How to clean your Invisalign aligners 

How to clean your Invisalign aligners 

Your Invisalign Aligner might be replaced every few weeks, but it still needs to be properly cleaned. Just rinsing your Invisalign is not enough to eliminate all the bacteria accumulated throughout the day. However, it does not need to be complicated or...

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5 tips for teaching kids to brush their teeth

5 tips for teaching kids to brush their teeth

Establishing regular hygiene habits from a young age is key to prolonging oral health into adulthood and eventually old age. However, many parents will know the difficulty of getting the kids to brush or floss twice a day. You may feel it's okay for your child to skip...

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Everything you need to know about gum disease

Everything you need to know about gum disease

When many think of their oral health, the first thing that comes to mind is their teeth. However, your gums have just as much of a role to play and require regular checks and hygiene. If you’re not actively practising daily oral hygiene, you may start to develop gum...

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Toothbrush tips to improve your oral hygiene

Toothbrush tips to improve your oral hygiene

When looking after your oral health, you consider yourself the perfect patient. You do everything that you are supposed to do. You brush twice a day, floss regularly and stick to your dental checkups, but there is one vital gap in your routine that you are most likely...

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The link between diabetes and oral health

The link between diabetes and oral health

In November 2019, a report by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) revealed that South African adults with diabetes soared to 4.5-million people- more than double the figure estimated in 2017.  Diabetes affects the body’s ability to break down and process...

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Tooth-Friendly Holiday Treats

Tooth-Friendly Holiday Treats

The holiday season is filled with indulgent and scrumptious treats, but these foods can wreak havoc on your teeth. It’s almost impossible to keep children away from every Christmas cookie and holiday candy. However, there are some ways to minimize the risk of...

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How veneers can enhance your smile

How veneers can enhance your smile

Everyone wants a gorgeous, white, bright and straight smile. Unfortunately, not all of us have one. Years of smoking and drinking red wine and coffee can leave stains on your teeth. Perhaps your teeth are chipped or cracked, or there’s a gap in your smile. You may...

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Why do we practice slow dentistry?

Why do we practice slow dentistry?

At Smith and Van Lierop Dentistry, we take the utmost care to protect both our staff and patients. You can be rest assured that we will still strive to provide quality dental care whilst following the most stringent hygiene practices. As an extra measure to curb the...

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Dentures in Modern Dentistry

Dentures in Modern Dentistry

Modern dentistry has turned a once-dreaded restoration like dentures into a more comfortable and reliable solution for missing teeth. We create custom dentures to suit each patient. In this blog, we'll take a look at the different types of dentures. We also look at...

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