Category - Oral Health & Wellbeing

What are fissure sealants and why are they important?

What are fissure sealants?

Fissure sealant is used to protect the back teeth from decay by making them easier to keep clean. The application is quick and pain free.

What causes gingivitis and how can you prevent it?

What causes gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a form of gum disease. Caused by a buildup of plaque, left untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontitis and lead to loss of teeth.

Can gum disease run in the family?

Can gum disease be hereditary?

Gum disease affects a lot of New Zealanders - so it could impact your child too. Let's talk about the genetic and environmental factors influencing gum disease.