Maintain your teeth and gums

routine care

Routine Care

Oral Exams & X-Rays
How often do I need to see my dentist? Every 6 months. How often you go for an oral exams depends on your oral health needs. The goal is to catch problems early.
My gums bleed every time I brush my teeth. What does that mean? Usually, bleeding gums are caused by plaque which contains germs that attack the healthy tissue around the teeth. The gum will become reddish and inflamed, it will bleeds easily. This is called gingivitis. Some other signs may include: Pain, bad breath or taste & teeth that are loose.
How can I deal with bleeding gums?At this stage, the problem can be completely reversed. So it is important not to ignore your bleeding gums and see a dentist as soon as possible.


Pregnancy

What are the effects of pregnancy on oral health? Gum disease may occur in pregnant women. Redness, swelling and bleeding of gum tissue are the noticeable effects.
What are the causes? Poor oral hygiene and hormonal changes during pregnancy.
What happened if it is left untreated? It may lead to periodontal disease is a gum infection that destroys attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. It may affect the health of your baby.
What are the actions can we take?
  • Maintain your oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing daily during your pregnancy.
  • Avoid high sugary content food such as ice cream, carbonated drinks etc
  • Have a balanced and healthy diet with high nutrition.
  • Schedule your dental visit before pregnancy and best during the 2nd trimester of your pregnancy.
Dental Cleaning
What are the purposes of scaling and polishing? Scaling is a procedure to remove the hard stone and certain stains on your teeth. Polishing is to make your tooth surface smooth after scaling. Deeper form of scaling is called root planning which cleans the root surface of your teeth under local anesthetic.
How does hard stone form? Hard stone is formed from dental plaque which consists of bacteria and food particles. When plaque get calcified then hard stone is formed. Dental plaque can be removed by normal tooth brushing but hard stone can be only removed by scaling.
What if I did not remove the hard stone? It will cause gum diseases which your gums appear reddish, swollen and bleeds easily.
How often do I need to do scaling and polishing? Twice a year. Regular dental scaling and polishing will ensure you a healthy teeth and gum.
Restoration (tooth colour Filling)
What is dental filling? Filling is to fill the hole of your decay tooth with tooth colored material to It can also reduce sensitivity caused by the hole.
What causes the hole/cavity to form? Plaque is the culprit. Plaque bacteria reacts with food ( such as sugar, rice, noodles etc) to produce acid which demineralize the tooth causing cavity on tooth.

Mercury free dentistry.

C&P Dental Clinics never use mercury (silver colour filling) in our practices. That means our fillings are made of composite, tooth-colored material and we are not exposing your body to mercury (controversial material in a lots of countries).
How long does it take to fill a tooth? It depends on the size of the cavity. Usually it takes 30mins to 1 hour per cavity.
What is the longevity of a filling? It depends on the patient’s oral health & general health and the size & location of cavity.
Children’s Dentistry(Paediatric)
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time? When the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday.
What are the common problems faced during childhood?
  • Early decay of milk tooth/ Baby bottle tooth dacay
  • Decay which leads to early loss of milk tooth
When? It can starts as soon as the first tooth grows in mouth.
Why? Baby tooth contacts with the sugary milk/baby food such as fruit juice, sweetened milk, even breast milk over a long period of time.
What are the impacts if there is early loss of milk tooth?
  • Affect the eruption of the permanent tooth causing abnormal position of the permanent tooth to grow.
  • Affects the chewing efficiency of a child.
  • Affects their speech development.
How to prevent it?

  • After each feeding, wipe the baby’s gums with a clean, damp gauze pad or washcloth.
  • Avoid using milk bottle as pacifiers.
  • Do not leave the milk bottle in baby’s mouth overnight after feeding.
  • Brush baby tooth gently twice a day using child’s size toothbrush with water.
  • Encourage the child to use a cup when they turn 1 year old.
  • When child turns 3 years old, use pea’s size fluoride toothpaste. Supervise them to avoid swallowing of toothpaste.
  • Schedule your child’s first dentist visit by the age of one.

Thumbsucking

What is thumbsucking? It is a natural reflex for children to make them feel more secure and happy. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep.
What are the effects? Long period of sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and alignment of the teeth.
When is a child stop thumbsucking? Children usually stop sucking between the ages of two and four years old, or by the time the permanent front teeth are ready to erupt.
How can you help your child stop thumbsucking?
  • Children usually suck their thumbs when they feel insecure. Comfort them you’re your presence.
  • Encourage them or praise them for not sucking their thumb.
  • Apply some vinegar or pastes on their thumb to discourage them to suck their thumb.
Teeth grinding(Bruxism)
What is the causes of teeth grinding?
  • Usually , it is associated with stressful lifestyle. Emotion such as stress, tension, anxiety or anger. Malocclusion(misalign of teeth) is also known as one of the causes.
What is the consequences of teeth grinding?
  • Excessive wear to the teeth.
  • Damage to the dental work such as fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges.
  • Sore around the ear area (TMJ) due to continuous use of chewing muscles.
What are the treatment options?
  • Do exercise regularly to relax your mind
  • Restore your wear teeth or damaged dental works.
  • Wear bruxism appliance to avoid grinding at night
Extraction(Tooth Removal)

When your tooth is beyond salvage, removal is the last resort.

Why do you remove your tooth? Only when,
  • Grossly decay tooth beyond saving
  • Very mobile tooth
  • Problematic wisdom tooth
  • For braces purpose
  • Etc.
What are the precautions before and after extraction? If you are under certain types of medication such as Aspirin, you need to consult your medical doctor before tooth extraction.

After extraction, you are required to
  • swallow your saliva to stop bleeding
  • eat only after the local anesthetic gone (when you do not feel the numbness)
  • avoid hot beverage and food on the first 24 hours
  • avoid rinsing on the first 24 hours
  • avoid talking too much
  • maintain normal brushing but avoid brushing on the site of extraction
  • have a good rest of the day
  • take painkiller if you are in pain

Location

PONTIAN: 13A, Jalan Delima 1, Pusat Perdagangan Pontian, 82000 Pontian, Johor Malaysia.

BUKIT INDAH: 27, Jalan Indah 15/2, Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia.

Contact

PONTIAN Tel/Fax: 607-687 6120
Mobile: 6016-711 9120
Email: chongdentist@gmail.com

BUKIT INDAH Tel: 607-239 5578
Mobile: 6010-760 6120
Email: chongdentistbk@gmail.com

Opening Times

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