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.

 

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 🙂

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!

 

Dental Whitening: Dentist care or Domestic Care?

Reasons may vary, but almost every one of us wants to have white and healthy teeth. But what is the most effective and easiest way to gain/regain white and radiant teeth? Undoubtedly – teeth whitening! However, you may want to thoroughly learn about the benefits of domestic teeth whitening products versus the dentist procedure of teeth whitening. Most importantly, the best suitable procedure for you, whether it is beneficial or not should certainly be assessed, the way we always asses at our dental clinics in Singapore.

We shall try to discuss some pros and cons of both the process which will help to decide the best option for you. But remember, this is just for your information and we always advise you to visit your dentist at least once in six months for a routine checkup as a precaution. During this general visit, we at our dental clinics in Singapore advise all our patients the best suitable procedure, should they wish to go for a teeth whitening procedure.

Both home whitening kits and professional dentist procedures have their own benefits. Do not ignore the fact that your home cleaning will be of minimal to no effect in majority of cases if your teeth has plaque or remaining adhesive from a previous orthodontic treatment

Home Whitening Kits

Professional whitening toothpaste, teeth whitening quick dissolving strips, whitening kits etc. offer whitening benefits at a low price. They are very easy to use and hence are attracted by the users. But you may want to know how to effectively use the whitening kits. Certain safety precautions like dealing with the bleaching solutions should be understood before using. The Bleaching Solutions, when makes contact with your gum lines, it may in most of the cases result in dental sensitivity.

At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we do offer  teeth whitening bleaching kits for our patients to take home as an alternative with a brief on how to use the kits, however diligence is required to apply these kits every day for a period of 10 days.

Dentist Teeth Whitening

With great knowledge and skill, our dentists in Singapore use the best teeth whitening products to ensure radiant and healthy smiles. Additionally, the dentists asses what type of process is best for your teeth whitening, thereby making sure that there are no side effects* or harm to the gums.

To sum up, even though home teeth whitening are good for emergencies or special events, still it is advisable not to overuse the DIY kits. Instead, to ensure perfectly healthy and shiny teeth, visit your friendly dental clinics in Singapore and get the process done from experienced dentists!

On a special note, irrespective of the whitening option you choose, it is crucial to ensure professional cleaning beforehand for the best results.

Prevention is better than Cure? Dentist in Singapore Advises

We grow up learning that it’s important to regularly clean our teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene. In Singapore, there are several schools and Dentists in Singapore also conduct health camps in the schools to educate children since childhood as to why going to the dentist is good for them, and that they should be going to the dentist at least once in six months. Despite all this learning, most of the adults today don’t go to the dentist, for a variety of reasons. No matter the excuse however, the chances of minimizing the possible oral problems also minimizes due to avoiding visits to your dentist.

If you are visiting your dentist at regular intervals, you are far away from dental problems. Even if you are prone to any dental issue, the treatment is very effective with early diagnosis. Most often, we notice patients ignoring certain symptoms due to lack of knowledge or just overlooking the symptoms as ‘normal’. This is exactly why we emphasize on patient education and make it a point to share with you concerning your dental health. When you visit our Dental Clinics in Singapore, you don’t only leave the clinic with just healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, but also with new information about oral health.

While there are many reasons why adults avoid going to see the dentist, one of the most common reasons is that people are afraid to visit the dentist out of fear of dental surgery. People often assume that a visit to the dentist will lead to some finding and may end up needing dental surgery. This happens due to lack of knowledge and patient education which is why we always try to educate our patients as much as possible.

The idea of dental surgery doesn’t appeal to anyone; in fact going to the dentist can help prevent you ever needing to get serious dental surgery, or even minor oral surgery as your dentist will identify any possibility before hand and prevent further damage with best suitable and minimal treatment procedures many times not needing any tools.

How do you choose your Dentist in Singapore?

Well, Intelligence is always in choosing a clinic offering multiple oral health services in one place. There are dentists who have specialization in one or the other kind of dentistry. However, it is important to select a dental clinic providing a wide range of services and 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.