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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

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 and Health

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

. 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 and Health

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...


Straight teeth with a small budget

Straight teeth with a small budget

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Composite Bonding

Many people today are unhappy with their smiles, but do not always have the funds for porcelain veneers or orthodontics. This does notnecessarily mean that they must make peace with their skew teeth and ‘tight-lip’ smile either. One must always remember that there are more than 1 option.....


One more week!

One more week!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

For most of us, next week is our last week of work for 2011….If you are lucky enough to be on holidays today at 5pm, ENJOY!!! . Cape Town Weather: Friday 09 December 23 Sunny with a moderate south-easterly wind 15 Saturday...


Test your Dental IQ

Test your Dental IQ

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ / The Funny Dentist

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 pictures to view the answers. .1) Bad breath can be caused by build-up of plaque bacteria...


Unique Sweetener Supports Oral Health

Unique Sweetener Supports Oral Health

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Diet and Health

By Carolyn Pierini, CLS CNC Early in the last century, pioneers in the area of health and longevity almost universally agreed that sugar was the bane of our existence, and that it needed to be totally eliminated from the diet. Despite early warnings, US sugar consumption has steadily increased....


First weekend of December 2011

First weekend of December 2011

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Don’t miss it! Broadway’s longest running musical. This Andrew Lloyd Webber smash hit has experienced sell out seasons around the world. Through clever staging techniques the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depth of the Paris Opera House...


Two worst foods for your weight

Two worst foods for your weight

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

For people trying to lose weight, here’s the good news: Nutrition researchers have scoped out the enemy. Turns out potato chips and soda are the top waistline assassins. . Everyone knows to cut back on junk food, but in a recent large study examining what foods were most associated with...


Smile Talk

Smile Talk

Healthy adult teeth naturally contain a mixture of yellow, red, and grey shades. Teeth Whitening can work wonders – no matter how your teeth look on the colour spectrum! . Teeth Whitening is one of the first things you should consider if you are longing for a white and new smile! Whiter teeth...


New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Cosmetic Dentistry

Japan. The forward-thinking land that first brought us lash extensions and 100-degree therapeutic baths is now responsible for a new beauty trend, but this one is sending shivers down the spines of traditional orthodontists. The country’s latest brain trust? Deliberately crooked teeth. (Perhaps...


Let Dental Veneers be your ticket to a new you!

Let Dental Veneers be your ticket to a new you!

A bright, healthy smile is your ticket to success in so many ways. It tells people you care about yourself. It makes you appear happy and confident, creating an excellent first impression. Last but not the least, it eliminates any self-consciousness you might feel about your teeth, allowing you...


Sleep apnea and dental devices

Sleep apnea and dental devices

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you're sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night....


Another Weekend has Arrived

Another Weekend has Arrived

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

and it looks like it’s gonna be pretty nice… Cape Town Weather: Friday 18 November 27 Sunny with a strong south-easterly wind 16 Saturday 19 November 30 Sunny with a moderate south-easterly wind 17...


10 best foods for your looks

10 best foods for your looks

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

You can slather yourself from your forehead to your pinkie toe in organic lotions, but if you think that alone will make you glow, we have some bad news. From its well documented health benefits to its undeniable impact on physical beauty, good nutrition is the pillar of every kind of...


Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic contouring is a simple and easy solution to repair small cracks and chips on teeth and require very little reduction to tooth enamel. The dentist simply polishes away unnecessary cracks or chips using a polishing drill or disk. Dentists that focus on cosmetic dentistry are best equipped...


Laughter is sometimes the BEST medicine!

Laughter is sometimes the BEST medicine!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

Laughter – a gift we can give ourselves and others. Published on January 16, 2011 by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. in Here, There, and Everywhere Humor really is our saving grace, and it helps keep us psychologically healthy… “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing...



Maybe Flings isn’t the best snack for your child?

Maybe Flings isn’t the best snack for your child?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG as it is most commonly known as, is found in almost all convenience foods, fast foods and processed foods. It is used as a flavour enhancer in cheap, processed foods to make their taste more appealing. While making bland foods taste more appealing, this...


Test your Dental IQ

Test your Dental IQ

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ / The Funny Dentist

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 pictures to view the answers. . 1) When requiring cosmetic dentistry, the first procedure to...


Are Vitamin Deficiencies causing our teeth to rot?

Are Vitamin Deficiencies causing our teeth to rot?

Cavities and gum diseases are not often regarded as serious diseases, yet they are epidemic throughout our society, from the youngest of children to the oldest of senior citizens. Research more than suggests that the same good nutrition that prevents cavities and gum diseases may also prevent...


Cheers and Fears as population hits 7 billion

Cheers and Fears as population hits 7 billion

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Manila – Asia welcomed the world’s first symbolic “seven billionth” baby on Monday, but celebrations were tempered by worries over the strain that humanity’s population explosion is putting on a fragile planet. The UN says that by its best estimates the seven billionth baby will be born...


Developing A Bald Patch? It Could Be A Hidden Tooth Infection

Developing A Bald Patch? It Could Be A Hidden Tooth Infection

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2007) There is a close relationship between infection outbreaks on teeth and the presence of alopecia areata or localized alopecia, a type of hair loss which has an unknown origin. Alopecia areata starts with bald patches on the scalp, and sometimes elsewhere on the...


Chilly weekend for Cape Town

Chilly weekend for Cape Town

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Cape Town Weather: Cape Town weather report updated daily. This 7 day weather forecast for Cape Town will help you plan your upcoming activity or outing while keeping the changing Cape Town weather conditions in mind. Friday 28 October...


Cool ‘Hand’ Art

Cool ‘Hand’ Art

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

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