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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....


Bridge vs Implant

Bridge vs Implant

Before dental implants were available dental bridges were the only fixed option you had when losing a tooth. Other options like dentures were all removable options and are still available today, but usually serve as a more temporary solution. Please note that having a dental bridge does not...


Dental Implants:  The procedure (video)

Dental Implants: The procedure (video)

This video byconsult-PRO explains everything about how dental implants work! Must see if you are missing a tooth....


Is Sugar Toxic & Causing Metabolic Syndrome?

Is Sugar Toxic & Causing Metabolic Syndrome?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Health / LCHF

What do obese people and normal weight people have in common these days? The answer in short: Normal weight and obese people are exposed to the same toxin (sugar) that cause metabolic disease. As per “The New Zealand Herald” Dr Robert Lustig says that 40% of the normal weight population have...


Toxic Sugar

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Health / LCHF

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CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

I recently received the following question from an overseas patient: My husband is concerned about the new "one visit" crowns. He had one done and it broke and then had to be replaced with the old fashioned kind that takes longer. He is adamant that I shouldn't get the new ones because of...


HELP! My 2 year old refuses to have her teeth brushed…

HELP! My 2 year old refuses to have her teeth brushed…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids / Oral Hygiene

Brushing your toddler’s teeth can definitely be a challenging task that most parents would rather avoid. I’m suremost of usunderstand the importance of Oral Hygiene and a daily brushing routinebut what if your 2-year-old JUST REFUSES to have her teeth brushed and this...


*Summer Teeth Whitening Special*

*Summer Teeth Whitening Special*

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Specials

. Please ask for a 15 minute booking with Dr. Burger for a Teeth Whitening Consultation. Contact us at (021) 557-3427 for more information...


When life throws you lemons….watch this

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

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Anxiety in the Dentist’s Chair…

Anxiety in the Dentist’s Chair…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Sedation Dentistry

If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you should know that there are ways to quell dental anxiety and make your dental care experience a lot more tolerable. . By Krisha McCoy, MS Medically reviewed by Christine Wilmsen Craig, MD . Not many people really like going to the dentist. But for...


Always good to learn something new!

Always good to learn something new!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Surprise your friends and family by learning all these interesting facts. . In 1938, Time Magazine chose Adolf Hitler for man of the year. Twelve people have walked on the moon. Other than the Earth, the moon is the only other known natural astrological object ever walked on. Scientists...


10 Tips to Cure Bad Breath

10 Tips to Cure Bad Breath

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Cavities / Oral Hygiene

Whether it’s a fleeting case of morning breath or a lingering bout with halitosis, everyone has bad breath sometimes. Unfortunately, for as easy as it is to get bad breath, getting rid of it can be a lot more complicated. For some, employing a toothbrush, floss and mouthwash more frequently...


50 Life Secrets and Tips

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

1. Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. . 2. Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions....


Looking forward to a sunny weekend in Cape Town

Looking forward to a sunny weekend in Cape Town

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

An end to another week, and summer is definitely here. What are you doing this weekend? SPORT Irish injury woes up ante for Boks by Gavin Rich 09 November 2012, 07:52 As the buildup week to Saturday's test against Ireland at Aviva Stadium has drawn on, so the more convinced the Springboks...


How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth?

How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental bonding can be an economical solution for stained, broken, or chipped teeth and other minor cosmetic dentistry issues. . By Jan Sheehan Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH . Have a chipped, broken, or stained tooth? Dental bonding can make it look like new again without causing...


Top 51 Places To Visit Until You Die!

Top 51 Places To Visit Until You Die!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Mount Roraima Venezuela Antelope Canyon, USA Mount Emei Scenic Area: Leshan Giant Buddha, China Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon Carrera Lake, Buenos Aires The Wave, Arizona The Great Wall of China Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) : Kuala Terengganu,...


A Guide To Flossing Your Teeth

A Guide To Flossing Your Teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

Cleaning the spaces between your teeth and along your gums with dental floss is as important to your oral health as cleaning your teeth with a toothbrush. Just like you brush your teeth every day, flossing should be part of your daily routine. . To better understand why flossing is so...


Delicious Recipes for Summer

Delicious Recipes for Summer

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet / Recipes

A mnage of delicious flavours, this recipe may not be a quickie, but the dressing is well worth the effort! Get your Greens, Summer Salad: Serves 4 . Salad ingredients: 4 cups of baby romaine 2 handfuls of pea shoots, chop off the ends 2 large leaves of Kale, chopped into bite sized pieces...


Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / General / Oral Hygiene

Good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing. Find out more about the inside of your mouth and the role its various structures play in speech and digestion. By Connie Brichford, Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH . Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral...


Quote for the day…

Quote for the day…

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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)...


Studies find Botox can reduce nighttime bruxism

Studies find Botox can reduce nighttime bruxism

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bruxism / Teeth Grinding

By Rabia Mughal, Contributing Editor . May 9, 2012 — Botox injections can provide relief to patients who suffer from nocturnal bruxism, or teeth grinding, according to two studies presented last month at the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) annual meeting. . Bruxism is probably the most...


Pacifiers may disrupt infantile emotional development

Pacifiers may disrupt infantile emotional development

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids

by Dental Tribune International . MADISON, Wis., USA: While health organizations have already called for limiting pacifier use owing to its association with dental abnormalities and ear infections, a new study has found that heavy pacifier use as a young child affects emotions in children...


Personality Quiz, very interesting…

Personality Quiz, very interesting…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Take the quiz, it’s fun! http://100things.personality.visualdna.com/quizzes/eb4fcce5-46a0-55d3-9ec1-0d72ef18c50a/api-accounts/3bf2373f-bff7-588e-81e5-feb49f9743ea...


What’s happening around Cape Town this weekend?

What’s happening around Cape Town this weekend?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Looks like a rainy weekend, again…but there are lots to do… . The Hermanus Whale Festival An annual, fun-filled educational fair promising live acts of more than just the deep sea variety . The 2012 Hermanus Whale Festival, a much-loved, highly-anticipated and family-friendly annual Overberg...


How bad is your breath?

How bad is your breath?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / General

Short of licking your wrist, huffing into cupped hands, or waiting for strangers to recoil in horror, gauging your own breath is no easy task. There are machines that can test it, but they cost thousands of dollars and are typically relegated to dentists' offices. Which is why, five years...


Can you read this????

Can you read this????

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

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Irreversible Damage To Teeth Caused By Sports And Energy Drinks

Irreversible Damage To Teeth Caused By Sports And Energy Drinks

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth...


Preventing bacteria from falling in with the wrong crowd could help stop gum disease

Preventing bacteria from falling in with the wrong crowd could help stop gum disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Cavities

Stripping some mouth bacteria of their access key to gangs of other pathogenic oral bacteria could help prevent gum disease and tooth loss. . The study by academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences and published in the journal Microbiology, suggests that...


Top Ten Myths About Introverts

Top Ten Myths About Introverts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Myth #1 Introverts don't like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don't talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won't shut up for days. . Myth #2 Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing...