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Oral-health

Overview

Get the latest information and advice on oral health including mouth ulcer treatments, halitosis prevention, cavities causes and more dental related matters.

Wisdom teeth

The wisdom teeth are the last to grow into the mouth and often only emerge in a person's 20s. For various reasons, they may have to be removed.

Fillings

Fillings repair damaged caused by tooth decay. Here's what you need to know about having a tooth filled.

Crowns

A crown is a cap that is put over a damaged tooth. Brush up on the facts.

Bad breath (halitosis)

Halitosis (bad breath) may stem from the activity of bacteria in your mouth. Here's what you need to know.

Tooth erosion

Tooth erosion is the loss of dental hard tissue from the tooth surface. Learn more.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is used to repair teeth in which the pulp has become inflamed or infected. Learn more.

Dental X-rays

If you visit your dentist regularly, you'll have undergone X-ray screening in the past. Learn more about their important role in dentistry.

Broken teeth

Teeth are incredibly strong, but they can sometimes break or chip. Learn more about the techniques involved in repairing a broken tooth.

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Ask the Expert

Oral health expert

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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