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How often do i need to see the dentist?We recommend biannual visits for 6 monthly Routine Oral Examinations and Scaling & Polishing.
What can i expect during my first dental appointment?During your first dental appointment, we will go through your medical and dental history, do an extra-oral and intra-oral examination, take X-rays and do any other checks required. We will then proceed to formulate a treatment plan customized to your needs, discussing the different treatment options available to you as well as the pros & cons. On your consent, we will begin to carry out the approved treatment plan over the subsequent visits.
I am pregnant. Should i still see the dentist?Congratulations! And Yes! During pregnancy, hormones can affect both your teeth and gums, making you more prone to decay and gum issues. In fact, studies show that 60-75% of pregnant woman develop gingivitis or bleeding swollen gums which can lead to periodontal disease if not dealt with properly. Periodontal disease has also been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes including preterm birth and low birth weight. So yes. Do come in for your routine dental cleaning and necessary dental procedures. If during your routine oral examination, we find that dental work has to be done, it is best to get all these procedures done by the second trimester. In the third trimester, it can be difficult to lie in the dental chair for long periods.
When should my child first see the dentist?According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should see their dentist before they have their first birthday. It might sound early, but this allows your child to aclimatize to the dental clinic and also allows the dentist to diagnose and prevent potential dental problems. The dentist will also advise on diet, habits like thumbsucking, dental conditions like caries or tongue tie and most importantly, establish an appropriate oral hygiene routine for the parents to follow.
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