Strange dental tools you can buy online

Strange dental tools you can buy online First things first, it is never advised to do any of your own dental work. Dentists study for years to be able to execute medical procedures as effectively and safely as possible. Doing your dental work at home is not only dangerous but also irresponsible.  Many dental tools […]

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Debunking common dental myths

In every industry, there is the risk that people get fed false information, and dentistry is no exception. There are many myths about your dental health that you have probably heard, and may even believe! No, we aren’t talking about the tooth fairy (or bunny, depending on where you’re from). There are loads of fake […]

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The dangers of metal fillings

Before the safety of modern-day dental fillings, people used to have metal fillings, which posed some serious health risks. Modern fillings are made from composite materials and are white and completely safe to use, but metal fillings are an amalgam, which means they are a combination of metals and usually contain over 50% mercury which, […]

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Are cavities reversible?

Cavities are painful; sometimes, they are the product of bad dental hygiene and an indicator of someone with a sweet tooth! Dentists always warn patients about cavities. Toothpaste adverts are centred on preventing cavities. But, are these painful holes in the teeth reversible? It turns out; the answer is yes. They are. Well sort of. […]

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How to cope with winter tooth pain

Toothache tends to be a common complaint in winter. But is that a coincidence? Why is it more painful to have toothache when it’s cold or is it psychosomatic? As it turns out, there is a correlation between the temperature and your body’s natural ability to handle pain. Also, the change in atmospheric pressure in […]

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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

The tongue is a great indicator of your body’s general health. You may not have noticed, but when you are ill, your tongue will most likely be slimy, or have a metallic or bitter taste. Some people experience cramps in their tongues when they suffer from the flu or sinus.  The tongue is a versatile […]

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The history of the tooth fairy

Children all around the world are told many myths about the places their milk teeth go when they come out. There’s the sneaky mouse, which comes and collects the teeth and leaves a coin in return, as well as the legend of the rabbit who builds his fort with the teeth of naughty children. But, […]

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Sleeping more comfortably with sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea, which is characterised by loud snoring and shallow breaths during sleep, is a chronic condition that affects a large percentage of the population.   People who suffer from sleep apnoea usually have secondary problems that arise, such as insomnia and anxiety, at bedtime.   The condition can be both physically and mentally draining.   But this […]

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS PRIOR TO VISITING THE DENTIST.

The following are the steps recommended by the South African Dental Association to be followed by patients prior to visiting their Dentist during this Covid-19 pandemic era: Before you visit the dentist, we ask that you follow these procedures to ensure your safety and the safety of your dentist and those around you. 1. Please […]

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Five Dental Specialties and what they do

There are many more dental health professionals besides the everyday, general dentists. Not many people know that the field of dentistry has a specialist for almost every type of oral hygiene/health issue. Different specialists in the dental industry include Periodontists, Orthodontists, Prosthodontists and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. General dentists Think of your everyday dentist as […]

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