The Fraser Dental News

Merry Christmas From Dr Milan Raniga

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2020 - what a year this has been! For the most part it will be remembered as the year the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world - causing sickness, hospitalisation and…

Merry Christmas From Dr Alex McIntosh

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It has been a very challenging year for all of us New Zealanders this year, but with true pragmatism Kiwis have followed the rules and we are in better shape…
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DIY Teeth Straightening

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If you have always wanted a straight smile but hate the idea of wearing traditional braces then chances are clear aligners like Invisalign have probably caught your attention. Lately new…
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Top Ten Signs Your Oral Health Is At Risk

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Here are some of the most common signs your oral health is at risk. Bleeding gums. Many people believe that it’s normal for your gums to bleed a little when…
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Is Sleep Dentistry Safe?

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For people who feel anxious or even scared about visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry can be a really effective way to help stay calm and stress-free during dental treatments. It’s…
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Stress And Your Oral Health

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This year we have had to cope with unprecedented events that are challenging us emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. Many of us are feeling mentally exhausted and a holiday break…
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Wisdom Teeth FAQs

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Not everything you read or see about wisdom teeth and getting them removed is true. So here we debunk some of the common myths about these troublesome teeth: our wisdom…

The Fraser And McIntosh Dental Group Orthodontic Scholarship Winners 2020

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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…