Regular dental care is key in maintaining good oral hygiene.

Oral Health Tips From TTSH Dental Clinic (Clinic 6B)

During a dental examination, the dentist will:

  • Perform scaling and polishing—scaling removes the hard tartar which forms on your teeth, while polishing removes any coffee, tea, cigarette or red wine stains
  • Check for cavities and gum disease
  • Evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems
  • Take dental x-rays or other diagnostics procedures, if necessary

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Why Is Oral Health So Important?

Oral health has been associated with various diseases and conditions.

Your oral health might affect, be affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Linked to the inflammation and infections caused by oral bacteria

DIABETES

Research shows that people who have gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar levels.

OSTEOPOROSIS

Might be linked with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss.

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