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Taking The Worry About Going to the Dentist

Here at Duncan Dental in Tauranga, we’re keenly aware that a visit to the dentist is not high on people’s favourite things to do list. While everyone wants the finished product – clean, healthy, strong teeth and gums - getting to that place can sometimes involve a bit of discomfort. If you have ever avoided a check-up, hygienist visit, or important scheduled work, read on to see what we do to keep patients at ease.

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth and How to Live with It

Living with sensitive teeth can feel like a real hassle, and people who have not experienced the symptoms of teeth sensitivity may not be aware of how debilitating this condition can be for enjoying day-to-day living. At Duncan Dental in Tauranga, we understand that this condition can seriously disrupt your lifestyle if it’s not addressed, and we are here to chat through your options and offer some advice and treatment for your sensitive teeth.

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Improving Your Smile with a Twin-Block Appliance

Sometimes we need a little extra help to look and feel our best, and when it comes to our teeth, we may need specialist intervention from time to time. Every set of teeth is different, and at Duncan Dental, we can help you modify your mouth, treat damage that has occurred through decay, and help rebuild your smile when you damage it by accident.

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Have You Been Neglecting Your Dental Hygiene Needs?

What an unusual couple of years we have all had! It’s been trying to say the least! Lots of people have missed appointments at Duncan Dental in the past few years, and sometimes we can feel like we have let things slip too far with our dental hygiene or more serious upkeep that our dentist may have flagged at past appointments. If you feel like you have an evolving issue with your teeth or gums, today is the day to pick up the phone and book your appointment.

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Specialist Dental Treatments at Duncan Dental Tauranga

Duncan Dental are working hard to keep dental health at optimum levels in Tauranga, Papamoa and Mt Maunganui. If you live here, or in the surrounding areas, chances are pretty high that you or someone you know is receiving premium dental care at one of our two Tauranga dental clinics, We are all about keeping up to date with regular hygiene appointments, and working to educate our patients on all the preventative measures they can take at home to help keep specialised visits to a minimum.

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Getting Regular Dental Checkups to Ensure Healthy Teeth and Gums

Finding a good dentist can change your life, and at Duncan Dental in Tauranga, we believe in building great relationships by providing world-class care. From Paediatric Dentistry, Wisdom Tooth Removal, and the latest developments in braces, we work hard to ensure all our patients get the very best service. We encourage our patients to commit to dental checkups as part of their wellness routine. You look after your hair and your heart, so slot in a checkup at the dentist to round out your healthy habits.

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Healthy Gums the Foundation for Healthy Teeth

At Duncan Dental we know that healthy gums are the foundation for healthy teeth, and we encourage all our patients at our Tauranga clinic to address their gum health every day. In the same way that you wouldn’t skip brushing your teeth in the morning before you leave the house, you should also attend to the gums every day. Our dentists at 11th Avenue and Elizabeth St are happy to take the time to point you to what treatments and tools are best for your requirements.

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Healthy Teeth Habits for Children Start Here

Did you know that Paediatric Dental Treatment is free in New Zealand until your child reaches the age of 18? Along with cleaning the teeth and checking gums, our Tauranga dentists treat cavities and show your child how to take care of their own dental health. Duncan Dental will teach your children the best way to brush, and help you point them at the ideal foods to eat for a great set of teeth.

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Oral Health

You expect your dentist to examine your gums and teeth, but did you know they’re also taking a look at your tongue? In fact, the colour and texture of tongues can give some big clues to your overall oral health. While we all want to have healthy tongues, it’s important to take note of any of these unusual symptoms as they can be your first sign that something is askew.

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Six Ways to Promote Dental Health Beyond Brushing

We all know that brushing your teeth is essential to a healthy smile, but it’s not the only thing you can do to support your oral health. Alongside brushing twice a day, here are six other dentist-recommended ways you can keep your teeth and gums in tip top shape.

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What to Look for When Buying a New Toothbrush

You know how important it is to brush your teeth twice a day – you’ve probably heard it from your dentist since you were a young child! But choosing which toothbrush is best is another matter, and the endless number of options on the supermarket shelves can be overwhelming. The team at Tauranga clinic Duncan Dental wanted to simplify things, so we’ve created this guide to buying a new toothbrush.

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What Painful Teeth are Trying to Tell You

From a chronic niggle to a sudden throb, tooth can come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to know that painful teeth and gums is not normal and is always a reason to book in an appointment with your dentist. Froom tooth decay to injury, gum disease to wisdom teeth, this guide should give you a starting point to understanding different types of toothache.

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What is Preventative Dentistry?

Have you heard the analogy of a fence at the top of a cliff instead of an ambulance at the bottom? Well, preventative dental care is a little like that. While it’s important to see your dentist if you experience an injury, tooth pain or sensitivity, there’s a lot you can do to keep your oral health robust, preventing serious tooth troubles later on.

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Six Things Dentists Want You to Know About Your Teeth

Have you ever wondered what your dentist is thinking about behind that mask while they examine your teeth? Well, here are six things that dentists wished more people knew about their oral health.

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What to Do About Chipped Teeth

While it’s certainly not a fun experience, chipped teeth happen all the time. In fact, they are one of the most common dental injuries and our Tauranga dentists repair chips all the time. Here’s everything you need to know about what to do if it happens to you, how your dentist will treat you, and ways to keep the risk to a minimum.

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A Dentist’s Guide to Getting Toothbrushing Right

We all know how important it is to brush our teeth twice a day – it gets drilled into daily us as children. But did you know that a lot of us aren’t actually brushing our teeth properly? Every day, dentists see the signs of incorrect tooth brushing, so don’t feel bad if you’re not getting it quite right.

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What Orthodontics Treatment is Right for You?

Orthodontics is the speciality of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned teeth, jaws and bite patterns. Orthodontists have advanced training and the expertise to realign crooked teeth. Read on to find out when to see an orthodontist and what treatment is right for you!

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How to Prevent Teeth Staining

Have you noticed your teeth have stained or are not quite as white as you’d like? Diet, lifestyle, medications, ageing and skipping dental hygiene can all contribute to teeth staining and discolouration. Read on for some easy dental hygiene tips you can add into your routine to prevent staining and keep your teeth glowing their natural pearly colour. There are now also some very innovative and easy teeth whitening methods for when you can’t budge persistent stains.

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5 reasons why you need to see a dental hygienist regularly

Do you really need to see a dentist every 6-12 months? This is a question asked often. A dental hygienist is an expert teeth cleaner who will scale and polish your teeth, check on your gums, take x-rays and advise you on the effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine at home. If necessary they will refer you onto further dental treatment. Read on to find out the 5 reasons why you need to see a dental hygienist regularly.

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