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Opal Dental Blog

At Opal Dental, we want to help you protect your oral health. That’s why our talented team of dentists has created their very own blog. In addition to the latest news about our practice, you’ll benefit from free advice on taking care of your oral health. From everyday guides through to specialist areas such as wisdom teeth, we cover it all. And for those of you who are seeking cosmetic work, we feature the latest news on services such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Spot the signs of head and neck cancer on awareness day

World Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day takes place on 27 July every year and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this type of cancer. Read our article to understand more about the awareness day, recognise the signs of head and neck cancer and know how your dentist can help. About World Head […]

What is community water fluoridation?

If you’re switched on when it comes to looking after your oral health, then you’re probably aware that fluoride is added to water to help keep your teeth healthy. In this article, we’re going to explore the topic of community water fluoridation in NZ and understand its benefits when it comes to your teeth. We’ll […]

Why giving up alcohol in Dry July can be good news for your teeth

It’s Dry July NZ, when New Zealanders are encouraged to abstain from drinking alcohol. Giving up alcohol has health benefits, which include a healthier mouth, teeth and gums. We explain why your teeth will thank you when you take part in Dry July 2023. What is Dry July? Dry July encourages people to give up alcohol […]

What’s the best way to brush my teeth?

What’s the best way to brush your teeth? You may think you know — after all, it’s something you do twice a day! We’ll give you a refresher on the best way to brush your teeth to avoid dental decay and ensure healthy teeth and gums. Make the most of your twice-daily routine Here are […]

Antibiotics and dental treatment: What you need to know

There are a few situations where you might need to take antibiotics as part of dental treatment. In this post, we explain when your dentist might recommend antibiotics and what you need to know about taking them. Tooth infection or abscess If you have a tooth infection or abscess, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics. A […]

Anaesthesia and sedation at the dentist’s

If you’re nervous about your dental treatment, you have options — there’s anaesthesia to control pain and sedation to help you relax. We’re going to find out all about anaesthesia and sedation at the dentist in our latest post. Dental anaesthesia Your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic (numbing a body part without you […]

Top tips for teen teeth

Looking after your teeth is important at all ages. This includes the teen years, when an attractive smile can boost teenagers’ confidence. In this article, we offer tips on adolescent dental care and keeping teenagers’ teeth healthy. Follow a healthy diet Make healthy choices when it comes to food and drink, and your teeth will […]

Can giving my baby a bottle cause tooth decay?

Your child’s first set of teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth. But did you know that using baby bottles incorrectly can lead to tooth decay? Let’s take a look at baby bottle tooth decay and how you can avoid it. What is baby bottle tooth decay? The term “baby bottle tooth decay” […]

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