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Looking After Your Teeth on the Go

Holidays are finally in sight, but that does not mean you should stop thinking about dental care. Looking after your teeth on the go is every bit as looking after your teeth at home. In fact, you may need to try a little harder when travelling, as you will not have easy access to your

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Sugar and Your Teeth: The Truth Exposed

If you thought that the link between sugar and teeth was not anything to worry about, think again. There have been numerous studies on the effect of sugar on cavities, gum disease and various other dental issues. Drinking too many sugar-loaded soft drinks, sweets or other products can do plenty of damage. Some of the

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Diabetes & Oral Health

You probably already know that diabetes affects your kidneys, heart, eyes and other areas of the body, but did you know that it also affects oral health? In fact, those with diabetes are at a far higher risk of gum disease. Left unchecked, gum disease can have serious consequences, from tooth loss to chewing difficulties.

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How Safe are Dental X-Rays?

If you have been wondering whether dental X-rays are safe for you or your child, we’re here to provide some peace of mind. As a useful diagnostic tool, x-rays are often used by dentists to determine a wide range of potential problems. From cavities to gum disease, many common dental issues require a highly accurate

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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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