Biomimetic Advancements in Dentistry
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Biomimetic Advancements in Dentistry

Teeth are made up of durable and unique structures that are composed of different layers and numerous micro-platelets. A material that is similar to a tooth, is that of a seashell. Over the years, it has been a challenge for scientists to create a material that imitates the properties and structural complexity of a tooth or seashell.
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5 Foods That Are Good For Teeth
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5 Foods That Are Good For Teeth

In our previous blog (7 Foods That Damage Your Teeth http://jjteeth.co.za/7-foods-that-damage-your-teeth), we discussed the negative effects that some foods might have on teeth. Thankfully, there are a number of foods and beverages that have been proven to eliminate bacteria that causes plaque. Here are 5 of the most popular foods:
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7 Foods That Damage Your Teeth
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7 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

There are two main elements of food that could tarnish your teeth: sugar and acid. Sugar feeds the bacteria that is already in your mouth. The bacteria then causes plaque build-up and produces acid which erodes your tooth enamel. Because acid naturally occurs in many foods, bacteria isn't necessary to produce acid and cause tooth decay. Instead, acidic food eats away at your tooth enamel directly.
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Oral Health For Kids
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Oral Health For Kids

You can prevent your child from getting tooth decay by starting his or her dental care at an early stage. You can begin by taking good care of your own oral health, as this sends a message that oral health is important and should be valued. You should also encourage your children to brush their teeth, by making brush time fun. To help your children protect their teeth and reduce their risk of cavities, follow these simple steps:
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The Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene Part 2
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The Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene Part 2

In our previous blog ("The Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene" http://www.jjteeth.co.za/the-effects-of-poor-oral-health), we discussed the dangerous consequences that poor oral hygiene could have on you overall health. We highlighted Pancreatic Cancer and Alzheimer's disease and spoke about the research that had been done to determine how they are linked to oral health problems. Here are three more serious health problems that are linked to gum disease:
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Bruxism
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Bruxism

Bruxism is a common condition in which adults and children grind or clench their teeth. Patients who have bruxism subconsciously clench their teeth during the day, or grind them at night. Although bruxism is caused by a number of factors such as stress and anxiety, it occurs more often while a patient is asleep and may also be the result of a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnoea.
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The risks of “at-home” teeth whitening products.
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The risks of “at-home” teeth whitening products.

Everyone wants a whiter and brighter smile. Therefore, people are constantly trying new products that promise to make your smile more attractive. With teeth bleaching products readily available in grocery stores and pharmacies, it is no surprise that people opt for over-the-counter whitening products. However, these products could cause serious damage to your mouth and general health, which would be painful and expensive to repair.
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The 7 worst oral habits
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The 7 worst oral habits

You practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth, flossing regularly and visiting your dentist twice a year. This is the best way to obtain optimal oral health. However, you might be unaware of bad oral habits that could compromise your dental health. Many people engage in these bad habits, without knowing how severe they could be. Here is our list of the 7 worst (yet common) oral habits:
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InVu Braces | Innovative Orthodontic Dentistry
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InVu Braces | Innovative Orthodontic Dentistry

Remember when braces consisted of what looked like over sized train tracks that run across your teeth? Thankfully, with the advance in orthodontic treatment, braces can be as inconspicuous as possible. The current trend in aesthetic braces is the InVu braces, which has been around for over a decade.
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Traditional braces VS Invisalign
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Traditional braces VS Invisalign

Invisalign braces have become increasingly popular since it was first introduced to dentistry in the year 2000. Made of clear plastic trays that can be removed at any given time, it is easy to see why over 3 million people worldwide have opted for this innovative orthodontic treatment. But is Invisalign really better than traditional braces?
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It’s never too late to obtain that perfect smile
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It’s never too late to obtain that perfect smile

Although braces have always been associated with pre-teens or teenagers, a recent study has shown that almost 40% of all orthodontic patients are adults. With the rise of subtle braces - such as ceramic braces and Invisalign - patients of all ages are now able to finally get the perfect smile they've always wanted.
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Dental Veneers | What it entails
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Dental Veneers | What it entails

Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of the teeth, improving your appearance and enhancing your smile by altering the colour, shape, size and length of your teeth. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or resin composite material. Although porcelain veneers are stain resistant and makes the teeth appear brighter, resin veneers are thinner and require less removal of the natural tooth surface before placement.
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Lumineers VS Porcelain Veneers
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Lumineers VS Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers and lumineers are both used in cosmetic dentistry to correct tooth imperfections. However, although the two are quite similar in cost, function and provides the same benefits to the patient, there are a few differences that makes each procedure unique.
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Anatomy Of A Smile
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Anatomy Of A Smile

When it comes to true smile designs and cosmetic dentistry, it is about more than just the teeth
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Dental Implants| The first choice when replacing teeth
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Dental Implants| The first choice when replacing teeth

Dental implants can be seen as the first choice for replacing teeth which were damaged and had been removed.
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Britesmile Teeth Whitening
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Britesmile Teeth Whitening

Britesmile Teeth Whitening is popular for its ability to significantly improve the appearance of your teeth if it's discouloured, or dull. The Britesmile teeth whitening system is available at our dental practice.
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What are the different options for Cosmetic Dentistry?
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What are the different options for Cosmetic Dentistry?

We often get asked by patients what are the different cosmetic dentistry options. This post serves as a quick guide to cosmetic dentistry and the various options available.
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Biomimetic Dentistry Applied to Cosmetic dentistry
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Biomimetic Dentistry Applied to Cosmetic dentistry

Biomimetic dentistry aims at achieving aesthetic and functional dentistry. The utilization of biomimetic therapeutic approaches, allow dentists to improve and become closer to natural biological structures and their function.
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Raising the Bar on Healthy Smiles
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Raising the Bar on Healthy Smiles

Tasty Cocktails Made from Wholesome Ingredients for Oral Health
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What is Digital Smile Design?
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What is Digital Smile Design?

The excellence in functional and aesthetic dentistry will never be achieved by accident. It is consistently achieved by a systematic approach for diagnosis, communication, treatment planning, execution, and case maintenance.
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