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Botox and Filler

Botox and Filler prices have increased all over the country, but our prices will remain the same up to 31 October 2010.

 


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Tooth Bleach

Tooth bleach, oral bleaching trays plus a whole starter kit which lasts longer than 8 months will cost you only R1200.00!

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Co-payments

NO co-payments on specialized dentistry (or any other dentistry).

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a feeling of twinges, pain or discomfort in our teeth mostly felt under certain conditions;

  • Drinking or eating hot food
  • Drinking or eating cold food
  • Eating sweets
  • Touching the teeth with other teeth or the tongue
  • Inhaling cold air

There are two types of tooth sensitivity;

Dentine sensitivity. Normally a tooth is covered by enamel above the gumline. Below this layer of enamel we find a layer of dentin, made up of tiny openings called tubules. Inside each tubule lies a nerve branch that comes from the tooth’s pulp in the centre of the tooth. When the dentin is exposed due to damage of the layer of enamel, cold or hot temperature or pressure can affect these nerve branches and cause sensitivity. Sensitivity can affect one or more teeth. Damage to the protective layer of enamel can be caused by;

  • Brushing your teeth too hard with a hard brush
  • Poor oral hygiene with a layer of tartar building up at the gum line, extracting minerals from your tooth
  • Longterm tooth wear and tooth grinding
  • Untreated cavities
  • An old filling with a crack or leak
  • Receding gums exposing the roots of the teeth due to periodontitis or excessive brushing
  • Gum surgery that exposes the root of the tooth.
  • Excessive tooth whitening.
  • Frequently eating acidic foods or drinking acidic beverages.

Pulpal sensitivity
. The pulp is a mass of blood vessels and nerves that fills the centre of each tooth. Pulpal sensitivity tends to affect only one single tooth and the causes include;
  • Tooth decay and infection
  • A recent filling or a recently placed crown.
  • Excessive pressure from grinding your teeth
  • A cracked or broken tooth

Consult your dentist for cure or at least improvement of tooth sensitivity.
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