Cape Town Dentist's Blog

Help, my front teeth are wearing away!

Help, my front teeth are wearing away!

According to Einstein's second law of thermodynamics, everything wears away in life, even our teeth! Our top and lower teeth touch each other every time we bite, eat and swallow. Then there is the subconsciously clenching and grinding we often do during night time. An increase in the force...


How to take smile photos for a virtual consultation

How to take smile photos for a virtual consultation

           Your dentist has asked you to send them some photos that clearly show your teeth and smile. Taking photos of your teeth are really easy, but we have found that when taking close-up selfies the photos are often out of focus. Best is to ask a friend or family member to help you...


YES, WE ARE OPEN...

YES, WE ARE OPEN...

Posted in Latest News

WE ARE OPENWe are happy to announce that we at Blouberg Dental Practice are back and OPEN to assist you with regular dental appointments. We are ready to help you with Crowns, Fillings, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, etc.We understand that during the nationwide lockdown many patients had to...


LOCKDOWN PRACTICE PROTOCOL

LOCKDOWN PRACTICE PROTOCOL

Posted in Latest News

COVID-19 NATIONAL LOCKDOWNTemporary Practice ClosurePlease note, our practice will be closed for routine and non- essential dentistry from 27 March - 16 April, or a later date if advised otherwise. We respect the guidelines given to us by our Government, and will be part of the solution. We...


COVID-19 Protocol

COVID-19 Protocol

Posted in Latest News

As your trusted healthcare provider, your health and well-being is our TOP priority! YES, we are still open and are here to serve you and helping you with your dental care. However in the light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we need to be extremely vigilant and proactive as we value...


No more down time!

No more down time!

Posted in Latest News

The streets are buzzing with people and everywhere shops and businesses are closing for an emergency 2,5 hour tea break. Employees and business owners are fideling on their phones to find out that no power means no signal and coffee shops are making slow paced coffee on little gas stoves for...


Have a confident, eye catching smile this valentines day

Have a confident, eye catching smile this valentines day

Posted in Latest News / Weekend news

This month is SUPER SPECIAL and a big reminder to be extra romantic when you say 'I love you' with a big heart and smile. We all know that valentines day should really be every day, but it is just extra super special when you get that special invite, gift  or flowers in February.Why not...


Reverse tooth wear: a Mini Makeover

Reverse tooth wear: a Mini Makeover

Ready for a smile makeover? Getting a new smile might not just be for looking better. We are seeing an alarming amount of young people with excessive tooth wear in our offices that is really disturbing! Excessive tooth wear is a destructive process and leads to loss of tooth structure that...


Is your diet destroying your teeth?

Is your diet destroying your teeth?

Have you heard about the story of how a tooth will dissolve when placed in a glass of COLA? If you have ever wondered how this is even possible or true, take it from us... stay away from soft drinks! It all depends on the pH surrounding the tooth. One of the most important factors in...


The SMILE TRIANGLE: The 5 STEP plan to your best smile

The SMILE TRIANGLE: The 5 STEP plan to your best smile

Our mission is to  educate and help people to become cavity-free and to have a best looking and  functional smile for life. This is really a mouthful, but isn't this what we all want? Nobody ever taught you that having and keeping a great smile requires effort, self-control and hard...


BLACK FRIDAY ZOOM SPECIAL

BLACK FRIDAY ZOOM SPECIAL

Posted in Latest News

BLACK FRIDAY is here!  This special can be viewed below and is only available until Tuesday 27th November! Hurry up to get in.Please phone the office on 021 557 3427 to confirm and request if we still have spots available. All our specialsare running for a limited time and is subject...


Our 4-in-1 Super Spring teeth whitening special!

Our 4-in-1 Super Spring teeth whitening special!

Posted in Latest News / Teeth whitening

It is time to dust off all the build up winter stains to reveal a radiant & gorgeous smile! A white smile will work magic for your  confidence and can shave years off to reveal the new younger you. Teeth whitening is the first step in any esthetic or cosmetic dental procedure as this will...


I brush my teeth with Dental Sugar

I brush my teeth with Dental Sugar

Posted in Latest News

What! Can you really brush your teeth with sugar? Dental sugar or xylitol is the new buzz word in tooth decay prevention and if you haven't tried it yet, you might be missing out on a big tool in our fight against tooth decay. Tooth decay and xylitolTooth decay happens when tooth enamel starts...


Metal Free Dentistry

Metal Free Dentistry

It was a great photo. You were caught in the middle of a "full-on" laugh. Then you noticed the old, silver, amalgam fillings and realized that your entire dental history is on display! No need to be self-conscious any longer. There is a simple and attractive solution to the problem. The...


Official website launch!

Official website launch!

Posted in Latest News / Newsletters

  April newsletter Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter and enjoyed some quality family time with lots of fun and laughter!  Easter is always special and this year...


The magic of longer teeth

The magic of longer teeth

One of the first things that are noticeable on an aging smile is usually the shorter front teeth. As we age, our front teeth usually wear down due to normal biting, grinding and wear from the opposing jaw. During a normal day our teeth usually touch 2000 times against the opposing teeth and...


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, teeth whitening, bonding, crowns… where do you start? A beautiful smile consists of many ingredients including colour, gums, shape  and obviously your  teeth. 'Doctor I just want a straight, white and good looking...


ZOOM your Valentine!

ZOOM your Valentine!

Posted in Latest News / Teeth whitening

The search is over for that unique Valentine's gift! We have done all the thinking for you and are literally giving white smiles away this month. Say 'I love you' this valentines day with a SMILE  she'll never forget.With our teeth whitening special everyone can now have that white smile they...


Super Saturdays - we are open

Super Saturdays - we are open

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Saturdays Are More ConvenientFor many years we often had patients asking us to consider extending our working hours to Saturdays. We have finally listened and are now officially open on Saturdays from 09h00 - 12h30.Saturdays are for many people the only day of the week when they can take off...


My front filling looks false

My front filling looks false

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry / Composite Bonding

            Composite Bonding or resin fillings are great to repair chipps on front teeth or even to change to whole shade or shape of your existing teeth.The secret to an undetecting restoration is an excellant colour match and this requires experience and skill from the dentist.Single...


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....


I cannot open my mouth properly after my dental injection!

I cannot open my mouth properly after my dental injection!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / pain control

This is called DENTAL TRISMUS or Lock-jaw and although various reasons exists for the condition the most common dentalcauses are normally after lower dental injection or dental extraction. This leads to the limitation of jaw opening and pain after dental injection, especially in the lower jaw....


Bridge vs Implant

Bridge vs Implant

Before dental implants were available dental bridges were the only fixed option you had when losing a tooth. Other options like dentures were all removable options and are still available today, but usually serve as a more temporary solution. Please note that having a dental bridge does not...


Dental Implants:  The procedure (video)

Dental Implants: The procedure (video)

This video byconsult-PRO explains everything about how dental implants work! Must see if you are missing a tooth....


Toxic Sugar

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Is Sugar Toxic & Causing Metabolic Syndrome?

Is Sugar Toxic & Causing Metabolic Syndrome?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

What do obese people and normal weight people have in common these days? The answer in short: Normal weight and obese people are exposed to the same toxin (sugar) that cause metabolic disease. As per “The New Zealand Herald” Dr Robert Lustig says that 40% of the normal weight population have...


CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

I recently received the following question from an overseas patient:My husband is concerned about the new "one visit" crowns. He had one done and it broke and then had to be replaced with the old fashioned kind that takes longer. He is adamant that I shouldn't get the new ones because of...


HELP! My 2 year old refuses to have her teeth brushed…

HELP! My 2 year old refuses to have her teeth brushed…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids / Oral Hygiene

Brushing your toddler’s teeth can definitely be a challenging task that most parents would rather avoid. I’m suremost of usunderstand the importance of Oral Hygiene and a daily brushing routinebut what if your 2-year-old JUST REFUSES to have her teeth brushed and this...


*Summer Teeth Whitening Special*

*Summer Teeth Whitening Special*

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

. Please ask for a 15 minute booking with Dr. Burger for a Teeth Whitening Consultation. Contact us at (021) 557-3427 for more information...


When life throws you lemons….watch this

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