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5 Mistakes that prevents workout results!

5 Mistakes that prevents workout results!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

Sports nutritionist Cynthia Sass, writing for Shape, lists five diet mistakes that could interfere with getting the most out of your training time: Drinking a Protein Shake Before a Workout: Protein is digested more slowly than carbohydrates, so too much pre-workout can give you stomach...


Test your Dental IQ – August

Test your Dental IQ – August

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Regular dental visits and a scrupu- lous home hygiene program can keep your breath fresh and your smile sweet! How's your DIQ – Dental Intelligence Quotient?Take our quiz and find out. Hover over pictures for answers 1) With CEREC Computerized Fillings and crowns there are : A) No gaggy...


Dentistry and Diabetes

Dentistry and Diabetes

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

Dentists Can Identify People With Undiagnosed Diabetes In a study, Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental...


Eat your oranges!

Eat your oranges!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

Vitamin C and Gum Disease A Study in 2000 showed people who consume less than the recommendeddietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is 1.5 timesmore at risk of developing severe Gingivitis. Gingivitis is the mildestform of Periodontal disease, and it causes the gums to becomered, swollen and...


Did you know?

Did you know?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Natal teeth Definition Natal teeth are teeth that are already present at the time of birth. They are different from neonatal teeth, which grow in during the first 30 days after birth. Alternative Names Fetal teeth Considerations Natal teeth are relatively uncommon, appearing in about one...


Grinding at night – we can help!

Grinding at night – we can help!

Do you know of any of your family members grinding their teeth at night? Most people who suffer from teeth grinding are unaware of it, but can be causing severe damage to their teeth and health. Teeth grinding gives the powerful joint muscles (Masseter or TMJ) a constant workout. This leads...


One Juicy SALAD!

One Juicy SALAD!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet / Recipes

I stumbled upon this amazing salad and thought everyone should try this! Enjoy! Black Bean, Sun-dried Tomatoand White Fish Salad 4 servings Salad: 700 g white fish (any type) skinned and deboned or salmon 1 tablespoon coconut oil Salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup...


Test Your Dental IQ – June 2011

Test Your Dental IQ – June 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 DIQ –Dental Intelligence Quotient? Take our quiz and find out… Hover over picture to view answers 1) Not all of our natural tooth enamel is the same colour A) Front teeth...


Golfer at the dentist

Golfer at the dentist

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts / The Funny Dentist

The man said to the dentist, “Doc, I’m in one heck of a hurry. I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf, so forget about the anesthetic, I don’t have time for the gums to get numb. I just Want you to pull the tooth, and be done with it! We have a 10:00 AM tee time...


I hate needles!

I hate needles!

The female dentist pulls out a numbing needle to give the man a shot. “No way! No needles I hate needles!” the patient said. The dentist starts to hook up the nitrous oxide and the man objects. “I can’t do the gas thing. The thought of having the gas mask on suffocates Me!” The...


MIA is 9 months old!

MIA is 9 months old!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

The long wait is finally over! MIA got her first baby tooth! The lower front insisor came in +- 1 week ago and it is a perfect beautifulbrand newtooth! I know you must be thinking I am going crazy, but being a dentist it is great news! She is a little late with getting teeth, buta fewmonths...


Pregnancy and your Teeth

Pregnancy and your Teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet / General / Oral Hygiene

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for both the mother and family, but very often big dental concerns arise. . BIG MYTHS ABOUT YOUR TEETH: Teeth become very weak during pregnancy Babies need lots of calcium to grow and calcium is thenremoved fromthe mother's teeth Pregnancy causes bad teeth...


15 REASONS to Smile!

15 REASONS to Smile!

Everyone loves the quote "laughter is the best medicine," and as anurse, I have experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter with my patients. In fact, smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system. Keep reading for more fascinating facts about our smiles. . Forcing yourself...


MOVIE: The Tooth Fairy

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts / The Funny Dentist / Videos

Who played the lead role in THE TOOTH FAIRY? Watch trailer below for answer....


Test Your Dental IQ – May 2011

Test Your Dental IQ – May 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 DIQ – Dental Intelligence Quotient? Take our quiz and find out… Hover over pictures for answers 1) Bad breath can be caused by build-up of plaque bacteria A) Between teeth B)...


Doctor-approved treatments for bad breath

Doctor-approved treatments for bad breath

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath

Water How it works: Bad breath can occur when the bacteria on your tongue break down the proteins in mucus and food—especially sugar and dairy products—which can cause the bacteria to release sulfur compounds. Result: stinky breath. However, bacteria’s sworn enemy is oxygen, which is found...


The dental facelift

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Jagged-edges, chipped teeth and an uneven smile-line can all make you look old before your time. Stress is part of our lives, but can cause devastating wear on teeth enamel. Early signs of wear: front teeth look too short front teeth keep chipping loss of enamel behind upper incisors...


Gum Disease in Children

Gum Disease in Children

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids

Many people think ofperiodontal diseaseas an adult problem. However, studies indicate that nearly all children and adolescents have gingivitis which is the first stage of periodontal disease. There are several types of periodontal disease that children can get. Chronic gingivitisis common...


Is your tongue plaque free?

Is your tongue plaque free?

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

Our tongue, the gateway to the all important digestive system is also home to a number of bacteria that cause several health hazards. The rough papillary surface of the tongue provides an ideal environment for the collection of cells, food debris and bacterial growth. A tongue cleaner is an...


Test Your Dental IQ – April 2011

Test Your Dental IQ – April 2011

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Brainexercise / Dental IQ

Regular dental visits and a scrupulous home hygiene program can keep your breath fresh and your smile sweet! How's your DIQ – Dental Intelligence Quotient? Take our quiz and find out… Hover over pictures to view answers. 1) With Cosmetic Dentistry many techniques exists and getting a...


Dental Fact

Dental Fact

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts / The Funny Dentist

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold....


Ways to prevent Oral disease

Ways to prevent Oral disease

Teeth, especially molars and pre-molars, contain fissures on the ‘chewing' surfaces. Plaque can easily accumulate in fissures which the bristles of the toothbrush cannot reach, thus making teeth prone to caries. 1. Fissure Sealants Fissure sealants are tooth-colored resins to seal off deep...


Brain Exercise

Brain Exercise

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Brainexercise

There are 11 body parts that have only 3 letters. What are they? Hover over picture to view answer...


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 Dental Intelligence Quotient Take our quiz and find out… . 1) With the latest CEREC Technology your Dentist can now manufacture Dental Crowns and white fillings in: A) 1 visit...


What makes composite Bonding so great?

What makes composite Bonding so great?

Composite bonding is a great way to restore front teeth that need the following: * chipped or worn down teeth * Closing gaps between teeth * teeth that are discoloured and need a whiter look * Teeth that are misaligned, skew, too long, too short or uneven * to restore an aged look due to...


7 Things your teeth say about your health

7 Things your teeth say about your health

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

By Paula Spencer,Caring.com editor Some messages coming out of your mouth bypass the vocal chords. Turns out that your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues also have plenty to say — about your overall health. “Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body,” says Anthony Iacopino, dean of...


I’ve heard that I can get bonding on my teeth instead of veneers?  What is bonding?

I’ve heard that I can get bonding on my teeth instead of veneers? What is bonding?

Bonding uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth,fill in gaps, fix cavities and reshape or recolour your smile. The same material used for bonding is used for making tooth colored fillings, which appear more natural. Your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colours and shapes...


What kinds of sedation dentistry do you offer?

What kinds of sedation dentistry do you offer?

2 Options are available for a relax and sleepy dental visit: 1) Taking a pill 1 hour before the procedure This will help you to relax and just takes the edge off. Almost like a strong sleeping tablet. Someone mustaccompany you to provide transport to and from thesurgery. Cost: The price of...


The 7 Smile Questions

The 7 Smile Questions

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

If you weren't born with a beautiful smile or a smile you want to show offwith, your dental team fully understandyour concerns. Research hasshown that in realitygood-lookingpeople get preferential treatmentin life, love and work…and yes, life is unfair! However, not all the beautifulpeople...


Dental IQ – February 2011

Dental IQ – February 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 DIQ – Scroll over pictures to view answers Dental Intelligence Quotient? Take our quiz and find out… 1) With CEREC Computerized Fillings and crowns there are: a) No...