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Chipped Teeth in Infants

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As soon as a baby’s first teeth appear there exists the danger that they may become chipped due to an accident. This can be worrying for new parents but there are steps that can be taken to minimise the damage. If the missing piece of tooth can be found it should be stored safely as […]

New Research Shows Why Your Oral Health Matters

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According to new scientific discoveries, bacteria in our mouths can play a role in our overall health, causing or worsening certain medical conditions. Key takeaways: – Research suggests mouth bacteria can travel to other parts of the body. – Oral bacteria have been found in the cardiovascular system, contributing to heart conditions. – Some oral […]

Why Might a Cavity Form Below a Filling?

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A dentist will often apply a filling once a cavity has been removed. However, there are still times when another cavity can form. Why might this problem occur? Let us take a look at some (surprisingly) common situations. – A recent filling has become cracked or otherwise damaged. – The filling is quite old. – […]

Care Steps After You’ve Had a Tooth Taken Out

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When you have a tooth/teeth removed, it is important to follow the care instructions advised by your dentist. These will include: – Maintain gentle pressure on the gauze pad to encourage blood clot formation – Don’t drink through straws – Avoid rinsing and swilling – Avoid alcohol and cigarettes – Complete the course of antibiotics […]

Main Causes of Toothache

Toothache cannot always be avoided but a good dental routine is the best way to prevent it from happening. Brushing teeth properly twice daily, flossing and regular check-ups at the dentist are all necessary for maintaining teeth and gums in top shape but this may not always be enough. Principal reasons for toothache include: – […]

What is Crown Lengthening?

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Crown lengthening is a dental procedure which removes gum tissue to expose more of the tooth. It’s sometimes performed for cosmetic reasons or to repair damaged teeth. Key points: – A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in gum tissue. – Periodontists use lasers to reshape gum tissue where gums are very large. – Gum […]

What Are The Main Causes Of Black Teeth?

As it happens with other dental conditions, black teeth can have both internal and external causes. Here’s a list of the most common things that cause black or stained teeth. Key takeaways: – Stains to the enamel are caused by tobacco, coffee, and tartar build up. – Severe decay, infection, and a dead nerve can […]

Dentist in Hilton

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The best quality, the highest standard of care, delivered to you at a cost that won’t make you cringe. That is our nationwide ethos at Family Dental Care, and our dentist in Hilton is no exception. Now we can add to this ‘and an uncontained zeal for all things dental’ because if there is one […]

Family Dental Care Group and the best dentist in Table View

You can be assured of our adherence to dental excellence as part of the much-loved Family Dental Care Group and the best dentist in Table View. Our dentist at the helm is Dr Martin Claassen, who has fast garnered a favourable reputation with our Table Bay family of patients as being technically superb, warm and […]

Family Dental Care now in Table View, Sunningdale and Surrounds

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Due to unprecedented demand, KwaZulu-Natal’s leading dental practice is now proud to be servicing Table Bay and surrounds. Looking for a top-rated dentist in Blouberg or, an affordable dentist in Melkbos, walk-in dentist in Milnerton, a paediatric dentist in Sunningdale or a patient-centred dentist in Sunset beach? Then you’ve reached the right dental practice, because […]

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