Smile Makeover Cape Town
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Smile Makeover Cape Town

Enhancing your smile can dramatically rejuvenate your entire appearance. Cosmetic dental treatments can have a profound impact on the signs of aging and on your overall appearance in general.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Cape Town
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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Cape Town

We highlight our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at our Cape Town dental practice. This includes veneers, teeth whitening, implants, bonding and crowns.
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Braces For Adults in Cape Town Dentist
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Braces For Adults in Cape Town Dentist

Braces have evolved and are now clearer and more aesthetically pleasing. Since the brackets of the braces are smaller and no longer resemble train tracks running across your teeth, it is easy to understand why many adults have opted for adult orthodontics.
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The Importance of a Smile | Cape Town Dentist Dr JJ Serfontein
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The Importance of a Smile | Cape Town Dentist Dr JJ Serfontein

Looking for a beautiful healthy smile? Visit Cape Town Dentist Dr JJ Serfontein. While pearly white teeth and proper oral hygiene habits can dramatically enhance your smile, crooked, stained and discoloured teeth can ruin your smile as well as affect your confidence.
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Porcelain Veneers | Correcting Tooth Imperfections
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Porcelain Veneers | Correcting Tooth Imperfections

A shining smile has the ability to light up a room and inspire more smiles, as opposed to a smile that contains damaged teeth and stains which send an entirely different message. Unfortunately, not all of us have been blessed with a natural Hollywood smile. Therefore, porcelain veneers were created to improve on a variety of tooth imperfections such as: broken, chipped, cracked, malformed, displaced and discoloured teeth.
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Smile Makeover Preview and Treatment
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Smile Makeover Preview and Treatment

An essential part of the smile makeover process is the preview, where you will be able to see possible results of the smile makeover before the treatment begins. Cosmetic dentists combine a variety of dental technologies to show you the changes you can expect to see in your smile.
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Q and A of Tooth Decay
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Q and A of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the leading cause of tooth loss and gum disease. It is an extremely common problem that affects many children and adults in South Africa. Although tooth decay is easily preventable, symptoms often only appear when the decay becomes serious, therefore it is important that you schedule regular dental appointments. If your dentist spots decay in its early stages, there are treatments that can be done to prevent further problems.
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3 ways to Brighter, Whiter Teeth
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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.
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The Four Worse Drinks for Teeth
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The Four Worse Drinks for Teeth

It is a well-known fact that sugar and acidic foods are bad for your teeth. This is because sugar feeds plaque bacteria, while acid eats away at the tooth enamel, creating cavities. After you consume food and beverages, it can take roughly half an hour for the acids in your mouth to neutralize and the enamel to go back to normal. Therefore, if you are constantly drinking, your mouth doesn't get a chance to recover, making you susceptible to acid wear and tooth decay.
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How to Stop Receding Gums
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How to Stop Receding Gums

The issue of receding gums is quite common, especially in people over the age of forty years. When your gums recede, it exposes the root surfaces and allows the proliferation of bacteria and plaque. Even though receding gums are extremely noticeable when advanced - it makes teeth appear longer - the problem happens slowly over time, so many people are unaware of it until the problem becomes significant and irreversible.
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The Effects Of Poor Oral Health
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The Effects Of Poor Oral Health

Most people are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. However, not many people are aware of the serious consequences that poor dental hygiene can have on your general health. Over the years, many researchers have taken to investigating health conditions that are affected by poor dental health. Here are three of the most serious illnesses that are linked to oral health:
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How a glass of wine could damage your teeth
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How a glass of wine could damage your teeth

Although a glass of wine a day may not do much damage to your body, it is able to wreak havoc on your teeth. Only 16 percent of the population is aware of the negative effects that alcohol can have on their oral health, such as stripping the calcium away from teeth and promoting bad breath. It is recommended that you wash your mouth with mouthwash after consuming alcohol, and here is why:
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How to achieve your desired smile when you fear the dentist.
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How to achieve your desired smile when you fear the dentist.

It is only common for people to be afraid of paying a visit to their dentist. This is because of the pain associated with dental procedures. However, at Dr JJ Serfontein's dental practice, you can get rid of your dental problems and achieve that perfect smile you have always wanted.
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Transforming your smile
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Transforming your smile

A smile makeover can transform less-than-perfect dentition into a dazzling Hollywood smile. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry help to improve the appearance of an individual%u2019s smile and increase their confidence. Unlike full mouth reconstructions, a smile makeover is something that an individual wants, as opposed to needs. Even people with good oral hygiene and structurally sound teeth might be unhappy with certain elements of their smile, therefore they opt for a smile makeover.
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Good oral hygiene techniques
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Good oral hygiene techniques

Good oral hygiene is of extreme importance if you want healthy teeth and gums. Healthy teeth enables you to look and feel good, while giving you the confidence to get closer to someone when speaking. Daily preventive care such as brushing and flossing helps to stop oral problems from developing, yet may not be enough if you are doing it incorrectly. Here are a few techniques that will ensure that you get the best results out of your daily routine:
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What causes bad breath?
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What causes bad breath?

Many factors need to be taken into account when it comes to bad breath. In some cases, bad breath is caused by a number of medical disorders, such as infections in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, gastrointestinal disturbance and liver or kidney infections. However, there are other causes of bad breath, such as:
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Gum Disease Could Lead To A Stroke
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Gum Disease Could Lead To A Stroke

For many years, dentists have been advising patients about proper oral health care regimes. Most dentists have explained the direct link between gum disease and other overall health issues such as diabetes. However, a recent study done through the International Dental Health Foundation, found that patients with gum disease are at a higher risk of having a stroke, than diabetes. Even though obesity and smoking are commonly associated with an increased risk of suffering a stroke, many people may not know about the risks associated with oral health.
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Dry Mouth
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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a condition that is experienced by most people at some point in their lives. Although dry mouth is temporary in most cases, it can become a chronic problem for some. Prolonged dryness of the mouth can be a warning sign of a more serious medical condition.
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Why you should opt for a smile makeover
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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.
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Myths About Dental Implants
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Myths About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular treatment option for missing teeth which has been used for many years. Although this dental procedure is quite common, there are still a few myths circling dental implants. We, at Dr JJ Serfontein's dental practice, would like to address the common misconceptions about dental implants in this article.
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