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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Dental Appointments: Expectation vs Reality

There is a definite misconception, especially among children, that going to the dentist is a scary ordeal. In fact, most people avoid going to the dentist at all, which means that once they do build up  the courage to brave the dental chair, their oral hygiene is far worse than it would have been had […]

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Are you covered for specialised dentistry?

Of the few Dental Insurance Providers on the market in South Africa these days, there are some who offer ‘specialised dentistry’ cover in their dentistry plans. Firstly, what is basic dentistry? This is also referred to as conservative dentistry, which is the straightforward diagnosis, prevention and treatment of tooth and gum diseases. Basic dentistry also […]

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What is a root canal?

Root canal surgery is one of the most well-known, and yet the most unpopular dental procedures amongst patients. Many people associate the procedure with intense pain, whether they have had the procedure done to them or not. It is safe to assume that almost everyone has heard a horror story of a friend of a […]

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How do I know if Dentist will take my insurance?

Finding affordable dentistry in South Africa can be a difficult task. Most necessary procedures cost hundreds, even thousands of rand, making dental insurance a must have, in order to maintain oral and financial well-being. The issue most dental insurance plan holders sometimes run into, is whether or not their preferred dentist takes their specific medical […]

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Is tooth polishing necessary?

Food, drinks, cigarette smoking and many other things can impact the condition of our teeth and cause breakage and discolouration, which can sometimes be painful; and a bit embarrassing. Sometimes our pearly whites aren’t that white, so many people opt for dental procedures to improve the look of their chompers, some of which are considered […]

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Do I need fillings?

Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, you still end up with cavities. Cavities are large holes that form in your tooth’s enamel, destroying the tooth, causing pain and discomfort. Teeth break for many reasons; including opening bottle caps and using your teeth as tools! Most of us are guilty of […]

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The advantages of having dental insurance

Many people put off going to the dentist for two reasons, the fear of the dentist’s chair and the visit being yet another ‘unnecessary’ bill – but taking care of your gums and teeth should be a priority. Studies show that people with dental benefits are more likely to go to the dentist, take their […]

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Easing your child’s fear of the dentist

Fear of dentists is all too common among children. It’s also one of the primary reasons that adults fail to get needed dental work done, and these fears can be passed down to children. Helping children to deal with anxiety over being in the dentist’s chair is the best way to ensure that they will […]

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