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.

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.

How to Manage Oral Hygiene? Dentist in Singapore

Daily oral hygiene is a prerequisite to prevent bacteria buildup, acid erosion and various diseases that may cause cavities, and eventual tooth loss. Oral Health is as important as you wish to have a beautiful smile on your face. As we always advise at all our Dental Clinics in Singapore, it is very important to schedule appointment with your dentist at least once in 6 months for a complete dental checkup and fast action to restrain from future complications.

A little domestic care and lifestyle to manage oral health!

In a modern lifestyle, we are all used to have processed foods, preservatives, excess sugars that may cause acidity to accumulate in the oral cavities increasing risk of decay and enamel degradation. According to a study, one in ten people report sensitivity to hot and cold foods/drinks while the highest number of oral problems is associated with increased cavity formation. Many such tooth and gum related problems can be avoided with regular dental checkups and counselling by your dentist in Singapore.

At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, all the dentists follow a standard protocol during consultation in which the dentist will look out for signs of deterioration, misalignment, gum health and any possible indications of chronic disease. A routine assessment can prevent the complex and costly surgery and long term therapy needed to improve the healthy condition of teeth and soft tissues. Based on the evaluation by the Dentist in Singapore at our clinics, risk prevention strategies are advised to our patients.

Thankfully, the modern dental technology contributes a lot to deliver health services with efficiency, and improved comfort to the patient. Dental therapeutic techniques are available to improve the condition of teeth and gums including preventative care. The application of dental healthcare services can provide affordable options and prevent against deterioration and painful conditions.

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. Prevention is better than cure! Prevent dental problems and stay healthy.  Contact us for  a friendly counselling 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.

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.

Dental Care for Diabetic Patients

It is a well known fact that the diabetes can damage vital organs. However, very few are aware of possible adverse effect; the condition may have on oral and dental health. Such damaging side effects of diabetes are often overlooked and are attributed to natural oral deterioration.

The health of gums and teeth is also related to the blood sugar management. The glucose levels in the saliva of diabetics are generally higher than normal, which can encourage additional bacteria and acid in the mouth, thus becoming prone to decay and gum disease.

In order to avoid any possible health issues due to Diabetes, it is important that those suffering from this condition be extra cautious in maintaining their oral health. Check a few tips here that are particularly helpful in keeping the mouth healthy:

Dentist should be Aware of Your Diabetic Condition:

We, at all our Dental Clinics in Singapore take a detailed history of patients which will also involve questions about diabetes as well. However, when you visit a dentist, make sure you mention about your diabetic status and the drugs you are using for this. This will be extremely helpful for the dentist to take proper care especially if you are preparing to undergo any surgical procedures.

Frequent visits to Dentist: For non-diabetic people, it is ideal to visit your dentist at least twice an year. For those with additional medical needs like the diabetes, it may be necessary to have the mouth checked more frequently.

Domestic Care: While regularly brushing and flossing are advised for everyone, it is especially important and a must follow factor for people with diabetes due to the elevated glucose levels in the saliva that triggers several oral problems as mentioned above. Tooth enamel loss is also a major dental side effect of the disease. It is crucial for a dentist to work closely with diabetic patients to prevent these problems.

You should also self examine frequently while brushing and flossing. Do not delay if you notice any symptoms like spots on the teeth or inflamed gums.

Diabetes Patients should keep in mind that their condition does not always cause oral problems as they do with overall health. However, that should not be a reason to neglect the oral hygiene. Dental risks can be reduced with regular cleanings and exceptional care by a dentist or orthodontist. The tips listed are offered to help patients take a significant role in their own health, including dental issues that are directly derived from diabetes.

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.

Dental Whitening, Dentists in Singapore

Dentists in Singapore

Every one of us starts off with beautiful white teeth, but strongly colored-foods and drinks like coffee, tea, and cola can discolor the surface of your teeth. Stained teeth are very difficult to whiten with conventional methods thus needs expert help because oral hygiene is a very essential part of life.

While there are many procedures to whiten your teeth, the dentist at Nam Fung Dental Clinic in Singapore will decide the best suitable treatment for you based on the case. Generally, only one visit is enough for a routine teeth whitening for one full month (bleaching). However, in some rare cases if there are any associated side effects or based on the case, multiple appointments may be required.

Many people who can also avoid discolor of teeth also end up in trying all the home remedies and finally land up in the dental clinic for cosmetic help. At Nam Fung Dental Clinic in Singapore we welcome and are ready to help you in making the teeth as white as possible with the cosmetic procedures. Not just that, but 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 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 Clinic in Singapore. Happy Smiling!