Dentures or false teeth

Dentures or false teeth are removable replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are made of plastic or metal and are custom made to fit well on the gums. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Complete dentures Complete dentures can be either “conventional”…

Early Tooth Growth 5: Dental Emergencies

Toothache If your child has a sore tooth, gently clean the area. Use floss to clear out any food that may be stuck in or near the tooth. Have them rinse their mouth with warm water or warm salt water. Do not apply heat to the gum or tooth. If your child’s cheek or face…

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for decades. Dentists provide samples to their patients; the American Dental Association insists on…

Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay in children can be caused by various reasons.  The most common reason for tooth decay in children is poor brushing techniques, and eating too many sweets.  It is important that they learn early about good brushing techniques, so that they will practice them on a regular basis.  Tooth decay in children can lead…

Tips For Dental Care During Fasting

Ramadhan is back again! It brings joy to all Muslims as it is not only a holy month in the Muslim calendar, but also time to test one’s faith and to say thanks for all the blessings in life. Being one of the five pillars of Islam besides belief, prayer, giving of alms (charity) and…

Ailments your dentist needs to know about

Some medical conditions need to be highlighted to the dentist before treatment. Joyce Teo finds out what these are and why. [Singapore] Last month, the Government outlined plans to battle diabetes. More than 400,000 Singaporeans have diabetes, and one in three will be likely to get it in their lifetime. For those with diabetes, one…

Toothache: First aid

Tooth decay is the primary cause of toothaches for most children and adults. Bacteria that live in your mouth thrive on the sugars and starches in the food you eat. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of your teeth. Acids produced by the bacteria in plaque can eat through the…

Info-graphic: Morning Rituals For Beautiful Teeth

Beautiful Teeth! Who doesn’t like to have? But, unfortunately knowing or unknowingly we are fading your beautiful smile by our own habits. Here is an example No Bottle Feeding In Nights Few children have the habit of sleeping by holding the nipple of feeding bottle with teeth throughout the night. This will damage their teeth…

Dental Checks – Young Children

Children should have an oral health check by the time they turn two. Oral health professionals who may perform oral health checks for children include: dentists oral health therapists dental therapists dental hygienists. Other professionals who might perform oral health checks for very young children include: maternal and child health nurses general practitioners practice nurses. These…

Causes of Dental Erosion

The acidity of food/fluids: tooth enamel is composed of minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. Both enamel and dentine are weakened and dissolved by acid (pH less than 5.5). The enamel layer in primary teeth (the first set of teeth in children) is thinner making them particularly vulnerable. In commercially available sports drinks, the pH…

Tooth Decay – Young Children

Every child is at risk of tooth decay. The enamel (hard outer layer of teeth) is much thinner and softer on baby teeth, making them at greater risk of decay. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable. Causes of tooth decay in young children Bacteria (Mutans streptococci) in the mouth feed on…

Step by step guide to teeth flossing

The everyday teeth flossing is absolutely important to maintain a proper oral hygiene, as not only will this prevent the formation of tartar or the dreaded bad breath, but it will also protect your gums in the long run. Besides this, flossing can lower the risk for certain conditions, as various studies have revealed a…