Cape Town Dentist's Blog

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...


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...


New Gel to replace dental Fillings?

New Gel to replace dental Fillings?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

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 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...


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 / 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

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

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 silver metal filling many of us still have in our mouths and that many dentists are still placing today. Then came gold and finally a new era of … WHITE FILLINGS! ‘White’ was always going to be the obvious colour for the ideal filling, but...


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

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...


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...


Dental Make-over Competition

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Last week was yet another week where I saw so many patients that needed to have some Cosmetic Dentistry done , but for some reason just don’t know of the many options that are available. So many patients still think that they cannot do anything about their skew front teeth, except having...


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...