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.

The Tooth Company Auckland


Hygiene Treatments

Most people will admit that nothing beats the feeling of a ‘nice teeth cleaning’. Our hygiene department is the place to start when it comes to getting those pearly whites you have always wanted.

A dental hygienist is a vital member of any dental team. They are specially trained in a full range of treatments including – Scaling and Polishing (Cleaning) – Teeth Whitening – Decay Prevention and Dental Nutrition.

What treatments can a dental hygienist offer?

Scaling and Polishing (Tooth Cleaning)

Gum Health is vitally important to our overall health. Poor gum health can lead to Gum Disease, which has been linked to Heart Disease and other Chronic Illness, not to mention bad breath. The first sign of poor gum health is if your gums bleed when you brush or floss known as Gingivitis.

A scale or teeth cleaning removes any tarter and plaque from around your teeth. It is this tarter and plaque that is the main culprit behind gum disease.

Polishing removes any stains that sit on your tooth surface. Any deeper staining may require Teeth Whitening.

tarter and plaque
tarter and plaque

How much does a teeth cleaning cost ?

The cost for Scaling and Polishing depends on the overall health of your gums. Patients with gum disease will spend a lot more time in the chair and incur more cost.

For new patients to the practice, your initial clean appointment is $225. After this, regular appointments (from every 3 – 12 months) start at $225 to $285 for those with poor gum health.

Decay Prevention and Diet Analysis

Dental Decay is still one of the most prevalent diseases humans face. Prevention is vitally important. A dental hygienist is specially trained in offering advise on the the correct brushing and flossing techniques, product usage and also nutrition advise to ensure you trips to the dentist are kept to a minimum.

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GC Tooth Mousse
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