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.

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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:
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  • 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!

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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.

 

Necessity of Dental X-rays | Dentists in Singapore

As we advise our patients at all our Dental Clinics in Singapore, dental exams is most important factor for the health of your teeth and gums so is the dental X-ray mainly because it helps in accurate diagnosis even under special circumstances. Dentists in Singapore at all our clinics follows a standard protocol before they advise you an X-ray if they want a digital confirmation. Thankfully, the advanced technology has enabled us to get the Dental X-ray done to any age group unlike olden days where it was done only when an X-ray is absolutely necessary. There was a general anxiety among the patients of being exposed to the radiation.

When is a Dental X-ray taken?

Not all procedures need a Dental X Ray in Singapore. It is only an assumption that the Dental X ray’s are taken before the dental surgery. In fact, Dental X Ray helps decide the best procedure or treatment plan which may also avoid a surgery as the dentist will be able to assess your overall bone strength, decays, intensity/progress of problem etc.,

Some small X rays are specially used to look at the spaces in between teeth, whereas some focus at the root tip of the tooth. General wide mouth X Rays (known as OPGs) may also be taken to check the general bone levels and dental health of the patient during certain dental treatments. Our Dentists in Singapore at all our branches are equipped with the updated and latest technology of Digital X-rays for the ease of patients.


Dental X-ray in Singapore; act as preventive dentistry!

  • Dental X-rays can play a significant role in preventing serious harm to your teeth as
  • Dental X-rays help detecting any areas of decay that are hidden within your teeth, which would normally be invisible to a visual inspection. This will help in treating or extracting the teeth if there is a chance to causes a major problem such as gum disease or other periodontal diseases.
  • In the case of braces and other devices to realign the teeth, digital X-rays can assure that the teeth can benefit from the procedure before you even start.
  • Dental X Ray would become a digital record of the tooth development in children which will help them in many ways.

At NFDentiSmile Dental Clinics in Singapore, we give all our patients a counseling that includes all the necessary information about Dental procedures that we perform. Not just your smile, but a happy and beautiful smile matters for us. Contact any of our Dental Clinics now for an appointment, one of our friendly staff is awaiting to assist you! Check out this quick video about Dental Implants.