Our News & Updates

What To Do In A Dental Emergency Over The Holiday Period

December 3, 2018

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....

Click through to read more...

What is dental erosion?

November 12, 2018

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...

Click through to read more...

How to look after your mouth during pregnancy

October 8, 2018

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...

Click through to read more...

Getting your smile ready for your wedding

September 2, 2018

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...

Click through to read more...

Life as a dental assistant

August 16, 2018

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...

Click through to read more...

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...

Click through to read more...

What to expect during your dental hygiene appointment.

May 23, 2018
What to Expect at a Dental Hygiene Appointment Wellington | McKeefry Dental

Your dentist has told you that you now have to see the hygienist for periodontal treatment. What on earth does that mean and what does it involve? Don’t dentists “clean” teeth? Why would I need to see a hygienist?   Our dental hygienists work as part of the dental team in treating patients. They use preventive, educational and therapeutic methods...

Click through to read more...

Booking Your Dental Appointment Online

May 7, 2018

Online Booking Now Available: How to use online bookings on our website At McKeefry Dental in Wellington we have listened to our patient feedback and have recently activated online bookings on our website. As a part of staying up-to-date with technology in this busy online world we feel it is important for our patients to have the flexibility to book...

Click through to read more...

What to look for when choosing a dentist in Wellington

March 19, 2018
Choosing a Wellington Dentist | McKeefry Dental

As your oral health is very important to your overall health and well-being it’s imperative you choose a dentist who is right for you and your family. Your choice of dentist can be vital for the health of your teeth and gums, and by choosing the right dentist, it might also be possible to increase the level of overall care...

Click through to read more...

Teeth tips for teens

February 21, 2018
Dental Tips for Teenagers | McKeefry Dental

By the time we make it to our teenage years most teens will have some, if not all of their permanent teeth and this is a very important time for adult teeth. Here is some advice on how to look after your mouth to ensure a healthy smile for life.     Diet Teenagers need food and drink to fuel...

Click through to read more...