Dennis Tan Dental Surgery Pte Ltd  
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1. How often do I need to visit my dentist?
You should have at least twice a year check-up with your dentist to detect early signs of gum disease, decay, drifting of teeth and other abnormalities present in your oral structure.

Early detection ensures that your time and money is saved in the long run. Neglect or postponement of dental visits until there is pain usually requires more complicated forms of treatment and will cost more too.



2. What cause gum disease and tooth decay?
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that accumulate around the teeth and gum margins. These bacteria produce toxins and acids that cause dental decay, gum swelling, bleeding and sensitivity. If left long enough, deep decay as well as weakening of tooth support will result. Drifting of teeth, gum bleeding, discomfort on chewing and loose teeth are usually signs of gum disease.


3. How about "bad" breath?
"Bad" breath or halitosis is most commonly caused by oral neglect. Decayed teeth, infected gum and purulent discharge, defective filings all contribute to this condition. Other causes of "bad" breath include medical conditions such as tonsillitis, throat infections, sinusitis, long standing lung infections or gastro-intestinal disturbances.

When the cause of "bad" breath is determined from poor oral health, thorough dental tratment coupled with regular six-monthly visits will help reduce the severity. Your dentist may also recommend special mouthwash or tooth paste to combat these problems.



4. How about wisdom teeth?
There are usually four of them which erupt in a person's mouth in his/her early or late 20's. Some are buried within the bone, others may be impacted and require removal.

Problems commonly associated with impacted wisdom teeth are infection, gum problem, decay, crowding of the front teeth and pathology.

Your dentist will take the necessary x-rays and advise you on the appropriate treatment.



5. How do I improve my smile?
There are many factors which cause people to be dissatisfied with their smile. This can be due to defective fillings on the front teeth, discolouration, staining, crooked and/or protruding teeth, malrelationship of the jaws, etc.

Treatment options depend on the cause of the problems and this can range from replacement of the defective fillings to veneer, tooth whitening, bonding or orthodontic treatment.

Your dentist will advise you on the treatment options available to improve your smile, the treatment duration and the costs involved.




For more information or queries call us now at 64385622 during office hours.