Cape Town Dentist's Blog

Thought of the day…

Thought of the day…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

...


Care for some dental bling

Care for some dental bling

London – Something really strange took place in 2011. Out there on Planet Showbiz, on the wilder shores by the Land of Fame, something very, very weird happened to celebrity teeth. Like Pinocchio's nose, Jack's beanstalk and the euro crisis, they kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger...


The weekend is here!

The weekend is here!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Entertainment for the weekend! . Up The Creek Music Festival . When: Thursday, 02 February 2012 to Sunday, 05 February 2012 Where: Swellendam . Up The Creek Music Festival One river, three stages, more than 30 live music and comedy acts and 2000 festival goers with a passion for some of...


Dental Health Experts At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Toddlers For Dental Visits

Dental Health Experts At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Toddlers For Dental Visits

While infants under 12 months old may only have a few teeth, experts say they should been seen by a dentist within the first year of life. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s revised guidelines on infant oral health recommend infants 6 to 12 months old should to be seen by a...


Shortage of dentists raises risk of cancer

Shortage of dentists raises risk of cancer

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

South Africans are increasingly exposed to the risks of mouth and throat cancer because of a chronic shortage of dentists. . According to the South African Dental Association, there are possibly fewer than 3500 practising dentists in the country.“Your oral cavity is never examined unless you go...


Dried Licorice Root Fights The Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

Dried Licorice Root Fights The Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Gum Disease

Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice – used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine – that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay andgum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss in children and adults. In a study in ACS’ Journal of...


Dentistry diminish profession in SA

Dentistry diminish profession in SA

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

Dental practices in South Africa are going bankrupt and fewer people are entering the profession, the SA Dental Association (SADA) said on Friday. "In the context of the current economy and the pressure brought about by medical schemes which are not providing adequate cover for essential...


Take the Quiz

Take the Quiz

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 picture to view the answer. . 1) The following people are good candidates for dental...


Weekend News!

Weekend News!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

What a week! But we survived the heat…and it’s going to continue to be a nice hot weekend! Cape Town Weather Friday 20 January 26º Few morning showers(30%) with a moderate south-easterly wind 17º Saturday 21 January...


Foods that look like body parts – they’re good for you

Foods that look like body parts – they’re good for you

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra “You are what you eat.” But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like...


Let your string sing!

Let your string sing!

The main purpose of flossing is not to remove unwanted food particles between you teeth, but to REMOVE dental plaque. 40% of all tooth surfaces are between your teeth that cannot be reached by brushing alone. . Leaving these areas unclean can result in: Tooth Decay Gum Disease (leads to...


Dentists depart in dismay as share of medical aid pie shrinks

Dentists depart in dismay as share of medical aid pie shrinks

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles

The exodus of dentists to other countries and industries is on the rise as the profession suffers diminishing cash flows due to reduced medical scheme pay-outs, according to the SA Dental Association (Sada). Although there were 5 500 dentists registered with the Health Professions Council of SA,...


Your Tongue is Trying to Talk to you

Your Tongue is Trying to Talk to you

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

Go to a mirror and look for these potential signs of toxicity… . Crack Down the Middle of the Tongue A midline crack not reaching the tip of your tongue indicates that you have a weak stomach an digestive function is not what it should be. As a result, you could be lacking some essential...


Goodbye 2011!

Goodbye 2011!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

. The MyTeeth team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a wonderful Holiday!...


Whole Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds – The Importance of Preparation

Whole Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds – The Importance of Preparation

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

Whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds need to be correctly prepared otherwise we risk imbalanced health There are many benefits from including whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds in the diet. They are abundant in proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre and are a good source...


It’s a holiday!

It’s a holiday!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Enjoy your Friday off! ....


Why do my gums bleed?

Why do my gums bleed?

What are bleeding gums? This may seem like a very straightforward question, but bleeding gums can mean much more than the obvious. Bleeding gums can be a precursor to serious conditions like gingivitis and periodontal disease. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you could be on the...


Straight teeth with a small budget

Straight teeth with a small budget

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Composite Bonding

Many people today are unhappy with their smiles, but do not always have the funds for porcelain veneers or orthodontics. This does notnecessarily mean that they must make peace with their skew teeth and ‘tight-lip’ smile either. One must always remember that there are more than 1 option.....


One more week!

One more week!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

For most of us, next week is our last week of work for 2011….If you are lucky enough to be on holidays today at 5pm, ENJOY!!! . Cape Town Weather: Friday 09 December 23º Sunny with a moderate south-easterly wind 15º Saturday...


Test your Dental IQ

Test your Dental IQ

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ / The Funny Dentist

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 pictures to view the answers. .1) Bad breath can be caused by build-up of plaque bacteria...


Unique Sweetener Supports Oral Health

Unique Sweetener Supports Oral Health

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

By Carolyn Pierini, CLS CNC Early in the last century, pioneers in the area of health and longevity almost universally agreed that sugar was the bane of our existence, and that it needed to be totally eliminated from the diet. Despite early warnings, US sugar consumption has steadily increased....


First weekend of December 2011

First weekend of December 2011

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

Don’t miss it! Broadway’s longest running musical. This Andrew Lloyd Webber smash hit has experienced sell out seasons around the world. Through clever staging techniques the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depth of the Paris Opera House...


Two worst foods for your weight

Two worst foods for your weight

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

For people trying to lose weight, here’s the good news: Nutrition researchers have scoped out the enemy. Turns out potato chips and soda are the top waistline assassins. . Everyone knows to cut back on junk food, but in a recent large study examining what foods were most associated with...


Smile Talk

Smile Talk

Healthy adult teeth naturally contain a mixture of yellow, red, and grey shades. Teeth Whitening can work wonders – no matter how your teeth look on the colour spectrum! . Teeth Whitening is one of the first things you should consider if you are longing for a white and new smile! Whiter teeth...


New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Cosmetic Dentistry

Japan. The forward-thinking land that first brought us lash extensions and 100-degree therapeutic baths is now responsible for a new beauty trend, but this one is sending shivers down the spines of traditional orthodontists. The country’s latest brain trust? Deliberately crooked teeth. (Perhaps...


Let Dental Veneers be your ticket to a new you!

Let Dental Veneers be your ticket to a new you!

A bright, healthy smile is your ticket to success in so many ways. It tells people you care about yourself. It makes you appear happy and confident, creating an excellent first impression. Last but not the least, it eliminates any self-consciousness you might feel about your teeth, allowing you...


Sleep apnea and dental devices

Sleep apnea and dental devices

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bad Breath

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you're sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night....


Another Weekend has Arrived

Another Weekend has Arrived

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Weekend news

and it looks like it’s gonna be pretty nice… Cape Town Weather: Friday 18 November 27º Sunny with a strong south-easterly wind 16º Saturday 19 November 30º Sunny with a moderate south-easterly wind 17º...


10 best foods for your looks

10 best foods for your looks

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

You can slather yourself from your forehead to your pinkie toe in organic lotions, but if you think that alone will make you glow, we have some bad news. From its well documented health benefits to its undeniable impact on physical beauty, good nutrition is the pillar of every kind of...


Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic contouring is a simple and easy solution to repair small cracks and chips on teeth and require very little reduction to tooth enamel. The dentist simply polishes away unnecessary cracks or chips using a polishing drill or disk. Dentists that focus on cosmetic dentistry are best equipped...