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Facts About Gum Disease
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Facts About Gum Disease

Gum disease is surprisingly common amongst adults, more so in men than women. Gum disease ranges from mild conditions, such as gingivitis, to more serious conditions like periodontitis, which can result in tooth loss. Gum disease occurs when plaque is allowed to harden around the tooth, forming tartar than can only be removed by a dentist. When plaque and tartar are not removed with dental cleaning, teeth and gums become infected, increasing the risk of gum disease. Therefore it is always recommended to visit your dentist on a regular basis.
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The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges
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The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are the best option when it comes to filling a gap in the mouth left by a missing tooth, as they are false teeth that are fixed using the real teeth on either side of the gap. Because a gap in the tooth makes chewing food a bit tricky and causes the surrounding teeth to lean into the empty space, leaving the gap is not a good idea.
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Oral health connected to overall health
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Oral health connected to overall health

Oral hygiene forms part of our daily routine. From a young age we are taught to brush our teeth for two to three minutes, twice daily. However, not many of us are aware of the major role that good oral health plays in our overall health. Studies have shown that oral health is directly linked to overall health. Poor oral hygiene can affect the human body in more ways than you know.
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Full Mouth Reconstruction
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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction describes the process of rebuilding all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This process typically involves general or restorative dentists, while it may also incorporate various other dental specialists - such as oral surgeons, orthodontists, endodontists and periodontists.
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What are the benefits of dental implants over other treatments?
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What are the benefits of dental implants over other treatments?

Why are dental implants often the first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth?
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COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS
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COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS

Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can easily be prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check-ups are essential steps in preventing dental problems. Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention. Here is a list of common dental problems:
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Eliminating Bad Breath
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Eliminating Bad Breath

Everyone has had halitosis - the medical term for bad breath - at some point or another, but for some people, halitosis is a persistent problem. It is much easier to spot halitosis in others than it is in yourself. If you are unsure about the state of your breath, simply lick the back of your hand and give it a sniff. If it smells bad, it means that your breath does too.
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Good Morning, Breath…
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Good Morning, Breath…

You wake up in the morning, give yourself a good stretch and break into the first yawn of the day. Then it hits you: that horrible morning breath, amplified by a nasty taste in your mouth.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cavity Treatment
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cavity Treatment

Oral cavities are the destruction of your tooth enamel (the hard, outer surface of the tooth). Roughly 60% of all school children and nearly 80% of adults have dental cavities in South Africa, making cavity treatment one of the most common procedures done by dentists on a day-to-day basis. Here, Dr Serfontein answers the frequently asked questions patients have with regards to cavities and how they are treated.
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Can You Get Braces on Dental Restorations?
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Can You Get Braces on Dental Restorations?

With the increase in orthodontic treatments among adults, it is quite common for orthodontists to fit braces over crowns and bridges. If your orthodontist recommends fixed or removable braces to correct the alignment of your teeth, you may rest assured knowing that you can enjoy many benefits of your desired smile even if you currently have crowns and bridges
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Tips to prevent tooth erosion
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Tips to prevent tooth erosion

Shiny white and beautiful teeth not only improves the appearance of your smile but also lets other people know that you care about your oral hygiene. Failure to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine causes plaque bacteria - generated by food particles that have been left between teeth - to build up inside of your mouth. Over time, this bacteria attacks your teeth, causing erosion as well as dental infections. Erosion is the loss of tooth structure due to exposure to acidic substances. Tooth erosion is also the single most important factor behind cavities and dental infections.
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Do you really need a retainer after orthodontic treatments?
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Do you really need a retainer after orthodontic treatments?

Retainers are the last phase of orthodontic treatment that is responsible for maintaining and holding the alignment of the teeth. Retainers also improve the bite after the completion of orthodontic treatment. Teeth that have been moved into alignment with braces, have a tendency to return to their original misaligned positions. Retainers maintain the stability of the occlusion achieved by the orthodontist and the patient.
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Full mouth reconstruction | What it entails
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Full mouth reconstruction | What it entails

Our mouths are made up of many tissues, some are hard and others are soft. Hard tissue includes the teeth and jawbone, while soft tissue includes the gums, tongue, inner cheeks and the lips. These structures are being held up by connective tissues as well as nerves and blood vessels. In order for a human mouth to function healthily, all of these systems have to work together in harmony. Once any of these components fail to work properly, oral health becomes compromised, resulting in decay, oral diseases, and tooth loss.
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The Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures
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The Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures

In addition to functioning and looking like natural teeth, dental implants provides several long lasting advantages to patients seeking the best teeth replacement option.
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Fluoride
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Fluoride

Minerals are added and lost from the tooth's enamel through demineralization and remineralization. Demineralization is when minerals are lost due to acid attacking the tooth enamel layer. Remineralization is when minerals such as fluoride, calcium and phosphate are redeposited to the enamel layer from the foods and water consumed. If there are too much demineralization and not enough remineralization to repair the tooth enamel, plaque will build up around the teeth, leading to tooth decay.
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Improve your smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
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Improve your smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

With the advent of modern technology, cosmetic dentistry has become more popular than ever. Thanks to a wide array of tools, dentists are now able to improve your smile, using various techniques at their disposal.
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Tooth Decay
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Tooth Decay

Most people around the world experience dental caries. It is a common chronic disease that is more prevalent in children and adults over the age of 50. Dental caries (tooth decay/rotten teeth) is a bacterial infection that causes irreversible damage to teeth.
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Protecting your tooth enamel
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Protecting your tooth enamel

Your teeth are protected by the strongest substance in the human body, the tooth enamel. Think of the tooth enamel as a hard shell that covers your teeth, protecting it from daily wear and tear. Inside the tooth enamel, you will find the dental pulp which is made up of connective tissue and nerve fibres. Therefore, any interference with the enamel, could cause damage to the dental pulp, resulting in mild to severe tooth ache.
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Optimise Your Oral Health
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Optimise Your Oral Health

Everyone knows that brushing and flossing are necessary to keep your teeth in good shape, as it helps to prevent cavities between six-month visits to your dentist's office. However, going the extra mile, especially to whiten, remove harmful germs, and to strengthen the enamel of your teeth, can go a long way toward making sure your teeth, gums, and mouth stay in optimal shape. Taking a few steps to revolutionise the way you care for your oral health can add value to your smile, helping you feel confident in all steps of life.
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Dental Tourism Cape Town
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Dental Tourism Cape Town

From pioneering the world's first successful heart transplant to inventing the first CT scan, South Africa has always been at the forefront of the medical industry, with credentials that speak for itself. Many European and American tourists know about this, therefore coming to South Africa for dental treatments has become popular for tourists wanting to improve their oral health while on holiday.
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