Maintaining your smile – The importance of Oral Hygiene

We’ve known for several years that there is a link between periodontal disease and other systemic diseases.

And recently, an increasing amount of evidence shows just how beneficial it is for us to have dental professionals provide us with a preventative program.

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Transform your smile with DSD & Invisalign

Being a certified Invisalign provider as well as a Digital Smile Design (DSD) clinic, Enamel Clinic combines the mastery of both of these technologies to bring you your perfect smile, and a comfortable, pleasant, predictable and assuring experience. It’s also an incredibly exciting time, and we’d like your journey to give you the wonderful experience you deserve.

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Dental Aesthetics and Facial Ageing

Anti-ageing dentistry treatments are a quick, highly effective way to enhance your smile. They provide an inexpensive, minimally invasive and long-lasting means to look and feel instantly younger.

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Enamel Salutes our Female Key Opinion Leaders

The Enamel team of clinicians is made up of a group of brilliantly minded, expertly skilled and dedicated medical professionals. At our clinic, we have created a culture that encourages continuous learning, and sharing of knowledge. With it being Women’s Month, we highlight the female clinicians on our team who share their expertise and experiences …

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TMJ and How We Treat It

Did you know that TMJ afflicts 95% of people to varying degrees? TMJ is quite a common condition. However, if left untreated, it can become very debilitating.  This blog will highlight what TMJ is, the different symptoms to look out for and how we help patients treat TMJ-related pain and other issues. Did You Know:Dr …

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Gum Disease

Critical Information for Oral Health GUM DISEASE 1. What is Gum Disease? Gum Disease is a group of diseases that affect the gum and the bone surrounding our teeth.  There are two types of gum disease. The first is GINGIVITIS, which only affects the gums. Gingivitis presents as swollen and bleeding gums when brushed or flossed. There …

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Remembering Morgan with Ridgeback Rehab

Pets are comforting companions. They encourage us to remain healthy and act as great stress relievers. Animals are endearing creatures; and often their company is what prevents intense loneliness for some. They’re loving and protective playmates for kids, and trusted guards in any sign of danger or vulnerability. So, it’s not hard to understand why …

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The History and Progression of Modern Orthodontics

A History of Modern Orthodontics Written By : Dr Petra Van Der Merwe The first variation of modern braces was created by Christophe-Francois Delabarre in 1819. This system required wrapping wire around each individual tooth because bonding techniques weren’t strong enough to fasten wire to the front of teeth temporarily. Braces continued to change fundamentally …

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Dr Sheryl Smithies’ 5 Most Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Your Smile Matters When you smile, you express the best parts of yourself. You convey confidence and openness and invite others to share your happiness and wellbeing. According to a Verywell Mind article, your smile does many other good things for you like: Reducing your stress levels. Helping you add positivity into situations and environments. …

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Invisalign – Revolutionizing Modern Orthodontics

Transforming your smile is simpler than you think. The days of traditional braces are dwindling, and with it the inconvenience and discomfort of brackets and wires. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to guide your teeth into their ideal position. Is Invisalign for you? The short answer is most definitely yes! Invisalign® treats …

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Chronic Oral Infections And Your Health

Oral health is crucial for overall systemic health. An increasing number of studies confirm this, highlighting links between oral infections and systemic problems such as cardiovascular disease and a decline in overall wellbeing. A generalized high inflammatory state, such as artherosclerosis, is a major underlying factor in causing coronary heart disease. Chronic inflammatory dental infections …

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Facial Thread Lifts

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to have a facelift without getting surgery? If you have, you are probably familiar with the term ‘facial threads’ or ‘facial thread lift’. This blog will increase your understanding of this cosmetic procedure and give you five fascinating facts about facial threads compiled by Enamel Clinic’s Dr …

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Oral Health & Chronic Disease – Using Technology to Get to The Root of The Problem

There are few things worse than a toothache. Did you know that a number of patients come into the practice completely unaware that they have an oral abscess? An abscess is caused by the buildup of bacteria inside the pulp chamber, causing pain and swelling. Of course, this is just one of many oral conditions …

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Interdisciplinary Dental Treatments: How do they work?

Have you ever heard the saying ” Together Everyone Achieves More”? If you look closely at the saying, you’ll note it creates the acronym TEAM. Thanks to teamwork and collaboration, the human race has achieved many extraordinary things. We have advanced in art, science, sport and economics, exceeding the wildest dreams of our early ancestors. …

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Dr Sheryl Smithies’ Anti-Ageing Tips for Productive Women

According to a trends report by the American Psychological Association, since the breakout of the COVID 19 pandemic, burnout and stress are at all-time highs across professions, especially among already strained health care workers. In light of this information, now is a good time for professional women to take better care of themselves in the …

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A Collaboration of Excellence – A Treatment Case Study by Dr Sheryl Smithies & the Enamel Clinic Team

As a member of Enamel Clinic’s multidisciplinary family, Dr Smithies enjoys collaborating with the rest of the team when treating patients. This teamwork results in excellent results as her expertise is complemented by the unique skill sets and experience of Enamel Clinic’s different dental experts. The following case is an excellent example of the benefits …

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Saving Teeth and the Planet: How We keep Enamel Clinic Eco-friendly

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, writer and educator. When you walk into our clinic’s reception area, you will immediately see our love for nature in our interior design. We looked to nature for inspiration. Incorporating her elements, we transformed our space …

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Guided Surgery : How do we ensure your dental implants are right where they need to be?

Have you ever wondered how dentists insert an implant exactly where it needs to be when replacing a missing or damaged tooth? Then this article is for you. This blog by Dr Howard Gluckman will educate you about guided surgery and how we use it to remove the guesswork from implant placement. What is Guided Surgery Guided …

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Look Your Best in 2022 with our Facial Aesthetics Treatments

Every new year is an opportunity to renew ourselves and reach out to bigger and bolder dreams. We get to experience new challenges, joys, places and meet new people as we act on the new year resolutions we set up to achieve. Imagine yourself experiencing all these exciting new things looking the best you can …

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