Health

All smiles

GRAHAME DUTTON of Duxton Dental considers the advantages of having a great smile, and the costly implications of not correcting crooked teeth. We all know that having a bright smile, with straight white teeth, is an incredible asset when it comes to our appearance. For …

Big worries

Clinical psychologist CATHERINE GALLAGHER helps us to understand anxiety, and how we can best support our children to confront their ‘worry thoughts’. Like all living creatures, we need an alarm system to signal threat. Deep in our brains, a chain of events is initiated that …

Coming home to autism

TARA LENISTON shares her journey after son Dylan was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By KATE BARBER In her book Coming Home to Autism, Tara writes openly and intimately about the distress and fear that she and husband Andrew experienced when they discovered something …

A gutful of milk

Mother and international postnatal educator, PHILIPPA MURPHY delves into the causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux, and offers solutions for healing reflux naturally. DOES MY BABY HAVE REFLUX? I’d like to make it clear that I am talking about Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER/GOR), not Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD/GORD). …

A clear alternative

Gone are the days of unsightly braces. Thanks to advancements in orthodontics at Duxton Dental, GRAHAME DUTTON explains how near invisible braces make achieving a sensational smile easier, quicker and far less painful. Using a transparent retainer that fits snugly over teeth, Invisalign is proving to …

Rest & revive

If energy levels or moods are low, worries are high or if a good night’s sleep doesn’t come easy, SleepDrops provides support for the whole family. For a healthy, happy life, getting enough sleep and relaxation is vital – not just for parents, but for …

Runs in the family

For mum SARAH LEE, nothing beats heading out for a run to clear the mind and recharge the batteries. Now her three kids are wanting in on the action. Since moving to New Zealand, I have always loved exploring the wilderness areas. When I had …

A Big Impression

Grahame Dutton of Duxton Dental introduces us to new scanning technology that takes the goo out of making a good impression – for orthodontic treatment. Until now, getting a mouth guard or model has involved making a good impression (or negative imprint) of hard teeth …