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Walking Bleach

Walking Bleach

Posted in Teeth whitening

Why Is Only My Front Tooth Dark?When the nerve inside your tooth becomes non-vital(dead) the tooth often undergoes a colour change. This is very noticeable when the tooth is a front tooth. Normal teeth whitening applied from the outside(as in tray whitening) will not have a noticeable effect....


Another Reason To Smile

Another Reason To Smile

“Look Ma, no cavities!” That famous line from an old toothpaste commercial certainly did the general population good, encouraging regular brushing and preventing dental decay. In fact, brushing one’s teeth as a daily habit was actually a foreign concept until as late as after World War II,...


Teeth Whitening Quiz – what you should know!

Teeth Whitening Quiz – what you should know!

Want some clarity regarding teeth whitening and all the options out there today?Take the quiz and find out what you really know… . Hover over the picture at the bottom of the page to view answers . 1) Which of the following does NOT cause teeth discoloration a) Antibiotics taken as a child...


Take Years Off!!! This is how

Take Years Off!!! This is how

Crown your day and rejuvenate your smile! Make no mistake – crowns do rejuvenate smiles. Although the primary purpose of a dental crown is to protect and strengthen teeth, you’ll love your improved great look too! . Crowns are an attractive, time-tested option for teeth that have been...


The smoking issue

The smoking issue

Everyone knows about the dangers and risks of smoking and today it's a given fact that smoking causes cancer! Besides the obvious link to heart disease, stroke, emphysema and cancer, this habit also destroys healthy mouths and smiles by causing: . Bad Breath Tooth Discolouration Increased...


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...


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...


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...


The Sequence to a perfect Smile!

The Sequence to a perfect Smile!

You want that perfect new smile and you want it yesterday! Porcelain veneers, bonding, crowns… where do you start? A beautiful smile consist of many ingredients including colour, gums, shape and obviously your teeth. When braces is not a option, Cosmetic dentistry can help, but you have to...


Keep your smile beautiful

Keep your smile beautiful

Ask your dentist at every check up if any of your restorations are showing signs of wear. If they are, do something about it sooner rather than later. Your restorations are meant to support the surrounding tooth structure. If these fillings wear away and the tooth becomes unsupported the enamel...


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...


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...


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...


Do you want a better looking smile?

Do you want a better looking smile?

For many people having a truly beautiful smile is just another dream. For some reason they just believe that they should accept the fact that they do not have the teeth or smile they really want. Many people are unaware of the many options COSMETIC DENTISTRY is offering them. A SMILE...


Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / pain control / Teeth whitening

The active ingredient in teeth whitening is peroxide(carbamide or hydrogen-peroxide). Peroxide is broken down into water and oxygen. It is this oxygen that is responsible for the whitening effect as this oxydises the yellow stains and particles in the tooth’s structure. When this oxygen is taken...


Teeth Whitening on CARTE BLANCHE

Teeth Whitening on CARTE BLANCHE

‘Whiter teeth, teeth whitening and pearly whites! It’s the latest must-have fashion trend – pearly whites that are whiter than white. The craze has swept across America, and quickly emigrated here, where the fabulously famous are having it done. ‘ Many salons and spas also offer teeth...


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...


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...


Orange teeth:  Party trick

Orange teeth: Party trick

Did you know that teeth whitening is the nr. 1 service in the dental office that patients ask for? If you always wanted to have whiter teeth it is as easy as 1,2,3! Just make a 15 min appointment and come and see me for your ‘Ultimate white smile this summer!’ Subscribe to my FREE REPORT on...


Weddings and Teeth whitening

Weddings and Teeth whitening

When it is your BIG DAY everything must just be perfect! This is the one time in your life that you can and must look your best. Whitening your smile is one of the greatest secrets to a younger and more beautiful you and getting your teeth whitened for your wedding day is an almost must. If it...