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Cavity Fighting Candy?

Cavity Fighting Candy?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cavities / Kids

Oral Biologists Use Chemistry To Formulate Cavity Fighting Mints . November 1, 2008 — Oral biologists formulated a mint that fights cavities with an ingredient called Cavistat. Cavistat contains two main components that protect the teeth. First, the amino acid arginine metabolizes certain...


Are We Getting Too Much Radiation From Dental X-Rays?

Are We Getting Too Much Radiation From Dental X-Rays?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

by Dr. Thomas P. Connelly . I remember when I was a little kid, and I went to the dentist for X-rays. It was a very uncomfortable procedure, with me laying back in a chair, a heavy weight placed on me (obviously to crush me), biting down on a metal torture device, while a cannon shot radiation...


Time for a quiz!

Time for a quiz!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Hover over the pictures to view answers. 1. An Orthodontist: a) Extracts the teeth b) Straightens mal-aligned teeth c) Performs root canal treatments . .. . 2. Prosthodontics is related to: a) Wisdom Tooth removal b) Coloration of teeth c) Alignment of teeth d) Making of artificial teeth . .....


A cold weekend coming up, but lots to do to keep you warm!

A cold weekend coming up, but lots to do to keep you warm!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

ENTERTAINMENT Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival Don your beret and celebrate France's Independence Day with good food and wine . A centuries-old French Huguenot celebration is taking over Franschhoek for Bastille Day, France's Independence Day. On Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 July 2012...


To remove or not to remove??

To remove or not to remove??

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of the mouth. They are calledwisdom teeth because usually they come in when a person is between age 17 and 21 or older—old enough to have gained some “wisdom.” Wisdom teeth that are healthy...


Poor Oral Health Damages Economy

Poor Oral Health Damages Economy

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

Over 2 million people in the UK say they have taken time of work due to poor oral health. . The UK’s economy is being damaged unnecessarily with an estimated two million workers taking sick time off work due to poor oral health over the past five years. . Most problems with teeth and gums...


Cravings?  You might be deficient in some important nutrients…

Cravings? You might be deficient in some important nutrients…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

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Tooth Movement Alternative to Bone Transplants

Tooth Movement Alternative to Bone Transplants

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2011) — Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace,...


Everyone should know these facts

Everyone should know these facts

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that...


This will make your day!

This will make your day!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean. . This sign at an awesome bookshop. . The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet. 17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in...


Reverse Your Age in ONLY 1 VISIT!

Reverse Your Age in ONLY 1 VISIT!

You may have heard of some of the many recent advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and how new smiles can literally be created. What you might not be aware of is just how easy and quick some of these procedures are.Turning back the clock is now easier than ever with restoring your smile back to the...


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,...



Women’s HORMONES Now Associated with Gum Disease

Women’s HORMONES Now Associated with Gum Disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

Women, keep those toothbrushes and dental floss handy. A comprehensive review of women’s health studies by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease. . Across...


Most People Don’t Brush Their Teeth Effectively To Prevent Tooth Decay

Most People Don’t Brush Their Teeth Effectively To Prevent Tooth Decay

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

A Swedish study found almost all Swedes brush their teeth, but only one in ten brushes teeth in a way that effectively prevents tooth decay. Now researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, are eager to teach Swedes how to brush their teeth more effectively. . Most...


Inspiring Quotes…

Inspiring Quotes…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

. . *Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Sothrow off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain . . *Make each day your masterpiece. –...


Hair on your tongue?

Hair on your tongue?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath / Oral Hygiene

The name — black hairy tongue — may sound scary, but the condition is actually harmless. Black hairy tongue is caused by bacteria or fungi in the mouth, which make the tongue appear black and hairy. It’s easily remedied by good old-fashioned oral hygiene. . What Causes Black Hairy Tongue? A...


The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

I'll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring. I always think I'm going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I've been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I'm too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then...


Yeah! Finally some weekend fun!

Yeah! Finally some weekend fun!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

It might be a rainy weekend, but always lotsto do around Cape Town… … . The Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show Cape Town's beloved food and wine exhibition brings in the big guns of the food world . One of the country's foremost gourmet events, the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show is set to wet...


10 Tips to keep your Smile young!

10 Tips to keep your Smile young!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

1.Watch for unnatural wear and avoid grinding your teeth. . 2. Take Oral Hygiene visits seriously to avoid gum and bone loss. . . . . 3. Replace faulty fillings before they cause problems. . 4. Correct a bad bite. . 5. If crowns or bridges are worn down, replace them. . 6. Never chew...


A Spirit of a Denture – South African winner of a short film competition

A Spirit of a Denture – South African winner of a short film competition

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

A Spirit of a Denture, the South African winner of a short film competition that would give young filmmakers the opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey, has premiered. . . Kevin Spacey was in Johannesburg recently to attend the premiere of A Spirit of a Denture, a short film written...


Gluten-free, it’s not just trendy!

Gluten-free, it’s not just trendy!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet and Health

Walking through your local supermarket or health food stores these days, you are bound to see gluten-free products highlighted, with fancy labels on everything from crackers to skin care. Gluten-free seems to be all the rage, but is it just another passing trend? Vega is here to explain why...


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...


Mother’s Day Weekend…what do you have planned?

Mother’s Day Weekend…what do you have planned?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

. 7 Yummy Mother’s Day Lunches in Cape Town Spoil mom for Mother's Day with a heavenly lunch at any one of these Cape Town restaurants Make it your mission to make mom feel like a million bucks on Mother's Day 2012. Every mom is different and appreciates a variety of different...


25 Clever Ideas to make life easier

25 Clever Ideas to make life easier

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn't I think of that?! We guarantee you'll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). . ....


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

ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2012)— 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, published in the journalMicrobiology suggests that this bacterial access key could be a drug target for people who...


Congratulations Cape Town!

Congratulations Cape Town!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Table Mountain officially one of the New Seven Wonders Of Nature . Even though we all celebrated like crazy when our iconic Table Mountain was named as a provisional entry onto the New Seven Wonders of Nature list, some were a wee bit uneasy it wasn’t quite official – until now, that is....


The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat

The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet and Health

By Dr. Mercola . Honey bees are the angels of agriculture, but they’re disappearing at a startling rate in a mysterious phenomenon dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). . Since 2007, North American honey bees are literally disappearing without a trace. There are no massive dead bee...


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...