The Fraser Dental News

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Benefits of Custom-Made Mouthguards for Sports

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With winter sports starting up, it’s time to make sure you have all of the right gear for a great (and hopefully uninterrupted) season! Anyone who plays a contact sport…
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Sensitive Teeth

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Lots of people suffer from sensitive teeth. Sensitivity increases as the protective enamel on your teeth wears down, causing sharp, shooting pains. It is usually triggered when you eat or…
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Dental Check Ups for Primary Students

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Has your preschooler or primary-aged child had their annual dental check-up in the past year? Unfortunately there is a backlog in the free dental check-ups for primary students and preschoolers…
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Questions You Should Ask Before Getting A Dental Implant

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Using advanced dental technology, dental implants are a clever and effective way of replacing missing teeth. They can replace teeth which have been knocked out, or those that are broken…
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Covid-19 Alert Level 3 Update

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At Alert Level 3, Fraser Dental is open from 9am – 1pm for emergency dental appointments. If you have a dental emergency please phone us on (09) 416-5050 during these…
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Early Intervention Orthodontics

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Early intervention orthodontics is when corrective orthodontic treatment is undertaken at a younger age to correct problems more easily – before they become bigger orthodontic issues. Although the common age…
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The Risks Of Home Dentistry

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Having regular dental appointments is just one of the aspects of our lives that Covid-19 has interrupted. Many New Zealanders have delayed dental treatment for reasons like cost, alert level…
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Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

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It’s normal to have bad breath sometimes, especially when you first wake up or after you’ve eaten onions or garlic. But it’s not normal to have bad breath consistently, and…

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

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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…