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Whether you’ve discussed Invisalign® with your dentist or have been doing your own research, you’re sure to have come across the many advantages of this advanced teeth-straightening treatment – like the fact that Invisalign® is practically invisible, easily removable, and comfortable to wear. But you may still have some more personal questions, such as “What’s it like kissing with Invisalign®?” or “Will my date know I’m wearing Invisalign® aligners?”. With Valentine’s Day on the way, we’ve put together some need-to-know info on getting intimate with Invisalign®.

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Invisalign is a very popular way of straightening teeth which uses near-invisible clear plastic aligners custom-made for your teeth.  Because the Invisalign treatment gradually changes the positioning of your teeth to correct crowding and issues like crossbite, your smile widens as your teeth become more visible either side of your mouth. … read more

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Invisalign is an almost-invisible treatment for straightening teeth which replaces the need for metal braces for most people. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners which fit over your teeth and gradually move them into place. … read more

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Teeth darken naturally with age, but a big caffeine habit or regular glasses of red can make staining progress a lot quicker. And smoking is bad in so many ways, not just for your teeth of course. So you’ve decided that this is the year for a brighter smile and you’re ready to make some lifestyle changes – but what if you’ve had some dental work done? … read more

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If you’re confused about the array of mouthwash products lining supermarket shelves – or are unsure whether it’s even worth adding mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine – we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’re answering all your mouthwash musings, from the benefits of oral rinsing to whether mouthwash has the power to blast away bad breath.

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Make 2020 the year you prioritise your oral health, but not just because you want a beautiful smile. Good oral health is vital for good general health and is even more important if you have type 2 diabetes, heart issues, a compromised immune system or are pregnant.

With a whole year to plan, 2020 can be the year you make some real changes to improve oral health, both at home and with your National Dental Care dentist’s help. Here are five things to try this year for healthier teeth and a lovelier smile.

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The last few weeks before school starts is the best time for parents to make sure their child is set up for a flying start to the school year. Being ready for school is more than just having the right uniforms, stationary and backpack sorted. Whether it’s their first year of school or they’re in high school, you also need to make sure your child is healthy, and this includes good oral health. … read more

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Lead Dentist Dr Livia Naharnowicz recently joined National Dental Care Chadstone’s all-female team, after two decades experience in a Melbourne CBD practice. Dr Naharnowicz graduated from the University of Melbourne and has been teaching clinical dentistry there for the past six years. She also teaches Mental Health and Communication for DDS students and has a role as an examiner.

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Lead Dentist Dr Corne Huxham recently joined National Dental Care Frankston after working for two years on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Dr Huxham, who graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2000, moved with her family to Australia in 2017.

“We visited Australia a decade ago as we had family in Sydney and we always wanted to move here,” says Dr Huxham. “It’s quite similar to South Africa in a lot of ways but there are more opportunities here.”

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Dentist Dr Andrew Chan brings both medical and dental qualifications to his new position at National Dental Care West Lakes. Dr Chan’s broad range of experience gives him particular skills in oral surgery, dental implants and all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign.

“West Lakes is a really well-equipped practice with everything you could want for treatments,” says Dr Chan. “It’s also a really friendly practice and has the best views of anywhere I’ve worked. Each surgery has a glass wall which looks over the lake and makes it a beautiful and relaxing setting for dental treatments.”

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