Teeth For Life – The Aging Population And Dentistry

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Teeth For Life – The Aging Population And Dentistry

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Life as a dental assistant

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…

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Why did I become a Dentist?

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…

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What to expect during your dental hygiene appointment.

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…

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Booking Your Dental Appointment Online

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…

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What to look for when choosing a dentist in Wellington

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…

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