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There has been a lot of public media commentary lately on the long used mercury containing filling material called “Amalgamamalgam-fillings-600x330”.  The message coming through is “Don’t Panic” if your teeth still contain this type of filling.  It seems that the main concern is the effect of mercury on the environment as we humans transition from living beings to “ashes to ashes and dust to dust”!   This is just one of the many other reasons that we have not used amalgam for the past 18 years.

Further information can be found at  https://www.smileco.co.nz/wp/dental-care/dental-terminology/#composite

 

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teenagers

 

Happy New Year!

As you may be aware in New Zealand high school students are eligible to enrol with a dentist for free dental care from age 13 until their 18th birthday.

This is a quick reminder that The Smile Company offers free dental care for ALL teenagers. This includes all dental treatment except orthodontic and cosmetic work.

Call us today on 366 1948 or book online at www.smileco.co.nz and book your teenagers in with Dr Anna Knight BDS

Crowns

Quite often if you a break tooth, we suggest you have a crown! You may wonder why? Well let’s start at the beginning. Crowns are tooth shaped caps which are made to fit over your teeth. Crowns are usually made of…