Manual toothbrush versus electric toothbrush

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

November 2019

An issue that often causes a lot of debate is, what type of toothbrush should I be using?   There are soft and hard bristles, electric vs manual, tapered or rectangular head, even down to the type of handle; non-slip grip or flexible neck.   With so many different types... Read More

Foods good for dental health

Foods That Improve Dental Health

November 2019

Some food for thought: not everything you eat is bad for your teeth. In fact, there are certain types of foods that will not only strengthen your teeth but also provide whitening and antibacterial properties. As a child, you were always taught to stay away from sugary foods such as... Read More

Why you should wear a mouthguard

Do I Need a Mouthguard?

November 2019

If we were to rephrase this question it would be, do you want to protect your teeth? If cyclists wear a helmet to protect their head when riding a bicycle, If hockey players wear goggles to protect their eyes, If skaters wear knee pads, elbow pads, and a helmet to... Read More

What is gingivitis and how to treat it

What is Gingivitis?

November 2019

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is a common form of gum disease, as a result of a bacterial infection. It occurs when there is a build-up of plaque, or bacteria, on the base of the tooth, where it meets the gumline. The inflammation can develop into pockets... Read More

anatomy of a tooth

What is Bone Loss and Can It Be Treated?

November 2019

Bone loss can occur for a number of reasons, but the most common cause of bone loss is the result of a missing tooth or several teeth which have not been replaced or substituted. Natural teeth that are embedded in the jawbone help stimulate bone growth through chewing and biting.... Read More

Can A Chipped Tooth Be Fixed?

Can A Chipped Tooth Be Fixed?

October 2019

Chipping your tooth could happen at any time. You could be enjoying your Nando’s chicken a little too much one night and in a moment of primal hunger you accidentally bite off more than you can chew. You’ve bitten the fork so hard that it’s chipped your front tooth. Maybe... Read More

When is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?

When is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?

September 2019

Good oral health and hygiene can help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime, but there may come a time where your dentist will recommend a tooth extraction as your only option. This means there is no other way to save your tooth and the only way to prevent... Read More

Dealing with toothache

How To Remedy A Toothache Before Medication

September 2019

If you’re suffering from a toothache, it’s important to find the cause of your discomfort before attempting to remedy the issue. Whether you’re experiencing a dull, throbbing pain in your jaw, or on one side of your mouth every time you bite and release, toothaches can take on many forms,... Read More

dental implant post op care

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implants

August 2019

With good oral health and hygiene, your dental implants could last a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know.   Making the decision to undergo dental implants surgery isn’t an easy one, nor is it cheap. This is why you want to give yourself the best possible chance of preserving... Read More

How does sleep affect your oral health? From snoring to grinding

How Does Sleep Affect Your Oral Health?

July 2019

We can all agree that a good night’s sleep makes a world of a difference in how we function the following day.  Apart from waking up feeling like a million bucks, how often does this happen? A goods night rest gives our body a chance to repair, replenish and restore... Read More

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