Insights

As part of our duty of care for your oral health we will keep you up to date on news, insights and information from the world of dentistry

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Hidden sugars – what you need to know

Young children have small appetites and need regular meals with snacks in between and do need some full fat foods in their diet. Here are some ideas to help you provide a variety of healthy safe snacks for both you and your children to enjoy at home and at school or play. Fresh vegetables –…

Chocolate Easter Bunnies…how do you eat yours?

  Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year! If you indulge in a little chocolate this weekend, ensure that you avoid cavities by brushing carefully and flossing properly. To be on the safe side, why not book in for a thorough clean with our Oral Health Therapist, Siti Adris. For an appointment…

Are you getting enough sleep?

Why is sleep important? We are all aware of the importance of sleep for young children but adults should not underestimate the necessity of sleep for themselves. Insufficient sleep can result in hypertension, fatigue, anxiety, heart disease, stress and reduced mental acumen. The record for staying awake for one period of time is held by…

World Oral Health Day

20th of March 2019 is World Oral Health Day. Oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay are common and preventable. We have put together a checklist for all adults to follow to ensure that they have good oral health:   Happy World Oral Health Day!

Flouride: what are the benefits?

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in water, soil, and air. Almost all water contains some fluoride, but levels of fluoride can vary depending on where your water comes from. Singapore adds fluoride to the water, with the fluoridation level currently at 0.6mg per litre of water. That is well within the…

Why has that tooth turned dark and what can you do?

My child’s tooth is turning dark. What’s happening? The most common cause of a primary or ‘baby’ tooth becoming dark in colour is if your child has had an injury to the mouth.  The discolouration usually occurs a week or so after injury and typically means the tooth has become displaced or loose.  With milder…

All about baby teeth

Did you know that? Baby teeth are vitally important – they are needed for eating, speaking and smiling, and for holding space for the adult teeth to come through. They appear from about 6 months old but some babies already have teeth when they are born! Teeth sometimes do not appear in normal sequence –…

Bringing your child for their 1st dental visit

When should I start bringing my child to the dentist for regular visits? Your child’s first visit to the dentist can be when they are as young as one year old and certainly by the time their molars are through and all the milk teeth have grown (usually by around 2 years of age).  A…

Meet our Oral Health Therapist – Siti Adris

“It is not unusual for me to be asked what it is I actually do as an Oral Health Therapist (OHT). An OHT is trained in both dental therapy and dental hygiene.  The therapy part of my job means I can perform basic dental procedures on children aged 18 and below, procedures such as fissure…

Oral Cancer – the key to early detection

During your regular professional check-up and cleaning, your dentist will also thoroughly examine your oral soft tissues. Regular oral examination of the entire mouth is essential in the early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous oral conditions. You may have a white patch, ulcer or lump that you are unaware of that needs more thorough investigation.…

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