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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 / General

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 / General

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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

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 / General

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 / General

(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: 2

Smile Project: 2

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / February 2012

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Smile Project: 1

Smile Project: 1

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / February 2012

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Thought of the day…

Thought of the day…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

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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

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ / Diet / Kids / Oral Hygiene

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 / General

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 / General / 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 / General

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 26 Few morning showers(30%) with a moderate south-easterly wind 17 Saturday 21 January...


Foods that look like body parts – they’re good for you

Foods that look like body parts – they’re good for you

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra “You are what you eat.” But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients forfor example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like...


Let your string sing!

Let your string sing!

The main purpose of flossing is not to remove unwanted food particles between you teeth, but to REMOVE dental plaque. 40% of all tooth surfaces are between your teeth that cannot be reached by brushing alone. . Leaving these areas unclean can result in: Tooth Decay Gum Disease (leads to...


Dentists depart in dismay as share of medical aid pie shrinks

Dentists depart in dismay as share of medical aid pie shrinks

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / General

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,...


Your Tongue is Trying to Talk to you

Your Tongue is Trying to Talk to you

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Diet / General

Go to a mirror and look for these potential signs of toxicity… . Crack Down the Middle of the Tongue A midline crack not reaching the tip of your tongue indicates that you have a weak stomach an digestive function is not what it should be. As a result, you could be lacking some essential...


Goodbye 2011!

Goodbye 2011!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

. The MyTeeth team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a wonderful Holiday!...


Whole Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds – The Importance of Preparation

Whole Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds – The Importance of Preparation

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

Whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds need to be correctly prepared otherwise we risk imbalanced health There are many benefits from including whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds in the diet. They are abundant in proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre and are a good source...


It’s a holiday!

It’s a holiday!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Enjoy your Friday off! ....


Why do my gums bleed?

Why do my gums bleed?

What are bleeding gums? This may seem like a very straightforward question, but bleeding gums can mean much more than the obvious. Bleeding gums can be a precursor to serious conditions like gingivitis and periodontal disease. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you could be on the...