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Lose weight while kissing!

Lose weight while kissing!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Fun Facts

For those who are calorie conscious, a 60 – second kiss burns 26 calories....


Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Advanced dental techniques now provide consumers with exciting, new options for enhancing their smiles. Revolutionary methods are now available for bleaching teeth to make smiles sparkle! Teeth bleaching or whitening lightens the color of teeth whether darkened from age, coffee, tea or...


How to BRUSH & FLOSS the correct way!

Most people today knowwhat the path to cavity free teeth and good oral Hygiene is. Yes, you guessed it right, it is stilldailyBrushing andFlossing! Question: Why do many people today then still get cavities? We are living ina world of high Technologyandlifeis improving at a faster rate than...


Tongue piercing – Gaps and bad breath!

Tongue piercing – Gaps and bad breath!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Tongue piercing can lead to nasty habits that can end up causing you thousands of rands to restore! Dentists are seeing an alarming amount of tongue and mouth piercings that lead to all sorts of dental problems. Despite the multiple risks associated with tongue piercings – including...


Tired of your patched front teeth?

Tired of your patched front teeth?

Many people today have discoloured and stained patches on their front teeth. Many times these yellow teeth are in fact old resin fillings that stained over time to create a real yellow and worn down smile. Our patient today broke his front tooth while eating and wish to have the...


Gap between front teeth (via mobile)

Gap between front teeth (via mobile)

Our patient today had a little gap between his front teeth and needed some white fillings. We used bonding and resin to close the gap in just 1 visit. Teeth whitening is also a great way to create a really white base colour before any cosmetic dentistry. See this link for our teeth...


Sports Drinks can harm your teeth

Sports Drinks can harm your teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

While sipping on sports drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this popular practice is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion and hypersensitivity. ( See pic 0040 in our photo gallery for a true life example.) In a recent study, it was found that...


No cuts and unharmed!

No cuts and unharmed!

Q: a Man working on a building gets bored while doing his job on the 25th floor so he decides to jump through the window. He does it and lands on the ground, no cuts and is unharmed! How does he do it? ( Hover over the image to view answer.)...


Make it shorter

Make it shorter

Q: What word gets shorter if you add 2 letters to it? (Hover over the image to view answer.)...


Oral Sex (PG-13)

Oral Sex (PG-13)

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

The dentist version of Oral Sex. Although a bit below the belt, we thought this was really funny as one of our patients sent us this joke. Please note this is labeled PG-13 (Pariental Guidance)...


I’ll rather have a baby!

I’ll rather have a baby!

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

A lady goes to the dentist. In the chair, the dentist notices a little brown spot on one of her teeth. “Aha, I’ll have to drill this one out!” says the dentist. “Oh no, I’d rather have a child!!!” cries the lady. “In that case, let me adjust the chair first,” replies the dentist....


Yellow teeth…

Yellow teeth…

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

Patient: Doctor, I have yellow teeth, what do I do? Dentist: Wear a brown tie…...


How to close the gap between your front teeth?

How to close the gap between your front teeth?

Mind the GAP! Although this sounds like a UK underground slogan, many people today want to do away with their gaps or diastemas between their front teeth. Gaps are usually best dealt with by getting braces, but in our fast pace world today most people want instant results and they want...


ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

Zoom teeth whitening is the fastest way to get to a new white smile! Millions of people world wide are having their teeth whitened and ZOOM! offers a fast and reliable way to a new smile. Our smiles are the first thing people notice about us when meeting us for the first time. A bad looking...


GUM DISEASE

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

My dentist saysI have gum disease. Should this concern me? Gum disease is a serious and real thread to society today and is the biggest cause for tooth loss in adults world wide. All my patients get a complete report on the health of their teeth and gumsat their 6 monthly visits. Gum disease...


Implant or Bridge?

Implant or Bridge?

Posted in Dental Implants / Dentist Cape Town

This is a very popular question, but more specific information about the situation is needed.   Let’s first make sure we all know what these 2 options are: 1. a dental bridge 2. a dental implant   To make things simple, let’s look at a case where only 1 tooth is missing with teeth...


CEREC VENEERS (via mobile)

CEREC VENEERS (via mobile)

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Live from the office

Click the photosto enlarge Cerec veneers were done on the front 4 teeth to change our patient’s smile! With CEREC it is now possible to do veneers or crowns in just 1 visit. To learn more about cerec, follow this link. With these veneers we achieved the following: 1. close the gaps 2....


COSTS of DENTAL VENEERS

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

I will give you an estimate, but would first like to explain some options. ‘Veneers' is a term that is widely use to describe a full coverage front surface of a tooth with some form of dental material. This material can be resin or ceramic. In ceramic there are also a number of types of...


New Gel to replace dental Fillings?

New Gel to replace dental Fillings?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings? Could this new gel be the biggest dental breakthrough since the introduction of fluoride? By Eric Bland(Discovery news) Mon Jun 28, 2010 06:00 AM A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. The technology doesn’t...


Coffee and Doughnuts

Coffee and Doughnuts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet

Adult Nutrition Coffee and Doughnuts: A Disastrous Combo for Teeth? You’re late for work, skip breakfast and during the commute, pick up a doughnut and cup of coffee and you’re on your way. This common quick-fix breakfast scenario can lengthen your time spent in the dental chair, reports...


The Video: Computerized Crowns/Fillings

AMAZING NEW TECHNOLOGY! Crowns and ceramic Fillings can now be done in just 1 visit. With the latest software updates this technology creates the most beautiful dentistry you have ever seen all in just 1 visit. * only 1 visit needed for crowns and ceramic fillings * No gaggy impressions *...


No more needles?

No more needles?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / pain control

A newly Developed Anaesthetic Could End Dentist Fears. A needleless anaesthetic mist has been developed and could put an end to millions of petrified patient's fears of the dentist chair. Clinical trials are expected to begin very soon on the anaesthesia that will numb the patient's mouth...


The Pain of being a Redhead

The Pain of being a Redhead

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General / pain control

The following article is from ‘The New York Times today By Tara Parker-Pope Nobody likes going to the dentist, but redheads may have good reason. A growing body of research shows that people with red hair need larger doses of anesthesia and often are resistant to local pain blockers...


Whoopi Goldberg on Gum Disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Uncategorized

My dentist saysI have gum disease. Should this concern me? Gum disease is a serious and real thread to society today and is the biggest cause for tooth loss in adults world wide. All my patients get a complete report on the health of their teeth and gumsat their 6 monthly visits. Gum disease...


Weddingsmiles.co.za

Weddingsmiles.co.za

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

As you all know I got married last year and wewent throughthe typical PLANNING and ORGANISING of a wedding. Wow, what an exciting and stressful time it can be as so many people are involve and of course the weddingparty wants to look their absolute best. One thing for sure is that all brides...


No Metal Please!

No Metal Please!

For many people today white fillings and whiter teeth are what they expect when going to the dentist. Many of us also still have 1 or 2 big metal fillings that was placed many years ago and for some even dates back to primary school dentistry. Why don’t dentists like doing these...


Finally, the ideal Dental Filling!

Finally, the ideal Dental Filling!

First it was Amalgam. Yes, that is right! The old metal filling many of us still have in our mouths and that many dentists are still using. Then came gold and finally a new era of … WHITE FILLINGS! ‘White’ wasalways going to be the obvious colour for the ideal filling. CERAMIC Of the 3...


Extreme Make-over’s Dr Bill Dorfman

Extreme Make-over’s Dr Bill Dorfman

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Wow! What an awesome weekend. I had the privilage of meeting Dr Bill Dorfman of Extreme Make-over this weekend. I attended a course on cosmetic dentistry which was held by Dr Dorfman. It is great to know that dentistry in South Africa compares well with our American colleagues. Dr Dorfman is...


Which crown should you choose?

Which crown should you choose?

Dental crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as “caps” that fit over the visible tooth structure.   Dental Crowns are amazing in that they have many uses and benefits to us. Dental Crowns can: *change the colour of a tooth *restore a broken down tooth *alter the shape of...


No injections, please.

No injections, please.

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General

Our teeth are covered with a white layer called enamel. Once through the enamel,a more yellow substance emerge, the dentine. Dentine is highly porious and consist of small tubules that are in direct contact with the nerve. If this yellow part is exposed, your tooth will feel sensitive in this...