Preventative care is key to healthy gums and teeth. Cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more can be avoided with proper oral hygiene and maintenance
A method of professional oral care that focuses on enhancing the appearance of your gums, teeth, and smile
Good dental health starts from infancy through the teen years
Fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants are common restorative options. The goal is to bring back a natural-looking smile and prevent future oral health issues
When a tooth is badly damaged, infected or even dead, having a root canal treatment is one possible option to try to keep the tooth instead of removing it
For impacted or un-restorable teeth such as your wisdom teeth, it is often recommended to have them removed with oral surgery
It is recommended to visit the dentist every 6 months for a check up and cleaning. By going to the dentist regularly, this allows the dentist to identify problems and take care of them right away before they become more severe.
Teeth cleaning procedures are designed for more than just appearances. Even with routine brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums at home, stains, tarter, and calculus can develop over a period of time. Professional teeth cleaning at the dental clinic aims to remove all of the stubborn bacterial attachments that have accumulated on the teeth over time, helping to keep your gums healthy and prevent bad breath.
Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine? Are you a smoker? These habits can heavily stain your teeth. The Prophyjet is an air-powder polishing instrument that polishes teeth using a concentrated spray of air, water, and a very fine powder. The pressure of this combination serves to effectively remove most surface stains and leave a smooth, polished surface behind.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and also reverses early decay. Adding fluoride can thus help strengthen the enamel (the outer layer of the tooth). It also helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
If you or someone else has noticed you clench your jaw or grind your teeth (particularly when you sleep), chances are your teeth are being worn down. Wearing a protective nightguard can help save your teeth from being damaged further and causing pain. Mouthguards are also beneficial to those who play contact sports that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth.
We offer Take Home Whitening Kits to brighten up your smile!
The Take Home Kit requires a minimum 30 minutes session per day for 2-3 weeks to achieve the same result as in-office whitening, but you get to do it in the comfort of your own home and have greater control over how white you want your smile to be.
In one clinic visit and with no drilling, DMG Icon can arrest the progression of early enamel lesions and white spot lesions. If your teeth have white spots from demineralisation, you may be eligible for DMG Icon to help mask those white spots.
Sometimes due to trauma or a previous Root Canal Treatment, your tooth may become discoloured. Internal bleaching will help lighten the tooth's colour. Unlike regular whitening techniques or products that address discolouration on the surfaces of teeth, internal bleaching helps brighten and whiten teeth from the inside by removing internal stains and darkening.
Aesthetic fillings are tooth-coloured, which give the teeth a more natural look when repairing decay and other such problems on the teeth. Aesthetic fillings can be made to be indistinguishable from your other teeth to preserve your natural smile.
Unlike traditional porcelain Veneers, composite veneers are a more conservative alternative which require minimal preparation of your natural teeth before being placed. Composite veneers are made from tooth-coloured composite resin that is sculpted, layered, and bonded directly on your teeth.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses nearly invisible aligners to straighten your teeth. A digital 3D scan of the patient's mouth is taken and used to manufacture sets of aligners that are specially customised for their teeth and treatment. These aligners are removable, so you can achieve better oral hygiene. They are also more comfortable as compared to traditional braces.
It is important to motivate your child once and forever to care about their dental and general oral hygiene. A consultation when it comes to young children has two purposes: to understand the child’s dental and medical history and learn the best method to communicate and bond with him or her. This is followed by an examination of the teeth and bite to determine any problems. At this point, no special instruments will be used other than a small dental mirror.
A teeth cleaning treatment during which the dentist cleans your child’s teeth and teaches proper brushing techniques as well as the different ways to maintain good oral health.
When a child's tooth is affected by cavities, a traumatic injury, or other causes, this can lead to pulp exposure, pain and inflammation. The pulp of a tooth consists of the tissue, nerves and blood vessels that fill the interior cavity and root canals of the teeth. By performing a pulpectomy/pulpotomy to remove a portion of the pulp, the dentist can then place a stainless steel crown and try to extend the life of the baby tooth to avoid problems that come from losing a baby tooth too early.
Composite fillings are also called white or tooth-coloured fillings. It is a material we use when decay occurs. The dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels like your natural teeth. A big advantage of this is that these fillings will be the same colour as child's natural teeth.
When teeth become badly decayed or damaged, or when baby teeth start to crowd adult teeth that are growing in, it may be necessary to consider having your child’s teeth extracted. Getting a tooth pulled may cause a little anxiety for both parents and children, but in most cases, the procedure is straightforward and less involved than a tooth extraction in adults.
A space maintainer offers a viable option if your child’s baby teeth have dropped out or had to be extracted before the permanent tooth is ready to erupt, or if a permanent tooth is missing altogether. The space maintainer will ensure your child’s teeth will develop correctly by keeping a space open until a permanent tooth fully develops and grows into place.
Veneers are like acrylic nails. They require very minimal trimming of your tooth structure, but are only suitable for your front teeth (see also Tooth-Coloured Composite Veneer). Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth. Veneers can make a chipped tooth look whole again.
Crowns are like caps. They work to to restore a tooth's shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. They cover more than 50% of your natural tooth, which means they require more trimming as compared to Veneers. Mainly done for the back teeth as they need more protection from the biting force. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Imagine an overhead bridge: 2 anchors on either side which hold up the entire walkway. This is exactly what a dental bridge looks like. Dental bridges are an alternative to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face.
Chipped a tooth or lost a filling? We use tooth-coloured fillings that match the shade of your natural teeth to build back your tooth structure so no one's the wiser! Tooth-coloured composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping misshapen teeth.
Fissure sealants are used to fill the narrow grooves of the back teeth. The sealant forms a protective layer that prevents food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves (where it is difficult to clean) and causing decay.
Root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. A dead tooth can be caused by:
- Dental decay touching the pulp of the tooth
- Hairline cracks or fractures leading into the roots of the tooth
- Trauma from injuring the tooth
Root Canal Treatment is done to preserve the natural tooth by removing the infected nerves and filling the affected canals with dental materials. A dental Crown will then be fabricated and cemented on the tooth to prevent potential fracture and to ensure the longevity of the Root Canal Treated tooth.
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be a required procedure for certain patients. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired.
A surgical exraction is a slightly more complex procedure that occurs when a tooth has not yet broken through the gum line, or has not yet fully grown into the mouth for some cases. When a surgical extraction is needed, your dentist makes a small incision into your gum in order to access the damaged tooth.
As our wisdom teeth are located all the way at the back of our mouth, it makes it difficult for us to keep the area clean. People get their wisdom teeth removed for the various reasons:
- They’re impacted.
Because they're so far back in the mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can lead to toothache.
- They come in at the wrong angle.
They may press against your other teeth, causing discomfort.
- Your mouth isn’t big enough.
Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
- You have cavities.
You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss. Most patients will experience food stuck around their wisdom teeth, which eventually causes their gums to swell up.
Having wisdom teeth removed will give you a better night's sleep without having to deal with the re-occuring pain that may disrupt daily activities.
An implant is usually made of titanium and is surgically placed by a dentist. These screw-like parts are placed into the jawbone and are meant to imitate the root of the tooth and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like real ones. Implants are done with materials that can't decay like your own teeth.
Socket preservation maintains the volume of the bone post-extraction in preparation of an implant placement or fixed partial denture. With bone grafting, donor bone is taken from elsewhere in the body, such as the hip or part of the jaw, then inserted into the implant placement site or the bone defect. The donor bone is eventually incorporated into the jaw.
Unlike socket preservation, the approach differs slightly with bone regeneration, which takes advantage of your body’s ability to produce more of your own bone tissue. This goal can be achieved by placing a membrane or matrix at the targeted site and then introducing proteins that stimulate the growth of new bone tissue.
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