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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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Kids First Visit To The Dentist: A Game Plan

Child friendly dentistry has gone a long way in helping to create a calm, pleasant environment for your child’s first visit to the dentist. Many modern Dental practices in Durban and surrounds, such as Gateway Dental, have highly trained staff and carefully designed rooms that further take away the stress of early dental appointments. While

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Tooth Extraction: Why and How?

Tooth extraction can seem very scary. This is often seen as a drastic measure, where no other choice is possible. While it often occurs when the tooth is severely damaged by caries, it can also be required for orthodontic reasons or even for specific reasons, such as impaction where there is not enough space for

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wondering what to expect from wisdom teeth removal? Wisdom teeth are the last or third molars at the back of the mouth. They get their name due to the fact that they most commonly erupt between the ages of 18 and 25, an age where adulthood (and wisdom) emerges. The removal of wisdoms is common.


What Are Dental Crowns and When Do You Need Them?

Dental crowns are tooth shaped caps that fit perfectly over a damaged or heavily filled teeth. Crowns are typically made from high grade porcelain that closely resembles the colour and texture of natural teeth. Essentially, crowns are used to restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance. When they are cemented in place, they completely

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Why is Dental Fluoride Important for Teeth?

Dental fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many foods, as well as water and toothpaste. Diet plays an important role in fluoride consumption. It is vital for both children and adults to eat a diet rich in fibrous and wholegrain starches, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, dairy, meat, fish and other

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Sensitive Teeth and How to Treat Them

Sensitive teeth can make eating and drinking a challenge for many. Luckily, this can be treated fairly simply in many cases. In serious cases, this condition can be painful and uncomfortable, especially if you have to give up foods you enjoy eating. To learn how to treat teeth that are sensitive to heat and cold,

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What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is typically considered for deep caries or a serious tooth fracture. Such damage to the tooth usually results in major tooth pain. This is because the underlying pulp is affected. The pulp, which consists of nerves and blood vessels, needs to be removed in order to have enough anchorage for a crown.

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