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Invisalign® Invisalign® is a patented technology that allows teeth to be straightened using clear plastic aligners. The aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They are inconspicuous and comfortable. As they are removable, they are convenient too. A different aligner is worn about every two weeks. Each aligner is designed to move the teeth [...]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

It is possible for children less than 3-years-old – even babies – to develop tooth decay. This can happen when babies are allowed to fall asleep with a bottle. This exposes their newly grown teeth to long periods of sugar from milk, formula or fruit juices. The sugar from these fluids feed the bacteria that […]

Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

The answer is, “it depends”. At Smile Makers, the decision whether to remove your wisdom tooth or not, is made after an examination of the tooth and its relationship to other teeth. X-rays (radiographs) are necessary to understand the position of the wisdom teeth within the jaws. Other factors that affect the decision to remove […]

Dental Care for Kids

The baby or milk teeth are essential for good growth and development of your child. Baby teeth allow your child to eat well and speak clearly. Baby teeth also have the important function of guiding the growth of the permanent teeth. Care for baby teeth should begin as soon as they appear. This includes cleaning […]

Invisalign: 3 Clear Advantages

Invisalign: 3 Clear Advantages Invisalign is a whole new way to straighten your teeth.It uses a series of clear removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is increasingly popular because it offers three key benefits: Clarity Convenience Comfort 1. Invisalign is nearly invisible… You straighten your teeth — without anyone knowing. Can you see […]

Braces or Invisalign: How do I straighten my teeth?

         Why straighten teeth? The most common reason for wanting to straighten teeth is of course to look good. There is no denying that a straight row of teeth will give a more attractive smile. Apart from looking good, straight teeth are also easier to keep clean. This, in turn makes it […]

How Your Child can have Healthy Teeth and Gums

Good oral hygiene and diet choices should be developed from young. These are important for the dental health of both baby teeth (primary teeth) and developing adult (permanent) teeth. Oral hygiene Brush 2 times a day (morning and night). Floss once a day. Use an age-appropriate toothpaste with fluoride. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste […]

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the common name for Periodontal Disease. This is a disease that attacks the gums and bone that hold your teeth. It is a slowly progressing disease and is often overlooked because in the early stages, there is no pain or discomfort. The early signs of gum disease include redness of the gums […]

Your Child’s Oral Health is a Reflection of Your Own

If you want your children to have healthy teeth, make sure that your own mouth is healthy. New DNA coding techniques have allowed medical researchers to trace the path of infection from one person to another. One of the most common oral infections, gum disease (also known as periodontal disease), was found to be transmitted […]

Replacing Lost Teeth

Why bother to replace teeth? If a tooth is lost at the back of the mouth, often people assume that it does not matter. They think that as long as the empty space does not show when they smile, nobody will know – and what people don’t see, don’t matter! The fact is, when a [...]

Are your Child’s Teeth Developing Well?

Regular dental checkups are key to the prevention and treatment of dental problems in your children. Singapore’s Ministry of Health recommends the first dental check-up to be done by the first birthday. Such early check-ups allow the dentist to educate parents on diet and brushing techniques so that diseases like tooth decay and gum disease […]