A Brighter Dental Experience
General, Cosmetic, Restorative and Digital Dentistry
The Urban Dentist
The Urban Dentist, opened its doors to the public in June 2017. The name Urban Dentist stands for city dentist. It is a general dental practice specialising in cosmetic, restoration and digital dentistry.
With the latest dental techniques, one no longer has to endure multiple visits, pain, and discomfort when visiting a dentist. At The Urban Dentist all of these are no longer required to get the dental care you need to stay healthy, eliminate pain, and have a great Smile all in the shortest time possible.
The Urban Dentist uses digital dentistry which involves computer- aided design and manufacturing on site. Dental restorations can be done faster, easier and more precisely giving you a high quality precision result and enhancing your beautiful Smile.
The Urban Dentist Team are committed to solving your dental problems. Making the correct diagnosis is critical to ensuring the right care. This can only be achieved through a comprehensive dental examination. A misdiagnosis can lead to even more dental problems and inappropriate treatment.
What we do best!
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Root Canal Treatments
- Porcelain Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Bridges
- Full mouth Rehabs
- Resin Fillings
- Gold Fillings
- Safe removal of Amalgams
- Porcelain Veneers
- Resin Veneers
- Clip-on, Fabfit Veneers
- Scale and polish (Cleanings)
- DaVinci Professional Whitening
- DaVinci Home Kits
- Fast Braces (Fixed)
- Clear Retainers (KRSTL Aligners)
Keeping Teeth Healthy
Don’t rush when you brush!
Brushing your teeth, twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, is an important part of your dental care routine. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. Make sure you use a fluoride toothpaste. Proper brushing requires you to place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums, move the brush gently back and forth in short strokes. Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
Visit your dentist once in 6 months
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Your dentist can check for problems that you may not see or feel. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages. Examples include cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of disease. Problems can be treated at a manageable stage.
Don’t Forget to Floss!
Flossing is an integral part of your oral health regimen; however, many people don’t spend enough time flossing their teeth, or they don’t floss at all. By flossing just once a day, you can decrease your risk of gum disease and increase your chances of maintaining good oral health throughout your lifetime.
Questions my Patients have asked?
Over the years, I have been asked these questions over and over again.
What type of toothbrush should I use?
Buy toothbrushes with Soft or Medium bristles. Firm toothbrushes may damage your teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for approximately two minutes, twice-a-day, preferably in the morning (after coffee) and evening before you go to bed.
Powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Look for brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles. They clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristles look bent or splayed out (you may be brushing your teeth too hard) replace it immediately as bent bristles do not clean
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out (you may be brushing your teeth too hard). Bent bristles don’t clean as well.
What type of toothpaste should I use?
Most toothpastes on the market will help reduce bacteria growth and the acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes that have fluoride help strengthens and protects your teeth. Non-fluoride toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients may be available from your local store.
Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth if cold or hot food or drinks cause you uncomfort. Also it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your dentist.
Do teeth need fluoride?
Fluoride helps make teeth stronger and helps to prevent decay. Children should use fluoride toothpaste for brushing, however parents need to ensure their children do not to swallow the toothpaste. Adults benefit from using fluoride to protect their teeth.
Does a rinse or mouthwash help?
Mouthwashes for cavity protection, sensitivity, and fresh breath may help when you use them with regular brushing and flossing – but not instead of brushing your teeth.
Children, under the age of six, should be discouraged from using mouthwash so as to avoid the chance of them swallowing it.
What are early signs of dental trouble?
Visit The Urban Dentist if you have any of these issues or see your child having trouble chewing or complaining of soreness:
- Mouth sores
- Jaw pain
- Red gums
- Swollen face or gums
- Tooth sensitivity
- Broken teeth
- Dry mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Bad taste in your mouth
Getting checked out right away prevents more serious problems and infections.
Why do I need to see the dentist regularly?
Regular visits to The Urban Dentist will help spot problems early. Cleaning buildup from your teeth regularly and investigating sore or sensitive spots allows to dentist to remedy these potential cavities early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later. Often the dread of seeing the dentist turns to big relief when the visit is over and you have a care plan set up. Being positive as a parent can help your kids overcome any of their fears.
Do you need to brush your teeth before a consultation?
Preferably, you should brush and floss, your teeth before you see the dentist. It will make you feel more at ease knowing that your teeth are clean and your breath is fresh and that you don’t have that bit of your last meal stuck between your teeth.
Are digital X-rays safer than normal X-rays?
The Urban Dentist only uses digital X-rays that are much safer than normal X-rays reducing radiation exposure by 90%.
Expect to get radiographed during your first examination after not seeing a dentist for a while. This helps The Urban Dentist to check your teeth and bone health immediately allowing a more informed diagnosis, thus allowing a better treatment plan.
“Thanks to Dr de Jager, I have finally overcome my fear of dentists! Professional service and excellent patient care! Would definitely advise all my family and friends to pay The Urban Dentist a visit!“
Dr de Jager is absoluut ‘n fantastiese briljante super slim tandarts. Hy het my hele mond 6 jaar terug veneers gedoen. Ek het nog nie ‘n dag se probleme met my veneers gehad nie. Dit is en bly stunning!!!
Really amazed at how quickly I got used to them (my new veneers)
They are very comfortable! Quick and professional service! Now to update my profile pics!! Thank you!
Book An Appointment
Call: +27 12 991 1391
Olympus Village Mall, Cnr of Olympus Drive and Achilles Road,Faerie Glen, Pretoria, 0081
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8am-6pm
Saturdays (Alt.) 8am-1pm
The Urban Dentist and staff are available to assist and provide advice on what can be done to improve your Smile.