Visits to the dentist may become less frequent if a new vaccine proves to be as effective as early results indicate.
The vaccine has the potential to significantly decrease the incidence of common dental problems caused by tooth decay. The vaccine, a combination of proteins, has demonstrated encouraging early results including:
– The removal of plaque build-up
– A decrease in the number of cavities formed
– Some reversal of previously existing cavities
Although the vaccine “offers hope in preventing cavities”, dentists advise that taking good care of your teeth is still essential as this is not a miracle cure for neglect. Further reading on the topic can be found at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4906656/Don-t-like-seeing-dentist-Try-tooth-decay-vaccine.html.
Dr. Soo Min Kim, DDS, NZDRex
Dr. Kim is a dentist and part of the management at Gentle Family Dentists. She is committed to offering excellent care in a friendly and calm environment. Dr.Kim enjoys dentistry but is passionate especially about cosmetic dentistry and has special interests in root canal treatments and orthodontic smile makeovers.
She was born and brought up in Seoul, and was in the process of pursuing her career in the United States, when she fell in love with beautiful New Zealand during a short visit in 2008. She became mesmerized by the Kiwi lifestyle.
In her spare time, Dr. Kim loves to watch movies, read, cycle, travel and try new restaurants. She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association while actively finding time to up-skill her expertise in golf.Kamila Rezaye (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)
Kamila assists Dr. Anup Gopal as Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Gentle Family Dentists.
Kamila graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health. She holds a dual qualification as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, and enjoys meeting new people and developing long-term relationships within her role.
Kamila has a strong passion for improving oral health in the community and helping her patients understand the importance of improving and maintaining good oral health. She provides education about prevention, and believes that good oral health affects more than just teeth, as it significantly contributes to good overall health and wellbeing.
She has a particular interest in pediatric dentistry and the treatment of children and teenagers. and believes that every effort should be made to ensure dental visits are positive experiences.
When Kamila gets free time, she likes to spend time with her four-year-old son, going to the gym and cooking specialty dishes.