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What to Do if Your Veneers Fall Off?

Help! my veneers fell off! On rare occasions veneers may come off.Introduction | Why veneers may fall off | How to Proceed if a Veneer Falls Off | How to Prevent Veneers Falling Off | Benefits of Porcelain Veneers | Finding the Right Dentist for Your Porcelain Veneers...

Conventional Braces

Traditional braces Looking to get started on braces? Here's what you need to know!Introduction | Types of Traditional Braces | Parts of Traditional Braces | How Do Traditional Braces Straighten Teeth | What Dental Problems Can Traditional Braces Fix | Other Health...

What Is An Overbite?

What is an overbite? Overbite – or retrognathism – occurs when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth too much.Introduction | What Causes An Overbite | Problems Caused By Overbite | Diagnosing An Overbite | Overbite Vs Overjet | How Are Overbites Fixed | Why You Need...

Do Braces Hurt?

Do braces hurt? Looking to get started on your journey to a brand new smile with braces? Here's what you need to know!Introduction | Do braces hurt at first? | Follow-up appointments | Tips to ease discomfort | Importance of good oral hygiene while on braces | Warning...

When Do I Need Braces?

When do I need braces? Having crooked or misaligned teeth? Braces might be the right solution that you've been looking for.Introduction | Signs you might need braces | Benefits of braces for adults | How to tell if your child needs braces | When to see a dentist? |...

Are CBCT Scans Needed for Dental Implants?

Are CBCT scans needed for dental implants? What is a CBCT scan and what does it do?Introduction | Why do I need a CBCT scan for dental implants? | Difference between Dental CBCT scans and X-rays | Are CBCT scans safe to use? | ConclusionThis dental article has been...

What Happens if a Dental Implant Gets Infected?

What happens if a dental implant gets infected? Help! How do I recognize an infected implant?Introduction | How to recognize an infected implant? | What are the risk factors causing infected implants? | Can an infected implant be saved? | Why is my implant loose? |...

Can Braces Change the Shape of My Face?

Can braces change the shape of my face? Worried about braces changing your face shape?Can braces change the shape of my face? | What aspects of my facial profile can braces change? | What aspects of my facial profile cannot braces change? | ConclusionThis dental...

How to Clean Retainers: For Removable and Permanent Retainers

How to clean retainers: for removable and permanent retainers Help! My retainer is dirty and I'm not sure how to clean it!Do I have to clean my retainer? | Cleaning method varies by type | When do I need to clean my retainer | How not to clean your retainer | When to...

Can Dental Crowns be Whitened?

Can dental crowns be whitened? Help! My natural teeth and crowns don't match. Introduction | What is a dental crown? | How does teeth whitening work? | Can I whiten my dental crowns? | What's the best way to care for my crowns? | ConclusionThis dental article has been...
What to Do if Your Veneers Fall Off?

What to Do if Your Veneers Fall Off?

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that transforms the appearance of chipped, cracked, gapped or stained teeth. Dental veneers – tooth-coloured, ultra-thin shells that are attached to the front of teeth – can last up to 15 years with proper care.

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Conventional Braces

Conventional Braces

Traditional braces remain a popular choice for straightening teeth, despite the rise of plastic aligners like Invisalign. Braces are more affordable and more effective, particularly in complex orthodontic cases.

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What Is An Overbite?

What Is An Overbite?

Overbite – or retrognathism – occurs when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth too much. Overlap of a couple of millimetres is regarded as normal but when it’s more than four millimetres it may require professional medical attention to avoid complications.

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Do Braces Hurt?

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces may at times cause discomfort of varying levels over the course of treatment but overall it’s usually not too bad. And there are steps you can take to ease any soreness.

Most people get used to their braces in about a month. After six months, you may not even notice them, although you might experience some tenderness from time to time.

Here, you’ll find out when and why braces could hurt a little, and how you can deal with it.

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When Do I Need Braces?

When Do I Need Braces?

Braces straighten misaligned teeth and correct bite problems, and they’ve improved vastly over the years.

Advances in dental technology have resulted in braces that are sleeker, more comfortable, less conspicuous, and work faster

Braces remain the best solution for complex orthodontic issues, with brackets, arch wires and ligature elastic bands that work together to progressively reposition teeth.

But how do you know when you need braces. You can find out here.

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Are CBCT Scans Needed for Dental Implants?

Are CBCT Scans Needed for Dental Implants?

Dental radiography is a vital part of imaging and radiology. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scans are used widely in dentistry to assess the three-dimensional structure of jaw bones.

CBCT involves a cone shaped X-ray beam rotating around the patient. The data captured are used to record a three-dimensional (3D) image of the patient’s teeth, mouth, jaws, neck region and sometimes the ears, nose and throat (ENT) region.

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What Happens if a Dental Implant Gets Infected?

What Happens if a Dental Implant Gets Infected?

Bacteria builds upon the base of the implant screw and spreads upwards to irritate the soft and hard tissues of the gums around your dental implant. This irritation from bacteria causes your gums to get inflamed, damaging the tissues around it. If the problem is not diagnosed and treated early, the bone structure around your implant shrinks, potentially compromising the anchorage between the implant and jawbone.

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Can Braces Change the Shape of My Face?

Can Braces Change the Shape of My Face?

A very common question that patients normally ask their dentist is whether or not braces have the capability to change the shape of their facial profile. In this article, we aim to answer some of your questions surrounding this topic and give you a brief introduction on jaw (orthognathic surgery). Brace yourselves!

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How to Clean Retainers: For Removable and Permanent Retainers

How to Clean Retainers: For Removable and Permanent Retainers

Retainers sit inside of your mouth and come into direct contact with your teeth. Bacteria, plaque and tartar can quickly accumulate inside of your retainers if they’re not cleaned properly and regularly. Just like your regular teeth, it’s important to clean your retainers everyday.

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Can Dental Crowns be Whitened?

Can Dental Crowns be Whitened?

Just like our natural teeth, dental crowns can also show signs of discolouration. They can happen for many reasons and may hold back your smile from reaching its full potential. In this article, we discuss the main causes of crown discolouration and will delve briefly into the possibility of dental crown whitening. Read on more to find out!

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What Problems Could Develop with a Dental Crown?

What Problems Could Develop with a Dental Crown?

Having broken down and fragmented teeth can look unsightly, feel unpleasant and severely impact your functional capacity to chew food and speak. Dental crowns and bridges are treatment options used to restore single or multiple teeth that are damaged or lost and are recommended by all dentists in the hope of increasing the tooth’s longevity and optimizing patient’s oral health.

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ClearCorrect vs Invisalign

ClearCorrect vs Invisalign

In this article, we compare two popular clear aligner companies: Invisalign and ClearCorrect. They are two of the most renown in-office clear aligner companies that boast a strong track record of results. Both sets of aligners aim to straighten misaligned teeth and correct jaw discrepancies, however, the process to getting to an ideal end result (i.e., straight teeth and aligned jaws) varies slightly.

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5 Tips on How to Pick the Right Invisalign Dentist

5 Tips on How to Pick the Right Invisalign Dentist

An experienced and efficient dentist can make your Invisalign experience an enjoyable one. In this article, we provide you with 5 helpful tips on how to research for and pick the right Invisalign dentist especially for you. Let’s embark on a journey to change your smile and your life for the better!

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Benefits of Straight Teeth

Benefits of Straight Teeth

A healthy and beautiful smile does wonders to your self-esteem and makes a huge impact on your life.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and first impressions really do count.

In this article, we break down and explain the reasons why having a straight set of teeth is advantageous towards both your oral and general health.

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Does Invisalign Hurt?

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign aligners have revolutionized the world of orthodontics by offering patients a hassle-free and comfortable way the treatment of misaligned teeth.

This article aims to reassure you that Invisalign will not hurt much as long as you establish a healthy and consistent routine throughout the course of treatment.

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Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign for Teens

Many parents and children often have a multitude of questions for their dentist about living with and choosing Invisalign – is Invisalign treatment painful? How long will my child have to wear these aligners? Can my child still play his wind instrument with them on?

This guide will touch base on everything you need to know about committing to this treatment option. Read on more to find out!

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Living with Invisalign

Living with Invisalign

Invisalign has taken over the dental landscape by storm and is making huge waves in the world of orthodontics. They are custom-made, clear plastic aligners designed to move your teeth into the desired position.

If you are looking to fix the alignment of your teeth and are not so keen on having metal ‘train-track’ braces, this will definitely be something you can consider for ultimate convenience and aesthetics.

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Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

Everyone deserves a perfect smile, and for some, dental veneers may be a great solution for patients looking to restore their smile to its natural beauty or improve the overall appearance of teeth.

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Understanding Gum Surgery

Understanding Gum Surgery

Periodontal surgery, commonly called gum surgery, is a vast topic. As a whole, these kinds of surgeries are mostly considered restorative work. Their aim is to prevent further disease which can lead to bone loss, pain, and the need for more invasive restorative surgery further down the timeline.

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Comprehensive Guide to Dental Veneers in Singapore (2021)

Comprehensive Guide to Dental Veneers in Singapore (2021)

Dental veneers are very thin coverings, permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They are normally used on just your front teeth only, and are colour matched to the rest of your teeth allowing them to blend in.

Veneers can be made of porcelain or a composite material, with pros and cons to both options, which we will cover here in depth.

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The Dangers of DIY Braces

The Dangers of DIY Braces

Getting DIY braces without consulting professional dentists may complicate your dental health. Sharp pains with jaw points and muscle spasms are common side effects.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Whitening in Singapore

The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Whitening in Singapore

While there are options for every budget on the market, some cheaper ones are neither effective, nor safe to use.

If you choose something with a prohibited high percentage of the active ingredient, you may end up with costly damage to your teeth and gums.

So the idea of saving money on a teeth whitening treatment can end up being a false economy.

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