Our News & Updates

Pets of the Practice

April 10, 2019

McKeefry Dental spends a lot of time at work talking about our pets, either with our patients or over morning tea and lunch. Let us introduce them to you! *Disclaimer: For all dental concerns regarding your pet – we suggest speaking to your kind caring vet. Rachael and her cat ‘Teddy’ and her nephew ‘Douglas’ the Dachshund Meet Ted. She...

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Digital Dentistry

March 20, 2019
Cerec Machine Mckeefry Dental

So many aspects of our lives have turned digital that we almost take it for granted. Our clocks, watches, cameras, computers and TVs are all examples of how digitisation has changed our day-to-day living. It makes sense that digital technology has affected dentistry, too. 3Shape Trios Scanner Some parts of digital dentistry have been around for a long time now....

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Teeth Straightening: Invisalign vs. Braces

February 28, 2019
Invisalign vs Braces | Angela Mckeefry Dental

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth and are trying to decide what is the correct option for you? Below we talk about some of the differences between Invisalign® and traditional braces to help you with your decision Appearance Invisalign® can be less noticeable than braces. Invisalign® however, does require attachments to be placed on the teeth which are...

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Teeth For Life – The Aging Population And Dentistry

January 30, 2019
Aging Population Dentistry Teeth For Life

As dentistry has progressed in preventive measures and treatments, many people have been better able to retain their own natural teeth. However, as we age, there is a growing range of factors that can influence our oral health. These include changes in our physical and mental health, medications, changes in our physical abilities and the accumulative effects over time of...

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What to do if you have a dental emergency over the holiday period

December 3, 2018
What To Do In A Dental Emergency Over The Holiday Period

Just a brief note wishing you a Merry Christmas and to discuss holiday emergencies. Our practice will close at 12.00pm on Friday 21st of December and will re-open 8.00am Monday 7th January. While we hope you don’t have any dental emergencies over your summer holiday below is some advice on what you can do if you do have an issue....

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What is dental erosion?

November 12, 2018
What is dental erosion

Dental erosion: what is it, what is it caused by, how can I prevent it, what can I do about it? Erosion is the loss of the surface of the tooth (dental enamel) due to acid exposure. Enamel is the hard-outer surface of the tooth which protects the sensitive inner layer (dentine) and the centre of soft tissue and nerves...

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How to look after your mouth during pregnancy

October 8, 2018
How to look after your mouth during pregnancy

Preparing to get pregnant Many women prepare themselves for pregnancy by doing such things as taking folic acid, reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, saving finances, and getting regular exercise. Additionally, it’s important to prepare your mouth to avoid dental problems while pregnant. It can be a good idea to have a dental check-up and even a hygiene appointment while planning...

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Getting your smile ready for your wedding

September 2, 2018
Getting your smile ready for your wedding

Are you engaged, planning your wedding and thinking about what your smile will look like in your wedding photos? Whether you want to make cosmetic changes to your teeth or you just want to make sure they’re healthy before the big day, there are a couple things to keep in mind. Come for a consultation Especially if you’re thinking about...

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Life as a dental assistant

August 16, 2018
Jess and Johanna - Dental Assistants

As dental assistants, our role is not just handing instruments to your dentist as some may think; we support and work closely with your dentist to help provide you with the best experience possible. We can be a friendly face if you’re feeling nervous or need comfort about any treatment you may be receiving. Infection protection and control is a...

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Why did I become a Dentist?

July 20, 2018
Dr Sally Woods General Dentist Wellington

Every couple of weeks I will get asked by a patient why I became a dentist and admittedly I do agree that to some people it may be considered an odd career choice. As a child, I had healthy teeth but they didn’t all fit in my mouth in a straight line and so I always knew that at some...

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