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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

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

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????

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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 and Health

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

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...


Coconut oil may combat tooth decay

Coconut oil may combat tooth decay

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick....


Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Use toothpaste on yellow nails. This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you've used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it's a natural...


Early Human Ancestors Had More Variable Diet

Early Human Ancestors Had More Variable Diet

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2012) — New research sheds more light on the diet and home ranges of early hominins belonging to three different genera, notably Australopithecus, Paranthropus and Homo — that were discovered at sites such as Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai in the Cradle of...


Oral ill health raises dementia risk

Oral ill health raises dementia risk

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

Remember your mother propagating the habit of brushing your teeth twice a day. The habit surely promised healthy teeth and gums. But now researchers have found that indulging in the habit may also give you a healthy brain. . According to the findings of a new study, people who brush...


Did you know?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it. . The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the bread is And those colors are in alphabetical order: b, g, r, w, y. . You can divide and store ground meat in a zip loc bag. Just break off how much you need and keep...


Just for fun

Just for fun

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

1. Serval, caracal, lynx, and oncilla. These are all types of what? a) Butterflies b) Cats c) Computer Viruses d) Bacteria … . .. . 2) These numbers follow a pattern. 2, 7, 13, 20, 28. What comes next? a) 30 b) 37 c) 36 d) 42 . . .. . 3) “Nearby Priests” – If these letters are rearranged,...


The windmills of our smiles

The windmills of our smiles

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Money

The South African Dental Association (SADA) has expressed concern at the way in which reality television shows are distorting the perceptions that the public holds of dentists and dentistry and how, in a developing country such as South Africa, these shows are diverting the attention from the...


Five Foods That Can Help Improve Your Digestion

Five Foods That Can Help Improve Your Digestion

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

(NaturalNews) Digestive upset is one of the most prolific, chronic conditions people suffer from today — and in many cases, digestive disorders are a direct result of eating a poor diet composed of processed, genetically-modified (GM), and dead foods. And if you are one of the many millions...


Something sweet that’s actually good for your teeth…?

Something sweet that’s actually good for your teeth…?

WHAT???? Xylitol? Xylitol is a sweet-tasting naturally occurring sweetener which is low in calories and dentally friendly. Xylitol was first discovered by German chemist, Emil Fischer in 1891 and has been used as a sweetener in food since the 1960s. Xylitol is a substance similar in appearance...



Cavity Fighting Candy?

Cavity Fighting Candy?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cavities / Kids

Oral Biologists Use Chemistry To Formulate Cavity Fighting Mints . November 1, 2008 — Oral biologists formulated a mint that fights cavities with an ingredient called Cavistat. Cavistat contains two main components that protect the teeth. First, the amino acid arginine metabolizes certain...


Are We Getting Too Much Radiation From Dental X-Rays?

Are We Getting Too Much Radiation From Dental X-Rays?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

by Dr. Thomas P. Connelly . I remember when I was a little kid, and I went to the dentist for X-rays. It was a very uncomfortable procedure, with me laying back in a chair, a heavy weight placed on me (obviously to crush me), biting down on a metal torture device, while a cannon shot radiation...


Time for a quiz!

Time for a quiz!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Hover over the pictures to view answers. 1. An Orthodontist: a) Extracts the teeth b) Straightens mal-aligned teeth c) Performs root canal treatments . .. . 2. Prosthodontics is related to: a) Wisdom Tooth removal b) Coloration of teeth c) Alignment of teeth d) Making of artificial teeth . .....


A cold weekend coming up, but lots to do to keep you warm!

A cold weekend coming up, but lots to do to keep you warm!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

ENTERTAINMENT Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival Don your beret and celebrate France's Independence Day with good food and wine . A centuries-old French Huguenot celebration is taking over Franschhoek for Bastille Day, France's Independence Day. On Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 July 2012...


To remove or not to remove??

To remove or not to remove??

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of the mouth. They are calledwisdom teeth because usually they come in when a person is between age 17 and 21 or older—old enough to have gained some “wisdom.” Wisdom teeth that are healthy...


Poor Oral Health Damages Economy

Poor Oral Health Damages Economy

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

Over 2 million people in the UK say they have taken time of work due to poor oral health. . The UK’s economy is being damaged unnecessarily with an estimated two million workers taking sick time off work due to poor oral health over the past five years. . Most problems with teeth and gums...


Cravings?  You might be deficient in some important nutrients…

Cravings? You might be deficient in some important nutrients…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

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Tooth Movement Alternative to Bone Transplants

Tooth Movement Alternative to Bone Transplants

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2011) — Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace,...


Everyone should know these facts

Everyone should know these facts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that...


This will make your day!

This will make your day!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean. . This sign at an awesome bookshop. . The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet. 17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in...


Reverse Your Age in ONLY 1 VISIT!

Reverse Your Age in ONLY 1 VISIT!

You may have heard of some of the many recent advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and how new smiles can literally be created. What you might not be aware of is just how easy and quick some of these procedures are.Turning back the clock is now easier than ever with restoring your smile back to the...