Root Canal Treatment in Singapore | Dentist

Root Canal Treatment in Singapore is one of the widely feared procedures due to unnecessary reasons! Yes, you read that right. People immediately associate root canal with needles and pain. For most things that a dentist does, there is fear that doesn’t need to exist mainly due to the advancements in dental industry which makes almost all the procedures virtually painless with an exception of minimal pain due to local anesthesia as the case may require.

Root Canal is one of the best procedures that will give you a healthier tooth than you started with and eliminates the pain you have been suffering for several days before the procedure. All teeth have root canals in them. It’s just a part of the make up of the tooth, a natural cavity that is found in the center of each tooth.Root Canal Treatment in Singapore

When the pulp gets infected or damaged, root canal comes into picture if the condition cannot be solved with filling etc., Root canal allows the dentist to get into the tooth and remove the infected pulp by cleaning inside of root canals. The infected root canals are filled and sealed making no room for additional bacteria. The early you consult a dentist, the better is your chances to avoid complications. Hence, it is highly recommended not to ignore any symptoms of pain/discomfort in the teeth. At our Dental Clinics, we perform at least a few Root Canal Treatment in Singapore every day, and avoid several possible conditions as such with proper care in time.

While filling could be an option for people who comes early to a dentist, dental extraction is the only alternative if the root canals are fully effected. After the extraction, you shall go for dentures or bridges.

A root canal treated tooth maybe be slightly more brittle than a normal tooth but with the proper restoration and care it can last a lifetime. Proper dental care include regular brushing, flossing, proper diet and six-monthly dental checkups.

If you are feeling any discomfort associated with teeth, call any of our dental clinics in Singapore to make an appointment. One of our friendly staff will help you fix an appointment at your nearest clinics.

 

Do you deserve White Teeth? Certainly yes, read this.

Everyone starts off with white and healthy teeth, so does we deserves having white and healthy teeth our entire life. Teeth Whitening is the goal of anyone who wants to have confidence when smiling. At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we come across several patients not having confidence in their smile. You can usually detect this by the individual covering their mouth while smiling. As Dentists, our objective is not only to treat our clients but to restore their smiles with the whiter teeth they deserve.

If you (or someone whom you care for) strive for perfection and would like to feel bit more confident in yourself, whitening your teeth is one of the best services you could make use of.  Getting whiter teeth is easier than most people think, however by spending little cost and discipline in order to get the white smile you deserve.

Also read: Why is regular Dental Consultation & Screening essential?

Dentist in Singapore’s help:

Teeth whitening is a high in demand service in the dental industry. Almost 50% of the people who walks into the Dental Clinics in Singapore comes with an intent to whiten their teeth. As there is a great demand, there is also a great amount of confusion among the patients in choosing their professional dentist. While we refrain from talking ill about our competition, here is what we do for Teeth Whitening in Singapore:

Taking History: We spend enough time with our patients to learn what results they expect, what is their daily life style and eating habits. This gives us an idea as to how to deal with individual case.

Examination: At the consultation, our Dentists in Singapore will have a look at your teeth and ask you the details of your medical history also to find out you are not suffering any other oral issues or are likely to develop one in future.

Patient Counselling: This is a very essential aspect mainly because we explain the patient what they can expect and what they cannot based on their individual case. In most of the cases, you may gain white teeth in just a single visit while in other cases, you may achieve results with multiple visits and domestic management.

Domestic Care / Help yourself:

Though we are always available at your service to help you achieve best results you deserve, there are certain things you may want to do at home as preventive measures. Please refer to our earlier advises, by clicking the links below.

Also read: Teeth Whitening: Care after procedure
Dental Whitening: Dentist care or Domestic Care?

Root Canal Treatment in Singapore

At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, almost every second patient who walks in comes with an assumption that they may require a root canal treatment or an extraction/artificial restoration. But it is not necessary that every dental problem ends up with an extraction or root canal. We do our best to minimize the treatment with best possible solution suitable for you. However, even if you need to undergo a root canal treatment, just relax and rely on us. We are equipped with the updated technologies in the industries to make you more comfortable and confident.

Quick Facts about Root Canal Treatment:

  1. It is not a procedure to remove your tooth
  2. Root Canal is in fact an effective procedure to prevent a tooth from extraction
  3. Root Canal is required to treat a diseased tooth where the pulp is infected or damaged.
  4. Avoiding Root Canal Treatment may lead to toothache and sensitivity to hot/cold, thus forcing you to have tooth extraction
  5. Tooth extraction should be the last option, saving your tooth in an infection should be the priority, hence root canal
  6. Root Canals is not a painful procedure anymore with the modern advancements in treatments. If you need any precautions, our Dentists in Singapore are well aware and take all measures.
  7. Immediate pain relief: If you are having root canal, it means you are already suffering (most probably) severe tooth pain. With the treatment, you will surely have relief from pain but not an instant relief as projected by many. However, in most of the cases, pain subsides completely in less than a day.
  8. Most of the root canal treatments require not more than couple of hours to complete.
  9. Root Canals will not cause any damage to your physical health. On contrary, if treatment not taken on time, that may affect your overall health causing infections, fever etc.,
  10. In most of the cases, crown may be required after the root canal to prevent your tooth from further damage.

To avoid any dental issues, we strongly recommend you to visit the dentist at least once in six months as a preventive step. If you are experiencing any tooth pain or bad breath etc., call us today to schedule an appointment at any of your nearest Dental Clinics in Singapore – one of our friendly staff would be glad to help.

Teeth Whitening Myths and Facts by Dentist in Singapore

At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we say ‘everyone of us deserves a white and healthy teeth’! Hence, it is essential that we are well informed to deal with any misinformation out there to regain the smiles we deserve. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that are also widely marketed by the celebrities in the media. As it become popular, there are also several myths around the procedure like teeth whitening damages enamel etc.,

It is true that there may also be some reasons why the tooth whitening treatment is not suitable for you. But that can only be determined by a dentist. You may end up in causing more damage to your teeth by avoiding timely treatment due to the influence of certain myths. Here are some myths and their facts listed for you.

  1. Teeth Whitening is not safe (or) it is unsafe if treatment is not from USA or UK: 
    Just ask yourself, if this treatment was unsafe, why will the dentists and millions of people across the world are using it since centuries? Why all the recognized dental bodies across the globe has endorsed tooth whitening as safe practice?
    Fact is, safety vs risk with tooth whitening is generally assessed with 2 main factors. Exposure of the gel to the gums and soft tissue of the mouth or lips, and tooth sensitivity. That is exactly why you need a professional dental service especially if you have sensitivity issue. Dentists take necessary care to minimize the side effects. Teeth whitening in Singapore as safe the treatments available in USA, UK or AUS.
  2. Teeth whitening ruins tooth enamel:
    Not always! The chances of ruining tooth enamel are nil to negligible if you get the whitening procedure done at dental clinics. This is because the dentist is a trained professional who can asses what is right for you based on your history. Sometimes, you may still need to undergo treatment with precautions like ensuring minimal time in bleaching etc.,
  3. Teeth whitening will clean your teeth, but will discolor later:
    Really? why did the teeth become yellow/gray in the first place? is it because the teeth has already undergone whitening procedure? No! There are several reasons why you may discolor your teeth. Any health management is a continues process. So is the teeth whitening. It needs regular follow up and management.

    Read: Why is regular Dental Consultation & Screening essential?

  4. Teeth Whitening is not suitable if you have crowns, caps or did root canals!
    That is not true. However, when you have any metals like silver or gold tooth, or have caps made of specific materials, you should inform your dentist if you are concerned. Generally, almost all the teeth whitening procedures are safe to use even on artificial teeth.

    Thankfully with professional teeth whitening any side effects experienced are only temporary in most of the cases. As with most cosmetic procedures, you may have to tackle a little pain in waiting and patient cooperation for long time results.

    Dentists in Singapore at Nam Fung Dental Surgery give you a friendly counseling at your general visit to any of our Dental Clinics in Singapore. Contact us at any of your nearest branches to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

No, Dentist Doesn’t mean a Dental Extraction

There is a fear in most of the teenagers or even adults that going to a Dentist means getting your teeth extracted. No, not necessarily! In fact, many a times, you will save a teeth from being extracted if you see your dentist before you worsen the problem! There are several cases at our Dental Clinics in Singapore where we have avoided a dental extraction based on their individual case.

We need to train and educate from childhood that a Doctors injection or a Dentist examination is to do good for us, not harm or pain! This can deal with patients anxiety when they need an efficient treatment.

Even if your dentist advised you to get the tooth/teeth extracted, that could possibly be the best choice in your case. Apart from Severe tooth decay, gum diseases, broken tooth due to accident, dental extractions may also be required for giving space to a growing tooth if another is blocking its way like in case of a wisdom tooth.

The major reason why our Dentists in Singapore advise you to visit for a routine oral checkup at least once in six months is to prevent any kind of possible issues that surely covers dental extractions! In a routine checkup, our dentists will examine your tooth, gums, any discoloring of teeth, sensitivity to the gums, etc., and take a general history to ensure you are having a perfect oral health. This is when the dentist gets a chance to sense any possibility of dental issues and enable him to save you with a minimal treatment. Isn’t it a necessity for you?

So, this time.. visit our Dentists in Singapore to avoid Dental Extraction! Even if you need one, relax! We are equipped with advanced technologies to make it so simple and easy. Conveniently located in Five Different branches, contact any of your nearest Dental Clinics in Singapore, one of our friendly staff will assist you in scheduling an appointment.

 

How to turn Yellow Teeth White? Singapore Dentists

Everyone of us starts off with white and beautiful teeth. But for many life style reasons or prolonged use of certain antibiotics, some of us discolor the teeth into Yellow and sometimes gray. At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, all the Dentists are keen in taking your history, lifestyle habits etc., so as to advise you on avoiding further progress of discolored teeth.

The early you start treating the stained teeth, the better results you may expect. If neglected, it becomes very difficult to whiten with conventional methods, just like white clothes which have picked up dyes can never regain their original brightness.

Most of our patients, before they visit any of our Dental Clinics in Singapore try using a market product available for ‘Teeth whitening in Singapore‘. But you have to note that since all human beings are build differently, any single method for teeth whitening will not yield the same results in everyone. Hence, it is pertinent to chose one treatment; preferably upon the advise of your Dentist and stick to the treatment for at least a month before changing the treatment.

If you wish to try some home remedies before seeing a Dentist in Singapore, here are some tips for you. However, we strongly recommend to get your oral health checked by a professional to avoid any uninvited complications. You should keep in mind that the teeth whitening kits do make a slight difference for some people, but they often take longer and have more side effects.

  1. Avoid Strong Colored Foods: Strongly colored foods is a very common reason for teeth discoloring. Hence, try to avoid foods and drinks especially like Coffee, Tea, Ice-Creams, etc. at least while using Teeth Whitening kits.
  2. Oil Pulling: It is believed (though not tested by any of our clinics) in some parts of world that Oil-Pulling for at least 10-15 minutes a day can whiten your teeth. Coconut oil is preferred in most of the cases while any vegetable oil may also be used.
  3. In-house bleaching kits: There are several products in market, and we also offer our patients with the bleaching kits to home. However, diligence is required to apply these kits.
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide: First of all, you SHOULD remember that you are dealing with a chemical, hence you should either do after learning the right procedure or safety precautions. Misuse of this chemical may result in damage of tooth enamel. We discourage you to perform this without supervision.
  5. Brushing Twice Daily: Last but not the least, you should Brush early in the morning before Breakfast and night after dinner! This will help you not only treat discoloring of teeth but will manage your overall oral health.

If you are serious about getting your teeth whitening in Singapore done by a professional, call any of our five Dental Clinics in Singapore easily located near your place. Any of our friendly staff will assist you in fixing up an appointment with our friendly dentists in Singapore.

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

Children Dentists in Singapore

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.

 

Teeth Whitening: Care after procedure

Teeth whitening in Singapore is one of the most performed treatments at our Dental Clinics in Singapore.  It is generally noted that the patients who visit our clinics are anxious about their discolored teeth and their confidence is reduced due to this. Hence, major purpose of teeth whitening is to give you back the white smiles you deserve along with restoring the confidence.

Teeth Whitening can be performed by a dentist or at home with a kit. At our Dental Clinics, we also provide home kits with necessary advice for best results. However, it is also equally important to know what type of care should be taken by you after you have a teeth whitening procedure done.

Quick Facts: What should you know about teeth whitening?

  • After you go through a whitening procedure, your mouth will be more susceptible to stains within the first 24 hours.
  • Teeth whitening procedure makes your enamel softer, which is part of the reason they are more likely to be stained
  • Artificial food colors / strong colored foods can dye your mouth that color
  • Hence, you should avoid the following, mainly for the first 24 hours:
    • Strong colored foods like cola, Soda, Coffee, cakes etc.,
    • Any sort of hot and ice-cold products irrespective of their color
    • Fruits like blueberries, black berries, etc., that has strong color in them
    •  Mints / Mint foods that can be sensitive to teeth
    • Consuming these products can cause your teeth not only to hurt but can actually damage them.
  • Products that are safe to consume are: 
    • Milk & uncolored milk products like cheese
    • Fruits like Bananas that are less bitter
    • Plain Turkey breasts
    • If you observe, all the above foods do not have strong / added colors and are naturally white in color that are less likely to damage the whitened teeth

We advice our patients that this type of food habits can be made as your regular dietary habit especially when you have frequent discoloring of teeth despite performing teeth whitening. If you avoid strong colored foods and visit your dentist at least once in six months, you are very less likely to damage your teeth even in terms of discoloring.

This does not mean you have to stop eating all the things you love entirely, just remember that moderation is the key. Also, do not forget to rinse and brush after eating or drinking products that will discolor and you will help to keep your pearly white smile!

Dentists in Singapore at all our Dental Clinics are equipped with a high standard and modern technology, non-invasive and surgical solutions making it a one stop clinic with almost all treatments. Contact us for a friendly counseling that helps you manage healthy oral hygiene your rest of life. Make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.