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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White teeth for Christmas?

This may be a good time to think about getting your teeth whitened before your social Christmas merry-go-round! People often come to Smilefocus unsure of what Teeth Whitening options are available and what the costs are. The good news is that teeth whitening improves your smile with little effort and minimal cost. Here is a…

Want to know more about the clear solution to braces?

What are Clear aligners? Clear aligners are transparent orthodontic appliances used to move teeth.  They fit over the teeth, similar to mouthguards.  There are more than 27 products available, and at Smilefocus we use Invisalign and WhitesmileClear. Which type of clear aligner is best? Different clear aligners deliver different benefits. In consultation with your dentist…

New to Singapore? Choosing your dentist

How to choose your dentist It is important you feel comfortable with your dentist and confident in their communication style and expertise to treat you.  At Smilefocus we see patients of all ages and have many experienced and dentists from across the world to choose from.  Our aim is to ensure your experience is a…

What IS gingivitis?

When it comes to oral health, many people are more concerned about the appearance of their teeth than how healthy their mouth really is. Healthy gums are equally important as your pearly whites since healthy gums hold your teeth in the mouth and protect them from bacteria that cause bad breath. So how do you…

Hidden sugars – what you need to know

What foods are best for healthy teeth? 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…

Do’s and Dont’s of looking after your children’s first teeth

 DO: Bring your child for regular visits to the dentist for check ups and cleans Ensure that your child brushes their teeth at least twice a day – after breakfast and before bed. Use the correct size toothbrush for the age of your child. This will be indicated on the package. Use the right toothpaste…

dental emergency's with children

How to manage a dental emergency

Did you know that the most injured area of the body during contact sports is the mouth? Slippery marble floors and swimming pools are common hazards. The incidence of accidents resulting in trauma to the mouth and teeth very frequent here in Singapore. All parents should be prepared in such an emergency to quickly identify…

Thinking about getting veneers?

We all want a beautiful smile, a smile that we are confident to display all the time. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of Americans believe an attractive smile makes you more appealing to the members of the opposite sex and three out of four adults actually feel that an unattractive…

Want to change your smile? Some key questions.

Are you thinking about changing your smile? It can be difficult to know how to get started and who to trust. As a first step, try asking yourself these few questions: Do I like the colour, shape and size of my teeth? Do I have gaps or misaligned teeth that I am unhappy with? Do…

6 simple ways to look after your teeth

6 Simple ways to protect your teeth

1. Brush and floss. Brush at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste for two minutes; this cleans 60% of the tooth surfaces and fluoride is proven to reduce tooth decay by 50%. Floss once per day; this is important for children and adults. A significant portion of dental decay occurs in between teeth where…

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