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5 Reasons to Choose Duncan Dental for Your Child's Dental Needs

Ensuring your child's dental health is a crucial aspect of their overall wellbeing. Duncan Dental, with its specialized paediatric dentistry services in Tauranga, stands out as a premier choice for your child’s dental care. Here are five compelling reasons to choose Duncan Dental for your child’s dental needs:

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Why Take a Proactive Care Approach to Your Teeth

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene is not just about flaunting a pearly white smile; it's about preserving your overall health. At Duncan Dental, located conveniently on 11th Avenue and Elizabeth Street in Tauranga, we underscore the importance of a proactive care approach to dental health.

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Empowering Confidence Through Cosmetic Injectables

Many of us have aspects of our appearance that we wish to improve or enhance. Frown lines, volume loss, and other signs of aging can affect how we are perceived and, more importantly, how we perceive ourselves. Cosmetic injectables offer a solution to these concerns, allowing individuals to look refreshed and more vibrant.

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Restore Smile Confidence with Dental Veneers

A smile is more than just a universal sign of happiness; it's a reflection of confidence and personality. However, not everyone feels comfortable showing their smile due to various dental imperfections. This is where Duncan Dental steps in, offering a transformative solution with dental veneers, right in the heart of Tauranga. With clinics located on 11th Avenue and Elizabeth Street, Duncan Dental provides comprehensive and innovative dental treatments, ensuring that every patient leaves with a smile they're proud to show off.

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The Complete Guide to Dental Implants

Dental health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, and Duncan Dental in Tauranga stands at the forefront of offering comprehensive dental solutions. Among these, dental implants emerge as a transformative option for those looking to replace missing teeth and regain the full functionality and aesthetics of a natural smile. This guide delves into the world of dental implants, outlining their benefits, the process involved, and how Duncan Dental can assist you in this journey.

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10 Reasons You Should Consider Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it's a way to enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence. At Duncan Dental, with our two state-of-the-art clinics in Tauranga, we offer professional teeth whitening services that stand out from the rest. Here are 10 compelling reasons to consider teeth whitening with us:

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

If you're missing one or more teeth, dental bridges might be the solution you've been seeking. Not only do they restore the aesthetic appeal of your smile, but they also have profound functional benefits, ensuring a healthier and more harmonious oral environment. In this guide, we delve into what dental bridges are, their importance, advantages, and how they work.

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Understanding the Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Wisdom teeth, commonly known as third molars, usually appear in early adulthood. For some individuals, the arrival of these molars can become an uncomfortable experience. Often, these teeth can get 'stuck' or impacted, leading to various oral problems. For those residing in Tauranga, the experienced team at Duncan Dental on Elizabeth Street and 11th Avenue offers comprehensive wisdom tooth consultations and treatments.

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What Determines If My Child Will Need Dental Braces?

Parents often wonder what lies ahead in their child's dental journey, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatments like braces. With so many children sporting metallic smiles, it's a legitimate question: Will my child need braces? And if so, why? Duncan Dental, a renowned dental clinic with locations on 11th Avenue and Elizabeth Street in Tauranga, offers insights into the factors that might lead to this orthodontic intervention.

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Why Dental Hygienists are the Unsung Heroes of Oral Health

When you think about your oral health, tooth brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist probably come to mind. But there’s another key player you’re forgetting, someone who plays a crucial role in maintaining your oral health and overall wellbeing – the dental hygienist. This blog explains why dental hygienists are the unsung heroes of oral health. And to book an appointment with one in Tauranga, get in touch with Duncan Dental today.

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What’s All the Fuss About Wisdom Teeth?

Do you have questions about your wisdom teeth? Perhaps when do they grow, what their purpose is, and why, if they’re so wise, do dentists insist on pulling them out?! Also known as the third molars, wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to cut through the gums. They tend to pop through in late adolescence to early adulthood, and while they cause no trouble for some people, if wisdom teeth don’t develop properly, they can cause pain, discomfort, and a host of dental problems. Read on to understand what all the fuss is with wisdom teeth – and if you’re concerned about yours or your child’s, book in an appointment at Tauranga’s Duncan Dental.

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Four Things Your Dentist Wants You to Stop Doing

Are bad habits getting in the way of a healthy smile? While everyone seems to appreciate the importance of brushing your teeth, there are other habits detrimental to people’s oral hygiene that often get overlooked. The dentists at Duncan Dental have seen some transformative smiles when our clients ditch the following four habits.

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5 Tips Dentists Have for Over-Eager Tooth Brushers

While some of us need to be reminded to brush our teeth, others have the opposite problem: tooth brushing that is too frequent or too vigorous. Whether it comes from being absent-minded while brushing or a desire for cleaner, whiter teeth, for some of us, over-brushing has become a bad habit. If this sounds like you, don’t worry – we’re here to help! Here are five thing the Tauranga-based dentists at Duncan Dental want over-eager tooth-brushers to know.

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Everything You Want to Know about Dental X-Rays

You’re sitting in your dentist’s chair, wearing a heavy lead vest while a giant machine takes a photo of your teeth. Suddenly you find yourself wondering: what’s the deal with dental X-rays? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. At Tauranga’s Duncan Dental, we typically only take dental X-rays once a year, but we know it can be a bit unsettling for some of our patients, so we wanted to explain what dental X-rays are, the different types we use, and why they matter.

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Specialist Dental Treatments Have Come a Long Way

Those of us who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s in New Zealand may have some scary stories about how braces were constructed back then! Dental treatments have come a long way, and at Duncan Dental, we keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of dentistry - and our orthodontic services utilise the most contemporary methods available to get your teeth looking the best they can be.

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Get Whiter, Brighter Teeth With Duncan Dental

There is something special about a really confident smile and knowing when you flash your pearly whites that they are, well - white - can give you a boost that may surprise you with its power! At Duncan Dental, we are all about getting you the smile of your dreams, and for some of our customers, that means addressing discolouration and staining; read on to discover some ways our expert Tauranga dentists can help you discover your best smile.

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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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