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Dental Care Tips That Anyone Can Start Using

Did you know that the general consensus of orthodontic experts is that screening for crooked teeth and jaws should start at the age of 6. Here at Dentist Auckland CBD, we are able to perform this screening without the need for a referral to a specialist orthodontist (and the associated costs).

In order to maximize the effectiveness of brushing, be sure to keep the toothbrush at the correct angle. The brush should be held at a 45 degree from the gum line. This angle allows the brush to reach up into the areas between the gum line and the teeth. Plaque tends to accumulate in these areas, and using the proper angle can help minimize this.

Teach your kids proper dental habits from the beginning. When your children get their first teeth in, brush the teeth for them. Once your child is old enough, teach him how to brush teeth on his own. Get a big timer and put 2 minutes on it for your child to make sure he is brushing for long enough, and take him to his first dentist appointment when he turns three.

Only use mouthwash free of alcohol for dental hygiene. Alcohol as an ingredient can dry out the tissues in your mouth. This creates a breeding ground for the very bacteria you are hoping to avoid. Alcohol-free mouthwash is also less of a temptation for kids and teenagers looking to experiment with when bored.

If you are unable to afford some needed dental work, see if you can strike up a payment plan with your dentist in Auckland’s CBD. Many orthodontists and offices these days have installments options or finance options to help you more easily afford the dental work you need done.

You want to be proud of your smile, so do your best to take good care of your teeth. Brush and floss regularly for a bright and healthy smile! There are many different foods, vitamins and supplements out there that can really be beneficial to the health of your teeth.

Keep your toothbrush as clean as can be. Otherwise, you may be attracting bacteria to the bristles that then infect your mouth! Wash the bristles after every brushing, and stand your toothbrush upright so that any additional water drains down the brush. Be sure to replace your brush every few months even when you clean it well.

You should replace your toothbrush every three months. As you use a toothbrush, the bristles wear out. When the bristles become worn, your toothbrush can harm your gums. This can cause your gums to begin bleeding. For best results, choose a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles.

If you’re hunting for a brand new cental auckland city CBD dentist, try speaking with your insurance company. Insurance companies can recommend reputable dentists and orthodontists. Do not hesitate to try different ones before you choose.

If it seems you are always dealing with gingivitis, invest in an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush pulses and moves in ways to help hit hard to reach locations in your mouth. It also removes a lot more bacteria than a regular toothbrush would. It’s a very wise investment for your dental care.

Encourage young children to brush longer by getting them fun toothbrushes. There are brushes that flash a little light with a press of a button. Have your child brush until the light automatically goes off, usually after about two minutes. This is a fun timer for your child to use while brushing.


Have you got a deal for me?

Hmmm not sure about that one 😉 Here’s the thing. Yes, we do some pretty cool offers from time to time. But, we believe our loyal clients should be the ones to get special treatment. If price your top priority, there are probably other Dentists who are more suited to your needs. If being taken care of is what is most important to you, and you are happy with mid range, fair pricing, we'd love to have you. Give us a call and come to see us.

My teeth need fixing but I’m afraid. Does it hurt?

In the old days, at school, we used to call the Dental Clinic the “MURDER HOUSE”. For some people with really sensitive teeth and gums, even a regular check up, clean, scale and polish used to be incredibly painful. Not anymore. Even full on tooth extractions are pretty much pain free these days.

I searched Orthodontist Auckland. Can you help?

Many Dentists (myself included) are now trained to do Orthodontic Treatments, often for less cost. At my Dental Clinic in the Auckland CBD, we use Invisalign to straighten teeth. They are clear braces that can hardly be seen, and are really comfortable as well.

Why should I choose you as my Dentist?

Many of our general, cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign orthodontics patients have gone to the internet to write reviews about us. We've streamed those reviews live into our site from the various Dentist Auckland review sites. Take a look further down to see those reviews. Also, our Central Auckland City location in makes it convenient to stop in for a Dentist visit during work hours.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Dentist and I’m a bit embarrassed.

It’s not a big deal so we won’t make it one. We won’t lecture you about going to the Dentist more often. You’re in good company. Tons of people put off a check up because of money or a fear of the Dentist. We’ll have a giggle about it with you.

I’d love a Celebrity Smile.

Want to know what hat can be done for crooked, missing, cracked, chipped, broken or discoloured teeth? There are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Veneers, Crowns, Bridges, Implants and more. For Teeth Straightening we have Invisalign Orthodontics. Teeth whitening options are available too.

I’m in pain and need a Dentist right now.

Please call us on 09-302 7066, even after hours. If we are there and available, we will help you. If we don’t pick up, please try Auckland City Dentists on 0800 280 260.