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It’s possible for a dental implant to last indefinitely with excellent oral hygiene – but that’s not a guarantee that they will. Everyone has individual dental problems, possible health conditions and will be a different age when they get an implant. … read more

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Dentophobia, the fear of visiting the dentist, is still an incredibly common issue in the 21st century. According to research conducted by the University of Adelaide and Australian Research Centre, one in six Australian adults are affected by high dental fear and avoid visiting the dentist. This may sound like quite a high statistic but for Dr Zaid Al Momani of NDC Alexandra Hills, anxious people are very commonplace in the practice.

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Just because you clean and floss your teeth twice a day doesn’t mean your teeth aren’t affected by what you eat. While cleaning helps, your physical health affects your dental health.

And many chronic conditions such as diabetes are also affected by poor dental health. Here’s what to watch in your diet so you are also looking after your dental health.

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Born into a family of healthcare professionals with an interest in design and creativity, choosing dentistry seemed like the logical choice for Dr Pegah Tavakol. Moving from Iran to Melbourne in 2011 with her husband, this was the start of an exciting new venture. “We knew we wanted to move out of Iran however, choosing a location was difficult. I have a lot of family in Canada but can’t stand the cold so that was off the cards straight away! My father ended up helping us pick Australia and the rest is history,” she muses.

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In the lead up to Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating one of our amazing mums – Renee Sharland, Practice Manager for Algester and Springfield. Renee has worked at National Dental Care for 18 years and brings her experience as a mother into practice as a manager.

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We don’t condone drug use but we do receive questions on the impact of smoking marijuana.

We all know that smoking cigarettes can cause gum disease and yellow teeth, but what about marijuana? New studies in New Zealand were conducted to explore if there was an association between cannabis use and gum disease, also known as periodontitis.

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We’ve all been brought up on the dental horror stories from our grandparents when they were children. That large painful needle, the loud drilling and no modern day anaesthetics. We’re so lucky that technology has dramatically evolved for the better, making dental procedures faster, simpler and gentler. Even with incredible updates to technology and access to better health education than ever before, why aren’t millennials championing good oral health for their generation?

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It’s natural to be cautious when you’re pregnant – you want your baby to be as safe as possible. The good news is that it’s safe to have dental work done while you’re pregnant. More importantly, it’s much better for your baby that you have good oral health. Dental infections and gum disease can be a risk to pregnancies.

If you’re planning a pregnancy it’s always best to make sure your dental checks and any necessary work are up to date. This way you can hopefully avoid any work needed in the early months, in case you are feeling unwell. But if you’re pregnant and due for a dental check or needing some work done, don’t put it off.

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