Toothache for Xmas ? No need to worry – we are open throughout the Xmas break.
Our Smales Farm (Takapuna) and Eastridge (Eastern Bays) practices are open from 9am – 4pm daily. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. We are back to normal hours on the 9th of January. If you need to book an emergency or urgent appointment you can call Smales Farm on 094109971 or Eastridge on 095212021 or book online. We ask for your patience over this busy period and we will endeavour to get you sorted as quickly as possible. Merry Xmas and a happy new year from the team at Tooth Co.
Mouth guard and snore guards – who needs them and what are they for?
60% of the population grind their teeth at nighttime, a habit called bruxism.
Overtime this can be very destructive to the teeth and can also cause headaches, jaw ache and neck pain.
The treatment for grinding involves constructing a specialized guard that protects your teeth from wearing over each other at night. Night Guards are made in a specialized laboratory to ensure precise fit and strength.
The cost of a bite splint is $850 and a snore guard (TBA) – depending on the design and material that your dentist feels is right for you.
The Tooth Company being a main ACC provider in Auckland sees a lot of sporting injury’s and these could have often been prevented by wearing properly fitted sports mouth guards.
The old boil in water guards are unfortunately inadequate for proper protection of your teeth and jaws.
A custom made sports mouth guard will cost a lot more however it is a small price to pay should an injury occur.
Molds are taken of your teeth and then the mouth guard is made within a laboratory customized to fit your teeth. These cost $385.