Latest Dental Articles

Safety of Dental Radiography

Late last year there was a lot of media attention surrounding the apparent link between dental x-rays and increase in meningiomas (brain tumours). This is the press release from the New Zealand Dental Association in response to the public...

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...

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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...

Tooth Implant – Benefits

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but...

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...