Wake up with a smile you deserve | Dentist in Singapore advises

Who would not want to have a beautiful smile on their face? A smile is one of the most noticeable features of a person and you should not miss a single chance of having a smile you deserve. If you feel your discolored teeth or any other dental problems are stopping you from a beautiful smile, you are on the right page.

A little yet important time to care for your teeth will effectively reduce the risk of complications while enjoying all the benefits a straight, white, and beautiful smile can provide. Read below the advises of our Dentists in Singapore to maintain a good oral hygiene thus a beautiful smile.

Not many schools teach how to brush properly. Hence, we the dentists take this job at our clinics almost every day. Brushing helps to remove plaque that makes you less prone to decay or gum diseases.

It’s a routine but very important to brush properly twice a day. We advise to brush in a circular fashion unlike the old back and forth method as it can miss the large portions of mouth.

Choosing a small to medium-sized brush with nylon bristles can  help the brush reach all parts of the mouth. At the same time, you should not brush for more than three minutes or use the same brush for long periods. Try to change your brush every 3-4 months or when you observe bristles misshapen and sticking out every which way.

Don’t use excess toothpaste than necessary. Especially when you have kids at home, you should train them to use little quantities of toothpaste as their gums are more sensitive than adults.

Children needs a friendly dentist! We understand and value the concern of our young patients and their parents. Hence, we at all our Dental Clinics in Singapore are conscious while dealing with kids. This is one of reason why most people keep the same dentist for the duration of their life. We are thankful to all our patients for their extended trust on our Dentists in Singapore for Children Dentistry.

As we’ve advised several times in the past, prevention is always better than cure. Watch what you eat. Try to avoid strongly colored foods like cola, coffee, tea, sugars etc., Using plain water (recommended) to gargle or mild mouth-wash liquids after every meal provides you some extra protection.

Diabetics have a dramatically increased risk of periodontal gum disease. While the disease itself doesn’t cause gingivitis, it can make the gum infection progress at a faster rate and cause longer consequences.

Last but not the least; visit your dentist at least once in 6 months even if you think you are having a healthy teeth. These visits are crucial in prevention of any possible dental issues and reduce the risk if you may need some treatment. Dentists in Singapore at our clinics are always there to help you! Call today to fix your appointment with a dentist, one of our friendly staff will assist you.

How can Preventive Dentistry save you?

Who on earth would not want to have healthy white teeth? Almost everyone who visit our Dental Clinics in Singapore, no matter on what kind of issue they came with asks us one routine question. “How can I manage healthy white teeth?”. Though we all intend to have healthy and white teeth, there are certain factors and lifestyle habits that we do unintentionally and it affects our oral health.

Our teeth perform a hefty amount of work in some extreme conditions. They are under rough temperatures whenever you eat or drink hot or cold foods like the Ice Creams, Hot tea/Coffee etc., Due to exposure to such extreme temperatures, the life span of teeth in a normal person has come down to 40 years on an average, which they can last healthy till 70 years.

But there is a good news! you are reading this article with concerns over your dental health or some prevention measures before you damage your teeth. Yes, ‘Preventative dentistry’. If any time you have questions, call any of our Dental Clinics in Singapore and we shall be happy to help you with Preventive Dentistry counselling.

Preventive dentistry, as the name suggests consists of two types: 

  1. Works at ensuring that the healthy teeth remain in their good state for as long as is possible
  2. Damaged ones are fixed before they get worse.

Domestic Care is the first step to avoid inviting any kind of dental issues. Brushing teeth at least once a day is must, while we strongly recommend brushing twice; Early morning and before Bed time! Flossing of the teeth is yet another essential aspect to prevent oral diseases. Most of the damaged tooth are caused due to the uncleared debris of food that got stuck between the tooth.

Though we take care of oral health, there are some instances out of our hands. When you notice some kind of abnormality (such as paid, discomfort, bad smell) in the mouth, see a dentist as soon as you can. Because, the early you go the better are the chances to prevent tooth from getting worse.

Dentists in Singapore at Nam Fung Dental Surgery give you a friendly counseling at your general visit to any of our Dental Clinics. 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 train your kids for Good Oral Health? Dentists in Singapore

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As adults, almost all of us know how important is it to maintain a good oral hygiene thus a good oral health. However, due to several factors, very less number of people across the world follows oral hygiene habits so are the kids. We observe this phenomena quite often at our Dental Clinics in Singapore.

You may want to know that more than 80% of dental problems in kids arise due to poor maintenance alone! Hence, it becomes our duty to teach them how to manage oral health and avoid unnecessary pain which they don’t deserve. So, how do we do it? Here are some tips given by our Dentists in Singapore at NF Dental clinics.

Also Read: Why does 40% children develop tooth decay?

At School: The classroom is a great place to teach dental care and oral health to kids. Help children learn the healthy habits that bring a bright smile and a bright future with simple dental hygiene tips that may be added to the academic learning during fun time at school. Few Examples given below:

  • Fun with Floss: It is recommended by dentists that flossing at least once a day (during nights) is a good habit as it helps to remove food stuck between the teeth after every meal. The Schools can create a fun activity related to flossing or given an assignment related to losses caused if they don’t do flossing like an initiative by Colgate in this video:
    Fun With Floss Video here | Visit the Dentist Video Here

  • Draw a Decay teeth: Schools may give a challenge to the kids to find out how does a tooth decay looks like and draw its picture. They will find out, draw and explain their drawing to the other kids. Don’t forget to reward them.

At Home: Home is always a learning for kids. That’s the first place where kids tend to learn lessons and daily habits which they follow their rest of life. As a parent, you should workout various ways to inspire your kids to practice good oral hygiene. Best thing to do is to join them while brushing, flossing, gargling etc., and make it an every day fun time.

Remember, if you do not practice any of the oral hygiene tasks, your kid will only follow you! Hence, you should inspire your kid with your actions and have a healthy family!

Also read : Children Dentistry in Singapore

Prevent dental problems and stay healthy. Dentists in Singapore at Nam Fung Dental Surgery gives a friendly counseling to your entire family including kids, that helps you manage good oral health your rest of life. You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

 

Dental Root Canal in Singapore : Read this before seeing Dentist

Root Canal treatment in Singapore is one of the most done procedure by almost all the Dentists in Singapore. Root Canal is a naturally occurring space within a tooth, consisting of the pulp chamber,  the main canal(s), and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. Root Canal treatment in general terms is a procedure to replace infected pulp in a root canal with an inert material.

If the pulp gets injured or infected for any reason, the pulp tissues and nerves die which could lead to severe infection which sometimes needs an extraction. If gone untreated, the surrounding tissues might also get infected which resulting in secondary issues like swelling, drainage problem into gums, or more severe conditions. Dentists in Singapore at the NF Dental Surgery Clinics often prevent our patients from dental extractions / root canals by regularly monitoring the oral health of our regular patients.

Root Canal treatment is replacement to the old method of dental extraction of the tooth when it gets infected.  Root canal therapy involves repairing and saving the badly infected tooth by removing the pulp and nerves and then protecting it by cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth. A crown is then placed over the treated tooth to make it stronger.

Why Root Canal?

  1. Having an infected tooth inside your mouth is not a good thing, it is likely to cause more severe symptoms and spread all over to other teeth if untreated.
  2. Saving a natural tooth has its own advantages such as not having to wear artificial tooth/teeth, efficient chewing, prevents jaw problems, and protects other teeth from too much wear and strain.
  3. The root canal treatment is a highly successful procedure and can last a lifetime and the treated tooth can function like any other tooth after restoration.

Who does Root Canal?

Root canal treatments are generally done by your regular dentists unless the patients are referred to Special Dentists called Endodontists, who specializes in solely with root canal treatments.

General Symptoms of root canal cavity?

There are different types of symptoms that you may experience in this dental issue. However, here are some commonly complained by our patients in Singapore at our Dental Clinics in Singapore:

  1. Acute, sharp, and spontaneous pain that is hard to locate and may be due to the infected pulp or formation of abscess at the tip of the root.
  2. Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  3. Pain extends to the ear, temples or jaw areas.
  4. Sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and foods
  5. Recurring or persistent pimple on the gums that may discharge pus causing bad odor or taste
  6. Severe toothache pain when biting, chewing, or touching the tooth
  7. Swelling and tenderness of the gums near the infected tooth.

    Please note, it is also possible that there are instances where a tooth pulp is damaged or infected without showing any of the above symptoms. Hence, we advise you to regularly visit your dentist in Singapore (atleast once in six months) as your dentist can detect by X-rays or special dental tests during checkups or other dental treatments if he suspect.

How is a Root Canal treated?

The first step in treating root canal is taking X-rays of the infected tooth to determine the shape of the root canals and to see if there are any signs of infection. Dentists will generally give a local anesthesia before gaining access to the pulp. The dentist will then use a dental gum (a thin sheet of rubber or vinyl) to isolate the infected tooth from the rest of the mouth and also to keep the tooth dry.

A small hole is drilled into the infected tooth flush the infected area using water or with sodium hyphochlorite. After the root canals are cleaned and disinfected with antibacterial solutions and antiseptic, followed by shaping of the canals for the root canal fillings and then washing and cleaning once more before sealing them.

After few days, at you next appointment for treatment, a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha together with an adhesive called sealer is used to fill the root canals and seal them. A crown is often placed over the tooth to avoid any infection or contamination in the future.

The final procedure might include restoration of the tooth to its full function with a crown to help prevent it from further breaking or damage. After the treatment an antibiotic will be prescribed for you to take to prevent infection.

Our Dental Clinics in Singapore are conveniently located at five branches across Singapore as of now. You may contact us during the operational hours for a consultation; one of our friendly staff will assist you.

All our dental clinics in Singapore comprise of team of dental experts, who offer all the services as per the needs of the present day people living in Singapore, or the individuals, who have come to this place for tourism or business purposes.

Finding a Dentist in Singapore, List of Questions to Ask

If you’re looking for a dentist in Singapore, may be you have to figure out first as to what is the reason you want to visit your dentist. Because, in addition to general dentists in the Singapore, you can find a whole host of cosmetic dentists, orthodontists, and pediatric dentists, together with a number of noted experts who specialize in many areas of dentistry.

Also read: List of Dental Services in Singapore offered by us

It is also possible that you may not be aware as to who is the specialist that can deal with your particular case. May patients, in such circumstances come to us with great anxiety. This is when you need to list down your queries and ask the dentist at your first visit. Dentists in Singapore at our clinics are very pleasant at patient counseling because we know well that a smooth way of treatment can be achieved when the patient cooperation is achieved.

Some of the questions, to help you with may include:

  1. What is the medical name of your condition, what are its general complications? (most likely you are out of complications already, as you are in front of an expert.)
  2. What are the alternate treatment options available to your condition?
  3. Is the clinic equipped with latest technology ?
  4. Is there a music in the clinic that can make you relax during the procedures if necessary?
  5. Do you need to stop any other medication (if you are taking one)?
  6. What are the side effects if you avoid the treatment or take the treatment?
  7. Is it necessary to take multiple X-Rays (Not likely for all cases)
  8. Post procedure care

All our dentists in Singapore do answer your questions even before you ask them. That’s our standard practice – Patient education. However, we encourage you to ask questions as prevention is always better than cure.

With so many dentists to choose from in the island, many patients often simply choose the nearest dentist, the cheapest, or one that a friend or family member refers. To make it easy and accessible, we are operating from at least Five centers in Singapore. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at the nearest Clinic. One of our friendly staff will assist you to schedule an appointment 🙂

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!

 

Children Dentistry | Dentists in Singapore

We often take our teeth for granted so does the children follow us. Our Dentists in Singapore often notice this phenomenon across the Dental Clinics in Singapore. But poor dental hygiene leads to tooth problems often making it difficult to eat properly. This is exactly why it is essential to lean the importance of Children Dentistry. It is reported in countries like the United States that over 51 million school hours are lost every year due to dental related problems. This is no different to a rough estimate of Singapore in proportionate to the US population.

Based on this experience, we come across at our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we make the following recommendations to our patients to prevent dental issues and restrict progress of the current ones. Do not forget to talk to our doctors about Children Dentistry during your visit.

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How to prevent children’s periodontal disease?

1. Learning begins at home: Though we recommend regular visits to dentists in Singapore, where we advice our patients and do’s and don’ts, it is always good for parents to teach children good oral health habits from as soon as they can understand. Get them into the routine of brushing and flossing their teeth just as they would brush their hair – hence making it a daily routine.

2. When your child is one year old, start introducing toothpaste in little quantities pressed into the bristles and gently brushing the teeth and gums. Make sure the brush is soft and don’t harm the gums.

3. Flossing should be introduced only when the gaps between the teeth begin to close. Otherwise, they may harm the gums.

4. Children imitate / follow the parents! You are the first role model to them. You also should make a habit of brushing along with your child twice a day and clean your teeth with plain water after every meal etc., you should talk to them about visiting a dentist for a regular checkup and take them along with your in regular intervals.

5. When the child is old enough to understand, talk about the lovely clean minty taste after brushing, the smooth-tooth feeling when they run their tongues over the teeth and the importance of fresh breath. This gives them a clear distinction between a bad oral health and good oral health which they will be surely benefited throughout their life.

6. If the child is not able to avoid heavy sugar foods like candy, chocolate, and sodas, encourage them to use a straw for sodas and juices – the straw shoots more of the fluid to the back of the throat and it’s less likely to linger in the mouth, coating the teeth.

7. Never put juice, soda or sugary drinks in a baby’s bottle for them to suck on in the day or at night. Only use water.

8. No matter if the child complaints or not, check regularly in the child’s mouth for any symptoms stated below.

Signs of dental disease among children: when to take an action?

1. Bleeding gums when brushing, flossing or at any other time.

2. Child complaints any pain inside the tooth.

3. Gum puffiness, especially if they are bright red or swollen.

4. Gum recession. Look at the gums in the mouth – they should be even along the lower edges of the teeth but if they seem lower on some than others, they may have receded and this can expose the roots in extreme cases. The child may complain of pain when eating hot/cold food or drinks.

5. Constant bad breath is also a sign on tooth and gum ill health. If breath smells bad even after brushing, this can mean that the gums are rotting because of bacteria and plaque.

In any case as above listed, it is highly recommended that you make an appointment with a dentist in Singapore and take your child to the dental clinic as soon as you can, so as to avoid any further complications.  It is also equally important to select a dental clinic providing a wide range of services and is well equipped. Keeping in mind this criterion, we ensure various Dental Services across all our Dental Clinics in Singapore. Should you wish to know more, please have a quick look at our Dental Services in Singapore?

You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

Tooth Whitening in Singapore | Dental Clinics Singapore

Teeth discoloration has become one of the most reported dental problems. At the same time, Tooth discoloring is often overlooked by a lot of people. Even if you are an avid teeth-flosser, and brush twice every day, you may find that time will take its toll on the natural brightness of your teeth. Modern life style, strong colored foods and drinks, aging, tobacco usage etc., contribute to the tooth discoloration. But the Good news is, with the latest advancements in the dental industry, professional teeth whitening at our dental clinics in Singapore is an effective way to whiten your teeth to its former brightness.

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Tooth whitening is a process to remove stains on teeth and restore teeth color to an earlier, natural and brighter form. Many people try a domestic tooth whitening procedure to get rid of stains or yellow teeth. However, home kits may not always be significant as it has limitations. Unlike experimenting and prolonged usage of home dental tooth whitening procedures, professional tooth whitening in Singapore at our Dental Clinics is one of the most popular procedures because it greatly improves your dental appearance. You may have to visit a few times depending on the severity of individual case.

We at all our Dental Clinics in Singapore advise our valued customers to maintain a good oral hygiene by avoiding foods that damages teeth in various forms or follow dental hygiene home remedies after every meal. If due to your busy schedule its not possible, we are always available to help you with the best suitable tooth whitening procedure. If you think you deserve white teeth and are searching for a procedure to get this done, call us today to make an appointment. So now keep your smile as bright and white you can with the help of Nam Fung Dental Clinics in Singapore. Happy Smiling!