Everything you need to know about fluoride

Everything you need to know about fluoride

You may have noticed that your toothpaste contains an ingredient called fluoride or heard your dentist talk about fluoride during your routine dental check-up. Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in soil, food and water but is more widely known for its role in oral...
The fundamentals of dental photography

The fundamentals of dental photography

Dental photography is an essential aspect of any dental practice. Taking comprehensive photographs of patient cases can uplift a practice by showing the incredible results they are able to achieve and is especially useful for aesthetic dentists looking to create a...
6 ways to care for your Invisalign aligners

6 ways to care for your Invisalign aligners

Invisalign aligners have become one of the leading choices for those looking to straighten their teeth. The Invisalign range is made from medical grade plastic and provides a hassle-free and aesthetically pleasing alternative to wire braces. Many people have opted for...
What does digital dentistry involve?

What does digital dentistry involve?

Technological advancements have been a game-changer for many industries, and dentistry is no exception. In recent years, many dentist practices have chosen to go digital for some procedures because of the advantages it has on overall patient experience and...
Cosmetic dentistry for older patients

Cosmetic dentistry for older patients

With anti-ageing treatments becoming so popular, it should come as no surprise that cosmetic dentistry for older patients is also on the rise. In addition to keeping your teeth and gums in great dental health, dentistry can also be an option for you to consider when...
Ceramic vs composite resin veneers

Ceramic vs composite resin veneers

Veneers are an easy and quick way to get a beautiful new smile. It can be the ideal treatment for people with teeth that have stains, chips or gaps.  One of the most frequent questions we get at our practice is what type of material is used for veneers? Ceramic...
Minimally invasive dentistry

Minimally invasive dentistry

Minimally invasive dentistry is a term that includes numerous procedures. All these procedures are performed with the aim of conserving and improving the patient’s oral health, providing healthy tooth structure.  At JJS Dentistry, we use a minimally invasive approach...
Why we use digital impressions at our practice

Why we use digital impressions at our practice

Digital impressions are more accurate and more dependable than old “putty”. They’re also more comfortable and less of a daunting experience for patients. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how digital impressions work and why we use them.  What is a digital dental...
Is dental bonding suitable for me?

Is dental bonding suitable for me?

Dental bonding offers a painless and simple way to beautify and strengthen your smile. By spreading a thin layer of resin to the surface of teeth, your smile can go from lacklustre to brilliant in just one appointment. The bonding process fixes damaged teeth, repairs...
How to deal with tooth wear

How to deal with tooth wear

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the body? That’s right. It’s even harder than bone! Enamel is meant to withstand a lifetime of chewing forces and biting. However, various types of tooth wear can occur over time. Wear and tear is...
Invisalign at JJS Dentistry

Invisalign at JJS Dentistry

Clear braces, by Invisalign, are an alternative to traditional braces that gently straighten teeth and correct alignment issues. They are a clear set of plastic alignment trays that are more subtle in appearance and safer to use than traditional metal braces.  These...
What to eat after root canal treatment

What to eat after root canal treatment

One of the most common questions our patients ask after root canal treatment is, “What can I eat now?” The simple answer is lots of soft, room temperature food.  It’s better to watch what you eat after a root canal than to later manage a root canal infection. Eating...
How dental implants can drastically improve your life

How dental implants can drastically improve your life

In the popular makeover tv show MooiMaak, Dr JJ Serfontein improves the lives of guests by transforming their unique smiles. One particular participant, Yolande, was over the moon to say goodbye to the gaps in her teeth. The improvement in her teeth and gums also had...
Emax veneers: the future of dentistry

Emax veneers: the future of dentistry

Veneers are thin layers of tooth-coloured material that we bond to the front surface of discoloured or damaged teeth. The goal is to correct various teeth problems. Emax porcelain veneers are the types of veneers that we most recommended for our patients. The reason...