Why do you need regular dental checkups? Dentist in Singapore advise

Healthy teeth and sparkling smile can do wonders for your self-esteem and is indeed a valuable social asset. Having treated thousands of patients across our dental clinics in Singapore, we know that fixing cavities and maintaining healthy teeth and gums can also improve your health in multiple ways.

Stop anxiety, see your dentist in Singapore today: Almost Everybody has to visit the dentist at point of time in their lives whether its for a regular visit or with a dental issue. Most of us have time  to think about what the dentist is going to do. And more importantly, is it going to hurt? We often observe such anxiety of being hurt due to dental procedures among the patients who visit our Dentists in Singapore. There are also cases we’ve come across who ignore a visit to dentists till the problem become worse.

Hence, it is indeed essential to learn why should you visit your dentist on a regular basis and what happens if you ignore this important factor. Let’s observe why is it important to schedule your regular visits to dental clinics.

Dentist will check for Cavities: According to a research, one in five people in America have untreated cavities. Your dentist will also be able to identify potential early cavities such as white spot lesions etc., All cavities can however be prevented or fixed with regular check ups and restorative treatment.

Prevention of severe diseases: Issues like early cavities, chips or cracks and issues that ‘appear to be minor’ can sometimes result in severe diseases such as oral cancers and other significant oral health issues. A dentist can identify such issues and take preventive measures to minimize the risk.

Dentists in Singapore and world advise their patients for a regular visit even if you do not have any symptoms because, prevention is better than cure. While we are always here to help you treat the dental problems, we still wish you prevent diseases and stay healthy, which gives us more professional satisfaction.

Gum Diseases and Chronic Illness: As per various studies conducted by  organizations like American Dental Association, patients with gum disease increased their chances of chronic illness by 40%.

Dental problems in Diabetic patients:  There is also a strong correlation between diabetes and periodontitis. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can also make you more prone to developing mouth infections. Studies suggests that females with osteoporosis were more prone to periodontitis, , meaning that healthier gums equates stronger bones. It’s therefore essential to ensure gum health with and a dental visit every six month in such cases adds much value.

Dental Extraction? Not always!: It’s a general opinion that a dentists job is mostly dental extraction. No, dental extraction will always be based on specific condition, not always. If there’s nothing your dentist can do to save the tooth, he or she may simply extract your tooth.

However, if the appearance of unsightly amalgam fillings is bothersome to you and affecting your self confidence negatively, you could also speak to your dentist about replacing those with white porcelain fillings during your dental visit.

If you have any questions about the procedures involved in preventive dentistry, regular dental checkups or would like to book an appointment with our Dentists in Singapore – please call us any time & one of our friendly staff would be glad to help.

Teeth Whitening in Singapore. Home or Dentist?

Teeth Whitening was a tough task back in 90’s as there were only couple of options available at the dental clinics. Gone are those days when your dentist would make molds of your teeth, send them off to a lab, wait for a week to receive back your custom fitted teeth whitening mouthpiece filled with peroxide (at a very low concentration) pressed against your teeth and gums. After 3-4 visits, your teeth would be officially declared whiter after having spent several hundred dollars.

Thanks to the technological advancements, teeth whitening in Singapore, both in the dental office and at home, has changed immensely over the last two decades making the process simple and less time taking.

Teeth whitening is the most frequently applied dental procedure across the world. The teeth whitening process usually involves bleaching of teeth in order to remove stains and brighten the patient’s smile. However, it is essential to know that the teeth whitening procedures may be different to a few patients based on the individual case.

Teeth Whitening in SingaporeWe encourage all our patients to learn the causes of Teeth Discoloration so as to prevent the same. Good Oral health = good overall health.

While everyone of us starts off with beautiful white teeth, many different factors contribute to teeth discoloration, such as food and beverages you consume. Certain strongly coloured-foods and drinks like berries, red wine, coffee, tea, and cola can discolor your teeth if frequently consumed over a long period of time. Some antibiotics like tetracycline, smoking, irregular brushing habits, etc., can stain your teeth as well.

Teeth Whitening Options:
As already mentioned above, teeth whitening procedure can be performed in a dental office or in the comfort of your own home. The in-office teeth whitening usually yields better and quicker results compared to the at-home whitening. However, due to the time constraints and factors like not being confortable in a dental clinin, we also offer bleaching kits for our patients to take home as an alternative, however diligence is required to apply these kits every day for a period of 10 days.

If you decide to whiten your teeth at home, make sure that you follow the application instructions your dentist provided or the instructions that come with the over the counter whitening product.

If you are in search of a Dentist in Singapore, feel free to book an appointment at Nam Fung Dental Surgery clinic at any of the five branches. You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

How to find a good Dentist in Singapore?

Firstly, dentists are the qualified and certified professionals to deal with your dental problems, hence we may not define who is a good dentist. Often, Dentists are the most scary persons for those who has dental anxiety. They start searching for ways to find out what dentists can do to them and how to ‘find a good dentist in Singapore‘.

While we do not wish to define who could be a ‘good dentist’ that you may be searching for, here is what we encourage you to check to be assured and be inspired to consult a dentist in Singapore.

Friends Referrals: Most often, Friends’ referrals are the #1 way to find a good dentist you can trust. That’s how we get most of our patients. At the same time, be sure not to miss out a reachable and experienced dentists who may be available near your place. Just search for Dental clinics around you and schedule a visit for a counselling.

Technology: For a dentist in this modern world, being equipped with updated technology has become an essential mainly due to advancements everyday to deal with various dental issues. You may want to know that all our dental clinics in Singapore are equipped, updated and consists of friendly dentists.

Environment: Dental Clinics in Singapore are mostly clean and well maintained. However, from a patients point of view, you you have every right to check if the clinics make you comfortable to undergo the recommended procedures and multiple visits.

Adequate Staff : Adequate staff is a prerequisite to make the surgical procedures more easy and inspire confidence especially among anxious patients. At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, each staff member  has a specialty and are professional in managing all the protocols such as patient counseling, medication, history, procedure risks if any, alternate treatments etc.,

Conveniently located in 5 branches, visit our friendly dental clinics in Singapore and get the dental procedures done by experienced dentists!