Category - Oral Health & Wellbeing

Water Fluoridation … Sanity or Insanity?

The following press release by the Waikato District Health Board on Tuesday, 15 January 2013, is a strong testimonial and evidence of the benefits of adding fluoride to our water.  After the lastest desicion by Hamilton City Council to stop...

It’s in the puff of smoke … What about...

I recently attended a smoking cessation practitioner training course and these were the eye opening things I learnt; – Tobacco smoking has become a significant global issue causing 5.4 million deaths per year, whilst smoking related...

tooth decay

Tooth Decay … Cavities!

Tooth decay — or dental caries — is an infectious disease process that causes damage to the structure of teeth. Cavities (holes) are the most notable consequences of dental caries. Left untreated, caries leads to pain, tooth loss — or, in...

Dental Hygienist … A true value in...

Many patients ask ” What is the role of Dental Hygienists? And why do I need to see them? “ Having your “teeth cleaned” is a highly individualised process. Dental hygienists are educated and trained health care professionals who...

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in water. The amount of fluoride in the water varies from area to area. What are the benefits of fluoride? Fluoride has been researched for over 50 years and water fluoridation has been proven to cut...