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Plaque and Removal Techniques
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Plaque and Removal Techniques

Accumulated plaque on teeth can lead to the formation of tartar. Also referred as calculus, tartar is a yellowish solid material that is very difficult to clean and may even cause swelling or bleeding. Tartar may also lead to tooth decay followed by gum diseases. Fortunately, plaque can be removed from teeth in numerous ways.
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Dentistry in layman’s terms
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Dentistry in layman’s terms

For many people, going to the dentist can be daunting, not only because they feel nervous about the dental procedure, but because they do not understand the jargon used in dentistry. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the most common dental procedures, with a brief explanation, so that the next time you visit your dentist you will have a better understanding of the various procedures that he or she would recommend.
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Dental Care Tips Everyone Should Know About
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Dental Care Tips Everyone Should Know About

If you find yourself in need of great dental advice, then you have clicked on the right article. Keep reading to learn some easy - yet incredible - tips and tricks for taking care of your oral health, as well as handling your trips to the dentist.
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A guide to dental implants
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A guide to dental implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to support a replacement tooth or a dental bridge. With more and more treatment options available, patients are becoming confused about the facts of dental implantology. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants, to ensure that you are able to make an informed decision before undergoing this procedure.
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The five elements of your smile
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The five elements of your smile

Your smile has the ability to mediate the raw exchange of emotions and the vivid expression of your thoughts. A smile is also considered to be one of the most beautiful things in the world, as it is always in fashion and it can speak a universal language that is welcomed everywhere. This makes your smile an everlasting asset that should be preserved. But what is it that defines a perfect smile? The answer is in the following five elements:
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What is Gum Contouring?
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What is Gum Contouring?

If you are unhappy with your smile because your gums rest too high or too low on your teeth, gum contouring could be the best procedure for you. Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the reshaping of the gum line in order to even the gum line and improve the appearance of your smile.
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When should you NOT brush your teeth?
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When should you NOT brush your teeth?

When you hear the saying "too much of a good thing is bad for you," you might think of the time during your childhood when you ate too many sweet things and had an aching stomach, or the time you decided to take a nap and woke up after a few hours feeling groggy. What you may not have thought about was how brushing your teeth could also be bad for you. Here are the three times when brushing your teeth is not such a good idea:
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Getting stronger teeth, naturally
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Getting stronger teeth, naturally

Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet goes a long to keep your teeth as strong and healthy as possible. Therefore, we have compiled a list of foods that will help to strengthen your tooth enamel, as well as to keep your overall health in top form. Here are the foods that are most beneficial to your oral health
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Treatments for nervous patients
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Treatments for nervous patients

Approximately four in every ten adults in South Africa are afraid of the dentist or suffer from dental anxiety. As a dental practice, we understand and empathise with these fears, however, we refuse to believe that these anxieties are barriers to getting the treatment that you need for the smile that you deserve. Therefore, we offer our sedation dentistry to our patients to help them overcome their fears.
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Wisdom tooth infections
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Wisdom tooth infections

For many people, wisdom teeth cause little to no problems. However, for some people, the erupting of their wisdom teeth can be painfully troublesome. This could either be due to a lack of space for the tooth to erupt, or due to an infection. If you find that your wisdom teeth are problematic, it would be wise for you to seek dental assistance before the pain becomes unbearable.
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What Is Oral Cancer?
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What Is Oral Cancer?

Cancer of the tongue and oral cavities are the most common cancers of the mouth, closely followed by cancer of the throat, lip and neck. Oral cancer is one of the few cancers that has been predicted to increase in the coming years. Therefore, we have created this informative blog to help you understand oral cancer, its signs, and causes.
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The importance of mouth guards  in contact sports
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The importance of mouth guards in contact sports

A mouth guard is a plastic horseshoe-shaped cover that fits over the teeth and gums, cushioning them and offering adequate protection against sporting injuries to the teeth, jaw, neck and brain. Custom-made mouth guards can also prevent concussions and damage caused by a heavy blow.
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The Wonders of Cosmetic Dentistry
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The Wonders of Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone wants to have a smile that will captivate anyone around you. Unfortunately, not many people have been blessed with a beautiful, natural smile, but with the technological advancements in cosmetic dentistry, anyone will be able to achieve a perfect smile that exudes confidence and genuine happiness.
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All You Need To Know About Bleeding Gums
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All You Need To Know About Bleeding Gums

Noticing a bit of pink when you spit out your toothpaste might not be alarming, but should not be ignored. When you are brushing your teeth, the smallest amount of blood might not seem like a big deal, however, if your gums bleed consistently, it might be a sign of one or many oral issues - some temporary and some of more concern. Here are a few tips that you can use if you notice some bleeding:
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Dental Crowns: An Excellent Option
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Dental Crowns: An Excellent Option

Damaged, weak or fractured teeth can ruin your self-confidence while causing serious oral problems such as jaw deterioration once the tooth is lost, tooth decay and gum disease. With this in mind, it is safe to say that if you do not get your tooth fixed, you will end up losing more teeth. Therefore, it would be wise to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist who will restore your damaged tooth by using dental crowns.
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Should I See My Dentist While I Am Pregnant?
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Should I See My Dentist While I Am Pregnant?

Pregnancy is a time in a woman's life when she becomes very particular about her overall health and the health of her unborn child. During pregnancy, the hormones circulating through your body can affect your gums, making it more susceptible to bleeding. This increases the risk of gums becoming inflamed or infected.
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The Difference between Treating Gingivitis and Periodontitis
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The Difference between Treating Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Finding out that you have a gum disease can be fairly troubling, especially if you know and understand the seriousness of this condition. The two main stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis, with periodontitis being the most severe stage. Fortunately, there are several ways of treating the disease, thanks to the advancements in modern dental techniques.
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It’s time to get rid of your loose dentures
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It’s time to get rid of your loose dentures

The consequences of having loose dentures can be far-reaching. Even though you can use denture adhesives to prevent embarrassment when your dentures slip out of your mouth, denture adhesives do not solve the underlying problem: your dentures just don't fit as well as it used to. Ill-fitting dentures can affect your nutrition, making it difficult to eat a proper balanced diet. Without a healthy diet, your general health and oral health will be affected. So, how do you get rid of your loose dentures?
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5 ways to eat like a dentist
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5 ways to eat like a dentist

Eating habits have a huge influence on your smile. What and how you eat will ultimately determine the fate of your oral health. Therefore, we have compiled a list of everyday eating habits among dentists, to ensure that the next time you schedule a dental appointment, your dentist will be smiling down on you.
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5 reasons to avoid oral piercings
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5 reasons to avoid oral piercings

Body piercings are a popular form of individual expression. However, what most people don't know is that any oral piercings - whether placed on the tongue, cheek or lips - involves a greater risk of infections than piercings placed anywhere else on the body. The side effects of oral piercings go further than just malocclusion - the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed. Side effects of oral piercings include:
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