3 ways to Brighter, Whiter Teeth

The first thing that people notice when you speak while facing them, is your teeth. Immediately, the state of your oral health becomes judged by the colour of your teeth. However fair or unfair that may be. Teeth can become stained in many ways. Even if you practice immaculate oral hygiene, your teeth can still become stained by tea, coffee, wine and tobacco products. Here are three ways in which you can obtain – and maintain – brighter, whiter teeth.

1.    Brush your teeth properly, twice a day

For many years, dentists have recommended that patients brush their teeth at least twice a day, ideally after meals. The best way to ensure that you are spending enough time brushing each tooth would be to divide your mouth into quadrants and spend 30 seconds brushing each quadrant. Brush your teeth in a gentle circular motion, and only use a toothbrush with soft bristles that won’t damage your gums or tooth enamel.

2.    Whitening treatments

The teeth whitening industry is at an all-time high, with products ranging from special toothpastes to whitening strips that bleach your teeth while you carry on with your daily activities. For mild discolouration, there are a myriad of over the counter whitening products available to you. However, for more severe discolouration or stains, professional teeth whitening treatments may be the best solution for you.

3.    Cosmetic dental treatments

If your teeth are severely stained, decayed, or if the tooth enamel is thin enough to expose the underlying dentin, simple teeth whitening treatments might not be effective enough to give you the desired whiter smile. In these cases, the best option would be cosmetic dental treatments such as veneers or lumineers. These treatments will provide you with an instantly brighter and whiter smile.

For more tips on getting whiter and brighter smiles, contact a dentist in Cape Town.







Why you should opt for a smile makeover

A smile is one of a few things that can really attract someone towards you. Having a beautiful smile is nothing short of a gift that can add immeasurable charm to your personality. However, the sad reality is that not everyone is born with a perfect smile. While some people may have perfectly aligned teeth, they may suffer from unattractive elements such as discoloured, chipped or decaying teeth. Thanks to the advancements in dentistry, everyone is now able to have an alluring smile, with a smile makeover as part of cosmetic dental procedures.

A smile makeover is one of the most popular services in the field of dentistry. At Dr JJ Serfontein’s dental practice, we offer a variety of dental procedures that can effectively transform an unattractive smile into a smile that boasts perfection and confidence. The variety of dental procedures that we offer for smile makeovers include:

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique in which composite resin is shaped and moulded on your teeth to give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, gapped teeth and discolouration in both teeth and fillings.

Tooth implants

Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums, in order to provide bone-like support for the replacement teeth that will be placed onto it.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom made to fit over teeth, providing a natural, attractive look. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.

Teeth whitening

Tooth whitening is the process which lightens teeth, helps remove stains, and corrects tooth discoloration.

Of all the above mentioned dental procedures, teeth whitening service is the most common because it brings an immediate change in the overall smile of a person. Yellowing teeth not only look unattractive but also say a lot about the person’s health and hygienic habits. To book your smile makeover, contact a dentist in Cape Town today.