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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.

Braces or Aligners? A Look at Your Teeth-Straightening Options

Did you know that more than half of New Zealanders are likely to feel self-conscious about some aspect of their smile? According to a 2005 study, a random sample of 12- to 13-year-old youth revealed that nearly 62 per cent of the students ‘needed orthodontic treatment’ — teeth straightening. Since the leading causes of misaligned […]

Trust Your Gut When It Comes to Your Teeth

As well as keeping our pearly whites in pristine conditions, there is another, often overlooked reason to take good care of your teeth, and it involves your gut. Admittedly, when you’re busy brushing and flossing, the mysterious workings of your gut is not high on the agenda, but it should be, and here’s why. The […]

How to deal with stained teeth

Did you know that healthy-looking white teeth can boost your social confidence? It’s true; a bright smile can enhance your self-image and make you more attractive in social and professional settings. On the other hand, many people with discoloured teeth tend to hide their smiles, making them appear unapproachable or shy. Luckily, you don’t have to shy […]

Bad Teeth: Common Problems & How to Fix Them

Over 90% of Australians have experienced a dental problem like tooth decay at some point in their lives – in other words, it’s a really common issue. But what causes “bad” teeth, and how can you fix them? Let’s take a look. Common dental problems The most typical dental problem in Australia is tooth decay. Here’s why it happens. […]

How To Prevent & Treat Children’s Tooth Decay

Most parents know how important regular doctor’s appointments are, but it might surprise you to know how many parents forget about dentist visits! Annual dental visits are as important for children as they are for adults, especially because tooth decay – also known as dental caries – is very common in children. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria […]

6 Tips to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Does the idea of going to the dentist make you nervous? If so, you’re not alone. A 2010 study discovered that nearly 16 per cent of Australians suffer from dental anxiety. About one in eight adults also cited dental anxiety or dislike of seeing the dentist as the primary reason for not seeking dental treatment or putting off a […]

How to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a very common condition that will affect most of us at some time in our lives. If left untreated, it can cause anxiety and distress. And if the cause of your bad breath is an underlying dental issue, it may leave you with sore gums and could even […]

How To Get Rid of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a condition common in adults that causes the gums to bleed and to become sore, swollen, or even infected. If you think you might have gum disease, read on to know more about its symptoms and causes and how you can get treatment. What is gum disease? The term “gum disease” covers the early or […]

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