St Heliers Dental Check-Up & X-Ray Appointments For Preventative Care Launched

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Auckland, NZ – Dr Dave Richards – Dentist St Heliers – 09 585 0205 – has announced updates to its routine check-up and x-ray services as part of a drive to ensure patients seek preventative care before they develop more serious health conditions.

Now accepting new patient applications, Natural Smiles Dental St Heliers can thoroughly assess teeth and gums using visual examination, digital X-ray technology, and radiographs.

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With its latest service announcement, the local practice is recommending that patients arrange a check-up every six to twelve months, regardless of whether there are concerns with dental or oral health. This is to ensure that the team can identify potential issues early on before they become more concerning or require more extensive care.

Natural Smile Dental’s digital X-ray system can detect problems that may not be obvious on visual examination. It uses a small, localised ray to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation.

“X-rays enable us to see hidden issues inside your teeth. Tooth decay can begin months or even years before it causes a toothache,” a spokesperson for the practice explained.

During routine check-ups, the team can also provide patients advice on maintaining proper oral health at home. After the examination, the practitioners may recommend a dental hygiene appointment. Using EMS Airflow technology, they can painlessly remove plaque, biofilm, and tartar build-up that could otherwise lead to cavities and gum disease. This new hygiene technique cleans and polishes teeth without scraping them or causing irritation.

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Natural Smile Dental favours minimally invasive dentistry practices to ensure the comfort of its patients. However, in cases where dental health issues require more intensive treatment, the team is equipped to offer patients ceramic crowns that mimic the natural look and feel of real teeth.

The practice uses CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) crowns, which can be created and fitted in a single session, covering the original tooth and restoring proper function. Natural Smile Dental founder Dr Dave Richards is the Kiwi national trainer in digital dentistry for CEREC and is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association.

More information can be found by visiting or by calling 09 585 0205.