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Mary Mowbray is a registered dental hygienist, innovator and educator in the area of oral health, widely respected among her peers both here and overseas. Mary is also the Chief executive of the Institute of Dental Hygiene (the Institute is set up to ensure the professional development of dental hygiene in New Zealand).

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Night Guards (Bite Splints)

By mary / October 8, 2016

A night guard is a custom made appliance that fits the upper teeth and is worn at night to protect the teeth muscles and joints. A night guard is a custom made appliance that fits the upper teeth and is worn at night to protect the teeth muscles and joints. It is indicated for patients […]

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How to brush and clean in between your teeth

By mary / October 8, 2016

Why do we have to clean our teeth? What we are doing is cleaning off plaque that is harmful to our gums and teeth. Plaque is mostly bacteria, which hide under the gum. It is dark moist and warm under there. Our job every day is to disturb them from their nice environment, to come […]