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Sundays by Prior appointment, Mondays Closed

09 478 9466

09 478 9466

Open 5 days

Sundays by Prior appointment, Mondays Closed

Hygiene Treatment

While daily brushing and flossing can help keep tooth decay and disease away, plaque and tartar build up can still occur if not kept in check by a professional.

Regular hygiene treatments are the basis of preventative care, ensuring your gums and teeth stay fresh and healthy. The gums, also known as the periodontium are the foundation of your teeth; they are what hold your teeth in place. There is no point having great teeth if the gums are not healthy. Restoring a new tooth on unhealthy gums would be like building a house on quicksand!


All of our Dentists are qualified and experts in preventative care. Our dentists work with you and your dentist to provide dental care that maintains the health of your gums and strength of your teeth, and keeps your smile looking beautiful.


The role of a Dental hygienist includes:

  • Help detect, treat and prevent gum disease
  • Remove all plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line
  • Remove active infection
  • Develop your personalised home care plan
  • Provide oral health education
  • Provide preventative treatments including fluoride applications and fissure sealants
  • Offer teeth whitening
  • Take Xrays


What is gum disease?
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults 30-years or older.

Gingivitis – The build up of tartar and plaque that leads to inflammation is known commonly as gingivitis. If you aren’t flossing or brushing your teeth regularly or correctly you might notice swelling and a puffy redness. Removing all the plaque and tartar from your teeth, and keeping it off can cure gingivitis.

Periodontitis – A disease of the gums and the deeper supporting tissues of the teeth. It usually results from chronic gingivitis that is left untreated. When the inflammation gets into the supporting bone, there is irreversibly damage. The bone may shrinks away and teeth can become sore and/or loose, resulting in tooth loss. Bone loss caused by periodontitis is irreversible and will never grow back. Once you have periodontitis, it takes careful monitoring, diligent home care and thorough hygiene therapy to ensure it has ceased and doesn’t progress.

With regular visits, GFD can plan a series of treatments to slow down the process and prevent early tooth loss. In many cases we can successfully stop further deterioration to the gums enabling you to hold onto your teeth longer.

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Hygiene Treatment
Hygiene Treatment
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Dr. Soo Min Kim, DDS, NZDRex

Dr. Kim is a dentist and part of the management at Star Dental. 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 Star Dental.

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.

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