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Sarie Liebenberg, dental hygienist & lecturer

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Sarie traded a glamorous career as a lecturer at a finishing school for a new adventure as a dental hygienist and lecturer when she went to university to retrain at the age of 31. Sarie found her passion in helping people, saying ‘it’s much more than working on someone’s mouth, it’s restoring confidence, creating opportunities and being part of making it all happen, not only for the patient, but also for myself.’ A mom of one herself, Sarie has a special interest in working with children.
When should you take your child to the dentist for the first time: toy teeth dentures

When should you take your child to the dentist for the first time?

At what age should a child visit the dentist or oral hygienist for the first time? And how do you prepare a child -...
your teeth and gums during pregnancy: visit to the dentist

Everything you need to know about your teeth and gums during pregnancy

Periodontal disease (gum disease) of a pregnant mother is one of the risk factors for preterm delivery and/or low birth weight of a newborn...
how to take care of your child's teeth: tooth with cavities

10 ways to take care of your child’s milk teeth & why it’s so...

Parents often ask me: “Why should I take care of my toddler’s milk teeth? They're just going to fall out anyway.” Why it's important to...
how to get your toddler to brush their teeth: tooth and sun shape made out of toothpaste

7 ways to make brushing your toddler’s teeth easier

Even though getting your toddler to brush their teeth can be tricky, with a little determination and innovation from your side, your child will...
toddler teeth

Why children grind their teeth & what you can do about it

It's very common for children to grind their teeth while they are sleeping - it's called sleep related Bruxism. Between 14% - 17% of...
girl eating an apple

The impact your child’s food and drink choices (yes, even the healthy ones!) have...

By now we all know that sugar isn't good for the health of your child’s teeth. We also know that nobody lives in a...
baby boy brushing his teeth

This is why you should NEVER let your child fall asleep with a bottle

Did you know that dental decay is the most widespread disease among children? It's 5 times more common than asthma, 4 times more common...