Free Dental Care for under 18 Year olds!

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Did you know that free dental treatment is available for students starting year 9 until their 18th birthday, under the government funded scheme? We have a full-time Oral Health Specialist, Melanie Mitchell, who specialises in adolescent dental care and hygiene … Read More

Free Fast Braces Assessments

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If you or someone you know is looking at getting their teeth straightened FastBraces is a great option, with most cases taking 3 months to a year to achieve an acceptable result it is much faster than traditional orthodontic braces … Read More

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate

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Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is an inexpensive and very effective foaming agent. Tests in the US indicate that it is safe for consumer use ( Bondi et al. 2015). The Australian government’s Department of Health and Ageing and its National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) have … Read More

Bamboo Toothbrushes just landed!

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Just landed! We are pleased to now stock Go Bamboo toothbrushes. This company, in Gisborne, was created as they were serious about keeping plastic off our coastlines, beaches and out of our oceans. When you’ve finished with your toothbrush you … Read More

Melanies Dental Hygiene Tips!

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Hi my names Melanie Mitchell, I am a Oral Health Therapist working at Waiheke Dental Centre in Ostend. I am passionate about oral health education for all and believe that consistent preventative oral care can help you keep your teeth … Read More

Did You Know: Gum Disease Is Linked To OTHER Diseases

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Let’s not jump into any scary overwhelming research, instead let’s re-jog the memory; Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease) begins as gingivitis which is the mildest form of periodontal disease. Gingivitis is often caused by poor oral hygiene and is most likely … Read More

DENTISTRY IS EXPENSIVE! Well, it can get that way…

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The patient asks, “How much to pull this tooth out?” The dentist answers, “$300.” Surprised, the patient asks, “$300 for just a few minutes work?” The dentist replies, “Well, I can extract it very slowly if you’d like?”   Dental … Read More

What does Myofunctional technology look like?

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About a month ago we posted some information on what Myofunctional Research Co. technology is. We thought it might be nice for you to see what Myobraces look like, so here’s a couple of pictures of the pink and blue Myobraces, … Read More

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