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Sally, George and Frank

Sally, George and Frank

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

Sally, George and Frank were picking up their fast food orders: a burger, a plate of fries and a slice of pizza. “Who ordered what?” asked the man at the counter. George didn’t order the pizza, but the boy who ordered the fries thought he did. This was all the waiter needed to know. Who...


Cap it or not?

Cap it or not?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

The popular practice of placing a cap on your toothbrush’s head actually favors bacterial growth on it as moisture is increased in enclosed containers favoring the growth of bacteria. General rule: Just leave your toothbrush as it is, naked!All caps of!...


SMILE more often!!!! :)

SMILE more often!!!! :)

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

50% of people say that a smile is the first feature they notice about someone!...


How long will my veneers last?

How long will my veneers last?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

When veneers fail there are usually 2 things we look at: A) The actual Porcelain veneer: Did the actual porcelain chip or break? B) The surrounding and underlying tissues: Did the underlying tooth structure break, decay or recede? A) The actual Porcelain veneer Porcelain is a material that is...


The busy Dentist

The busy Dentist

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Jokes

A young Dentist had just started his own clinic. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. While sitting behind the reception desk, he saw a man come into the office. Wishing to appear “busy”, the dentist picked up the phone and started to pretend to book...


How do Veneers compare to Thineers? Which would you recommend?

How do Veneers compare to Thineers? Which would you recommend?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

Thineers sound very appealing, but in reality very few teeth can actually look great with Thineers. Why do I say this? Thinneers or Laminates are very THIN porcelain sheets that fit over your teeth giving it the new look that you want without reducing almostany natural tooth. Really? Think...


Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / pain control / Teeth whitening

The active ingredient in teeth whitening is peroxide(carbamide or hydrogen-peroxide). Peroxide is broken down into water and oxygen. It is this oxygen that is responsible for the whitening effect as this oxydises the yellow stains and particles in the tooth’s structure. When this oxygen is taken...


Do I need to Whiten my teeth first before I can get VENEERS?

Do I need to Whiten my teeth first before I can get VENEERS?

Porcelain Veneers are really great and can change your smile instantly! The important thing is to have an evaluation first to check your teeth properly together with your smile to see if all is possible. The other thing is to learn as much as possible on the subject to make the best decision....


My old veneers are discoloured. What can I do?

My old veneers are discoloured. What can I do?

Porcelain veneers cannot stain or discolour. Porcelain veneers are glazed in a dental furnace to a temperature of up to 900 degrees Celcuis. This ‘bake’ is the reason why porcelain is colour fast. If your veneers are yellow, it could mean that you had resin veneers and not porcelain or the...


How much do DENTAL IMPLANTS cost?

How much do DENTAL IMPLANTS cost?

Posted in Dental Implants / Dentist Cape Town

Implants are truly amazing and without them, dentistry today just wouldn’t be the same. First ask yourself: What is a new, brand new tooth with root and crown worth to you? Let's put this in better context: To restore a broken down tooth with a healthy root in RSA could cost +- R9000(crown)....


Wally the cab driver!

Wally the cab driver!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

A friend send me this story, so I just had to publish it: No one can make you serve customers well….that's because great service is a choice. Harvey Mackay tells a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point. He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up,...


It is great to be a dad!

It is great to be a dad!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Nothing could have prepared me for one of life’s most amazing miracles… becoming a dad! Mia was born on 20 July 2010 at Panorama hospital. Suddenly I got a new title ‘dad’ andthe 3 of us become a family. The one thing that stood out for me was how fast everyting had happened and before you...


TOP SECRET: The real cost of a single cavity!

TOP SECRET: The real cost of a single cavity!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Oral Hygiene

A cavity is usually treated by drilling out the decayed material and filling it with somesort of restorativematerial. However, fillings do not last forever. Although some fillings might last 15 – 20 years (porcelain), the average entry level white resinfilling will last+- 8 – 10 years ifthe...


Teeth Whitening on CARTE BLANCHE

Teeth Whitening on CARTE BLANCHE

‘Whiter teeth, teeth whitening and pearly whites! It’s the latest must-have fashion trend – pearly whites that are whiter than white. The craze has swept across America, and quickly emigrated here, where the fabulously famous are having it done. ‘ Many salons and spas also offer teeth...


Lose weight while kissing!

Lose weight while kissing!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

For those who are calorie conscious, a 60 – second kiss burns 26 calories....


Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Advanced dental techniques now provide consumers with exciting, new options for enhancing their smiles. Revolutionary methods are now available for bleaching teeth to make smiles sparkle! Teeth bleaching or whitening lightens the color of teeth whether darkened from age, coffee, tea or...


How to BRUSH & FLOSS the correct way!

How to BRUSH & FLOSS the correct way!

Most people today know what the path to cavity free teeth and good oral Hygiene is. Yes, you guessed it right, it is still daily Brushing and Flossing! Question:Why do many people today then still get cavities? We are living in a world of high Technology and life is improving at a faster...


Tongue piercing – Gaps and bad breath!

Tongue piercing – Gaps and bad breath!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town

Tongue piercing can lead to nasty habits that can end up causing you thousands of rands to restore! Dentists are seeing an alarming amount of tongue and mouth piercings that lead to all sorts of dental problems. Despite the multiple risks associated with tongue piercings – including...


Tired of your patched front teeth?

Tired of your patched front teeth?

Many people today have discoloured and stained patches on their front teeth. Many times these yellow teeth are in fact old resin fillings that stained over time to create a real yellow and worn down smile. Our patient today broke his front tooth while eating and wish to have the...


Gap between front teeth (via mobile)

Gap between front teeth (via mobile)

Our patient today had a little gap between his front teeth and needed some white fillings. We used bonding and resin to close the gap in just 1 visit. Teeth whitening is also a great way to create a really white base colour before any cosmetic dentistry. See this link for our teeth...


Sports Drinks can harm your teeth

Sports Drinks can harm your teeth

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Diet and Health

While sipping on sports drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this popular practice is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion and hypersensitivity. ( See pic 0040 in our photo gallery for a true life example.) In a recent study, it was found that...


No cuts and unharmed!

No cuts and unharmed!

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

Q: a Man working on a building gets bored while doing his job on the 25th floor so he decides to jump through the window. He does it and lands on the ground, no cuts and is unharmed! How does he do it? ( Hover over the image to view answer.)...


Make it shorter

Make it shorter

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / The Funny Dentist

Q: What word gets shorter if you add 2 letters to it? (Hover over the image to view answer.)...


Yellow teeth…

Yellow teeth…

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

Patient: Doctor, I have yellow teeth, what do I do? Dentist: Wear a brown tie…...


I’ll rather have a baby!

I’ll rather have a baby!

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

A lady goes to the dentist. In the chair, the dentist notices a little brown spot on one of her teeth. “Aha, I’ll have to drill this one out!” says the dentist. “Oh no, I’d rather have a child!!!” cries the lady. “In that case, let me adjust the chair first,” replies the dentist....


Oral Sex (PG-13)

Oral Sex (PG-13)

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

The dentist version of Oral Sex. Although a bit below the belt, we thought this was really funny as one of our patients sent us this joke. Please note this is labeled PG-13 (Pariental Guidance)...


How to close the gap between your front teeth?

How to close the gap between your front teeth?

Mind the GAP! Although this sounds like a UK underground slogan, many people today want to do away with their gaps or diastemas between their front teeth. Gaps are usually best dealt with by getting braces, but in our fast pace world today most people want instant results and they want...


ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

Zoom teeth whitening is the fastest way to get to a new white smile! Millions of people world wide are having their teeth whitened and ZOOM! offers a fast and reliable way to a new smile. Our smiles are the first thing people notice about us when meeting us for the first time. A bad looking...


COSTS of DENTAL VENEERS

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

I will give you an estimate, but would first like to explain some options. ‘Veneers' is a term that is widely use to describe a full coverage front surface of a tooth with some form of dental material. This material can be resin or ceramic. In ceramic there are also a number of types of...


CEREC VENEERS (via mobile)

CEREC VENEERS (via mobile)

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Live from the office

Click the photosto enlarge Cerec veneers were done on the front 4 teeth to change our patient’s smile! With CEREC it is now possible to do veneers or crowns in just 1 visit. To learn more about cerec, follow this link. With these veneers we achieved the following: 1. close the gaps 2....