What energy drinks do to your tongue

Most of us are guilty of looking for an upper once the midday slump gets us down. Whether we need a jolt while we are sitting at our desks at work, or need some motivation to clean the kitchen at home, energy drinks can make you feel on top of the world, and they are […]

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Why you need insurance for dentures

A large percentage of the population have dentures. Dentures are also known as ‘false teeth’ and they are a common, cosmetic and medical prosthetic. But as with everything, there are “well-made dentures, and then there are knock off, more cost effective versions, which usually result in oral injuries and an all-around uncomfortable fit. Dentures can […]

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3 steps to make brushing teeth fun for kids

From the sighting of your child’s first milk tooth, experts advise that you get them into the habit of brushing their teeth. This not only protects their little baby chompers, but also sets a positive precedent: that dental hygiene is important. Now, it can be a tedious task to gather the troops, especially if you […]

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How to cope with dental anxiety

The thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair can upset adults and children alike. The idea of needles being stuck into your gums and drills moving through your teeth can cause anyone anxiety. But normalising the experience of going to the dentist is important, so that you aren’t demotivated to get check-ups. Your dental health […]

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Why get a Platinum Plan from Affinity Dental

Dental insurance is a wonderful add on to any health plan, and thanks to businesses like Affinity Dental, it is now a service on its own, making dental care more accessible and affordable. A problem many consumers face with their dental insurance providers is that insurers only cover a very select number of procedures. Affinity […]

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Triclosan in Toothpaste: Good or Bad?

Toothpaste manufacturer, Colgate-Palmolive, recently removed triclosan, an antibacterial compound from their toothpaste, and it has not as yet been decided whether it will be banned for good. The popular, antibacterial Colgate Total was recently reformulated into Colgate Total SF. The new version of the toothpaste is advertised to be a better formula altogether, but as […]

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Your 2019 Dental Checklist

Make 2019 the year that you get your dental hygiene in order! Many people neglect their oral hygiene, thinking that they only need to visit the dentist when they have toothache or cavities! But oral care should be part of your daily routine. Recently, scientists linked oral hygiene to heart disease and several types of […]

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AI-powered innovations that are transforming dentistry

Artificial Intelligence has been making breakthroughs in the health industry for many years and much of that development has been implemented in the field of dentistry. It has been projected by healthcare experts that many things will change in dentistry in the next few years, especially when it comes to how technology will be used […]

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I have medical aid – do I need dental insurance?

Many people believe that their medical aid will cover all aspects of their health needs, including their dental expenses. This is, however, not completely true. Yes, medical aid does offer some cover on certain basic procedures such as check-ups and cleanings, but the cover is quite limited and usually depletes faster than suits most families. […]

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