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Anxiety in the Dentist’s Chair…

Anxiety in the Dentist’s Chair…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Sedation Dentistry

If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you should know that there are ways to quell dental anxiety and make your dental care experience a lot more tolerable. . By Krisha McCoy, MS Medically reviewed by Christine Wilmsen Craig, MD . Not many people really like going to the dentist. But for...


Always good to learn something new!

Always good to learn something new!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Surprise your friends and family by learning all these interesting facts. © . In 1938, Time Magazine chose Adolf Hitler for man of the year. Twelve people have walked on the moon. Other than the Earth, the moon is the only other known natural astrological object ever walked on. Scientists...


10 Tips to Cure Bad Breath

10 Tips to Cure Bad Breath

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Cavities / Oral Hygiene

Whether it’s a fleeting case of morning breath or a lingering bout with halitosis, everyone has bad breath sometimes. Unfortunately, for as easy as it is to get bad breath, getting rid of it can be a lot more complicated. For some, employing a toothbrush, floss and mouthwash more frequently...


50 Life Secrets and Tips

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

1. Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. . 2. Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions....


Looking forward to a sunny weekend in Cape Town

Looking forward to a sunny weekend in Cape Town

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

An end to another week, and summer is definitely here. What are you doing this weekend? SPORT Irish injury woes up ante for Boks by Gavin Rich 09 November 2012, 07:52 As the buildup week to Saturday's test against Ireland at Aviva Stadium has drawn on, so the more convinced the Springboks...


How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth?

How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental bonding can be an economical solution for stained, broken, or chipped teeth and other minor cosmetic dentistry issues. . By Jan Sheehan Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH . Have a chipped, broken, or stained tooth? Dental bonding can make it look like new again without causing...


Top 51 Places To Visit Until You Die!

Top 51 Places To Visit Until You Die!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Mount Roraima – Venezuela Antelope Canyon, USA Mount Emei Scenic Area: Leshan Giant Buddha, China Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon Carrera Lake, Buenos Aires The Wave, Arizona The Great Wall of China Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) : Kuala Terengganu,...


A Guide To Flossing Your Teeth

A Guide To Flossing Your Teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

Cleaning the spaces between your teeth and along your gums with dental floss is as important to your oral health as cleaning your teeth with a toothbrush. Just like you brush your teeth every day, flossing should be part of your daily routine. . To better understand why flossing is so...


Delicious Recipes for Summer

Delicious Recipes for Summer

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

A ménage of delicious flavours, this recipe may not be a quickie, but the dressing is well worth the effort! Get your Greens, Summer Salad: Serves 4 . Salad ingredients: 4 cups of baby romaine 2 handfuls of pea shoots, chop off the ends 2 large leaves of Kale, chopped into bite sized pieces...


Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

Good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing. Find out more about the inside of your mouth and the role its various structures play in speech and digestion. By Connie Brichford, Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH . Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral...


Quote for the day…

Quote for the day…

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Top 20 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Top 20 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet and Health

1) Take a vitamin D supplement every day. Check our Vitamin D guide for details about choosing the proper dosage. . 2) Get as much sunlight as you can for as late into the year as you can manage. Even getting sunlight on just your face helps produce more vitamin D in your body. . 3)...


Studies find Botox can reduce nighttime bruxism

Studies find Botox can reduce nighttime bruxism

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bruxism / Teeth Grinding

By Rabia Mughal, Contributing Editor . May 9, 2012 — Botox injections can provide relief to patients who suffer from nocturnal bruxism, or teeth grinding, according to two studies presented last month at the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) annual meeting. . Bruxism is probably the most...


Pacifiers may disrupt infantile emotional development

Pacifiers may disrupt infantile emotional development

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids

by Dental Tribune International . MADISON, Wis., USA: While health organizations have already called for limiting pacifier use owing to its association with dental abnormalities and ear infections, a new study has found that heavy pacifier use as a young child affects emotions in children...


Personality Quiz, very interesting…

Personality Quiz, very interesting…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Take the quiz, it’s fun! http://100things.personality.visualdna.com/quizzes/eb4fcce5-46a0-55d3-9ec1-0d72ef18c50a/api-accounts/3bf2373f-bff7-588e-81e5-feb49f9743ea...


What’s happening around Cape Town this weekend?

What’s happening around Cape Town this weekend?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Looks like a rainy weekend, again…but there are lots to do… . The Hermanus Whale Festival An annual, fun-filled educational fair promising live acts of more than just the deep sea variety . The 2012 Hermanus Whale Festival, a much-loved, highly-anticipated and family-friendly annual Overberg...


How bad is your breath?

How bad is your breath?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath

Short of licking your wrist, huffing into cupped hands, or waiting for strangers to recoil in horror, gauging your own breath is no easy task. There are machines that can test it, but they cost thousands of dollars and are typically relegated to dentists' offices. Which is why, five years...


Can you read this????

Can you read this????

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Irreversible Damage To Teeth Caused By Sports And Energy Drinks

Irreversible Damage To Teeth Caused By Sports And Energy Drinks

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth...


Preventing bacteria from falling in with the wrong crowd could help stop gum disease

Preventing bacteria from falling in with the wrong crowd could help stop gum disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Cavities

Stripping some mouth bacteria of their access key to gangs of other pathogenic oral bacteria could help prevent gum disease and tooth loss. . The study by academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences and published in the journal Microbiology, suggests that...


Top Ten Myths About Introverts

Top Ten Myths About Introverts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Myth #1 – Introverts don't like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don't talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won't shut up for days. . Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing...


Coconut oil may combat tooth decay

Coconut oil may combat tooth decay

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick....


Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Use toothpaste on yellow nails. This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you've used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it's a natural...


Early Human Ancestors Had More Variable Diet

Early Human Ancestors Had More Variable Diet

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2012) — New research sheds more light on the diet and home ranges of early hominins belonging to three different genera, notably Australopithecus, Paranthropus and Homo — that were discovered at sites such as Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai in the Cradle of...


Oral ill health raises dementia risk

Oral ill health raises dementia risk

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

Remember your mother propagating the habit of brushing your teeth twice a day. The habit surely promised healthy teeth and gums. But now researchers have found that indulging in the habit may also give you a healthy brain. . According to the findings of a new study, people who brush...


Did you know?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it. . The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the bread is And those colors are in alphabetical order: b, g, r, w, y. . You can divide and store ground meat in a zip loc bag. Just break off how much you need and keep...


Just for fun

Just for fun

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

1. Serval, caracal, lynx, and oncilla. These are all types of what? a) Butterflies b) Cats c) Computer Viruses d) Bacteria … . .. . 2) These numbers follow a pattern. 2, 7, 13, 20, 28. What comes next? a) 30 b) 37 c) 36 d) 42 . . .. . 3) “Nearby Priests” – If these letters are rearranged,...


The windmills of our smiles

The windmills of our smiles

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Money

The South African Dental Association (SADA) has expressed concern at the way in which reality television shows are distorting the perceptions that the public holds of dentists and dentistry and how, in a developing country such as South Africa, these shows are diverting the attention from the...


Five Foods That Can Help Improve Your Digestion

Five Foods That Can Help Improve Your Digestion

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

(NaturalNews) Digestive upset is one of the most prolific, chronic conditions people suffer from today — and in many cases, digestive disorders are a direct result of eating a poor diet composed of processed, genetically-modified (GM), and dead foods. And if you are one of the many millions...


Something sweet that’s actually good for your teeth…?

Something sweet that’s actually good for your teeth…?

WHAT???? Xylitol? Xylitol is a sweet-tasting naturally occurring sweetener which is low in calories and dentally friendly. Xylitol was first discovered by German chemist, Emil Fischer in 1891 and has been used as a sweetener in food since the 1960s. Xylitol is a substance similar in appearance...