Dental specialists you can see with Affinity Dental

The dental industry is made up of a number of specialists. Most often people use the run-of-the-mill family dentists for everyday needs, but there are many other avenues to explore in the dental realm, depending on what exactly it is that you require. There are orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists and prosthodontists, among others. Yes, each one […]

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What to do when you’ve chipped a tooth

A chip in your tooth doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Today, dental technology can fill and fix even the ugliest of chips, whether it’s at the back or front of your set of chompers. There are many options to repair a chipped tooth, but before you even get close to the […]

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Why you should be using a bamboo toothbrush

There are many ways to clean your teeth, most commonly with a plastic toothbrush and toothpaste. However, these days, people are more open to natural and alternative methods of doing most things, and with the environmentalist movement looking to eliminate the use of plastic in order to save the earth, bamboo toothbrushes have grown in […]

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Does South Africa have fluoride in its tap water?

The issue of whether or not fluoride should be used in tap water is a serious and controversial one. Some people are for fluoridation of water as a means to fight bacteria that cause tooth decay and to strengthen teeth and bones, the other side believes that fluoride is essentially a poison and that we […]

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CDC warns that kids are using too much toothpaste

The debate on whether or not children should use their own kid-friendly toothpaste or whether it is fine for them to use normal toothpaste has been an ongoing one – but now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken it one step further by stating that children are using too much tooth […]

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The link between Gum Disease and Alzheimers

Gum disease can be debilitating. There are many types of infections that cause erosion of the gums and teeth, and which could have terrible side effects like bad breath and general mouth pain. It’s a proven fact that your oral hygiene directly affects your overall health and well-being. It is also known to affect the […]

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The dangers of DIY Dentistry

A surprising new trend has been identified, especially among millennials: DIY Dentistry. Now, it is always advised to use a medical professional when diagnosing and treating medical ailments, and the same is true for dentistry. Doing your own dental work, especially work that requires sharp objects poking and prodding your teeth and gums can be […]

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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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