SHDC Team | Anneke | Dental Hygienist and Therapist

SHDC Team | Anneke | Dental Hygienist and Therapist

SHDC Team | Anneke | Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Favourite healthy activities?

I love surfing, being on the water is great exercise and also quite calming for me, I don’t mind the thought of sharks!

Favourite meal to cook/eat?

This is a tough one as I’m really into my cooking and baking, I eat a mostly plant based diet so I think my favourite meal to make at the moment would be homemade soba noodles with green beans and peanut sauce.

What makes you happy?

My husband! (I have to say that I think). I love seeing my family and nephews and nieces back in NZ, any water activities, and also a game of cards with a cup of tea!

Dream holiday destination?

What wouldn’t be dreamy!? At the moment I’d love to explore Sri Lanka – I’ve heard such great things.

What do you do to maintain optimal health?

Eat a plant based (mostly vegan) diet, exercise regularly, sleep well and practice meditation and yoga.

What does holistic health mean to you?

To me it means really listening to my body and its cues. Learning and identifying what makes me feel good and what doesn’t is so important. I try to focus on my sleep quality, breathing, nutrition, movement and my mental state day to day. I focus on these pillars even more so if I become aware of any ailments or cues from my body and mind that something is out of balance.

What is the number one question you are asked by your patients and your answer?

That would probably be whether to use and electric or manual toothbrush. My answer? It depends! Generally electric/sonic are the way to go however some people do an excellent job with the manual brush.

What are your patients biggest concern and how do you resolve them?

Patients’ biggest concerns are usually around the appearance of their teeth. Whitening can often resolve this, or sometimes restorative work with a Dentist can be done including filling areas where gums have receded or placing veneers or crowns. There is always something that can be done!

What are your personal health goals?

This year yoga, meditation and positive affirmations are key for me. Years of sport and work have left me slightly less flexible than I used to be and filling my mind with positivity and calmness is always a good thing!

What are 3 simple health mantras you live by?

Don’t take life too seriously, enjoy and choose happiness. Live in the present, not thinking about the past or worrying about the future. What you put in/on your body has either a positive or negative effect on your body – chose wisely.

Would you like to book an appointment with Anneke? You can call us on 02 9221 5800 or email