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The Genetics of Teeth – something interesting to read!

The Genetics of Teeth – something interesting to read! Best believe it – your teeth are the way they are as a result of your genetics. There are cases that exist whereby people have great dental care practices, however still contract gum diseases and cavities. You also get those people who have extremely poor dental […]

Hidden Sugars In Food And Drinks – The Impact On Your Teeth

It is important to be aware of the various obvious and hidden sugars in the foods that you and your children consume on a daily basis. Among the many foods, the most commonly consumed foods containing hidden sugars are •pasta sauces, •canned and dried fruits, •salad dressings, •breakfast cereals, •yoghurt and •fruit juices.  Not only […]

Game Changing Tools And Technology

Game Changing Tools And Technology In the dental industry there are always new findings and modern technology that is being developed. These modern forms of technology ensure that our dentists stay ahead and optimise the care that they are able to provide to each patient. There are many forms of technology that have been developed […]

Early management of life-threatening dental emergencies

URGENT DENTAL CARE FOR PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS. While Family Dental Care is doing our utmost to flatten the curve, we are still available to serve our community in their time of need. Dental and oral surgery treatments and procedures that make use of drills and ultrasonic devices cause aerosol release, increasing the chances […]

5 ways to keep your breath fresh

Brushing your teeth twice a day, every day is not the only step you should take to ensure a fresh breath throughout your day – advise from professional dentist in Waterfall. After brushing your teeth, it is also essentially important to brush your tongue using the bristles of your toothbrush or a tongue scraper. By […]

What to do when you have a dental emergency and seeing a dentist is hours away?

When you experience a dental emergency your first thought may be to make your way to your local Durban dentist as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many of these dental emergencies take place at arbitrary times in unexpected places, often making getting to the dentist near you a difficult task. Luckily, there are tips and measures […]

The latest FDC Practice In Tongaat

Family Dental Care has recently opened the doors of our eighth practice in the heart of Tongaat, at the Medimen Centre, Tongaat Central. We feel so privileged to be able to practice premium and high-quality dentistry in this friendly, close-knit Durban community who have supported us from day one. The key to our success is […]

4 Ways To Calm Your Fears Of The Dental Chair

The fear of the dentist or dental chair is in fact a common phenomenon. It is said that 7 out of 10 adults have a fear of visiting the dentist often called Dentophobia. Although this is a common fear found among patients there are certainly ways to combat these fears. Let’s look into four tips […]

Repair Cavities & Cracked Teeth Using Dental Fillings

Dental Filling

You might have cavities or fractured teeth that need fillings. Your dentist will perform a dental exam to check for cavities before suggesting dental fillings. What is the procedure? Local anaesthesia will be used to numb the area receiving treatment. Your dentist, will then remove decay and shape the area in preparation for the filling. […]