The Four Worse Drinks for Teeth
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The Four Worse Drinks for Teeth

It is a well-known fact that sugar and acidic foods are bad for your teeth. This is because sugar feeds plaque bacteria, while acid eats away at the tooth enamel, creating cavities. After you consume food and beverages, it can take roughly half an hour for the acids in your mouth to neutralize and the enamel to go back to normal. Therefore, if you are constantly drinking, your mouth doesn't get a chance to recover, making you susceptible to acid wear and tooth decay.
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How to Stop Receding Gums
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How to Stop Receding Gums

The issue of receding gums is quite common, especially in people over the age of forty years. When your gums recede, it exposes the root surfaces and allows the proliferation of bacteria and plaque. Even though receding gums are extremely noticeable when advanced - it makes teeth appear longer - the problem happens slowly over time, so many people are unaware of it until the problem becomes significant and irreversible.
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The Effects Of Poor Oral Health
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The Effects Of Poor Oral Health

Most people are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. However, not many people are aware of the serious consequences that poor dental hygiene can have on your general health. Over the years, many researchers have taken to investigating health conditions that are affected by poor dental health. Here are three of the most serious illnesses that are linked to oral health:
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How a glass of wine could damage your teeth
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How a glass of wine could damage your teeth

Although a glass of wine a day may not do much damage to your body, it is able to wreak havoc on your teeth. Only 16 percent of the population is aware of the negative effects that alcohol can have on their oral health, such as stripping the calcium away from teeth and promoting bad breath. It is recommended that you wash your mouth with mouthwash after consuming alcohol, and here is why:
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How to achieve your desired smile when you fear the dentist.
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How to achieve your desired smile when you fear the dentist.

It is only common for people to be afraid of paying a visit to their dentist. This is because of the pain associated with dental procedures. However, at Dr JJ Serfontein's dental practice, you can get rid of your dental problems and achieve that perfect smile you have always wanted.
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Transforming your smile
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Transforming your smile

A smile makeover can transform less-than-perfect dentition into a dazzling Hollywood smile. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry help to improve the appearance of an individual%u2019s smile and increase their confidence. Unlike full mouth reconstructions, a smile makeover is something that an individual wants, as opposed to needs. Even people with good oral hygiene and structurally sound teeth might be unhappy with certain elements of their smile, therefore they opt for a smile makeover.
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Good oral hygiene techniques
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Good oral hygiene techniques

Good oral hygiene is of extreme importance if you want healthy teeth and gums. Healthy teeth enables you to look and feel good, while giving you the confidence to get closer to someone when speaking. Daily preventive care such as brushing and flossing helps to stop oral problems from developing, yet may not be enough if you are doing it incorrectly. Here are a few techniques that will ensure that you get the best results out of your daily routine:
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What causes bad breath?
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What causes bad breath?

Many factors need to be taken into account when it comes to bad breath. In some cases, bad breath is caused by a number of medical disorders, such as infections in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, gastrointestinal disturbance and liver or kidney infections. However, there are other causes of bad breath, such as:
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Gum Disease Could Lead To A Stroke
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Gum Disease Could Lead To A Stroke

For many years, dentists have been advising patients about proper oral health care regimes. Most dentists have explained the direct link between gum disease and other overall health issues such as diabetes. However, a recent study done through the International Dental Health Foundation, found that patients with gum disease are at a higher risk of having a stroke, than diabetes. Even though obesity and smoking are commonly associated with an increased risk of suffering a stroke, many people may not know about the risks associated with oral health.
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Dry Mouth
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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a condition that is experienced by most people at some point in their lives. Although dry mouth is temporary in most cases, it can become a chronic problem for some. Prolonged dryness of the mouth can be a warning sign of a more serious medical condition.
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Why you should opt for a smile makeover
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Why you should opt for a smile makeover

A smile is one of a few things that can really attract someone towards you. Having a beautiful smile is nothing short of a gift that can add immeasurable charm to your personality. However, the sad reality is that not everyone is born with a perfect smile. While some people may have perfectly aligned teeth, they may suffer from unattractive elements such as discoloured, chipped or decaying teeth. Thanks to the advancements in dentistry, everyone is now able to have an alluring smile, with a smile makeover as part of cosmetic dental procedures.
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Myths About Dental Implants
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Myths About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular treatment option for missing teeth which has been used for many years. Although this dental procedure is quite common, there are still a few myths circling dental implants. We, at Dr JJ Serfontein's dental practice, would like to address the common misconceptions about dental implants in this article.
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How to prevent gum recession
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How to prevent gum recession

Gum recession occurs when the root of a tooth becomes exposed, causing the receding or loss of gum tissue. Although gums naturally recede with age, it can be the result of many factors, including brushing your teeth too roughly, misaligned or crowded teeth, tooth clenching or grinding. Fortunately, gum recession can be prevented, saving you from the tooth sensitivity and loss that gum recession can cause.
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Green Tea’s Contribution To Healthy Teeth and Gums
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Green Tea’s Contribution To Healthy Teeth and Gums

Previous research has shown that green tea has the ability to reduce inflammation and periodontal bacteria in the mouth. This may be due to the presence of the antioxidants found in green tea. By hindering the body's response to inflammation, green tea helps to promote periodontal health and reduce the risk of other oral problems, such as:
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Orthodontics | Improving your smile and your oral health
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Orthodontics | Improving your smile and your oral health

Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of orthodontic treatment is not only to improve the appearance of your smile, but also helps to keep your mouth healthy.
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Dental Myths and Facts
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Dental Myths and Facts

Myth There is no way to overcome your fear of the dentist. Fact Thanks to sedative dentistry, patients who fear the dentist are now able to be calm and relaxed during any dental procedure. There are also various practical methods and techniques that can could be used to help you.
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What is Gum Bleaching?
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What is Gum Bleaching?

Gum pigmentation is caused by melanin which is a natural substance in our body. Melanin is what makes our skin a shade darker in the summertime, and can be found in freckles, sun spots and age spots. Some people have over-productive melanin in their gums, causing their gums to darken or have black spots.
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Oral Health Made Easy
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Oral Health Made Easy

We know it's not always easy to keep good oral health with a busy schedule. So we've designed a daily routine for you that, when combined with regular trips to your dentist, will keep your teeth healthy and bright.
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10 Reasons to visit the dentist before your wedding day
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10 Reasons to visit the dentist before your wedding day

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. You'll put painstaking effort into finding the right dress, the most amazing shoes, and the perfect venue. Your hair, makeup, and jewellery are all sorted. But what about your smile?
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Five reasons to get your teeth whitened with Zoom Whitening
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Five reasons to get your teeth whitened with Zoom Whitening

Getting teeth whitened can transform confidence. No one wants to sport a smile that is discoloured, dull or lacklustre. The more obvious reasons for wanting your teeth whitened, is to feel confident about flashing your smile this Spring. If this is true, then Zoom Whitening is the treatment for you. Having your teeth whitened with Zoom can result in teeth that are six shades whiter, in just an hour.
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