4 days ago

Traditional Metal Braces

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

The impact a healthy & attractive smile can have on one’s self-esteem and confidence is invaluable. Orthodontic treatments can improve teeth that are crooked, misaligned, or crowded - leaving you with not only a beautiful smile but also a massive boost in confidence.

Braces aren’t just for… View more
The impact a healthy & attractive smile can have on one’s self-esteem and confidence is invaluable. Orthodontic treatments can improve teeth that are crooked, misaligned, or crowded - leaving you with not only a beautiful smile but also a massive boost in confidence.

Braces aren’t just for cosmetic purposes, they can correct the alignment of your teeth and improve the functionality of your jaw. With misaligned teeth, you may come across difficulties in eating, talking, and oral health upkeep (which puts you at risk of quite serious dental issues). Braces will gently move your teeth (and roots) to their optimal position, it does take many months - however, once treatment is complete the beautiful results are lifelong.

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14 days ago

Care beyond your smile

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Welcome to Auckland Family Dental, the leading team of quality and affordable dentists. With 6 locations Auckland-wide (North Shore, South Auckland, West Auckland, CBD and East Auckland), you can find a trusted practice near you.

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19 days ago

Healthy smile, healthy you!

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

It is extremely important to keep it a goal in mind to take care of your mouth, teeth and gums in order to maintain good oral health and overall wellbeing! Come in to any of our four practices to get your dental hygiene appointment in order to care for your pearly whites! Call us on 0800 AUCK NZ to… View moreIt is extremely important to keep it a goal in mind to take care of your mouth, teeth and gums in order to maintain good oral health and overall wellbeing! Come in to any of our four practices to get your dental hygiene appointment in order to care for your pearly whites! Call us on 0800 AUCK NZ to book an appointment!

#oralhygiene #hygienist #dentalhygienist #smile #aucklandfamilydental #aucklanddentist

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21 days ago

Parnell Auckland Family Dental

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

The team at Auckland Family Dental is here to support you through this difficult time, if you are experiencing a dental emergency don't hesitate to contact us now!

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35 days ago
42 days ago

Braces Auckland

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Braces aren't just recommended for cosmetic purposes. Crooked or misaligned teeth can make it difficult to eat, talk or take care of your oral health.

#orthodontics #bracesnz

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46 days ago

Meeting All Your Dental Needs Under One Roof

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Whether you are visiting us for professional teeth cleaning, a routine oral health check, emergency dentistry or dental treatment to manage pain or infection, Auckland Family Dental is ready to be at your service.

We have some of the best dentists and oral hygienists in New Zealand in our team … View more
Whether you are visiting us for professional teeth cleaning, a routine oral health check, emergency dentistry or dental treatment to manage pain or infection, Auckland Family Dental is ready to be at your service.

We have some of the best dentists and oral hygienists in New Zealand in our team across the four clinics. Between them, the team has decades of experience. Utilising state-of-the-art dental technology, including low-dose digital X-rays and other invaluable diagnostic tools, our Dentist Auckland NZ team is able to assess your dental needs and identify problem areas with greater speed and accuracy. We believe in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to our dental care, and that can be evidenced from the way we synthesize the knowledge and expertise of all our professionals to deliver a high level of quality dental care for all our patients. With a comprehensive range of services, we endeavour to provide a one-stop dental experience for you and your loved ones.

Our goal as dental professionals is to contribute to the wellbeing of your teeth, and in turn, give you a healthy and beautiful smile for life. That is why we offer a broad spectrum of dental services that look after every aspect of your smile – regardless of your age or stage of teeth development.

47 days ago

We Put Your Smile First!

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

As your smile dentists are located in three convenient locations around Auckland, we totally get how important that is to you. We believe that every person who walks through our door for treatment is an individual, as is their smile. We offer treatments for everyone’s individual requirements, … View moreAs your smile dentists are located in three convenient locations around Auckland, we totally get how important that is to you. We believe that every person who walks through our door for treatment is an individual, as is their smile. We offer treatments for everyone’s individual requirements, preferences and budget. The goal is the same – to give you a happy smile!

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56 days ago

Emergency Dentist

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Auckland-wide service, our dental clinics are a phone call away, at all our Auckland Dentist clinics, our After Hours Dentists are on call, you don't have to live in pain, our Auckland Emergency dental clinics have no hidden cost or surcharges.

Visit any of Auckland Family Dental’s four … View more
Auckland-wide service, our dental clinics are a phone call away, at all our Auckland Dentist clinics, our After Hours Dentists are on call, you don't have to live in pain, our Auckland Emergency dental clinics have no hidden cost or surcharges.

Visit any of Auckland Family Dental’s four clinics today and see how we are making the city smile! See the difference, feel the difference. Your next step is to contact us and make an appointment so that we can assist you with your oral care.

61 days ago

Why we need to go to the dentist regularly

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

At Dentist Auckland NZ we cannot emphasize enough the importance of teeth cleaning and regular dental check-ups. We understand that these days most people lead busy lives and often have no time to take care of themselves let alone their own oral health. … View more
The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

At Dentist Auckland NZ we cannot emphasize enough the importance of teeth cleaning and regular dental check-ups. We understand that these days most people lead busy lives and often have no time to take care of themselves let alone their own oral health. However it’s important to still smile and be happy.

Having healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile comes down to regular maintenance.

Adults are recommended to see their dentist every 6 months. Having your teeth and gums cleaned regularly offers benefits not only to your appearance but to your overall health and well-being. What are some of the advantages:

1. Enjoy a whiter, brighter and fresher smile

Having your teeth professionally cleaned helps remove external stains caused by coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and other products. Some stains are difficult to remove especially the ones caused by medications can also cause teeth to become discoloured. We often recommend professional whitening treatment systems.

2. Management of gum disease.

The gums are often linked to overall health. You dentist and hygienists check for deep pockets and spaces between teeth and gums. Depending on the severity this can indicate gum disease (periodontal disease) . Plaque contains bacteria that can cause inflammation around gums. If left untreated this can cause loss of teeth.

3. Maintaining overall health

There has been links between gum disease to other parts of the body including heart and brain. Studies have linked heart attacks to gum disease although the correlation between the two isn’t clear. People with diabetes of get checks for their feet, eyes and heart but miss their gums.

Our experienced Auckland dentists and hygienists have an in-depth understanding of how oral health affects the rest of your body if you want more information please ask.

4. Prevent bad breath (halitosis )

No one wants bad breath which can be caused by poor oral health and gum disease. Regular check-ups and professional hygiene visits ensure bacteria lodged lodged in hard-to-reach places are removed. In fact, regular are the most effective way to ensure you enjoy good oral hygiene.

5. Keeping your teeth and Early Detection of Dental problems

Often people are unaware of problems in their mouths. Many dental issues do not cause pain until it is too late. This includes gum disease, tooth decay cavities and oral mouth cancer. . So unless you have pain or an obvious cavity, you may have issues you do not even know about.

During a routine check-up, your dentist will:

Examine your neck, throat, tongue and face. Often your dentist is the first to find signs of potential nasty conditions such as cancer or other suspicious lesions. Early treatment significantly improves the chances of survival but often oral cancers are not discovered until advanced stage.Check for cavities. Early detection of cavities makes for easier and more cost-effective treatment.Check your oral health hygiene - plaque and tartar build-up. When plaque hardens on tooth surfaces it becomes tartar which is impossible to remove with regular brushing and flossing and so becomes a vicious cycle with more accumulating . It’s important to get on top if it early before it gets out of hand.Examine your gums. Your gums are an entry point into your body and bloodstream. Your dentists will measure the spaces and pockets between teeth and gums and gauge the severity of gum disease.

6. Saving money

Regular visits and preventative dentistry is far less expensive than spending on restoring and fixing teeth , root canals etc. We place a strong emphasis on preventative practices between scheduled regular examinations and cleaning.

7. Increasing Confidence and Self-Esteem

Having a lovely smile can instill great confidence and improve self-esteem. It plays an important role in creating a good impression. Regular dental visits will not only help you to maintain good oral health but will also give you the confidence to show off your beautiful smile.

8. Building a positive and long-term relationship with Your Dentist

Regular dental visits help you to get to know your dentist better and feel comfortable with the environment. This can ease your anxieties with being in the dental office over time. environment.

9. Role model for your Child - Setting a Good Example

Many parents are anxious about visiting the dentist and often their dental anxiety gets passed on to their children , evening unknowingly. So if you are nervous or feels negative towards visiting the dentist, your kids end up reacting in a similar way . Therefore, setting a good example by maintaining good regular hygiene visits are important.

10. Avoiding Teeth Loss

Over time advanced gum and periodontal disease can destroy supporting bone form the deep bacteria and plaque invasion.

Book now with your Auckland Dentist Visit today!

We are conveniently located across Auckland and would love to see you and your family today!

61 days ago

What is wisdom teeth?

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that start to come through between 17-30 years. In some situations, this is quiet troublesome and often requires urgent attention to be sort. The removal of wisdom teeth is a relatively common procedure performed by qualified and experienced dentists or oral… View moreWisdom teeth are the third set of molars that start to come through between 17-30 years. In some situations, this is quiet troublesome and often requires urgent attention to be sort. The removal of wisdom teeth is a relatively common procedure performed by qualified and experienced dentists or oral surgeons.

You will require an examination and diagnostic tests such as X-rays or cone beam CBCT scan .

Why do I have to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Your wisdom teeth may be erupting in the wrong direction and orientation, which can damage other teeth or structures in the jaw

Your jaw may be too small to accommodate all your teeth leading to excessive crowding and therefore reducing the chance of your wisdom teeth coming through. We call this impaction— and can be potentially harmful to adjacent bone or teeth

If your wisdom tooth does not fully erupt it makes it more difficult to clean and especially bacteria that can get lodged in, causing infection

Pathology such as a cyst ( fluid-filled sac) may form around the unerupted wisdom tooth, which can lead to infection and injury to the adjacent tissues including nerves, blood vessels and bone.

There are times when it is prudent to have the wisdom teeth removed before symptoms develop. But, as with all medical procedures, its benefits must be weighed against the risks which could include complications. Your dentist would provide more information specific to you.

The Extraction Procedure

The treatment can be done pain free by experienced clinicians possibly with only a local anaesthetic that numbs the area and stops you from experiencing any pain; however often multiple wisdom teeth are being extracted at one visit and other additional options such as sedation or a general anaesthetic may be administers. Your dentist can discuss what type of anaesthesia that's best for you before the procedure.

After the Procedure

The recovery period after wisdom tooth surgery lasts between 1 to 7 days depending on the severity of the procedure and the patient’s own biological and physiological response. During this time, you rest and nutrition is advised to encourage healing. Taking regular pain medication as prescribed. It's normal to experience some bleeding the surgical site. However soon after the surgery this is usually controlled by apply gentle pressure by biting with guaze pads and avoiding rinsing or spitting. Also lying with the head elevated rather than flat. In the first 24 hours after the procedure the use of ice packs on the side of the cheek of the procedure for a few minutes at a time may help reduce swelling. Rinsing the mouth with warm salt water several times a day can also help relieve discomfort and keep the wounds clean.

You should keep up with nutrition and eat soft foods for a few days after the extraction and then progress to a normal diet as tolerated.

Continue brushing carefully and follow up with your dentist is important if there are any concerns.

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61 days ago

Can your favorite drink harm your teeth?

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Drink is the main solution to satisfy thirst whether it is coffee juice, wine or water.

Despite of the satisfaction it leaves you, have you ever thought it can damage your teeth?

Here are some facts you may want to consider when choosing your drink.

Wine - Wines are acidic and some of it … View more
Drink is the main solution to satisfy thirst whether it is coffee juice, wine or water.

Despite of the satisfaction it leaves you, have you ever thought it can damage your teeth?

Here are some facts you may want to consider when choosing your drink.

Wine - Wines are acidic and some of it contains high sugar level which causes a potential damage on the enamel of the tooth.

Water is the safest drink you can have. Proper hydration can stimulate saliva production which prevents tooth decay.Coffee. Anything in excess can harm your teeth. One cup of coffee a day will not cause any harm to your teeth provided it’s sugar free.

Milk is not just good for your bones, it’s also good for your teeth. It is full of vitamins and minerals that can make your teeth strong and prevent from decaying.

Fruit juice. Commercial fruit juice are usually acidic and high in sugar which can potentially damage your tooth enamel. Try to limit your consumption or you can dilute a concentrated juice to lessen its impact to your teeth.

Talk to us today to know more on what is best for your teeth!

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61 days ago

Root canal symptoms: do youthink you need a root canal?

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Root canal symptoms: do you think you need a root canal?
Extreme pain or discomfort in your teeth could indicate rotting teeth. But pain is not the only signal that you may require root canal treatment.

Root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, can be life-changing. It saves teeth damaged by… View more
Root canal symptoms: do you think you need a root canal?
Extreme pain or discomfort in your teeth could indicate rotting teeth. But pain is not the only signal that you may require root canal treatment.

Root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, can be life-changing. It saves teeth damaged by decay, disease or injury from being extracted.

So, how do you know if you need a root canal? Are there telltale signs? Read below. Remember, best to leave it to a dentist to make a call on the best course of treatment for your discomfort.

Sensitivity to heat and cold

If it hurts when you sip a coffee or have an ice cream, your teeth are sensitive. Generally, you’ll feel a dull ache. Sometimes the pain can also be sharp. However, if the pain persists for a long time, even after you’ve stopped eating or drinking, this could be a sign of deeper issue than sensitive teeth. Visit your dentist and get a thorough examination done.

Discolouration of your tooth

An infection in the pulp of your tooth may affect blood supply and cause it to become discoloured. Trauma to the tooth or breakdown of internal tissue can damage the roots and give it a grayish-black appearance.

There can be other reasons for tooth discolouration; best to let your dentist decide the cause and treat appropriately.

Swelling in gums

Swelling or tenderness in your gums can sometimes be an indicator for a root canal. It swelling comes in various forms and types. Whether it looks normal with some kind of tenderness or is an obvious lump that can be easily seen or felt, it often means that root canal surgery may be needed. If left unchecked, some cases, the swelling can even expand to the patient’s face or neck.

Typically, a swelling that leads to a root canal is quite pronounced and lasts for days or weeks. It is most likely situated in front of the root tip and causes the problem tooth to feel taller than the neighbouring ones.

Loosening teeth

Infection can affect tooth mobility, making it feel looser. Acidic waste products from nerve death can soften the bone around the root of a dying tooth, causing mobility issues.

Crack or chip in teeth

Contact sports or eating hard food are the most common ways to get a cracked or chipped tooth. This could expose nerves and lead to infection, possibly even spreading if it enters the bloodstream. A root canal, if your dentist recommends, could prevent the infection from spreading.

Pain

One of the key indicators of infection in the teeth is pain. It may be persistent, or may go away and return in some time. Toothache can be dull or even sharp. It may even spread around your jaw, face and to your head.

However, not every toothache is a signal that you need a root canal. It could even be a gum disease or a cavity. Perhaps it is a referred pain from an infected sinus or an impacted wisdom tooth.

No matter what the cause, it’s a good idea to see your dentist if you have tooth pain, especially if the pain is persistent. Early diagnosis and treatment for tooth pain typically leads to a better outcome

Conclusion

An infection inside your tooth’s pulp and root can be painful. If you have a toothache, that is persistent, or see any of the above symptoms, see a dentist to get the right diagnosis and treatment.

Early treatment of any infection can help curtail its spread and bring much- needed relief.

61 days ago

Confused about getting dental implants? Here’s what you need to know…

Dentist Auckland NZ, Parnell

Getting dental implants has all sorts of horror stories attached to it, but, in reality, it is a simple process and not very painful.

Not many people will know about dental implants until they lose a tooth and need to replace it. The anticipation of the unknown makes people nervous.

In this blog,… View more
Getting dental implants has all sorts of horror stories attached to it, but, in reality, it is a simple process and not very painful.

Not many people will know about dental implants until they lose a tooth and need to replace it. The anticipation of the unknown makes people nervous.

In this blog, we throw light on what dental implants are and what to expect when you get them.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant procedure is when an implantologist surgically places an artificial tooth that is permanently fused in the jawbone. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. Once in place, natural-looking crowns can be fitted on top of them.

Previously, fixed bridges or dentures were used to replace lost teeth. However, these rely on the health of neighbouring teeth and jaws. Dental implants are a more robust replacement to these procedures.

Why dental implants are good?

For more confident smiles -- don’t let a broken tooth get in the way of your smile again! Dental implants look good and are more aesthetically pleasing than dentures or fixed procedures.

They are good for the health of your adjacent teeth. Unlike bridges or dentures, they don’t need to be anchored to the teeth next to them. No more decay of otherwise healthy teeth.

More reliable as you are unlikely to forget them anywhere or need replacement.

What to expect during and after a dental implant?

You’ve probably heard about pain and long recovery time from dental implants. However, not everything you have heard is true.

With fewer nerves, this procedure is less painful than getting a root canal and more like getting a filling. Your jawbone has very few nerves running through it, fewer than your teeth. That is why getting a dental implant isn’t as bad as it sounds.

Also, the mouth is the fastest healing part of your body, so any swelling of the gums is relatively fast to heal. To counter the little pain almost every surgical procedure has, local anesthesia or sedation is given. Your dental specialist will discuss the best option for you.

One thing to be aware of is that getting dental implants is a long procedure. You will work closely with your dental team over a two to six months period to make and implement your dental implant treatment plan. Much of this treatment time is for healing and to allow the new bone to grow in your jaw.

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants cost in NZ vary depending on what you’re having done. From a single tooth through to a full set of implants, there is a range of costs. Every mouth is different too—some require tooth extraction, some people need bone grafts into the jaw, so the complexity of the surgery depends on the situation.

The cost of one dental implant and crown is between NZ$6000 and NZ$7000. This cost includes all the basic surgical requirements of your implant. However, the cost of dental implants shouldn’t put you off. It is a permanent solution that offers the best smile, self-confidence, and freedom to live your life how you want to.

At Auckland Family Dental, a number of finance options are also available, so the cost does not keep you away from the treatment you need.

Where can I get dental implants?

If you have lost a tooth and need it replaced, talk to the team at Auckland Family Dental. They have six clinics across the city and a highly experienced team to help you with a treatment plan that is right for you.

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