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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Dealing with dental anxiety
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Dealing with dental anxiety

If you're the kind of person who always puts off going to the dentist until there really is no other option left, you're potentially setting yourself up for a lot of pain and health problems in the future, and you probably already know that. That lifelong fear you've had of visiting the dentist is something you know is irrational, and you want to get past it, but you're just not sure how to do it.
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The Negative Consequences of Smoking
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The Negative Consequences of Smoking

Smoking has many negative consequences that can affect your overall as well as oral health. Since the mouth is used to inhale the tobacco smoke, your mouth is the first thing to suffer if you are a smoker. If you have been smoking for a while and struggling to kick the habit, this list of negative oral health consequences might make you think twice about lighting your next cigarette:
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Full mouth reconstruction | Enhance your smile and oral health
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Full mouth reconstruction | Enhance your smile and oral health

In a nutshell, the term "full mouth reconstruction" means restoring a whole lot of teeth. It involves a significant amount of thought and planning. The best part about having full mouth reconstruction done, is that it gives a skilled dentist complete freedom to change the appearance and function of your mouth for the better. A dentist will often perform this procedure all at once, however, sometimes a dentist feels more comfortable doing one jaw at a time.
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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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