Oral diseases

Find information and advice on oral diseases and oral health here. Get the latest research and opinion on periodontal disease (gum disease), bleeding gums, wisdom teeth and dry mouth syndrome.

Teeth grinding

Bruxing refers to the gnashing and grinding of teeth during sleep. This is often stress-related.

Diagnosing bad breath

If you believe you suffer from halitosis, going to see your dentist is the first step towards solving the problem.

Symptoms of bad breath

Dryness in the mouth and a white coating on the surface of the tongue for example can be signs of halitosis.

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Dr Imraan Hoosen qualified from the Medical University of South Africa in 1997. Together with his partner, Dr Hoosen now runs a group of dental practices around Johannesburg (Lesedi Private Hospital, Highlands North Medical Centre , Brenthurst Clinic, Parklane Clinic, Simmonds Street Medical and Dental Centre, Soni Medical Centre- Newclare). Dr Hoosen can be contacted on 011 933 4096.

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