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Marine Corps Base Quantico targets tobacco use during a healthy base initiative. Smoking is responsible for over 440,000 deaths per year.

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

Wondering how smoking affects your teeth? In a nutshell, smoking has a serious and sometimes lasting effect, not only on your teeth, but on your entire oral health. Smokers are, among other things, at greater risk of oral cancer and other gum disease. They are more likely to have yellowed, stained teeth, bad breath and

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Electric Toothbrush versus Manual: A Dentist’s View

There are many things to consider when trying to choose an electric toothbrush versus a manual. Most dentists will tell you that the most important thing is how you brush, rather than which type of toothbrush you use to brush your teeth. One of the many benefits of electric toothbrushes is that they operate for

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How Often Do I Need To Visit The Dentist?

Wondering how often you should be booking dental appointments at your dental practice in Durban? The general rule of thumb that most dentists recommend all over the world is twice a year. A cleaning and check-up appointment every six months is the most effective way to prevent gum disease, cavities and other issues before they

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The Importance of Technology in Dentistry

There is no doubt that dental technology has played an important role in the rise of comfort-driven dentistry. Many patients dread going to the dentist – regardless of their age. For children and adults alike, technology has allowed patients to enjoy a far more effective, less invasive way to get the dental diagnosis and treatment

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Cosmetic Dentistry: The Psychological Impact

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile” Focusing on the aesthetic side of dental care, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of benefits. From a psychological point of view, the benefits are perhaps the most important. For many people, a smile is a way to connect to others, share happiness and broadcast joy to the

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Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Used to fill missing teeth, dental bridges don’t only help to restore your smile – they also help to reduce the risk of problems caused by missing teeth. Bridges are attached to adjacent teeth or the abutment teeth via crowns, creating stability and providing a permanent replacement for missing teeth.  While you may assume that

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What You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

A veneer is a very thin, prefabricated, cosmetic restoration bonded to the tooth usually in the smile or aesthetic region at the front of your mouth.  They have a natural appearance and can help you achieve the perfect smile that you have always desired. Veneers are chemically bonded to the teeth with the acid-etch technique.

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Teeth Whitening & Bleaching: What You Need to Know

A popular service at our practice in Durban, teeth whitening is a procedure that helps to remove stains, giving you an enhanced if not transformed smile. Numerous factors affect the colour of your teeth. Over the years, drinks such as tea, coffee, soda and red wine can all change your tooth colour/shade. Other factors include

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Dental Tips for Pregnant Moms & Babies

Whether you have just found out that you are expecting, or you recently gave birth, these simple yet effective dental tips are designed to last you throughout your pregnancy and into your baby’s first stages. One of the most common challenges for pregnant women is hormonal changes that put you at risk of gum disease.

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What is Aesthetic Dentistry?

Aesthetic dentistry is often also known as cosmetic dentistry. Simply put, this type of dental work is done purely for aesthetics. Whether you have always wanted to improve your smile, or an accident or illness has caused imperfections in the shape, size, colour and look of your teeth, there are a number of procedures that

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