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Myth or Fact?

Myth or Fact?

MYTH: Bleeding gums are normal. . FACT: Bleeding gums are NOT normal!!!! . It is a sign that something is wrong and that there is some form of gum disease present. Bleeding results from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), due primarily from inadequate removal of plaque from the teeth at the...


The smoking issue

The smoking issue

Everyone knows about the dangers and risks of smoking and today it's a given fact that smoking causes cancer! Besides the obvious link to heart disease, stroke, emphysema and cancer, this habit also destroys healthy mouths and smiles by causing: . Bad Breath Tooth Discolouration Increased...


Why do you yawn?  (It’s not what you think…)

Why do you yawn? (It’s not what you think…)

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Diet and Health

By Dr. Mercola Yawning is usually associated with boredom or being tired, but new research suggests there’s far more to this behavior than meets the eye.The first clue that yawning serves a much greater purpose? We do it involuntarily, like breathing, and it starts even before we’re born (as...


10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict

10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Where would you be the safest if World War 3 broke out tomorrow? Perhaps it's a grim subject, but safety and distance from world conflict can be a motivating factor in your choice to expatriate. At the very least, conflict around the world can weigh heavy on the soul, and it's nice to know...


Brushing Teeth: New ‘Massage Method’ Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay, Study Suggests

Brushing Teeth: New ‘Massage Method’ Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2012) — Do you really want to avoid cavities in your teeth?Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. “Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400%,” says Anna Nordström, dentist, PhD and researcher at the...


Could be the last warm weekend…!

Could be the last warm weekend…!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Enjoy a lovely weekend in Cape Town! Friday 13 April 29º Partly cloudy with a moderate south-easterly wind 18º Saturday 14 April 24º Partly cloudy, few showers(30%) with a moderate north-westerly wind 17º Sunday 15 April...


Simple exercises to improve you eyesight naturally

Simple exercises to improve you eyesight naturally

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

(NaturalNews) Aging vision (or presbyopia) affects many people over the age of 40. People who have developed presbyopia find they need to hold books, magazines and other reading material at arm’s length in order to focus properly. What are the causes of this condition and can vision be improved...


Did you know…April is National Cancer Control Month

Did you know…April is National Cancer Control Month

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Oral Hygiene

Hope you had a wonderful LOOOONGGG weekend! . Did you know….April is national cancer control month. We thought it would be a good idea to focus on Oral cancer prevention. . You might not be aware of the fact that incidences of oral cancer are on the rise. Few people think about oral cancer, but...


Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Happy Easter . Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends! , From The MyTeeth Team . . Make sure to visit our website to see all the amazing Specials we have for you this month!...


Blood Clots may be triggered by Dental Plaque Bacteria

Blood Clots may be triggered by Dental Plaque Bacteria

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference...


A few jokes to get you through the rest of the day…

A few jokes to get you through the rest of the day…

Three old ladies are sitting in a diner, chatting about various things. One lady says, “You know, I’m getting really forgetful. This morning, I was standing at the top of the stairs, and I couldn’t remember whether I had just come up or was about to go down. ” The second lady says, “You...


You HAVE to attend at least one of these fun activities this weekend!

You HAVE to attend at least one of these fun activities this weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Entertainment galore! . KKNK . Produksies wat direk verbind word met die Absa KKNK het vanjaar by kykNET se Fiësta-toekennings uitgeblink en dié fees se status as die land se voorste platform vir uitnemende artistieke werk in Afrikaans opnuut beklemtoon. Die fees het 36 nominasies in 16...


Little Sunshine Mistakes that Can Give You Cancer Instead of Vitamin D

Little Sunshine Mistakes that Can Give You Cancer Instead of Vitamin D

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

By Dr. Mercola Unfortunately, due to decades of professional and media misinformation, the typical American believes they should avoid the midday sun and need to use sunscreen before, and several times during, sun exposure. Unfortunately, this is a prescription for minimizing vitamin D levels...


Gingi…what?

Gingi…what?

What is Gingivitis and what causes Gingivitis? . Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease....


Newly Identified Oral Bacterium Linked to Heart Disease and Meningitis

Newly Identified Oral Bacterium Linked to Heart Disease and Meningitis

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2012) — A novel bacterium, thought to be a common inhabitant of the oral cavity, has the potential to cause serious disease if it enters the bloodstream, according to a study in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Its identification...


Did you know…a snail has teeth on its …..

Did you know…a snail has teeth on its …..

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

. Fun Facts for Kids� . 1. Did you know�Each person's teeth are unique! They can be used to identity a person just like fingerprints. . 2. Did you know�Enamel is the hardest part of the human body!Your teeth are as hard as rocks! . 3. Did you know�Some types of Sharks grow...


Most Powerful Food Combinations

Most Powerful Food Combinations

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

By: Adam Baer Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ...


Not to be missed!

Not to be missed!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Especially if you are a proud South African rugby fan! Saturday March 10: Sharks vs Lions at 17:05 .. Cape Town – In some quarters it's billed as a rematch of the Currie Cup final of 2011, but the landscape will be quite different when the Sharks host the Lions in the third round of the...


What do you really know about your oral health…

What do you really know about your oral health…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ

Regular Dental Visits and a scrupulous home hygiene program can keep your breath fresh and your smile sweet. How's your D.I.Q? (Dental Intelligence Quotient). Take a Quiz and find out… Hover over the pictures to view answers . 1) Chewing sugar free gum can help against tooth decay due to:...


ABC of CPR – saving a life

ABC of CPR – saving a life

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Hazard –Scan area and make the area safe of potential hazards. . Help –Shout clearly for help and ask someone (name the person) to phone the ER services or ambulance. . Hello – Check if the casualty is conscious: Say “Hello” or inflict pain (press with knuckle on chest bone) to receive a...


Close that gap!

Close that gap!

Which solution is best to replace a missing tooth? Sometimes the inevitable happens and the best option is to have a tooth removed. Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay, trauma or gum disease, but the important thing is to close the gap as soon as possible to avoid further complications. Losing...


Insane Art – using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

Insane Art – using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of...


It’s back, and it starts this Weekend!

It’s back, and it starts this Weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Super 15 Rugby! Cape Town – It's been nearly six years since the Hurricanes last won in Cape Town and if the Stormers have their way, the team from New Zealand's capital will keep on feeling the heat at Newlands on Saturday. . The Hurricanes last beat the Stormers at Newlands in 2006, but...


Fabulous Lips

Fabulous Lips

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Congratulations on your new teeth and glorious smile! Now that you have the dazzling smile that you always wanted it is time to show it off! Beautiful lips is the frame that surrounds your new smile and keeping it in tip top condition, goes hand in hand with looking after your teeth. . We need...


This will blow your mind – Unbelievable!

This will blow your mind – Unbelievable!

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SO cool, check this out! . http://www.htwins.net/scale2/...


Have a lovely weekend!

Have a lovely weekend!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Another beautiful weekend in the best place on earth! Entertainment Shirley Valentyn Sy`s terug! Nadat die produksie einde 2010 tot `n einde geloop het, het mense aanhou vra vir Shirley se storie. So nou keer Shirley Valentyn terug na waar als begin het: die Kaap.Die kerrie prut in die pot,...


Brace Yourself to Go Wireless

Brace Yourself to Go Wireless

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Braces / Cosmetic Dentistry

Get straight teeth with no braces! Orthodontics is the treatment of choice for correcting crooked teeth if the top priority is keeping your teeth natural and unaltered. Unfortunately many people reacts negatively to the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time....


The casings of most sausages and hot dogs are made out of dissolved, homogenized cowhides which are extruded into a solid tube

The casings of most sausages and hot dogs are made out of dissolved, homogenized cowhides which are extruded into a solid tube

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

(NaturalNews) Originally, sausages were made by stuffing an animal’s pureed internal organs into its intestines. As sausages shifted from a locally made food to a mass-produced industrial product, it became infeasible to make all sausages with traditional intestine casings. Some sausages are...


Smile Project: 1

Smile Project: 1

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Smile Project: 2

Smile Project: 2

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