The McIntosh Dental News

Christmas Wishes From Dr Milan Raniga

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2020 - what a year this has been! For the most part it will be remembered as the year the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world - causing sickness, hospitalisation and…

Christmas Wishes From Dr Alex McIntosh

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It has been a very challenging year for all of us New Zealanders this year, but with true pragmatism Kiwis have followed the rules and we are in better shape…
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DIY Clear Aligners

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If you are interested in straightening your teeth but don’t like the idea of wearing braces then chances are clear aligners such as Invisalign are on your radar. You’ve probably…
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Top Ten Signs Your Oral Health Is At Risk

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Here are our top ten signs that your oral health is at risk and it's time to schedule an appointment. Hot or cold drinks cause a jolt of pain! Sensitivity…
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Is Sleep Dentistry Safe?

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Using sedation in dentistry is a great way for nervous patients to stay calm and stress-free while having dental treatments completed. It is also very useful when several procedures are…
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How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

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2020 has thrown physical, financial and emotional challenges at us that no one could have seen coming. Many of us are feeling more stressed and exhausted than ever before and…

2019 Orthodontic Scholarship Winner Quane Hailes

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Quane Hailes from Liston College was one of our lucky Orthodontic Scholarship winners in 2019. Now that he is well into his orthodontic treatment, we wanted to check in with…
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Wisdom Teeth FAQs

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There are a lot of stories around about wisdom teeth and naturally not everything you hear is correct! So let’s try to set the record straight: here are our wisdom…

Welcome To Bhavik Parekh

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We are excited to welcome to the team Bhavik Parekh as our new Finance Administrator. Originally from Fiji, Bhavik has been ‘living the dream’ in New Zealand for the past…

The McIntosh And Fraser Dental Group Orthodontic Scholarship Winners 2020

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Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s Orthodontic Scholarship. We received a record number of entries and it really was a tough job to select the…
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Adult Braces

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Are you one of the many adults who would love to have straight teeth but worry that you are too old for braces? Actually you are never too old for…
2019 Orthodontic Scholarship winner Rico Bendall

2019 Orthodontic Scholarship Winner Rico Bendall

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We check in with 2019 Orthodontic Scholarship winner Rico Bendall to find out how his journey with braces has been so far. Rico Bendall was a Year 8 student at…

6 Ways To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist

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Many people of all ages have a fear of the dentist. It may be due to a bad experience in the past, triggers such as the noise of drills, sensitivity,…
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Top 5 Reasons To See Your Dentist Today

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Have you had your teeth checked recently? Here are our top 5 reasons to see your dentist today. 1. You can’t remember when you last visited the dentist. When you…
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Dental Savings Plans For Seniors

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These days older adults are keeping their teeth for much longer than previously. Gone are the days when dentures are an inevitable step as they were for many of our…
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Sleep Dentistry: Taking The Fear Out Of Dental Visits

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Sleep dentistry, or dental sedation, can be a great solution for people who have a fear of visiting the dentist. What Is Sleep Dentistry? Sleep dentistry is using sedation to…
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Are Dental Implants Painful?

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Dental implants are a successful way to replace single or multiple teeth, and are an ideal alternative to wearing dentures. But while they look great and are an effective long-term…
Mey Romero

Welcome To Mey Romero

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Mey started her career as a Dental Assistant in New York and quickly fell in love with dentistry. She has now been a DA in New Zealand for six years,…

Introducing Dr Ian Kuan

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We are excited to welcome Dr Ian Kuan to the McIntosh Dental team. Ian is a locally born and raised West Aucklander, and is actually a past patient of McIntosh…

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…