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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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….

Looking after children’s teeth: all you need to know

Looking after your child’s oral health as early as possible gives your child healthy gums and teeth, here are some helpful tips from our Children’s Dentist: At what age should a parent start brushing their child’s teeth? And how should a parent brush a baby’s teeth?  A damp gauze pad or wet washcloth can be…

World Smile Day – 5th October

Welcome to World Smile Day 2018. The aim of the day is very simple – all of us, everywhere around the world, should devote one day each year to nothing but smiles and kind acts. At Smilefocus we are dedicated to smiles each and every day of the year, so we thought we would add…

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