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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.

All you need to know about tooth sensitivity

If you experience shooting pain in your teeth, especially when you consume cold food or drinks, you may suffer from tooth sensitivity. In this article, we explain the causes behind this uncomfortable condition and what solutions are out there to help relieve it. What causes tooth sensitivity? Teeth usually become sensitive when dentine, the middle […]

What is an overbite and can it be treated?

If you’ve been told you have an overbite, you may be wondering what it means. That’s what we’re going to find out in this article, as well as exploring what treatment is available. Rest assured that it is something your dentist can help you with. Let’s find out more. What is an overbite? An overbite is […]

What do different dental care professionals do?

When you visit the dentist, you’ll be sure to come across various dental care professionals. If you’ve ever wondered what they do, this article’s for you! Let’s take a look at some different dental care roles so that next time you have an appointment, you know who’s who. Dentist Your dentist is a highly skilled […]

3 reasons why you might have toothache

Experiencing toothache is never going to be fun. But rest assured that whatever the cause, your dentist is there to help you. In this post, we’re going to look at three reasons for a toothache and how your dentist can help you with each one. 1. Tooth decay Tooth decay is one of the most […]

Got a sugar addiction? Read our tips to beat it for healthier teeth and gums

Most of us enjoy a sweet treat now and again, but for some people, sugar features in their everyday diet. However, too much sugar will do your health — including that of your teeth and gums — no favours. In this post, we’ll explain why it’s a good idea to cut down on the sweet […]

Know the signs of mouth cancer and how your dentist can help

While mouth cancer is relatively rare in New Zealand, it’s still good to know how to spot its signs. We’re going to take a closer look at this disease in our latest post and list some of the symptoms to look out for. We’ll also explain the role your dentist plays in identifying mouth cancer. […]

Why is cleaning between your teeth important?

Let’s take a look at cleaning between your teeth, whether that’s by flossing or using interdental brushes or a water flossing device. We’re going to explain why it’s so important for your oral health and give you some tips on cleaning between your teeth successfully. It’s not just about brushing! Brushing your teeth twice a […]

Your guide to modern dentures

Dentures have moved on from the ones your grandparents wore — in fact, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know how lifelike and efficient modern dentures are! Find out how they can restore your smile and confidence by reading our guide. What are dentures? Dentures provide a solution for missing teeth and are usually removable (but can […]

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