Category - Oral Health & Wellbeing

Are electric toothbrushes worth it?

Definitely YES!! There are many ADVANTAGES to using electric toothbrushes, here are just a few: 1. An electric toothbrush CLEANS your teeth more thoroughly. If you brush for 2 minutes, more plaque will be removed with an electric brush than...

Tooth Sensitvity – Dentine...

Dentine hypersensitivity/ tooth sensitivity is one of the common complaints in dentistry. Studies show that 60% of the population experience the discomfort of tooth sensitivity and describe this discomfort as a short, sharp pain in response to...

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...