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Braces vs Invisalign®

When it comes to recommending conventional braces, Invisalign® or other orthodontic treatment options, it is essential for Dental Health Providers’ and their patients to have all the facts – this allows both parties to come up with a treatment plan that suits the circumstances. But when is it appropriate to recommend Invisalign®? And when are […]

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Is it time to schedule a dental check-up?

How often do you visit the dentist? Regular dental check-ups are a critical part of maintaining good oral health, yet all too many Australians neglect their visits to the dentist – and men seem to do so more than women, according to a recent report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Titled […]

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Be all-around healthy

Research shows that oral health is intimately linked with general health and wellbeing It’s been suggested for many years that oral health impacts on a person’s overall health, and consequently, their quality of life. And now, new research supports what we have deemed to be true: Oral health and general health are intimately linked. Think […]

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Bad Breath Culprits

Nobody likes halitosis; or bad breath as it’s commonly referred to. It’s an undesirable problem when you’ve just woken up and morning breath is taking the spotlight at the breakfast table. Or, you’re on the train to work and the only spare seat is sitting next to a commuter exuding a horrible stench out of […]

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Get your smile ready for your big day

When it comes to weddings, all eyes are on the bride – so it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure those pearly whites are ready for your big day. With all of those countless photos with friends and family to look forward to, you’ll definitely want to make sure your smile is looking its best […]

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Tax tips: Claim back your dental expenses

Now that this year’s tax time is getting close, it’s a good opportunity to think about your financial activities to date. For most people, this will involve arranging their personal tax refund, but did you know you could claim back some of your dental expenses as well? However this scheme is currently being phased out […]

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The Children’s Dental Benefit Schedule – Helping kids to grow up smiling

You may have heard the news about the new dental benefit that replaced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP). If you haven’t, it’s the perfect opportunity to get up to speed with the new policy and how it may be able to help your children maintain good oral health and achieve that bright smile that […]

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Manual vs Electric Toothbrushes

The effectiveness of cleaning your teeth with a manual toothbrush compared to an electric toothbrush is commonly debated today. There’s an assumption that the modern day electric replacement is far superior to the good old-fashioned manual toothbrush. The reality is that it’s essential to brush your teeth – and whether you’re using a manual toothbrush […]

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Keep Track…Get Back

Many health fund members don’t realise that their private health insurance includes dental benefits. More importantly, they are unaware that any unused benefits from this year may not be carried over by their health insurance provider at the end of the year. So these benefits are simply lost! *So do you need a clean and […]

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Are dental implants suitable for me?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is integrated into a candidate’s jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge; usually via a screw attachment. They’re an ideal choice for people who have lost a tooth or several teeth due to an injury, disease or another reason. Tooth loss is a serious […]

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