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Migraines – your dentist can help

Migraines – your dentist can help

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General / pain control / Teeth Grinding

You can feel it coming on. A slight dull pain that increases and finally ends up in a full throbbing and thumping head ache… . Did you know? 25% of women and 8% of men get migraines sometime in their lifetime. About half of these people get their first migraine before the age of 20, and 98%...


A Pictorial History of Dentistry

A Pictorial History of Dentistry

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / General

7000 BC The Bow Drill Era Dentistry got its start in the Indus Valley of India and Pakistan. These industrious would-be dentists were master beadmakers who used bow drills to cure tooth problems. This is also the first appearance of dental assistants, whose duties consisted of restraining...


It’s now or never!

It’s now or never!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Rugby Worldcup 2011 Quaterfinals: South Africa vs Australia – Sunday, October 9 at 6:00 am Big guns back for Wallabies Wellington – Australia coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest possible team to play reigning champions South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday....


Test your Dental IQ

Test your Dental IQ

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 pictures to view answers 1) The Nr.1 requested dental service by patients is: a) dental fillings...


Get back to the basics

Get back to the basics

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. – Oscar Wilde 60 Ways to make life Simple again! Don't try to read other people's minds. Don't make other people try to read yours. Communicate. Be polite, but don't try to be friends with...


One way to get Gum Disease!

One way to get Gum Disease!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Gum Disease / Oral Hygiene

Only your gums know for sure. If you guessed the answer to be Don't Floss I congratulate you for thinking about flossing, but unfortunately that is INCORRECT. There are many who do not floss and yet do not have periodontal disease. . The correct answer is avoid seeing a dentist in your...


Ready to Laugh?

Ready to Laugh?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

Best Blonde Joke A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game? The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch some sleep. The lawyer persists and...


Coconut Oil – best for cooking!

Coconut Oil – best for cooking!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

9 Things you can do with Coconut oil 1. For cooking at high heat. Coconut oil has earned itself abone fidehealth halo, which you can read about here. Because some oils are not safe at high temperatures, I've swapped in coconut for a lot of my roasting, and some frying. I have tried and liked it...


10 Wow’s of a new white smile

10 Wow’s of a new white smile

Few things can be so dramatic as changing a smile from yellow to white. Nothing beats the confidence that comes with a new whiter smile! Most of us know the good feeling when someone compliments us on a new hairstyle, new clothes or a good-looking body. All the hard work is usually worth it...


Animal Dental Facts

Animal Dental Facts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts

*Dogs have 42 teeth * Cats have 30 teeth * Pigs have 44 teeth * The armadillo has 104 teeth!! * The snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth! * The Elephant grinds down its molars and grows new ones. This happens six times in its lifetime! *...


Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts

People were created to be loved, things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved and people are being used! – Unknown...


Yeah it’s the weekend!

Yeah it’s the weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

What is happening this weekend? The BOKKE of course! The Springboks take on Fiji on Saturday at 8:00 am! Springboks are still wary of Fiji threat WELLINGTON, 16 Sept. – Fiji will have the chance to rewrite the ending of their last encounter with South Africa at a Rugby World Cup when the two...


Don’t Be Tricked by Advertising

Don’t Be Tricked by Advertising

If you really want to give your baby a head start in life by improving their social standing and guaranteeing their happiness, start feeding them Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other sugary carbonated beverages at the earliest age possible. Even babies as young as a few months old will enjoy the...


A Few Funnies!

A Few Funnies!

Quote of the day: Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact – William James...


TOOTH REGENERATION GEL COULD REPLACE PAINFUL FILLINGS

TOOTH REGENERATION GEL COULD REPLACE PAINFUL FILLINGS

THE GIST A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. The technology doesn’t prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body Dentists could soon hang...


It’s here!

It’s here!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

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Titanium Toothbrush?

Titanium Toothbrush?

TiFinity Titanium Toothbrush by Dane Robinson It may be impossible to reinvent the wheel, but the same thing is apparently not true for the toothbrush. Doctor Dane Robinson from Arizona is the brain behind a radically new toothbrush called "Tifinity." The bristles are made out of titanium and...


Test your Dental IQ – September 2011

Test your Dental IQ – September 2011

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 pictures to view answers 1) Which of the following Cosmetic Dental secrets can instantly provide...


The first weekend of Spring 2011

The first weekend of Spring 2011

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Well it might be a bit of a stormy, cold first weekend of Spring! Cape Town Weather: Friday 02 September 13 Cloudy with morning showers(30%) with a strong south-westerly wind 10 Saturday 03 September...


The magic of longer teeth

The magic of longer teeth

One of the first things that are noticeable on an aging smile is usually shorter front teeth. As we age, our front teeth usually wear down due to normal biting, grinding and wear from the opposing teeth. This results in making the upper front teeth appear flat and in a straight line in contrast...


Funny one-liners

Funny one-liners

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Jokes / Fun Facts

*Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t. . *If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments. . *A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it. . *Did you know that...


What’s happening around Cape Town this weekend!

What’s happening around Cape Town this weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Uncategorized / Weekend news

Finally, it’s Friday, here’s a few exciting things happening around Cape Town this weekend. Enjoy and have fun, from the MyTeeth Team Music For one night only, Johnny Clegg will perform with Juluka to celebrate his 30th anniversary at the Grand Arena at the GrandWest casino on 27 August....


13 Old School Dental Instruments

13 Old School Dental Instruments

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts

13 Creepy Old School Dental Instruments If you think the dentist’s office is scary now, imagine how it was centuries ago when these dental tools were used… Bow Drill (7000 BC) The earliest known dental drills originated around 9,000 years ago in the Indus Valley area of present-day India...


RISK FACTORS – Gum disease

RISK FACTORS – Gum disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

Gum Disease is the nr. 1 reason for tooth loss in adults In short gum disease means "inflammation of the gums and underlying bone". Common sense tells us that build-up of stains, plaque residue and bacteria on our teeth makesthem look "dirty" and "stained".The same build-up also takes place...


Healthy Chicken Soup with Yellow Lentils

Healthy Chicken Soup with Yellow Lentils

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Recipes

I heard a storm is coming this weekend! Thought you could warm up with a nice healthy chicken and lentil soup! ENJOY! 1 whole chicken, cut up (marinate overnight in lemon juice if you have time) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can crushed tomatoes 3 tablespoons apple...


How our Brain Raeds

How our Brain Raeds

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Brainexercise / Fun Facts

Question It’s Prttey fnuny how we can raed tihs einrte snetnece wtih all tehse ltters all out of palce, and we can cnotniue to keep raednig and sitll mekas snece of waht we are raeding. No mttar how mnay tmies you raed tihs oevr and oevr you can sitll mkae snece of it. How is taht pssoible?...


Foods that help protect your teeth and gums

Foods that help protect your teeth and gums

A beautiful smile and healthy mouth actually can come from in addition to regular brushing and flossing a daily diet that does not lack the essential vitamins and minerals that make vital contributions to a persona's oral health. Many people overlook the importance of good nutrition in...


What’s happening this weekend?

What’s happening this weekend?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Uncategorized / Weekend news

A few exciting things happening around the West Coast! LOLLOS kom Melkbos toe! Ons gaan Lollos kyk en Mia is vreeeeeeeslik opgewonde! Lollos reis die land vol met optredes by feeste, skole en teaters en ander lekker geleenthede. Lollos is die 13de Augustus in Melkbosstrand by die country club...


So many reasons to avoid SUGAR!

So many reasons to avoid SUGAR!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Diet / Oral Hygiene

Not only is sugar really bad for your teeth and one of the main reasons for cavities, it’s also the cause of many other health problems! READ MORE… 76 Additional Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health In addition to throwing offyour body’s homeostasis and wreaking havoc onyour metabolic processes,...


10 Facts about Oral Health care you never know

10 Facts about Oral Health care you never know

New born babies have no caries forming bacteria. In fact, it is the babies mother who transmits the plaque forming bacteria by blowing on food before feeding and kissing the babies mouth Saccharine Sodium which is generally used as a sweetening agent in toothpaste is 500 times sweeter than...