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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 Problems Could Develop with a Dental Crown?

What Problems Could Develop with a Dental Crown? What do I need to look out for after getting a dental crown?Introduction | Let's save your teeth | What is a dental crown? | Postoperative tooth sensitivity | Accumulation of plaque | Tooth decay | Problems with your...

ClearCorrect vs Invisalign

ClearCorrect vs Invisalign Which Should I Choose? What's the Difference?Invisalign vs ClearCorrect | Invisalign Overview | ClearCorrect Overview | Similarities & Differences | ClearCorrect or Invisalign | ConclusionThis dental article has been curated by the...

5 Tips on How to Pick the Right Invisalign Dentist

5 Tips on How to Pick the Right Invisalign Dentist. “Yes! I have finally decided that I want to choose Invisalign to straighten my teeth!”Invisalign Dentist in Singapore | Can any dentist provide Invisalign? | Do your research | Dentist vs Orthodontist | Latest...

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.Understanding Straight Teeth | Classification of Malocclusions | Benefits of having straight teeth | Ways to straighten your teeth | FAQs |...

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Does Invisalign hurt? Having some pain while on Invisalign? Here's what you need to know about Invisalign pain.Understanding Invisalign Pain | Does Invisalign cause discomfort? | Common types of Invisalign pain | How to deal with Invisalign discomfort | When to see a...

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign for teens. There comes a point in your child’s life where getting braces becomes an important conversation topic.Introduction: Invisalign Teens | Why is treatment important? | How does Invisalign work? | Unique features | What can Invisalign treat? |...
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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The TRUTH About Dental Implants – Here’s why they might not be suitable for you

The TRUTH About Dental Implants – Here’s why they might not be suitable for you

Dental implant procedures have around a 95% success rate after adequate healing time has passed. At first glance that sounds great. But keep in mind this statistic comes from patients who have first been approved for dental implants after thorough checks of their suitability.

Therefore, this figure doesn’t cover the whole population. Not everybody is a suitable candidate, for a variety of reasons that will be explained here.

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Best Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean & Healthy While Wearing Braces

Best Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean & Healthy While Wearing Braces

Teeth can become more susceptible to staining if you’re wearing braces. This is largely because proper oral hygiene can be difficult due to the nooks and crannies created by the wires and brackets of fixed metal braces, where food debris can become trapped and provide a breeding ground for bacteria.

However, it’s still possible to keep your teeth white while wearing braces if you know the right techniques for brushing and flossing during your orthodontic treatment.

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Diastema Causes and Treatment Options

Diastema Causes and Treatment Options

A diastema is the medical term for a gap between two teeth. The most common type of diastema is a gap between the two upper front teeth, known as a ‘midline diastema’, but they can occur anywhere in the mouth.

Some people have just one noticeable gap, while other people have multiple teeth which look gappy and spaced out.

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Total Smile Makeover in Singapore

Total Smile Makeover in Singapore

A total smile makeover involves a combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can transform your professional and social life by making your dream smile a reality and boosting your self-confidence.

Putting an end to the embarrassment of unsightly teeth will also restore full oral health and function.

Our facial appearance can become spoiled as time takes its toll on our teeth, and a total smile makeover by your dentist in Singapore can provide a less costly, highly effective alternative to plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts.

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Braces for Kids in Singapore

Braces for Kids in Singapore

Every parent wants the best for their kids, and that includes a great smile. But if your child’s teeth aren’t coming in quite as straight as you’d like, you may be looking into braces for kids to understand the options for children’s orthodontia.

The first thing to know is that however misaligned your child’s teeth might be, there is most likely a way they can be treated and brought into proper alignment. Early intervention orthodontics can help guide adult teeth as they grow, thereby avoiding the need for extensive braces treatment in the teenage years.

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Choosing the Right Colour of Braces

Choosing the Right Colour of Braces

Some people who wear braces like them to be inconspicuous but many others – youngsters and adults alike – prefer to make a style statement with them.

Customising the colour of your braces can add a fun element to orthodontic treatment, and the choice of shades is virtually endless.

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