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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...


You HAVE to attend at least one of these fun activities this weekend!

You HAVE to attend at least one of these fun activities this weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Entertainment galore! . KKNK . Produksies wat direk verbind word met die Absa KKNK het vanjaar by kykNET se Fiësta-toekennings uitgeblink en dié fees se status as die land se voorste platform vir uitnemende artistieke werk in Afrikaans opnuut beklemtoon. Die fees het 36 nominasies in 16...


ACID ATTACK! Is your diet destroying your teeth?

ACID ATTACK! Is your diet destroying your teeth?

We have all heard the story about how a tooth will dissolve when placed in a glass of COLA. If you have ever wondered about the answer…it is TRUE! Everyday our teeth are exposed to whatever we eat or drink. . ACID ATTACK is a major cause for tooth wear and dental decay. Plaque produces ACID...


Little Sunshine Mistakes that Can Give You Cancer Instead of Vitamin D

Little Sunshine Mistakes that Can Give You Cancer Instead of Vitamin D

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

By Dr. Mercola Unfortunately, due to decades of professional and media misinformation, the typical American believes they should avoid the midday sun and need to use sunscreen before, and several times during, sun exposure. Unfortunately, this is a prescription for minimizing vitamin D levels...


Gingi…what?

Gingi…what?

What is Gingivitis and what causes Gingivitis? . Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease....


Newly Identified Oral Bacterium Linked to Heart Disease and Meningitis

Newly Identified Oral Bacterium Linked to Heart Disease and Meningitis

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2012) — A novel bacterium, thought to be a common inhabitant of the oral cavity, has the potential to cause serious disease if it enters the bloodstream, according to a study in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Its identification...


Did you know…a snail has teeth on its …..

Did you know…a snail has teeth on its …..

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

. Fun Facts for Kids� . 1. Did you know�Each person's teeth are unique! They can be used to identity a person just like fingerprints. . 2. Did you know�Enamel is the hardest part of the human body!Your teeth are as hard as rocks! . 3. Did you know�Some types of Sharks grow...


Most Powerful Food Combinations

Most Powerful Food Combinations

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

By: Adam Baer Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ...


Not to be missed!

Not to be missed!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Especially if you are a proud South African rugby fan! Saturday March 10: Sharks vs Lions at 17:05 .. Cape Town – In some quarters it's billed as a rematch of the Currie Cup final of 2011, but the landscape will be quite different when the Sharks host the Lions in the third round of the...


What do you really know about your oral health…

What do you really know about your oral health…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Regular Dental Visits and a scrupulous home hygiene program can keep your breath fresh and your smile sweet. How's your D.I.Q? (Dental Intelligence Quotient). Take a Quiz and find out… Hover over the pictures to view answers . 1) Chewing sugar free gum can help against tooth decay due to:...


ABC of CPR – saving a life

ABC of CPR – saving a life

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Hazard –Scan area and make the area safe of potential hazards. . Help –Shout clearly for help and ask someone (name the person) to phone the ER services or ambulance. . Hello – Check if the casualty is conscious: Say “Hello” or inflict pain (press with knuckle on chest bone) to receive a...


Close that gap!

Close that gap!

Which solution is best to replace a missing tooth? Sometimes the inevitable happens and the best option is to have a tooth removed. Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay, trauma or gum disease, but the important thing is to close the gap as soon as possible to avoid further complications. Losing...


Insane Art – using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

Insane Art – using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

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...


It’s back, and it starts this Weekend!

It’s back, and it starts this Weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Super 15 Rugby! Cape Town – It's been nearly six years since the Hurricanes last won in Cape Town and if the Stormers have their way, the team from New Zealand's capital will keep on feeling the heat at Newlands on Saturday. . The Hurricanes last beat the Stormers at Newlands in 2006, but...


Fabulous Lips

Fabulous Lips

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Congratulations on your new teeth and glorious smile! Now that you have the dazzling smile that you always wanted it is time to show it off! Beautiful lips is the frame that surrounds your new smile and keeping it in tip top condition, goes hand in hand with looking after your teeth. . We need...


This will blow your mind – Unbelievable!

This will blow your mind – Unbelievable!

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SO cool, check this out! . http://www.htwins.net/scale2/...


Have a lovely weekend!

Have a lovely weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Another beautiful weekend in the best place on earth! Entertainment Shirley Valentyn Sy`s terug! Nadat die produksie einde 2010 tot `n einde geloop het, het mense aanhou vra vir Shirley se storie. So nou keer Shirley Valentyn terug na waar als begin het: die Kaap.Die kerrie prut in die pot,...


Brace Yourself to Go Wireless

Brace Yourself to Go Wireless

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Braces / Cosmetic Dentistry

Get straight teeth with no braces! Orthodontics is the treatment of choice for correcting crooked teeth if the top priority is keeping your teeth natural and unaltered. Unfortunately many people reacts negatively to the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time....


The casings of most sausages and hot dogs are made out of dissolved, homogenized cowhides which are extruded into a solid tube

The casings of most sausages and hot dogs are made out of dissolved, homogenized cowhides which are extruded into a solid tube

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

(NaturalNews) Originally, sausages were made by stuffing an animal’s pureed internal organs into its intestines. As sausages shifted from a locally made food to a mass-produced industrial product, it became infeasible to make all sausages with traditional intestine casings. Some sausages are...


Smile Project: 1

Smile Project: 1

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Smile Project: 2

Smile Project: 2

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Thought of the day…

Thought of the day…

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Care for some dental bling

Care for some dental bling

London – Something really strange took place in 2011. Out there on Planet Showbiz, on the wilder shores by the Land of Fame, something very, very weird happened to celebrity teeth. Like Pinocchio's nose, Jack's beanstalk and the euro crisis, they kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger...


The weekend is here!

The weekend is here!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Entertainment for the weekend! . Up The Creek Music Festival . When: Thursday, 02 February 2012 to Sunday, 05 February 2012 Where: Swellendam . Up The Creek Music Festival One river, three stages, more than 30 live music and comedy acts and 2000 festival goers with a passion for some of...


Dental Health Experts At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Toddlers For Dental Visits

Dental Health Experts At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Toddlers For Dental Visits

While infants under 12 months old may only have a few teeth, experts say they should been seen by a dentist within the first year of life. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s revised guidelines on infant oral health recommend infants 6 to 12 months old should to be seen by a...


Shortage of dentists raises risk of cancer

Shortage of dentists raises risk of cancer

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

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...


Dried Licorice Root Fights The Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

Dried Licorice Root Fights The Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice – used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine – that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay andgum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss in children and adults. In a study in ACS’ Journal of...


Dentistry diminish profession in SA

Dentistry diminish profession in SA

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

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...


Take the Quiz

Take the Quiz

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Regular Dental Visits and a scrupulous home hygiene program can keep your breath fresh and your smile sweet. How's your D.I.Q? (Dental Intelligence Quotient). Take a Quiz and find out… . Hover over the picture to view the answer. . 1) The following people are good candidates for dental...


Weekend News!

Weekend News!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

What a week! But we survived the heat…and it’s going to continue to be a nice hot weekend! Cape Town Weather Friday 20 January 26º Few morning showers(30%) with a moderate south-easterly wind 17º Saturday 21 January...