The Fraser Dental News

The Fraser And McIntosh Dental Group Orthodontic Scholarship Winners 2020

| Orthodontic Scholarship, Orthodontics | No Comments
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s Orthodontic Scholarship. We received a record number of entries and it really was a tough job to select the…
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Adult Braces

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Mention the word “braces” and most of us immediately think of tweens and young teenagers. But in fact adult braces are surprisingly common – around 15% of our orthodontic patients…

Six Tips For Overcoming Fear Of The Dentist

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It’s really common to have a fear of the dentist. It affects lots of people of all ages, and can be caused by a past traumatic experience, tooth sensitivity, anxiety,…
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5 Reasons To See Your Dentist Today

| Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, Tooth Decay | No Comments
Haven’t seen your dentist lately? Here are our top five reasons to see your dentist today. 1. You can’t remember the last time you visited the dentist. Admit it: it’s…
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A Dental Savings Plan For Seniors

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Dentures are no longer a foregone conclusion for older adults because we are keeping our teeth for much longer than previous generations did. In this information age we are much…

Spotlight On Lisa Brookes

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Lisa has been a valuable member of the Fraser Dental team for well over a decade, providing in-depth cleaning treatments and care advice to patients who love to keep their…
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Sleep Dentistry: The Solution To Fear Of The Dentist

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If you are one of the many people who have a fear of visiting the dentist, sleep dentistry could be the solution for you. What Is Sleep Dentistry? Also known…
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Are Dental Implants Painful?

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We know that dental implants are an excellent, cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth. But the one question that everyone wants to know is: are dental implants painful? Dental implants…
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Ongoing Dental Care For 18+ Year Olds

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Children and teenagers up to the age of 18 years’ old receive free general dental care in New Zealand. This gives their teeth the best start in life, and aims…
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The Cost Of Avoiding The Dentist

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A recent poll found that a whopping 40% of New Zealanders only visit the dentist when they think something is wrong – similar to a doctor. The major reason for…

Spotlight On Judy Stallard

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With more than 20 years at Fraser Dental, Jude is one of our most experienced Dental Assistants. She has watched many nervous new arrivals become regular, valued patients. She loves…
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Is The Cost Of Dental Implants Worth It?

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On average up to a quarter of us will have to replace missing teeth at some stage in our lives. Aside from accidents, tooth loss can be the result of…
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Is A Dental Savings Plan A Good Idea?

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2020 has taught all of us to expect the unexpected! But when it comes to dental bills unexpected costs can be especially unwelcome, especially when budgets are already stretched. We…
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Dental Implants: The Modern Alternative To Dentures

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If you are fed up with uncomfortable dentures you may be interested in dental implants which are a modern alternative to dentures. Even with a lifetime of great oral care…

Spotlight On Dr Melissa Inger

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Dr Melissa Inger is one of our experienced Dental Surgeons here at Fraser Dental. Melissa’s comprehensive education not only includes a Bachelor in Dental Studies, but also degrees majoring in…
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Why New Mums Should Protect Their Oral Health

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Having a new baby can be one of the most chaotic times in your life. Any routines are likely to revolve around your baby rather than your own needs. Brushing…
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Orthodontic Treatment Can Help Stop Bedwetting

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Fraser Dental’s approach to orthodontics is known as ‘Full Face Orthodontics’. Unlike traditional orthodontics which favour extracting teeth in overcrowded mouths to make the remaining teeth fit neatly, the philosophy…
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OrthoPlan: The Affordable Way To Pay For Braces

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The COVID-19 crisis has dealt a major financial blow to New Zealanders, and many of us are facing financial uncertainty that is likely to last for some time. But if…
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Fraser Dental Team News: May 2020

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Dr Stephanie Lee Joins Fraser Dental We have just welcomed on board a new Dental Surgeon, Dr Stephanie Lee. Stephanie is excited to be working in her home neighbourhood: she…
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Preventative Dental Care Saves Money

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We are all reeling from the financial blow that the COVID-19 crisis has dealt. Many, many individuals and families are having to cope with reduced income or job losses, and…

Boost Your Immune System With Good Oral Health

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COVID-19 has caused many of us to think seriously about our health and look at ways we can boost our immune systems. The enforced break during Alert Level 4 for…
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Providing The Safest Dental Care

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Fraser Dental is excited to be able to fully reopen at Alert Level 2. As dentists, we already practiced a high degree of infection control measures in line with the…
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Your Orthodontic Treatment During COVID-19

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Some of our orthodontic patients have been in touch with questions regarding their orthodontic treatment during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some useful FAQs. Q. What should I do if…

Your Dental Health During COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, New Zealand – along with the rest of the world – is slowly getting used to what is becoming a new normal way of life.…