[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_toggle title=”How many times should I brush my teeth?” open=”false”]The recommended number of times you should brush your teeth is twice a day, for 2 minutes. Once after breakfast in the morning, and once before you go to sleep at night.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How do I prevent gingivitis?” open=”false”]A daily oral care routine that consists of proper brushing, and flossing. In some instances rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash can also help. Regular visits to your oral health care providers (dentist and dental hygienist) is also highly recommended.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is Periodontitis?” open=”false”]Periodontitis a more serious gum infection that usually occurs when gingivitis progresses. It causes the loss of hard and soft tissue attachment to your teeth, and will eventually lead to tooth loss. It is estimated that up to 80% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease. Your oral health care provider is qualified to treat this chronic and distructive disease.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is a root canal? What happens during the treatment?” open=”false”]Root canal treatment is performed to save teeth which suffer from irreversible inflammation, or contain necrotic/infected tissue. The treatment consists of the removal of the pulpal tissue found inside the canal system of the affected tooth. This is followed by meticulous disinfection of the canal system, and then sealing the canal system and tooth, in order to prevent future infections. Root canals are considered a more favourable option to extractions, since the tooth is saved.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”I have a toothache, what should I do?” open=”false”]Contact your dentist as soon as possible. Over the counter analgesics (“pain killers”) may be appropriate depending on the severity of the pain. Only take medications as directed, and do not take more than the recommended dosages.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What are sealants?” open=”false”]Sealants are thin plastic coatings that fills the grooves of molars and premolars, helping to prevent plaque buildup.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What are implants?” open=”false”]Implants are titanium fixtures that are surgically placed in areas of edentulism (missing teeth). The titanium implant requires several months to “osseointegrate” with surrounding bone. Successfully integrated implants can then be restored with a crown (a prosthetic tooth). Often, it is almost impossible to tell which is a real tooth, and which is an implant-supported crown. Implants can sometimes be a more favourable option compared to bridges or partial dentures. Speak to your dentist about these options.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Would I still need to extract my wisdom teeth if they haven’t grown out or cause me any pain?” open=”false”]It differs for each person. It is best that you visit the dentist to confirm what is best for your dental health.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_column_text]11936087_xl[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]