Recent Dental Products and Technology you may
Notice at Fraser Smith Lowe
A micro-sandblaster from Germany which allows us to
clean and roughen tooth surfaces before they are restored. Your
mouth may feel sandy or gritty, as though you have been to the
beach, but the fillings bond much stronger!Diagnodent:
Laser technology which allows us to identify decay in
hard to find areas like in pits and fissures (grooves) in teeth.Tooth Mousse:
A fantastic new preventive product, saturated in
calcium and phosphate ions extracted from milk, which you can
apply at home to “at risk” teeth. Ideally suited to people
experiencing decay, or wearing orthodontic braces, with sensitive
teeth, or for the elderly who often have reduced salivary flow.Ni-Ti Files:
We are now routinely using Nickel titanium files for
your root canal therapy. These are super-flexible instruments
capable of bending around corners to clean and shape infected
root canals. This new technology has further improved our abilityto “save” abscessing teeth.
Invest In Yourself!
If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you do good.
You’ve heard it a million times before, but have you ever really
“The highest compliment our patients
listened? Like many old-fashioned recipes for success, this simpleadage has the ring of truth. That’s why many people are investing
can give us is the referral of friends,
the time and money in themselves- to become more fit, moreaware, more attractive.
Even if your lifestyle won’t let you hit the gym on a regular basis,tooth whitening takes only a minimal investment of your time, and
the rewards are well worth it. Today’s modern tooth whiteningtechniques are safe and effective when undertaken in theprofessional environment of our practice.
Life’s little lapses like tea, coffee, smoking, or red wine can
Team at Fraser Smith Lowe Dentists
gradually leave surface stains that are easy to remove. Just gettingolder or inheriting a darker tooth colour can also dim your smile.
Some smiles have lost their sparkle due to root canal treatments,
fluorosis, or tetracycline use. Tooth whitening has become the first therapy of choice for millions
of people just like you. For a brighter, whiter smile, please give us
a call. There’s nothing old-fashioned or experimental about it!
FRASER SMITH LOWE DENTISTS LTD
267 PAKURANGA ROAD, AUCKLAND
PHONE: 09 576 7676 FAX: 09 576 2672
“Join the NZ Warriors in getting the best mouthguards
oral health. Here are just some of the ways in which
available from our dentists, at Fraser, Smith &
periodontal disease (gum disease) may affect other conditions
Lowe”.Daniel Anderson (Head Coach of NZ Warriors)
you may have, or those that you may develop.
Heart Disease and Stroke
The facts are compelling: People with periodontal disease
are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery
Oral Health Centre for Home-care Products
disease as those with disease-free gums. Research
As a service to our patients we now have a wide range of oral
presented by the American Heart Association found that 85%
health products available at lower prices than local
of heart patients studied had periodontal disease. The most
supermarkets. Ask our friendly staff for assistance in selecting
likely explanation is that somehow plaque and oral bacteria
the appropriate toothbrushes, floss, mouthrinses, whitening
find their way into the blood stream and contribute to the
products, etc for your whole family. Allow us, your dental
thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries, therefore
professionals, to assist with making these important decisions-
restricting the nutrients and oxygen needed by the heart.
Diabetes and gum disease affect each other equally.
Best Practice Programme Award
Diabetics are more likely to have gum disease than most
people. And gum disease itself makes it more difficult for the
Following our practice renovations last year, we were delighted
diabetic to control blood-sugar levels.
to be just the sixth practice in N.Z. to be selected by Braun Oral-
B to participate in their Best Practice Programme.
Again, the connection is clean. Pregnant women who have
This award is made in recognition of dentists’ commitment to
periodontal disease may be as much as seven times more
preventive dentistry and continuing professional development.
Clean Your Tongue
likely to have a baby born too early and too small. Why
exactly this happens is not yet clear, although some research
You know you should brush and floss regularly to protect your
suggests that gum disease may increase levels of certain
teeth and gums, and to help battle bad breath. But don’t stop
Much of the credit for any successful business can often be
biological fluids that induce labour. We strongly suggest that
there! Your tongue can contribute to bad breath and trap
attributed to having a stable, well trained & happy staff. We are
any patient considering pregnancy come and see us for a full
harmful germs, even after brushing, flossing and rinsing.
fortunate to have a wonderful team of 4 dentists, 5 part-time
You can clean your tongue with a toothbrush. Rinse your brush
hygienists, 2 receptionists, 1 practice manager, & 4 chairside
with warm water, and brush from back to front. A teaspoon is
nurses. Maree Millar and Debbie Fisher first started work for
The Three-Minute Daily Commitment
also effective. Rinse a spoon under warm water then stick out
your tongue, and place the spoon at the back of your tongue
We all know that we need to brush, floss, and rinse. Even so,
Thanks for your understanding during the year when the
with the open side down. Drag it forwards to the front tip.
most of us only brush about one-third of the recommended
practice is closed for the odd day when we are attending
time, and most of us treat flossing as something we don’t
training courses. We feel confident that the benefits far out
have time for. Flossing removes plaque and bacteria from
weigh any temporary inconvenience caused. We also have a
between teeth and below the gumline where your toothbrush
one hour staff training session every week.
just can’t go, thereby preventing periodontal disease, a
During 2003 Richard Lowe had his first child (Zachary), as did
Jennifer Cross (Sophie). Both Leanne Skinner & Rachel Walker
Make flossing a daily habit. Choose a floss that works best for
are currently expecting their second children during 2004 and
you- thick or thin, flavoured or unflavoured, waxed or unwaxed.
will be taking some maternity leave.
• Many adults are unaware that they are still candidates for
Sports and Dental Health
braces and an improved smile at almost any age.
• From the distance of a football field, the only facial
About 5,000 kiwis damage their teeth every year playing sport
characteristic we can notice is a person’s smile.
The number of first teeth children have.
(these are only the ones reported to ACC). 35% of all sports
• Three quarters of adults believe that an unattractive smile
The number of teeth the average adult has
injuries involve the head & face. Sports with a higher risk
can hurt a person’s chances for career success.
include rugby, league, hockey, swimming, cricket, basketball,
We are smile experts, and we’re enthusiastic about helping to
The year the first nylon toothbrush was introduced.
soccer, netball and squash. Males are twice as likely to
make your smile sensational. Ask us to show you some of our
The century (BC)from which the earliest false teeth
damage their teeth, compared to females.
“before & after photos” of cases we have done.
Dentist-made, laminated mouthguards offer the best
The minimum times per year that you should have your
protection and are recommended for all age groups. Many
The Mouth-Body Connection
teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist.
athletes damage or lose teeth when wearing cheaper “boil &bite” or stock type mouthguards which can offer a false sense
Researchers are providing more evidence each day of an
important connection between your overall health and your
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