We would be happy to discuss several treatment options provided by our clinics to get your teeth whiter and improve your smile. Different treatment options will be discussed by the dentist depending on the severity of the stains of your teeth. We offer scaling & polishing, in-office whitening and home-kit whitening.
1. What is plaque?
Plaque is a film of bacteria, food debris and saliva that are found on surfaces within the mouth. It is commonly found between teeth, behind teeth, on chewing surfaces and along the gum line. It is a colourless deposit. If these deposits are not removed, it will form tartar (calculus) which is yellow or brown.
2. Why is plaque bad for my teeth?
Plaque can give rise to dental cavity (decay). The acid produced from the bacterial degradation of fermentable sugar causes localised destruction of tooth structure. Plaque deposits lead to gum diseases and bad breath (halitosis).
3. How often should I brush and floss?
Brushing and flossing help in removing deposits of plaque and bacteria that will cause cavity and gum diseases. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) using a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Flossing every day is the best way to remove plaque in between teeth and along gum lines. This can prevent decay in between teeth.
4. How often should I visit a dentist?
You should have your teeth checked and cleaned every 6 months. It is essential to have regular dental examination to prevent dental problems and maintain good oral health.
5. What is the best way to get my teeth whiter?