The McIntosh Dental News

Continuing Dental Care For 18+ Year Olds

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Unfortunately, dental care is not a priority for many young adults. Budgets can be especially tight when studying full-time or working for low starting wages, so finding money for dental…
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The Cost Of Avoiding The Dentist

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A large number of New Zealanders are avoiding the dentist. It’s estimated that around 40% of Kiwis only see a dentist when something hurts or there is an obvious problem…
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Is The Cost Of Dental Implants Worth It?

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It is estimated that between 20-25% of us will need to replace missing teeth at some stage in our lives. This could be due to age and general wear-and-tear, or…
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2018 Orthodontic Scholarship Winner Justine Fabiana

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We recently had the pleasure of removing the braces on Justine Fabiana, one of our 2018 Orthodontic Scholarship winners. She shared with us how her experience with braces has been…
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Is A Dental Savings Plan A Good Idea?

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2020 has been an incredibly stressful year already, and unexpected dental bills are the last thing anyone needs right now! While delaying check-ups and treatment can cost you much more…

Spotlight On Artem Shtaltovoy

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Originally from Russia, Artem is one of McIntosh Dental’s experienced Advanced Clinical Assistants. His career in the dental industry began in 2003, and he worked as a Dentist and Specialist…
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Dental Implants: The Alternative To Dentures

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Did you know that dental implants are an innovative alternative to dentures? Even if you take great care of your teeth and gums, it’s still possible that you may need…
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Why New Mums Shouldn’t Neglect Their Oral Health

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When you’re a new mum it’s easy to let normal routines slip, and often taking care of yourself can be far down your list of priorities. Something as simple as…
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How Orthodontics Can Help Stop Bedwetting

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McIntosh Dental practices ‘Full Face Orthodontics’, an orthodontics philosophy which favours development of the upper jaw (maxillary expansion) to accommodate the teeth and achieve a fuller, more pleasing facial profile.…
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OrthoPlan: The Affordable Orthodontic Payment Plan

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Families and individuals throughout New Zealand have been hit by the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and financial uncertainty is likely to affect us for a long time to…
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McIntosh Dental Team News: May 2020

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We Welcome Tanya Tudman To The McIntosh Dental Team Dental Therapist and Orthodontic Auxiliary Tanya Tudman has recently joined the McIntosh Dental team. She was a valuable member of the…
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Delaying The Dentist Could Cost More In The Long Run

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There are few New Zealand families who have not been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Reduced hours, reduced wage rates and job losses have unfortunately become commonplace over the…
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Good Oral Health Can Boost Your Immune System

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In the last few months the topic of personal health and our immune systems have been in the spotlight like never before. Most of us were very quick to adopt…
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One Of The Safest Dental Clinics In Auckland

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No compromise on patient safety at McIntosh Dental.  Over the past few weeks we have talked about infection control measures in our clinic, which we have enhanced to the highest…

Orthodontics During COVID-19: FAQs

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If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you will no doubt have questions about how the delay in routine appointments caused by COVID-19 will be affecting your results. Here are some…

Your Dental Health During COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we are all adjusting to the “new normal” for work, school, study, health and recreation. One of the long list of changes is to avoid…

Enhanced Infection Control Measures At McIntosh Dental

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We have previously mentioned how, as dentists, we are highly trained in infection control measures which are in place 24/7 and not just during a pandemic. As one of the…

Moving To Alert Level 3

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It has been announced that on Monday 27th April 2020 at 11:59pm the country will move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3. So what does this mean for…

Infection Control Measures

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The safety of our patients is always our top priority. As dentists we are infection control experts, and we have increased our already-stringent protocols to further protect the health and…

Coming To Your Emergency Dental Appointment

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McIntosh Dental remains open during the Alert 4 lock down phase to provide essential emergency dental care. If you have any dental concerns please phone us on 837-2598, and we…

What Is Emergency Dental Care?

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McIntosh Dental is currently open for emergency dental care. This is an essential service we are providing to patients during the Alert 4 lock down phase. So what constitutes emergency…

COVID-19: Phone Assessment Process For Emergency Dental

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During the Alert 4 lock down phase, McIntosh Dental remains open for emergency dental care. All routine appointments have been deferred. If you believe you may require emergency dental treatment,…

COVID-19 Hygiene Tips

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As dentists we are effectively infection-control experts. We adhere to the highest cleaning, sterilisation and sanitisation procedures stipulated by the Dental Council New Zealand (DCNZ) for registered oral health practitioners.…

COVID-19 Update: Open For Emergency Appointments

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McIntosh Dental is providing an essential service and is open for emergency dental appointments only. This includes patients who are not currently a patient with McIntosh Dental. If you believe…