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It all looks so easy – you head off on an Asian holiday and get your dental work done as well. Budget sorted, holiday sorted, teeth sorted – easy. Or is it?

Everyone seems to know someone who came back from Thailand or Bali or Malaysia with shiny new teeth and a tan. Should you be planning a dental holiday?

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With so much time spent planning the event, it’s easy enough to miss something on your list.

All kinds of things can darken your teeth, from too much coffee, black tea or red wine, to smoking. And ageing also naturally darkens your teeth.

If you want to whiten your teeth so your smile is picture perfect, it’s probably not too late if you have a couple of weeks or more to spare. Your National Dental Care dentist will be able to advise.

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Most of us love to wake up and smell the coffee, or the tea. It’s what gets us off to work, and through long hours. Coffee catch ups are also a great way to spend a little time with friends.

But coffee and tea can stain your teeth. Badly, in some cases. If you are having problems with stained teeth, is it time to give up the caffeine habit? Which one is worst, tea or coffee?

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In the early days of parenthood, many parents struggle to get through their days because their babies aren’t sleeping well at night.

It’s not unusual for babies to have broken sleep, particularly in the first year. But most children settle into a routine and start sleeping through the night.

But what about when your child doesn’t? What if your preschooler is still waking through the night?

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The World’s Greatest Shave aims to raise over $16 million this year, and ten-year-old Erin, daughter of our very own practice manager Amanda Colefax, is championing the cause.

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More than half the dental practitioners in Australia are women and that trend is increasing. On International Women’s Day, National Dental Care dentist Dr Joanne McGilp shares why she became and dentist and why it’s a great career for women. She also explains how the latest time-saving dental technology benefits both patients and dentists.

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At National Dental Care we always strive to create a culture of recognition and reward. This week we have a special focus on our dental assistants. These individuals add value every day to our dentists, hygienists, specialists and practice teams. They contribute to our patient’s experience and contribute to their visit being “smooth and easy”, as one of our patient recently commented.

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Alexandra Hills Dentist matchmakes patients

Amanda Colefax, Practice Manager at National Dental Care says “every patient is different. Pairing them with a dentist who communicates on the same level and has a personality to match is important. The right fit means they are more likely to have a bit of a laugh and a pleasant time.”

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A new study may have found a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurological disease that causes shrinkage of the brain. The disease is severe and can result in anxiety, memory loss and a range of debilitating symptoms including loss of language, and communication skills. In some cases, symptoms can develop in people aged as young as their thirties.

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