Can chewing gum be good for teeth?

Can chewing gum be good for teeth?

Chewing sugarless gum can be useful for your teeth in several ways. At Hout Bay Dental Studio, we want our patients to know how to keep their smiles healthy when they aren’t near a toothbrush, and chewing gum can be the answer. A recent study done in China showed how...
Child-Friendly Dentistry

Child-Friendly Dentistry

As a parent, you only want the best for your little one. The oral health of a child starts as soon as they start teething. When we introduce dental care from infancy, the child will most likely continue with the good habit as they mature into adolescence and...
Perfect your smile with gum contouring

Perfect your smile with gum contouring

A perfect smile consists of a beautiful gum line that can be achieved with gum contouring. People who need contouring usually have what we call a gummy smile. This typically means that you may have excess gum tissue that covers a visibly larger part of your teeth....
Tricks to deal with dental anxiety

Tricks to deal with dental anxiety

Dental check-ups are essential to help prevent tooth decay, but some people face fear. If this is you, you’re not alone in this fight. Many people have anxiety about seeing a dentist even if they have only had good experiences in the past. This occurrence is typical...
Dental Emergencies on Holiday

Dental Emergencies on Holiday

School holidays are a great time to get out and enjoy some travel with the family (without the extended family). With the kids off for a break, you can decide to hang around at home, maybe with a little trip to the beach, if you don’t mind the crowds.  Dental...
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...
Add value to your Smile

Add value to your Smile

We spend most of the time at our Hout Bay practice making smiles look amazing. Cosmetic dentistry is rewarding for our patients and us. At the same time, we still regard routine exams and cleanings as the foundation on which to build all of the beauty we create. You...
Book a Dental Vacation in Hout Bay

Book a Dental Vacation in Hout Bay

Medical tourism is a common phrase for travelling abroad to seek specialized or affordable care. South Africa, especially Cape Town, is a popular destination for medical tourists. Patients from countries all over the world have opted to have their medical and dental...
Is your busy life ruining your smile?

Is your busy life ruining your smile?

If you had a rand for every time you said “this can wait till tomorrow,” you would probably be planning a trip to Hawaii! Nowadays, time is moving at a breakneck pace. We often jump from one thing to the next, forgetting stuff along the way. Keeping up...
Understanding Periodontal Disease

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an oral condition that many patients are aware of but typically don’t understand how it develops or how it can affect the mouth and smile. At Hout Bay Dental Studio, patients can enjoy a wide range of periodontal services under one roof....