What is Gingivitis

Gingivitis is essentially the beginning phases of gum disease. It is caused when plaque and bacteria build-up at the base of the tooth and start releasing toxins into the gum tissue. Thankfully, at this early stage, gingivitis is easily treatable and won’t leave any lasting damage. If left untreated though, gingivitis could progress to become […]

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What does soda do to your teeth?

Everyone loves a sugary, ice cold glass of soda on a hot day. It’s refreshing, it’s sweet and in all honesty, it is a guilty pleasure. For the last few years, physicians have warned about the effects of sugary cold drinks on the body, with it being blamed for anything from diabetes to obesity. But […]

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Brushing before bed could promote dental health

We all do it. After a long day of work, business meetings, lunches, kissing and munching on sweets, we get home, utterly exhausted. Most of us do our homely duties and once we plop down onto the couch at night, we fall asleep. And we don’t give our teeth a second thought. Right? Well, scientists […]

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Pregnancy: Detrimental to your teeth

Ask any pregnant mom and she will tell you that her pregnancy took its toll on many parts of her body, but the most significant attack was on her pearly whites. Pregnancy is hard on the mouth, with many women suffering from morning sickness (which means constant vomiting and stomach acid attacking the teeth and […]

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What your mouth says about you

How can the condition of your mouth can help your physician identify whether or not you may be suffering from a certain illness? You can tell a whole lot about someone by the condition of their mouth. This might seem far-fetched, but there is actual research behind it. If you read our article titled “Is […]

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Is your overall health connected to your dental hygiene?

As surprising as it seems, many people neglect their oral hygiene, sometimes unknowingly. In recent years, the importance of floss, mouth wash and even just regular brushing has been pushed by the dental industry, more than ever before. And the reason why is quite surprising. Turns out, your oral hygiene directly affects your overall health […]

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Are these bad habits ruining your teeth?

Simply brushing and flossing your teeth isn’t enough to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong. Your daily habits could be damaging your teeth’s health without you even knowing it. Are you a nail biter? Do you use your teeth to open packages? These are just a couple of the habits that could be ruining […]

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Dentists are a dying breed in the Public Health Sector

It is common knowledge that the Public Health Sector is severely understaffed and under immense pressure with the infrastructure not coping with the amount of care actually needed. The increasingly low amount of specialised medical practitioners, including Dentists, is often overlooked in the public sector. According to SA Health Review 2017 there are over 5 […]

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What Fossilised Teeth Can Tell Us About Disease

History can teach us an enormous amount. Through written and verbal sources, we have pieced together what most likely happened to Ancient Civilisations – what their cities were like, what their wars were fought over and what they believed in. Archaeology is the branch of Science focused on the study of human history using artifacts […]

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