Cosmetic Dentistry or Aesthetic Dentistry is quality dentistry that looks na tural and can improve one’s appearance through techniques such as bonding, bleaching, veneers, crowns implants and more. In many instances it can be like “instant orthodontics” in correcting crooked, twisted or misplaced teeth. Dark or misshapen teeth can also be restored. Smiles that lack youthful vigour or beauty can be revitalised and a smile can help one feel better about oneself. A 45 year old male attended our practice complaining of generalised darkly stained teeth. The cause of the discoloration was a combination of the aging process and the fact that he drank coffee, tea and red wine regularly. Intra oral examination revealed that he had no dental decay but he had some calculus on the bottom teeth. A thorough scaling and polishing of his teeth was carried out and the shade of his teeth was noted and compared to the shade guide. Evaluation (before whitening) no cavities (examination ) all fillings, crowns, etc. sealed tightly not recommended during pregnancy or nursing 18 years or older Note about whitening – fillings, veneers, crowns, bonding (i.e. restorative materials) will not whiten An appointment for professional tooth whitening in the dental clinic was given since the patient was not keen to use the home bleaching kit which required wearing the bleaching tray for a two week period, for 2-3 hours per day.