Diet and Health

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...


5 Mistakes that prevents workout results!

5 Mistakes that prevents workout results!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

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...


One Juicy SALAD!

One Juicy SALAD!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

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...


Pregnancy and your Teeth

Pregnancy and your Teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health / 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...


Is your tongue plaque free?

Is your tongue plaque free?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Diet and Health / 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...


Less cavities? Use this instead of sugar

Less cavities? Use this instead of sugar

Some 120 years ago German chemist, Emil Fisher and French chemist, M.G. Bertrand discovered the natural occurring sugar substitute xylitol. In the early 1940's Finland began to use xylitol in place of sucrose. In the early 1970's the University of Turku in Finland began to research xylitol and...


Eat this after meals to decrease chances for cavities

Eat this after meals to decrease chances for cavities

The sequence that foods are eaten can determine the risk for cavities. If you eat sugary foods after meals, you decrease the chance for cavities, as opposed to eating sugary foods alone. How does this work?Plaque bacteria feed on sugary sweets and produce acid that eats away at our teeth and...


Sports Drinks can harm your teeth

Sports Drinks can harm your teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

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...


Coffee and Doughnuts

Coffee and Doughnuts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

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...