Routine dental cleanings and checkups are an important component of any preventive dental care plan and are one of the most important things you can do to safeguard your long-term oral health. Regular dental checkups enables us to detect dental health problems while they are still in the early stages. This will save you the time, expense and pain associated with serious dental issues. Don't wait for something to hurt before you see your dentist. By that time, the problem is usually more complex to treat.
During your regular dental exams one of our experienced dentists will carefully examine your entire mouth to check for signs of any problems such as decay, infection, periodontal (gum) disease and oral cancer. Your routine dental examinations may also include dental X-rays, when needed. We will also take this important time to educate you about oral hygiene and to encourage home care that will promote a lifetime of good oral health.
Dental sealants have been described as the ‘biggest advance in preventive dentistry since fluoride'. The sealant fills the deep pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth where plaque-causing bacteria hide so that they have no chance of causing decay.
The dentist may recommend the application of topical fluoride. Fluoride is important for prevention of tooth decay. It is estimated that water fluoridation reduces tooth decay by 20-40%. InSingapore, the fluoridation of the water is at optimal standard.
Gingivitis is a common problem. It refers to inflammation of the gums, and this can lead to bleeding when brushing or flossing. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque (a thick and sticky film of bacteria that builds up on the teeth) and tartar build-up around the roots of the teeth.