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Another Reason To Smile

Another Reason To Smile

“Look Ma, no cavities!” That famous line from an old toothpaste commercial certainly did the general population good, encouraging regular brushing and preventing dental decay. In fact, brushing one’s teeth as a daily habit was actually a foreign concept until as late as after World War II,...



Women’s HORMONES Now Associated with Gum Disease

Women’s HORMONES Now Associated with Gum Disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

Women, keep those toothbrushes and dental floss handy. A comprehensive review of women’s health studies by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease. . Across...


THE BOKKE IS BACK!

THE BOKKE IS BACK!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Be sure not to miss the first game this season! . The Springboks will take on England on Saturday, June 9th at 17:00 in Durban. .. Springboks vs England – 1st Test preview . RYAN VREDE analyses the key match-ups and picks the winner in Saturday's match at Kings Park. . It has been 12 years...


Most People Don’t Brush Their Teeth Effectively To Prevent Tooth Decay

Most People Don’t Brush Their Teeth Effectively To Prevent Tooth Decay

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

A Swedish study found almost all Swedes brush their teeth, but only one in ten brushes teeth in a way that effectively prevents tooth decay. Now researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, are eager to teach Swedes how to brush their teeth more effectively. . Most...


Inspiring Quotes…

Inspiring Quotes…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

. . *Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Sothrow off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain . . *Make each day your masterpiece. –...


Hair on your tongue?

Hair on your tongue?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

The name — black hairy tongue — may sound scary, but the condition is actually harmless. Black hairy tongue is caused by bacteria or fungi in the mouth, which make the tongue appear black and hairy. It’s easily remedied by good old-fashioned oral hygiene. . What Causes Black Hairy Tongue? A...


The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

I'll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring. I always think I'm going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I've been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I'm too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then...


Yeah! Finally some weekend fun!

Yeah! Finally some weekend fun!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

It might be a rainy weekend, but always lotsto do around Cape Town… … . The Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show Cape Town's beloved food and wine exhibition brings in the big guns of the food world . One of the country's foremost gourmet events, the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show is set to wet...


10 Tips to keep your Smile young!

10 Tips to keep your Smile young!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

1.Watch for unnatural wear and avoid grinding your teeth. . 2. Take Oral Hygiene visits seriously to avoid gum and bone loss. . . . . 3. Replace faulty fillings before they cause problems. . 4. Correct a bad bite. . 5. If crowns or bridges are worn down, replace them. . 6. Never chew...


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

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

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 and Health

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...


Teeth Whitening Quiz – what you should know!

Teeth Whitening Quiz – what you should know!

Want some clarity regarding teeth whitening and all the options out there today?Take the quiz and find out what you really know… . Hover over the picture at the bottom of the page to view answers . 1) Which of the following does NOT cause teeth discoloration a) Antibiotics taken as a child...


Mother’s Day Weekend…what do you have planned?

Mother’s Day Weekend…what do you have planned?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

. 7 Yummy Mother’s Day Lunches in Cape Town Spoil mom for Mother's Day with a heavenly lunch at any one of these Cape Town restaurants Make it your mission to make mom feel like a million bucks on Mother's Day 2012. Every mom is different and appreciates a variety of different...


25 Clever Ideas to make life easier

25 Clever Ideas to make life easier

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn't I think of that?! We guarantee you'll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). . ....


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

ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2012)— 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, published in the journalMicrobiology suggests that this bacterial access key could be a drug target for people who...


Congratulations Cape Town!

Congratulations Cape Town!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Table Mountain officially one of the New Seven Wonders Of Nature . Even though we all celebrated like crazy when our iconic Table Mountain was named as a provisional entry onto the New Seven Wonders of Nature list, some were a wee bit uneasy it wasn’t quite official – until now, that is....


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

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet and Health

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...


Take Years Off!!! This is how

Take Years Off!!! This is how

Crown your day and rejuvenate your smile! Make no mistake – crowns do rejuvenate smiles. Although the primary purpose of a dental crown is to protect and strengthen teeth, you’ll love your improved great look too! . Crowns are an attractive, time-tested option for teeth that have been...


Myth or Fact?

Myth or Fact?

MYTH: Bleeding gums are normal. . FACT: Bleeding gums are NOT normal!!!! . It is a sign that something is wrong and that there is some form of gum disease present. Bleeding results from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), due primarily from inadequate removal of plaque from the teeth at the...


The smoking issue

The smoking issue

Everyone knows about the dangers and risks of smoking and today it's a given fact that smoking causes cancer! Besides the obvious link to heart disease, stroke, emphysema and cancer, this habit also destroys healthy mouths and smiles by causing: . Bad Breath Tooth Discolouration Increased...


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

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

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet and Health

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...


10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict

10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Where would you be the safest if World War 3 broke out tomorrow? Perhaps it's a grim subject, but safety and distance from world conflict can be a motivating factor in your choice to expatriate. At the very least, conflict around the world can weigh heavy on the soul, and it's nice to know...


Brushing Teeth: New ‘Massage Method’ Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay, Study Suggests

Brushing Teeth: New ‘Massage Method’ Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2012) — Do you really want to avoid cavities in your teeth?Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. “Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400%,” says Anna Nordström, dentist, PhD and researcher at the...


Could be the last warm weekend…!

Could be the last warm weekend…!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Enjoy a lovely weekend in Cape Town! Friday 13 April 29º Partly cloudy with a moderate south-easterly wind 18º Saturday 14 April 24º Partly cloudy, few showers(30%) with a moderate north-westerly wind 17º Sunday 15 April...


Simple exercises to improve you eyesight naturally

Simple exercises to improve you eyesight naturally

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

(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...


Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Happy Easter . Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends! , From The MyTeeth Team . . Make sure to visit our website to see all the amazing Specials we have for you this month!...


Blood Clots may be triggered by Dental Plaque Bacteria

Blood Clots may be triggered by Dental Plaque Bacteria

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

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...


A few jokes to get you through the rest of the day…

A few jokes to get you through the rest of the day…

Three old ladies are sitting in a diner, chatting about various things. One lady says, “You know, I’m getting really forgetful. This morning, I was standing at the top of the stairs, and I couldn’t remember whether I had just come up or was about to go down. ” The second lady says, “You...

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