons Why You Should See Your Dentist More Regularly

Having to visit the dentist every six months may not be the appointment we all look forward to, but it is certainly one of the most important ones to upkeep. Prevention and early detection are two of the most important reasons you should visit your…

5 Signs You Should Visit Your Dentist Sooner Rather Than Later

We all know that going to the dentist can be a pain, sometimes quite literally, but your teeth are pretty precious – just think about how much you use them every day! Here are a handful of signs that means it’s time to see your…

Dental Health and Mental Health – How They Connect

The more comfortable you are with the way that you look physically, the better you feel about yourself mentally. Your dental health has a direct connection to your emotions and over-all well being. Smiling can often be seen as a radar for happiness and when…

Paul Beath Dentals oral health guide for surviving the silly season

Tis the season to be jolly! With Christmas parties on the rise and afternoon drinks and nibbles in the sun becoming routine, our team at Paul Beath Dental have come up with a handy oral health guide to help you survive and keep smiling this…

Use it or lose it! -Make the most of your health funds dental extras

Attention those with Health Funds! With the festive season fast approaching, we are getting very busy at the Paul Beath Dental practice and we wanted to remind our valued patients about their health fund dental extras.

Newcastle Dentists Paul Beath Dental: What to do if dental trauma occurs

Newcastle Dentists; Paul Beath Dental find that the most common causes of dental injuries include falling over, being hit in the face or having some kind of accident while playing sport. It is also possible to injure or break a tooth by eating something hard.

Healthy gums- 6 tips for getting and keeping them

Healthy gums- 6 tips for getting and keeping them Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults. Gum disease can be easily treated if it is diagnosed in the early stages. At Paul Beath Dental…

Choose water for a cavity-free future

The third annual World Cavity Free Future Day (WCFFD) on October 14, 2018, is an initiative launched in 2016 by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) to address the need for greater global awareness of dental caries (cavities).

10 Tips for a better night’s sleep

Sleep Awareness Week (1 October – 7 October 2018) Tips for a better nights sleep 1 October – 7 October marks “Sleep Awareness Week”. For many Australians, getting a regular good night sleep is just a dream. For a growing number of couples, snoring and…

World Smile Day-Benefits of smiling you might not know about

Everyone knows the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and you have probably even experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter. But did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system?

Sedation Dentistry now available at Paul Beath Dental

We are delighted to welcome Dr Trushar Patel as a guest practitioner to Paul Beath Dental. Dr Trushar Patel is an expert in the field of Sedation Dentistry and will be providing the additional service for our patients as they require.

Put your health first for once this Women’s Health Week September 3rd-7th

Women’s Health Week September 3rd-7th When it comes to health, many women are fantastic at caring for others but often put themselves last. Women’s Health Week being held from 3rd-7th September is all about helping women to put their own health first and this means…

‘Watch Your Mouth’ this Dental Health Week 2018

‘Watch Your Mouth’ this Dental Health Week 2018 It’s Dental Health Week from 6th -12th August, this year’s aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health and to ‘Watch Your Mouth’.

What Is TMJ (TMD) and what causes It?

If you’re suffering from facial pain or headaches, you might wonder if you have TMJ. So, what is TMJ or TMD exactly, what causes it and how is it diagnosed?


Diabetes is a common disease among Australians, affecting almost 1.5 million people (around 7.6 per cent of the population). The first signs and symptoms of diabetes can occur in the mouth, so it is important to care properly for your oral health and pay attention…

Do I need to have dental X-rays? All your questions answered

At Paul Beath Dental in Newcastle, we want to provide you with exceptional care to suit your individual needs, helping you to achieve healthy teeth for life. A visual examination alone can’t tell us everything we need to know, thanks to dental X-rays, dentists and…

How to floss properly and why-Newcastle dentists tell us how

It’s a simple piece of string, that often gets forgotten as part of the daily oral healthcare routine. Dental Floss is a powerful tool that can help prevent cavities and give your overall health a big boost. Find out how to floss properly and you…

Want to look naturally refreshed? All you need to know about injectables

Aging gracefully, it’s a phrase you hear, but it’s not so easy to accomplish. Are fine lines around the forehead, deep creases near the mouth, and bags beneath the eyes making you look older than you feel? Looking for a refresh? It might be time…

How to get your kid to be a tooth hero

You want your children to have the best start in life, as do the team at Paul Beath Dental. That’s why it’s important to ensure your children learn to look after their teeth from an early age. At Paul Beath Dental in Merewether, we want…

Why choose dental implants?

Why choose dental implants? Did you know that dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth! Dental implants have been used for more than 30 years and have an incredibly high success rate. Implants are an excellent option to replace one…

Paul Beath Dental caring for aged care residents in the community

It can be very challenging for families to take their elderly loved ones out of their nursing homes for a visit to the dentist. To reduce the stress of all this, Dr Edward Boulton has been conducting dental visits to local nursing homes for the…

Paul Beath Dental supports local football club

Paul Beath Dental supports local football club Supporting your sport, supporting your oral health Media release March 2018 The well- established and highly reputable local dental practice, Paul Beath Dental is delighted to be the new partner of Merewether United Football Club. The popular Merewether…

How to choose the right dentist for you and your family: 9 Questions to help you make the right decision

Grinding or bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. About half of the population does this from time to time. Around five per cent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders. Often grinding happens during sleep, but some people even grind their teeth when they are awake.

Have your chocolate and eat it too – 6 tips for a cavity free Easter

Grinding or bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. About half of the population does this from time to time. Around five per cent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders. Often grinding happens during sleep, but some people even grind their teeth when they are awake.

10 Questions to ask before having cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular in recent years. From basics like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to complete smile makeovers.
If you’re thinking about transforming your smile, take a few moments to consider these questions every patient should ask to help get you moving in the right direction.

Avoid the daily grind? – 6 Top tips to help prevent grinding

Grinding or bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. About half of the population does this from time to time. Around five per cent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders. Often grinding happens during sleep, but some people even grind their teeth when they are awake.

Want to improve your smile in 2018? 8 tips to help enhance your smile

  Want to enhance your smile in 2018? The team at Paul Beath Dental would like to wish you a Happy New Year and hope that you enjoyed the festivities over the holiday period. Do you have a New Year’s resolution? What about investing in a…

Kids and the Dentist.

Being a parent can be a challenging path. Your life moves from looking after yourself, to taking care of the entire needs of another. There are so many things to remember: school needs, bath time, doctors visits, growing bodies, vaccinations, make sure they are eating…

Medical History form? Yes. Every time you visit.

Is it time for another visit to the dentist? When you arrive, you’ll be asked to fill out a medical history form. It may seem like only yesterday that you completed one, but on every visit, you will be asked to complete another one.

10 Steps to Dental Fitness.

Doing physical activity and exercise helps your body in so many ways. It can help improve your overall health, increase your energy and even reduce the risk of serious health implications like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Not only does physical activity have…

5 Dental myths you need to know.

We’ve all seen the dental hacks (or myths) online and you have either tried them yourself or know someone who has. The problem is that those hacks probably won’t work or worse still, may actually do more damage to your teeth than good. We’ve put…

Your complete guide to fluoride.

Fluoride has been in and out of the media for many years with concerns of whether or not fluoride was safe to ingest. So for the average person, it can be difficult to know what it is and whether it is safe.

How to tell if you have dental erosion.

Dental erosion may sound ominous but if you know what to look for, it can help you to get the help you need to ensure your ongoing dental health.

The truth about oral cancer.

Each and every one of us has been touched by cancer in some form. Whether it is ourselves, our relatives and friends, or perhaps just someone we know. Cancer seems to be more and more common in our society.

Dental X-rays explained.

You probably know the importance of regular dental check-ups for effective preventative dental care. Dental X-rays are an essential part of the dental examination so you can be sure that your teeth don’t just look healthy, but they are healthy.

We say NO to domestic violence.

Being a Dental Practice, you may think that domestic violence isn’t a part of our business, but that’s not how we see it. We know, that as part of our community, we each play a part in shining a light on domestic violence. It’s not…

Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize.

Our practice enjoys being a part of the larger community and is proud to be in our fifth year of sponsoring the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize. We congratulate Dylan Smyth who won the Photo-media section we sponsor and also to Maisie Neale who’s photo media…

Do you want your Best Smile?

Everyone smiles, or rather everyone wants to smile. Unfortunately for some, smiling can be embarrassing and can make some anxious, all due to the appearance of your teeth. The great news is that there are options to improve your smile and get you smiling again!

The truth about Teeth Whitening.

Teeth whitening is common practice for many people, but with so many options, it’s difficult to know what to choose and what really works. I’ve put together the facts on teeth whitening and outlined the outcomes you could expect.

Do you like what you see in the mirror?

Aging is a natural process and your facial aging reflects your life’s journey, whether it is in the soft tissue damage, skin damage or the deep structural components of your face.

The low down on Cosmetic Injectables.

Everyone’s face changes over time, we’ll explain why and what you can do to minimise these changes. Essentially, facial changes and aging is a result of soft tissue damage, deep structural component changes and skin damage:

Can you see white spots on your child’s teeth?

Sometimes your children’s teeth can show underlying issues, like white spots. White spots can appear on a child’s teeth and as a parent, you may be looking at tooth development flaws or decay.

How do I know if I brush my child’s teeth correctly?

Brushing your child’s teeth can be difficult, especially with an unwilling participant, but with a few simple tips, we can help you to take care of your child’s teeth.

How your food choices could damage your teeth.

We are what we eat. I’m sure you’ve heard this, and read it often enough. Well, it’s true. Our food choices can lead to health and wellbeing – or diabetes, heart disease, gum disease and more.

Root canal therapy


Inlays and onlays

LET’S START WITH INLAYS. Inlays are a tooth restoration process using a custom made filling made of tooth-coloured porcelain. Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative…

Dental Trauma

TOOTH DAMAGE CAN BE CAUSED IN MANY WAYS: Bikes, swimming pools, coffee tables, the bathtub and outdoor implements like rakes can be dangerous places for front teeth. We’re easily able to handle tooth trauma and well offer you exceptional care in offering preventative measures so…

Heart disease and your teeth

HEART DISEASE AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE There is little doubt that the presence of periodontal disease can exacerbate existing heart conditions. The periodontist and cardiologist generally work as a team in order to treat individuals experiencing both conditions.

Dental visits for children

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD FOR THEIR FIRST DENTAL VISIT? We like to see children starting from around 12 months of age or as soon as the first two teeth have erupted. Dental problems can start from as early as 9 months. The sooner…

Periodontal disease and tooth loss

GUM DISEASE OR PERIODONTAL DISEASE IS PREVENTABLE Periodontal disease is the umbrella name we give to gum diseases that may be non-threatening (gingivitis) or serious enough to require surgery (periodontitis).

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