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Good dental health is not just about a nice white smile or fresh breath. Good dental health is important for your general health.

Dental decay and gum infections are not just miserable for you, they also affect chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart problems. By keeping your teeth healthy, you are looking after your general health.

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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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