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A Cracked tooth – what’s that ?

It is always the last straw that ‘breaks the camel’s back’, and with teeth, it is usually a piece of soft bread, a biscuit or a steak. Teeth have a natural groove pattern, but some are much deeper and sinister. Suddenly there is a ‘loud crack’ followed by...

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Can the 2017 NZ Election Affect Dental Costs?

Sigh! the 2017 elections are over, and Winston has finally selected his bride, so can we move on please. There is nothing more energizing when we meet a stranger than to be greeted with a beautiful Smile, one that extends ‘a warm welcome’ and says, ‘I live...

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Did I Inherit Bad Teeth from my Parents?

Haven’t we all heard this one before… my dad and mum had bad teeth, so I will have bad teeth. They now wear dentures, so I am destined for false teeth. There is nothing further from the truth, but let me paint you a picture. All babies have mothers who...

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Invisalign braces – a clear alternative

Invisalign braces are a modern approach to the old "train-tracks" style braces. These clear, hardly visible braces can perform the task of creating a perfect smile without the inconvenience of ulcers and ugly steel braces that require constant cleaning. Invisalign are...

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Tooth Replacement With Dental Implants

In the past, patients who had teeth extracted were left to chew with dentures. These were never comfortable or well fitting. Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement and at Caring 4 Smiles in Epsom, we are putting teeth into gaps and making our patients...

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What causes bad breath

Bad breath is a date breaker, causes heartache and stops a potential long term relationship.  Yet, everyday we come across people in our workplace and social circles who have striking bad breath and seem to not know how adversely it affects their potential...

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What does it cost to have dental implants

As we all grow older, we wish to retain our chewing abilities and this raises the quality of our lives. Missing teeth reduce this ability and affects the way we smile, chew and speak. Dental implants are the most durable way to replace a missing tooth or build up a...

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