Smoking: How It Can Ruin Your Dental, Oral & Overall Health

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Smoking can ruin your oral & overall health Smoking is one of the most effective ways to create havoc to your teeth, gums and overall health. Of course, no one would like to be on the receiving end of gum disease, tooth loss, chronic halitosis and a host of widespread health problems. Still, this is […]

Dental Anxiety & Phobias: Helpful Tips for Common Fears

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Do you ever put off the dentist because the idea makes you too uncomfortable or anxious? Does the thought of the dentist bring back bad memories? Or perhaps you hate the thought of needles or drills in your mouth. Dental anxiety and phobias are surprisingly common. But fortunately, there’s a lot we can do – […]

How Your Hormones & Menstrual Cycle Affect Your Dental Health

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Have you ever noticed that about three or four days before your period, some parts of your body feel more tender and sensitive? This sensitivity is because of a buildup of oestrogen and progesterone at this time. These effects can be numerous and varied throughout your body – including your mouth and gums. TL;DR: A […]

Pregnancy & Your Teeth: Important Info

Pregnancy and dental health

It can be hard to keep up with well-intentioned advice from family and friends when you are pregnant. But it’s important you discern fact from fiction so you can take the best care of your teeth during this special time. To help you along, we’ve created a go-to list of FAQs on pregnancy and your […]

Menopause & Your Oral Health

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Going through menopause? A surprising amount of changes can happen to your teeth and gums during this time, but there’s no reason to alarmed – providing you take a few moments to get informed. Hormone changes experienced during menopause affect nearly every part of our body, with our teeth, bones and gums being no exception. […]

Can I Go to the Dentist During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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UPDATE AS OF 1 AUG, 2020: Marketplace Dental can now offer ALL treatments for most patients, operating under the ADA’s Level 1 dental service  restrictions, providing they show no signs of illness. Previously, certain limitations applied, restricting some procedures. At the time of original publication, only emergencies were allowed, but as above, these restrictions have now eased. If your […]

Child Dental Benefits Schedule: Dental Services Covered for Kids

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Keeping your kids’ teeth healthy may not cost a cent… According to the ADA, millions of Aussie kids are eligible for full or partial cover for dental services, but only one third of them are taking advantage of what’s available by the government. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers Australian children aged between 2 to […]