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Invisalign: How does this new technology compare to traditional dental braces?

July 23, 2021
Pearly white teeth! The Hollywood smile! There is no doubt a lot of people at some stage in their life have thought about whitening their teeth. But how does whitening actually work and is it safe?

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

March 7, 2021
Pearly white teeth! The Hollywood smile! There is no doubt a lot of people at some stage in their life have thought about whitening their teeth. But how does whitening actually work and is it safe?

Braces vs Invisalign: Which is Better for You?

February 7, 2021
If you’re someone with dental issues such as crowding, spacing, or an excessive overbite, then you’re looking for a solution that won’t impact your lifestyle beyond what you’re comfortable with. Many people are sent running by the image of traditional metal braces, and nobody can blame them. Pain, pressure, and alarmingly frequent doctor’s visits to tighten or adjust braces are just some of the drawbacks of the traditional method.

Are dental implants right for you?

January 7, 2021
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the Victoria Street Dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed.

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

December 7, 2020
Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses.

Dentures vs Dental Implants: Pros & Cons

November 7, 2020
Your dentist will discuss all the different options for replacing your missing teeth, so you can choose the treatment that’s right for you. Two of the most popular options are dentures and dental implants, which each have their advantages and disadvantages for different people.

Discover what to expect through the process of Invisalign® Treatment

October 7, 2020
The appearance of your smile impacts your personal and professional lives. Many patients have considered straightening their teeth but have been put off at the thought of traditional braces. The process of Invisalign treatment offers patients an option to achieve properly aligned teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. Victoria Street Dental are your trusted Wellington Dentist for Invisalign treatments.

Fillings, Crowns, Bridges: What’s the Difference?

September 7, 2020
Tooth crowns, dental bridges, and fillings are all dental treatment options that allow our teeth to heal from damage and trauma. Each available option serves its own purpose, and has its own value depending on the patient’s teeth requirements.

How a Root Canal Treatment Works

August 7, 2020
The root canal treatment is probably one of the better-known dental procedures out there. Chances are you’ve heard of it before – but how does it work and what does it entail? Today, we’re looking at the ins and outs of the root canal treatment, and why your dentist may recommend the treatment.

What Causes Bad Breath?

July 18, 2020
Bad breath is a fairly common dental problem which in most cases it’s temporary and goes away after you brush your teeth. More severe bad breath (halitosis) is thought to affect around 2.4 percent of adults. As well as being a source of embarrassment and lost confidence, it could also be a symptom of an

How Good Is Your Oral Hygiene Routine?

July 7, 2020
Your teeth can have a big effect on your appearance and confidence. Having the right oral hygiene routine is essential in keeping your teeth healthy. We understand that not everyone knows what the ideal oral hygiene routine should look like. In this post, we give you some tips on how to establish a good routine for your oral health.

How to identify and treat sensitive teeth

June 7, 2020
Looking for the advice of a dentist Wellington can trust? Today we’re talking about sensitive teeth – if you’ve been experiencing discomfort, this is the article for you. Read on to find out about the varieties of tooth sensitivity, how to spot the cause, and how to help manage the pain.

I have a cavity? But I don’t feel anything….

May 7, 2020
One common reaction we regularly get at a dental office is patients are often surprised to find out that they have a cavity. Personally been in that same position myself, and understand the disbelief! When showing a patient their cavity on our HD screens the common response is “but it doesn’t hurt”. While early cavities can sometimes lead to tooth aches, majority of them do not.

How to Prepare for a Root Canal

May 7, 2020
You may have heard things about root canals – mostly that they can be painful. However, with modern anaesthesia the procedure can usually be performed mostly free of pain and hassle.


April 24, 2020
New Zealand is preparing to drop down to alert level 3 on the 27th of April. Victoria Street Dental will be open but only for limited hours and services due to the Dental council guidelines. So if you have a toothache please feel free to email us on info@victoriastreetdental.co.nz or call us on (04) 555 1001

Receding Gums

April 7, 2020
The majority of the population has experienced or is still currently suffering from gingival recession also known as gum recession. This is when the margin of the gum that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth.


March 23, 2020
Due to the recent announcement with New Zealand soon to be entering alert Level 4 lock down, Victoria Street Dental will be closed from 24/03 – 27/04. Please stay safe throughout this tough time and remember to be ALERT but not ANXIOUS. We will get through this! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep

Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction: Which Is Better?

March 7, 2020
As a leading dentist in Wellington, the team here at Victoria Street Dental often helps patients find the best course of action for their issues. A question we help answer often is whether to opt for a tooth extraction or try to save the damaged tooth with a root canal treatment.

The Importance of Regular Dental Examination and Cleans

February 7, 2020
Unlike other species, as humans we are only born with two sets of teeth. We lose our first set which are our baby teeth around teenage years. Then our second and last set which are our adult teeth will have to serve us through the remainder of our lives.

Treating a Chipped Tooth Instead of Extraction

January 7, 2020
You might be familiar with that sinking feeling that comes when you feel a tiny, hard fragment of enamel in your mouth – you’ve chipped a tooth. Or maybe it’ll happen to you in the future. Plenty of situations can result in you getting a small chip.

What are Dental Implants?

November 7, 2019
Dental Implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth. The benefit of using Implants is that they don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support like a dental bridge and unlike a denture, they are permanent and stable.

What is a Root Canal?

September 7, 2019
Nerves enter at the tip of the tooth’s roots and run through the center of the tooth in small, thin root canals, which join up in the pulp chamber. Each tooth has at least one root canal but may contain more.

Achieve the Perfect Smile with Cosmetic Dental Treatment

April 7, 2019
As a busy dentist in Wellington, we here at Victoria Street Dental see patients who are self-conscious about their smile all the time. If that sounds like you, don’t worry! You’re not alone, and even better, it’s not permanent! There’s always a solution for tooth-related problems – whether they are stained, chipped, or misaligned, your best bet is modern cosmetic dentistry.

Wisdom teeth: why and when they need extracting

February 7, 2019
Wisdom teeth removal is unique from patient to patient. As the last teeth to appear in healthy adults, their arrival can be relatively painless, or require immediate removal to prevent further issues in the mouth. How your dentist approaches your wisdom teeth will rely on a number of factors: the potential for infection, decay in surrounding teeth, overcrowding, or weakening of the jaw bone.

What Popular Drinks Do To Your Teeth

January 7, 2019
A drink is a typical part of every meal—whether it’s a glass of wine, water or juice, it helps you wash down your meal and leaves you feeling refreshed. But have you ever thought about the potential damage (or benefits) your favourite drink has on your oral health?