Enhance your smile with Porcelain Veneers

Enhance your smile with Porcelain Veneers

Dr Andy Effting and his expert team are ready and willing to see patients in and around the Hout Bay community who are interested in restorative dental care. One way patients can address imperfections of the smile quickly and efficiently is with the use of porcelain...
How Wisdom Teeth Affect Your Health

How Wisdom Teeth Affect Your Health

Wisdom teeth have become a rite of passage for young adults – they come in at a time when you should have more wisdom than when you got your first permanent teeth. However, these late-erupting teeth can harm your overall dental health, or that of your child,...
Dental Bonding for an Enhanced Smile

Dental Bonding for an Enhanced Smile

In cosmetic dentistry, we use a technique called Dental Bonding to improve the overall look of damaged or discoloured teeth. The minimally invasive procedure consists of applying a resin material to the teeth using adhesives and curing the resin under a special light....
Should I have my amalgam fillings removed?

Should I have my amalgam fillings removed?

Mercury, a metal used in dental amalgam, has been linked to many health problems – but it is still widely used in dentistry today, and many dentists place amalgam fillings without concern every day. Why Use Dental Amalgam? Dental amalgam is a material used in dental...
Quality Dentistry – What it means for you

Quality Dentistry – What it means for you

Dr Andy Effting and his team have created a new standard for his patients to experience dentistry in a whole new way. Our team at Hout Bay Dental Studio are committed to delivering high-quality dental care in a comfortable, caring and relaxing environment. What makes...
Why Dental Check-Ups Are So Important

Why Dental Check-Ups Are So Important

One of the major issues facing dentists, patients and patients wallets is that the majority of us don’t visit the dentist on a regular basis. According to research, half South African adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years. More than a...
Tooth Decay and How To Prevent It

Tooth Decay and How To Prevent It

As we enter a new year, many of us will no doubt be looking at how we can live a healthier life. For some, this will include a better diet and finding new ways to beat cravings for the foods we love the most… which often contain a little too much sugar. Sugar might be...
The ABC’s of Kids Dentistry

The ABC’s of Kids Dentistry

Children typically have around 20 milk teeth, so it’s little surprise that the Tooth Fairy has been so busy over the years, but are we doing enough to make sure the teeth they take are healthy? It’s essential that children are guided in the right direction when it...
Tooth Discolouration – What Does It Mean For Your Teeth

Tooth Discolouration – What Does It Mean For Your Teeth

We all want to say ‘Cheese’ when a photo is clicked. But, for some, tooth discolouration or stained teeth makes us self-conscious and affects our ability to smile widely and freely. It is definitely not a disease but can be the effect of some ailment, food or habits....
Does your child hate brushing their teeth?

Does your child hate brushing their teeth?

Many parents face the daily challenge of trying to get their children to brush their teeth. Unfortunately, the parents don’t always win. It is extremely important for children to brush their teeth twice daily. Dental decay is the most common disease among children,...