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:
- Works at ensuring that the healthy teeth remain in their good state for as long as is possible
- 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.
“Dentistry concerned with maintenance of a normal masticating mechanism by fortifying the structures of the oral cavity against damage and disease” is called as the Preventive Dentistry as defined by the Professionals. However, to put it in general terms, Preventive Dentistry is a process of maintaining oral hygiene and dental health so as to prevent any kind of dental problems. Preventive Dentistry is not just for those who show up any symptoms of possible dental issues but for everyone who has teeth.
In general, Preventive Dentistry may be divided into two types. Domestic Preventive Dentistry and the one performed by a dentist. Domestic Dentistry involves oral hygiene you maintain at home like regular brushing, flossing, mouth wash after eating anything specially sweets etc., this helps you reduce the chances of having many dental issues. The other type that is performed by the dentist like normal cleaning and polishing sessions, fluoride therapy, GC Tooth Mousse application or the provision of fissure sealants. It is strongly advised by many dentists to schedule a visit to your dentist in a regular basis for dental exams just to be on a safer side. If you are living in Singapore, you may contact us the Dentists in Singapore.
Child Dental Care is one of the essential things as far as the Preventive Dentistry is concerned. Every parent should consider visiting a dentist during early stages of growing new teeth of your child. This is important because both the child a parents as well needs counseling on how to effectively prevent dental issues which are more likely during the childhood. Your Dentist may teach your child on brushing techniques to other oral hygiene tips.
For senior citizens:
In the later stages of life, most of the people face dental issues due to loss of teeth, dentures, etc., and in some cases managing oral hygiene becomes a tough task mainly because of other health issues though there are no dental issues. In such cases, the dentist may want to advise the guardians or the senior citizens on various tips like how to handle a brush, what type of brushes to use, how to easily wash the teeth without anyone’s help etc.,
Hence, it is very essential to learn about the preventive dentistry especially when you do not want to invite any dental issues that you may avoid. If you have any questions about the procedures involved in preventive dentistry or would like to book an appointment with a Dentist in Singapore – please call the number below & one of our friendly staff would be glad to help.