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I cannot open my mouth properly after my dental injection!

I cannot open my mouth properly after my dental injection!

This is called DENTAL TRISMUS or Lock-jaw and although various reasons exists for the condition the most common dentalcauses are normally after lower dental injection or dental extraction. This leads to the limitation of jaw opening and pain after dental injection, especially in the lower jaw....


Top 20 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Top 20 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet / General

1) Take a vitamin D supplement every day. Check our Vitamin D guide for details about choosing the proper dosage. . 2) Get as much sunlight as you can for as late into the year as you can manage. Even getting sunlight on just your face helps produce more vitamin D in your body. . 3)...



A Spirit of a Denture – South African winner of a short film competition

A Spirit of a Denture – South African winner of a short film competition

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A Spirit of a Denture, the South African winner of a short film competition that would give young filmmakers the opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey, has premiered. . . Kevin Spacey was in Johannesburg recently to attend the premiere of A Spirit of a Denture, a short film written...


Gluten-free, it’s not just trendy!

Gluten-free, it’s not just trendy!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet / General

Walking through your local supermarket or health food stores these days, you are bound to see gluten-free products highlighted, with fancy labels on everything from crackers to skin care. Gluten-free seems to be all the rage, but is it just another passing trend? Vega is here to explain why...


The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat

The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat

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By Dr. Mercola . Honey bees are the angels of agriculture, but they’re disappearing at a startling rate in a mysterious phenomenon dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). . Since 2007, North American honey bees are literally disappearing without a trace. There are no massive dead bee...


Why do you yawn?  (It’s not what you think…)

Why do you yawn? (It’s not what you think…)

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By Dr. Mercola Yawning is usually associated with boredom or being tired, but new research suggests there’s far more to this behavior than meets the eye.The first clue that yawning serves a much greater purpose? We do it involuntarily, like breathing, and it starts even before we’re born (as...


Simple exercises to improve you eyesight naturally

Simple exercises to improve you eyesight naturally

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(NaturalNews) Aging vision (or presbyopia) affects many people over the age of 40. People who have developed presbyopia find they need to hold books, magazines and other reading material at arm’s length in order to focus properly. What are the causes of this condition and can vision be improved...


Did you know…April is National Cancer Control Month

Did you know…April is National Cancer Control Month

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Oral Hygiene

Hope you had a wonderful LOOOONGGG weekend! . Did you know….April is national cancer control month. We thought it would be a good idea to focus on Oral cancer prevention. . You might not be aware of the fact that incidences of oral cancer are on the rise. Few people think about oral cancer, but...


Blood Clots may be triggered by Dental Plaque Bacteria

Blood Clots may be triggered by Dental Plaque Bacteria

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Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference...


Insane Art – using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

Insane Art – using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

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Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of...


Shortage of dentists raises risk of cancer

Shortage of dentists raises risk of cancer

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South Africans are increasingly exposed to the risks of mouth and throat cancer because of a chronic shortage of dentists. . According to the South African Dental Association, there are possibly fewer than 3500 practising dentists in the country.“Your oral cavity is never examined unless you go...


Dentistry diminish profession in SA

Dentistry diminish profession in SA

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Dental practices in South Africa are going bankrupt and fewer people are entering the profession, the SA Dental Association (SADA) said on Friday. "In the context of the current economy and the pressure brought about by medical schemes which are not providing adequate cover for essential...


Dentists depart in dismay as share of medical aid pie shrinks

Dentists depart in dismay as share of medical aid pie shrinks

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The exodus of dentists to other countries and industries is on the rise as the profession suffers diminishing cash flows due to reduced medical scheme pay-outs, according to the SA Dental Association (Sada). Although there were 5 500 dentists registered with the Health Professions Council of SA,...


New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Cosmetic Dentistry / General

Japan. The forward-thinking land that first brought us lash extensions and 100-degree therapeutic baths is now responsible for a new beauty trend, but this one is sending shivers down the spines of traditional orthodontists. The country’s latest brain trust? Deliberately crooked teeth. (Perhaps...


A Pictorial History of Dentistry

A Pictorial History of Dentistry

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7000 BC – The Bow Drill Era Dentistry got its start in the Indus Valley of India and Pakistan. These industrious would-be dentists were master beadmakers who used bow drills to cure tooth problems. This is also the first appearance of dental assistants, whose duties consisted of restraining...


15 REASONS to Smile!

15 REASONS to Smile!

Everyone loves the quote "laughter is the best medicine," and as anurse, I have experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter with my patients. In fact, smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system. Keep reading for more fascinating facts about our smiles. . Forcing yourself...


7 Things your teeth say about your health

7 Things your teeth say about your health

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By Paula Spencer,Caring.com editor Some messages coming out of your mouth bypass the vocal chords. Turns out that your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues also have plenty to say — about your overall health. “Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body,” says Anthony Iacopino, dean of...


The Secret to 100% cavity prevention

The Secret to 100% cavity prevention

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We live in a world where Knowledge is Power! This statement is as old as we can remember and yet so very powerful. "The Power" in this case is CAVITY-FREE TEETH! Really? Absolutely! Lets have a closer look: About 90% of decay starts in the fissures (grooves on the tooth surface). These fissures...


The Radar of Dentistry – Why x-rays are so important

The Radar of Dentistry – Why x-rays are so important

How often do we find ourselves saying: "If I only knew then what I know now…" Well, when it comes to the state of your Oral Health you can know now and never have to look back with frustration. The hero in this case is the X-RAY or Radiograph – one of the most effective tools for safeguarding...