How Fast Food Affects your Mouth

How Fast Food Affects your Mouth

It’s a typically busy day for you, and at its conclusion, you’re tired and hungry. You don’t feel like you have enough energy to prepare a meal at home, so you decide to grab a bite to eat at a local fast food restaurant. As you expected, the meal does its job of...
Explaining Plaque Buildup

Explaining Plaque Buildup

On commercials for toothbrushes and at your dentist appointments, you hear about how you need to remove plaque from your teeth. But do you really know what plaque is or why you need to get rid of it in the first place? And what happens when plaque is allowed to build...
Why Dental Check-Ups Are So Important

Why Dental Check-Ups Are So Important

One of the major issues facing dentists, patients and patients wallets is that the majority of us don’t visit the dentist on a regular basis. According to research, half South African adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years. More than a...
Tooth Decay and How To Prevent It

Tooth Decay and How To Prevent It

As we enter a new year, many of us will no doubt be looking at how we can live a healthier life. For some, this will include a better diet and finding new ways to beat cravings for the foods we love the most… which often contain a little too much sugar. Sugar might be...
6 Ways to Prep your mouth for Valentine’s Day

6 Ways to Prep your mouth for Valentine’s Day

From the “Kiss Me” messages on tiny candy hearts to romantic songs on the radio, a kiss is probably on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in good health because, as it turns out, a kiss is more than...
The ABC’s of Kids Dentistry

The ABC’s of Kids Dentistry

Children typically have around 20 milk teeth, so it’s little surprise that the Tooth Fairy has been so busy over the years, but are we doing enough to make sure the teeth they take are healthy? It’s essential that children are guided in the right direction when it...
Tooth Discolouration – What Does It Mean For Your Teeth

Tooth Discolouration – What Does It Mean For Your Teeth

We all want to say ‘Cheese’ when a photo is clicked. But, for some, tooth discolouration or stained teeth makes us self-conscious and affects our ability to smile widely and freely. It is definitely not a disease but can be the effect of some ailment, food or habits....
Does your child hate brushing their teeth?

Does your child hate brushing their teeth?

Many parents face the daily challenge of trying to get their children to brush their teeth. Unfortunately, the parents don’t always win. It is extremely important for children to brush their teeth twice daily. Dental decay is the most common disease among children,...
What do softdrinks do to your teeth?

What do softdrinks do to your teeth?

When you drink cooldrinks, the sugars within interact with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. This acid attacks your teeth. Both regular and sugar-free drinks also contain their own acids, and these attack the teeth too. There are two main dental effects of drinking...
Oral Cancer: Risks and Facts

Oral Cancer: Risks and Facts

The word “cancer” is never something that one wants to hear. No matter what type, where it is in the body, or which stage, it is just plain and simply an unkind and often fatal disease. Although it isn’t pleasant, we are going to take a closer look the specific...