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What Are Dental Implants and Am I Suitable for Them?

Dental implant is made up of a medical-grade titanium screw which is embedded into the jaw bone, to replicate a missing tooth’s root, which then carries either a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture.

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What is a Root Canal Treatment?

In short, Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is the removal of damaged or infected pulp from the tooth. This process is important to eliminate the source of your toothache and to treat any infection…

What Are My Replacement Options If I Have Missing Teeth?

Tooth loss can occur due to many reasons such as extensive decay, pain, gum disease, or trauma, and can be quite distressing especially if it adversely affects the appearance or chewing. However, all is not lost as there are ways to restore missing teeth.

Why Do I Need X-Rays When I Visit the Dentist?

During a dental visit, a visual examination alone may not tell the dentist everything they need to know. Should you have any symptoms or abnormalities in your teeth, a radiograph (also known as an X-ray image) is necessary…

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Is a Cracked Tooth Treatable?

A healthy tooth is covered with strong, hard enamel. In some cases, this enamel gets cracked, which exposes the inner layers of the tooth, resulting in sensitivity and sometimes great pain, especially during chewing.

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Is it Wise to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 18 and 21. Although known as the “wisdom teeth”, these teeth are unfortunately not very smart…

Why Must I Brush My Teeth Well?

Our mouths contain many types of bacteria, and every time after we eat, plaque forms on our teeth. We need to brush and floss our teeth everyday in order to remove plaque.

What is the Best Technique for Brushing?

Firstly, it is important to use a soft-bristled brush. A hard toothbrush does not brush any better, and will likely cause damage to both your gums and teeth, by causing gum recession…

Which Toothpaste is Best for Me?

Everyone should be using fluoridated toothpastes, as they have a long history of evidence supporting their effectiveness in reducing decay and strengthening the enamel and is preferable…

Why and How Should I Floss?

Even with the most diligent brushing, you can only clean up to 60% of all your teeth surfaces with brushing alone. The remaining 40% are the narrow spaces in between your teeth…


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Parents’ FAQ about Erupting Permanent Teeth (Part 1)

Why are my child’s lower permanent teeth erupting behind her milk teeth? Why are my child’s adult teeth so yellow and bumpy compared to his baby teeth? Why are my child’s adult teeth now so crooked? He had such straight baby teeth!


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Parents’ FAQ about Erupting Permanent Teeth (Part 2)

What is the normal sequence of teeth eruption? How do I know if there is something wrong with my child’s permanent teeth eruption? One of my child’s upper front tooth is now biting behind his lower front tooth. Do we need to do anything about this?

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27/11/2019 | Dental Procedures

Why Do I Need X-Rays When I Visit the Dentist?

During a dental visit, a visual examination alone may not tell the dentist everything they need to know. Should you have any symptoms or abnormalities in your teeth, a radiograph (also known as an X-ray image) is necessary in order to establish the correct diagnosis and subsequently the correct treatment...

15/01/2019 | Dental Conditions

Is it Wise to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 18 and 21. Although known as the “wisdom teeth”, these teeth are unfortunately not very smart; because of their tendency to grow in the wrong direction, they become impacted...

10/11/2018 | Dental Conditions

Is a Cracked Tooth Treatable?

What is a Cracked Tooth? A healthy tooth is covered with strong, hard enamel. In some cases, this enamel gets cracked, which exposes the inner layers of the tooth, resulting in sensitivity and sometimes great pain, especially during chewing.   Signs of a Cracked Tooth Causes of a Cracked Tooth...

07/08/2018 | Dental Procedures

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Knowing What the Pulp Is In the center of every tooth lies the pulp – a living tissue consisting of blood vessels and nerve fibers – which is encased in dentine and overlaid with enamel (the hard, white layer you see above the gums). In a normal healthy tooth, the...

07/02/2018 | Oral Hygiene

Why and How Should I Floss?

Even with the most diligent brushing, you can only clean up to 60% of all your teeth surfaces with brushing alone. The remaining 40% are the narrow spaces in between your teeth and underneath your gums where no well-designed toothbrush can reach to remove plaque build-up.   FLOSSING GUIDE  ...

17/01/2018 | Oral Hygiene

Which Toothpaste is Best for Me?

Everyone should be using fluoridated toothpastes, as they have a long history of evidence supporting their effectiveness in reducing decay and strengthening the enamel and is preferable over “natural” fluoride-free toothpastes. Fears over fluoride being “toxic” or “poisonous” are largely unsubstantiated, for the amounts ingested during toothbrushing would be insignificant...

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