Just because the tooth fairy has moved onto someone younger – typical – doesn’t mean that you should neglect your chompers. Do the responsible ‘adult’ thing and take them for a check-up or professional whitening with today’s Groupon: a full dental consultation including cleaning, scaling and x-rays for R270 or a whitening treatment and consultation for R899 with Dr. JJ Serfontein.
Whenever you eat, little bits of food get left behind in your mouth; like anything left alone for long enough they get lonely, sad and sometimes vindictive. It’s the build-up of these vindictive little suckers that can cause bacteria to thrive and in turn lead to problems like plaque, cavities, gingivitis Periodontal (gum) diseases and periodontitis. Enter Dr. JJ Serfontein; defender of clean chompers and enemy to all that dare mess with your mouth. Highly qualified and friendly, Dr JJ Serfontein owns his own practice on trendy Kloof Street and specialises in aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry.
With no need for anaesthetic, a standard teeth cleaning includes cleaning, tooth scaling and a bit of a polish. If the term ‘tooth scaling’ makes you want to hide in the nearest tree, it’s actually a pretty painless standard dental procedure which involves the removal of plaque and stains from the crown and root surfaces of the teeth. Much like beauty, decay comes from the inside and that’s why it’s important that Dr. JJ Serfontein snaps a few x-rays as well – just in case.
While other whitening treatments can be slightly disappointing, Dr JJ Serfontein uses only the most advanced whitening procedures. Because the creation of a winning smile is one of Doc’s favourite things to do, relax in the knowledge that your teeth are taken care of. After checking out your chompers, Dr JJ Serfontein or the dental hygienist will select a whitening treatment that best suits you; a measure taken to make sure the treatment is as effective as possible.
Keep in mind that scheduled dental cleanings not only remove build-up from your teeth, but they are also important for your overall health. Research has shown that gum disease is linked to cardiovascular health; all the more reason for you to visit Dr. JJ Serfontein again.
Gummy fact: In the late 1890’s, a foreign conspiracy theorist gave a speech on the legitimacy of the tooth fairy. He stated that most fairies were disgusted by the smell of meat stew and would therefore avoid those houses and go only to vegetarian households. This was said to be the idea that ignited the vegetarian craze.