FAQs

View MoreHow often should I visit my dentist?

We recommend you receive a dental assessment every six months. This ensures your dentist is able to detect any problems and discuss possible treatment solutions at the earliest convenience.


View MoreWhat can I expect during a dental assessment?

Your dentist will professionally clean your teeth and gums, removing any plaque build-up that daily brushing and flossing may have missed. Most importantly, your dentist will also carefully inspect your mouth, teeth and gums looking for signs of any potential problems for early intervention.


View MoreWhy should I undergo a dental assessment?

Dental assessments help to maintain an individual's oral hygiene. They're also beneficial for detecting and correcting a minor dental problem in its early stages, as it can be far more affordable than finding it later on. For example, a filling at the right time can prevent the need for root canal therapy (endodontic treatment) – a much more complicated and expensive procedure that could have been avoided with early intervention.


View MoreWhy do I need to have an x-ray taken?

A dental x-ray is a diagnostic tool that helps dentists detect any damage and disease inside teeth and surrounding tissues that cannot be seen by the eye during a dental assessment. You may require an x-ray if your dentist needs to find and confirm a diagnosis in order to treat a dental problem in its early development stages.


View MoreHow can I improve my oral hygiene?

Flossing and brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day will help you to maintain healthy teeth and gums, along with receiving a biannual dental assessment. It's also wise to consume a balanced diet and avoid sugary foods and soft drinks.


View MoreHow can I make my teeth whiter?

Certain habits such as smoking, eating coloured foods and drinking red wine, coffee and black tea are known to stain teeth. You can limit these, or seek professional teeth whitening such as Zoom whitening, which our dental practice offers.


View MoreWhy should I use toothpaste containing fluoride?

Toothpaste aims to remove plaque and bacteria on teeth and gums. Toothpaste containing fluoride goes that one step further since the ingredient strengthens tooth enamel and helps fight tooth decay.


View MoreWill I benefit from a dental implant?

Dental implants are an ideal solution for patients who have one or more missing teeth or are looking for a fixed alternative to dentures. They can improve comfort, correct speech and restore function when eating, so patients do not experience pain or worry their tooth may fall out.


View MoreWhat payment methods do you accept?

We accept several payment options including: Cash, credit card, EFTPOS, CareCredit and cheques.


Surgery Opening Hours

Monday – Friday :
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Location

506 Main Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4440, New Zealand

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