Toothache

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Causes Of Toothache

Tooth pain can arise from various sources, ranging from mild sensitivity to cold foods and drinks to more severe conditions like tooth or gum infections.

It's crucial to address dental infections promptly, as they can potentially become life-threatening.

If you are experiencing any toothache, it is highly recommended to consult your dentist as early treatment tends to yield better results. Regular check-ups are also essential, as most dental decay doesn't cause pain until it reaches an advanced stage.

Tooth Decay or Cavities

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SYMPTOMS

Tooth decay, also called dental caries or cavities, has various symptoms including:

  • Tooth sensitivity to cold things, and even to sweet things 
  • Toothaches that present sporadically, and may worsen with chewing
  • Visible holes or pits on the tooth's surface
  • Brown, black or chalky white discolouration on the teeth
  • Bad breath
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CAUSES

Bacteria on our teeth feed on sugar and produce acids that attack the tooth surface, causing decay.

High sugar intake in our diet increases acid production and accelerates tooth decay.

Improper brushing or flossing leads to more bacteria accumulation and faster decay.

 

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TREATMENT

When cavities are present, bacteria invade and penetrate the tooth, causing a hole. To prevent the cavity from getting bigger, the bacteria must be removed and the tooth surface sealed.

We offer metal-free dentistry with tooth-coloured fillings.

These fillings can stain over time and may need to be replaced due to wear. For a longer-lasting solution, consider ceramic fillings like inlays or onlays.

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SYMPTOMS

Tooth decay, also called dental caries or cavities, has various symptoms including:

  • Tooth sensitivity to cold things, and even to sweet things 
  • Toothaches that present sporadically, and may worsen with chewing
  • Visible holes or pits on the tooth's surface
  • Brown, black or chalky white discolouration on the teeth
  • Bad breath
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CAUSES

Bacteria on our teeth feed on sugar and produce acids that attack the tooth surface, causing decay.

High sugar intake in our diet increases acid production and accelerates tooth decay.

Improper brushing or flossing leads to more bacteria accumulation and faster decay.

 

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TREATMENT

When cavities are present, bacteria invade and penetrate the tooth, causing a hole. To prevent the cavity from getting bigger, the bacteria must be removed and the tooth surface sealed.

We offer metal-free dentistry with tooth-coloured fillings.

These fillings can stain over time and may need to be replaced due to wear. For a longer-lasting solution, consider ceramic fillings like inlays or onlays.

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SYMPTOMS

Tooth decay, also called dental caries or cavities, has various symptoms including:

  • Tooth sensitivity to cold things, and even to sweet things 
  • Toothaches that present sporadically, and may worsen with chewing
  • Visible holes or pits on the tooth's surface
  • Brown, black or chalky white discolouration on the teeth
  • Bad breath
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CAUSES

Bacteria on our teeth feed on sugar and produce acids that attack the tooth surface, causing decay.

High sugar intake in our diet increases acid production and accelerates tooth decay.

Improper brushing or flossing leads to more bacteria accumulation and faster decay.

 

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TREATMENT

When cavities are present, bacteria invade and penetrate the tooth, causing a hole. To prevent the cavity from getting bigger, the bacteria must be removed and the tooth surface sealed.

We offer metal-free dentistry with tooth-coloured fillings.

These fillings can stain over time and may need to be replaced due to wear. For a longer-lasting solution, consider ceramic fillings like inlays or onlays.

Tooth Sensitivity

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SYMPTOMS

Short (less than a few seconds) and sharp pain on cold food and drinks is a common dental issue that affects many individuals.

This uncomfortable sensation can also be triggered when brushing your teeth or when cold air comes into contact with your teeth.

When cold food or drinks make contact with an exposed tooth, it triggers a brief, intense pain.

 

 

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CAUSES
  • Loss of enamel due to acid exposure, from the frequent consumption of acidic (sour) food and drinks, or from gastric reflux, and vomiting.
  • Brushing too hard can result in receding gums and exposure of the sensitive areas of the tooth roots.
  • Improper use of home whitening products may result in severe sensitivity and pain. It's safer and more effective to do whitening under dentist supervision.
    Find out more about our whitening services.
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TREATMENT

Desensitising gels such as fluoride and tooth mousse can be applied to protect the tooth.

Do practice gentle brushing without excessive pressure on the teeth. Avoid brushing for at least 30 minutes after acid exposure (through sour food/drink or after vomiting/acid reflux.)

In more severe cases, fillings may be done to cover the sensitive areas and to protect the tooth against further abrasion and wear.

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SYMPTOMS

Short (less than a few seconds) and sharp pain on cold food and drinks is a common dental issue that affects many individuals.

This uncomfortable sensation can also be triggered when brushing your teeth or when cold air comes into contact with your teeth.

When cold food or drinks make contact with an exposed tooth, it triggers a brief, intense pain.

 

 

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CAUSES
  • Loss of enamel due to acid exposure, from the frequent consumption of acidic (sour) food and drinks, or from gastric reflux, and vomiting.
  • Brushing too hard can result in receding gums and exposure of the sensitive areas of the tooth roots.
  • Improper use of home whitening products may result in severe sensitivity and pain. It's safer and more effective to do whitening under dentist supervision.
    Find out more about our whitening services.
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TREATMENT

Desensitising gels such as fluoride and tooth mousse can be applied to protect the tooth.

Do practice gentle brushing without excessive pressure on the teeth. Avoid brushing for at least 30 minutes after acid exposure (through sour food/drink or after vomiting/acid reflux.)

In more severe cases, fillings may be done to cover the sensitive areas and to protect the tooth against further abrasion and wear.

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SYMPTOMS

Short (less than a few seconds) and sharp pain on cold food and drinks is a common dental issue that affects many individuals.

This uncomfortable sensation can also be triggered when brushing your teeth or when cold air comes into contact with your teeth.

When cold food or drinks make contact with an exposed tooth, it triggers a brief, intense pain.

 

 

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CAUSES
  • Loss of enamel due to acid exposure, from the frequent consumption of acidic (sour) food and drinks, or from gastric reflux, and vomiting.
  • Brushing too hard can result in receding gums and exposure of the sensitive areas of the tooth roots.
  • Improper use of home whitening products may result in severe sensitivity and pain. It's safer and more effective to do whitening under dentist supervision.
    Find out more about our whitening services.
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TREATMENT

Desensitising gels such as fluoride and tooth mousse can be applied to protect the tooth.

Do practice gentle brushing without excessive pressure on the teeth. Avoid brushing for at least 30 minutes after acid exposure (through sour food/drink or after vomiting/acid reflux.)

In more severe cases, fillings may be done to cover the sensitive areas and to protect the tooth against further abrasion and wear.

If you are experiencing any pain or issues with your teeth, we're here to help

Wisdom Tooth Pain

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SYMPTOMS
Wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth, can cause the following symptoms: 
  • Pain and Discomfort: An aching, throbbing, or sharp pain in the back of the mouth.
  • Swelling and Inflammation: Pain may be accompanied by swelling of the gums.
  • Difficulty Opening Mouth: Pain and swelling may limit your mouth opening. 
  • Bad Taste or Odour: Trapped food particles may cause a bad taste or bad breath.
  • Headaches and Earaches: Wisdom tooth pain can radiate to the head and ears.
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CAUSES

Impaction: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often don't have enough space to fully emerge properly. When they become impacted, meaning they can't come in fully or at the right angle, they can cause pain and discomfort.

Infection: Impacted wisdom teeth can create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to gum infections, along with pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Tooth Decay: Partially erupted wisdom teeth may be difficult to clean properly, causing decay in itself, and the adjacent tooth. 

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TREATMENT

An x-ray is usually required to check the position and severity of impaction of your wisdom tooth.

The dentist will then recommend options for extraction of the wisdom tooth. Surgical extractions are fully covered under medisave at our clinic.

If left untreated, the neighbouring tooth may become affected by tooth decay and gum infection and may, in severe cases, become badly infected.

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SYMPTOMS
Wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth, can cause the following symptoms: 
  • Pain and Discomfort: An aching, throbbing, or sharp pain in the back of the mouth.
  • Swelling and Inflammation: Pain may be accompanied by swelling of the gums.
  • Difficulty Opening Mouth: Pain and swelling may limit your mouth opening. 
  • Bad Taste or Odour: Trapped food particles may cause a bad taste or bad breath.
  • Headaches and Earaches: Wisdom tooth pain can radiate to the head and ears.
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CAUSES

Impaction: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often don't have enough space to fully emerge properly. When they become impacted, meaning they can't come in fully or at the right angle, they can cause pain and discomfort.

Infection: Impacted wisdom teeth can create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to gum infections, along with pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Tooth Decay: Partially erupted wisdom teeth may be difficult to clean properly, causing decay in itself, and the adjacent tooth. 

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TREATMENT

An x-ray is usually required to check the position and severity of impaction of your wisdom tooth.

The dentist will then recommend options for extraction of the wisdom tooth. Surgical extractions are fully covered under medisave at our clinic.

If left untreated, the neighbouring tooth may become affected by tooth decay and gum infection and may, in severe cases, become badly infected.

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SYMPTOMS
Wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth, can cause the following symptoms: 
  • Pain and Discomfort: An aching, throbbing, or sharp pain in the back of the mouth.
  • Swelling and Inflammation: Pain may be accompanied by swelling of the gums.
  • Difficulty Opening Mouth: Pain and swelling may limit your mouth opening. 
  • Bad Taste or Odour: Trapped food particles may cause a bad taste or bad breath.
  • Headaches and Earaches: Wisdom tooth pain can radiate to the head and ears.
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CAUSES

Impaction: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often don't have enough space to fully emerge properly. When they become impacted, meaning they can't come in fully or at the right angle, they can cause pain and discomfort.

Infection: Impacted wisdom teeth can create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to gum infections, along with pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Tooth Decay: Partially erupted wisdom teeth may be difficult to clean properly, causing decay in itself, and the adjacent tooth. 

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TREATMENT

An x-ray is usually required to check the position and severity of impaction of your wisdom tooth.

The dentist will then recommend options for extraction of the wisdom tooth. Surgical extractions are fully covered under medisave at our clinic.

If left untreated, the neighbouring tooth may become affected by tooth decay and gum infection and may, in severe cases, become badly infected.

Tooth Infection/gum Infection

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SYMPTOMS

Tooth or gum infections, often referred to as dental abscesses, present with the following symptoms:

  • Pain: Persistent and throbbing pain, especially to hot and cold, that lingers for a few seconds to a few minutes.
  • Swelling: Swollen and tender gums or facial swelling near the infected site may occur.
  • Pus Formation: You may notice a small pimple/boil on the gum near the tooth that is hurting, and may have a foul taste and odour.
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CAUSES

Tooth or gum infections typically result from untreated dental cavities, gum disease, dental trauma, or dental procedures.

Bacteria enter the tooth's pulp or gum tissue, leading to infection and inflammation. Timely dental care is essential to address these infections and prevent complications.

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TREATMENT

Depending on the severity, treatment options may include:

You may have an infected tooth with or without abscess. Please see your dentist immediately as these infections can spread and are potentially life threatening.

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SYMPTOMS

Tooth or gum infections, often referred to as dental abscesses, present with the following symptoms:

  • Pain: Persistent and throbbing pain, especially to hot and cold, that lingers for a few seconds to a few minutes.
  • Swelling: Swollen and tender gums or facial swelling near the infected site may occur.
  • Pus Formation: You may notice a small pimple/boil on the gum near the tooth that is hurting, and may have a foul taste and odour.
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CAUSES

Tooth or gum infections typically result from untreated dental cavities, gum disease, dental trauma, or dental procedures.

Bacteria enter the tooth's pulp or gum tissue, leading to infection and inflammation. Timely dental care is essential to address these infections and prevent complications.

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TREATMENT

Depending on the severity, treatment options may include:

You may have an infected tooth with or without abscess. Please see your dentist immediately as these infections can spread and are potentially life threatening.

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SYMPTOMS

Tooth or gum infections, often referred to as dental abscesses, present with the following symptoms:

  • Pain: Persistent and throbbing pain, especially to hot and cold, that lingers for a few seconds to a few minutes.
  • Swelling: Swollen and tender gums or facial swelling near the infected site may occur.
  • Pus Formation: You may notice a small pimple/boil on the gum near the tooth that is hurting, and may have a foul taste and odour.
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CAUSES

Tooth or gum infections typically result from untreated dental cavities, gum disease, dental trauma, or dental procedures.

Bacteria enter the tooth's pulp or gum tissue, leading to infection and inflammation. Timely dental care is essential to address these infections and prevent complications.

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TREATMENT

Depending on the severity, treatment options may include:

You may have an infected tooth with or without abscess. Please see your dentist immediately as these infections can spread and are potentially life threatening.

Gum Disease Linked to Health Disease

Dental health affects general health, and gum disease is closely linked to diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and cancer.

Treatment of dental conditions improves general health and quality of life.

Reference: American Association of Periodontology. Please note that this summary is for informational purposes only and not a diagnosis. If you have symptoms or pain, please visit your dentist for a personalised diagnosis.

Swollen Gums / Bleeding Gums

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SYMPTOMS

Swollen and bleeding gums are often signs of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) and can manifest as follows:

  • Swelling: Gums appear puffy and inflamed.
  • Bleeding: Gums bleed, especially when brushing or flossing.
  • Redness: Gums may appear red or deep purple.
  • Bad Breath: Persistent bad breath.
  • Pain: In more advanced cases, there may be a dull ache.

 

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CAUSES

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the primary cause of bleeding gums. 

It is usually due to inadequate oral hygiene, leading to plaque buildup on teeth and gums.

Smoking, poor diet, medical conditions (like diabetes), hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications can exacerbate the risk. 

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TREATMENT

A through removal of all the buildup of soft and hard bacteria (also known as calculus or tartar) needs to be done with deep dental scaling and cleaning. Dental rinses to reduce bacteria such as chlorhexidine mouth rinse or additional cleaning tools such as interdental toothbrushes may also be prescribed. To prevent recurrence, oral hygiene must be maintained with regular brushing and flossing.

As periodontal disease is a chronic condition that can cause loss of the gums and bone which support the teeth, it is important that it is kept under control with regular professional dental cleaning.

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SYMPTOMS

Swollen and bleeding gums are often signs of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) and can manifest as follows:

  • Swelling: Gums appear puffy and inflamed.
  • Bleeding: Gums bleed, especially when brushing or flossing.
  • Redness: Gums may appear red or deep purple.
  • Bad Breath: Persistent bad breath.
  • Pain: In more advanced cases, there may be a dull ache.

 

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CAUSES

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the primary cause of bleeding gums. 

It is usually due to inadequate oral hygiene, leading to plaque buildup on teeth and gums.

Smoking, poor diet, medical conditions (like diabetes), hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications can exacerbate the risk. 

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TREATMENT

A through removal of all the buildup of soft and hard bacteria (also known as calculus or tartar) needs to be done with deep dental scaling and cleaning. Dental rinses to reduce bacteria such as chlorhexidine mouth rinse or additional cleaning tools such as interdental toothbrushes may also be prescribed. To prevent recurrence, oral hygiene must be maintained with regular brushing and flossing.

As periodontal disease is a chronic condition that can cause loss of the gums and bone which support the teeth, it is important that it is kept under control with regular professional dental cleaning.

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SYMPTOMS

Swollen and bleeding gums are often signs of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) and can manifest as follows:

  • Swelling: Gums appear puffy and inflamed.
  • Bleeding: Gums bleed, especially when brushing or flossing.
  • Redness: Gums may appear red or deep purple.
  • Bad Breath: Persistent bad breath.
  • Pain: In more advanced cases, there may be a dull ache.

 

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CAUSES

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the primary cause of bleeding gums. 

It is usually due to inadequate oral hygiene, leading to plaque buildup on teeth and gums.

Smoking, poor diet, medical conditions (like diabetes), hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications can exacerbate the risk. 

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TREATMENT

A through removal of all the buildup of soft and hard bacteria (also known as calculus or tartar) needs to be done with deep dental scaling and cleaning. Dental rinses to reduce bacteria such as chlorhexidine mouth rinse or additional cleaning tools such as interdental toothbrushes may also be prescribed. To prevent recurrence, oral hygiene must be maintained with regular brushing and flossing.

As periodontal disease is a chronic condition that can cause loss of the gums and bone which support the teeth, it is important that it is kept under control with regular professional dental cleaning.

Bruxism (Grinding) or Clenching, Jaw Pain

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SYMPTOMS

Bruxism, often referred to as teeth grinding or clenching, can manifest with various symptoms, including:

  • Grinding Sounds: Audible grinding or clenching of teeth, particularly at night.
  • Jaw Pain and Headaches: Persistent jaw pain or soreness and frequent tension headaches, especially in the morning.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Increased tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods.
  • Damaged Teeth: Excessive wear and tear on teeth, leading to chipping, fractures, or flattened tooth surfaces.
  • Disrupted Sleep: Bruxism can disrupt your sleep patterns and those of your sleep partner.
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CAUSES

The exact causes of bruxism can vary but usually involve a blend of factors. Emotional stress, anxiety, or tension, particularly during sleep, often lead to teeth grinding.

Additionally, an abnormal bite, referred to as malocclusion, can encourage grinding as the jaw seeks a comfortable resting position.

Certain lifestyle elements, such as alcohol consumption, high caffeine intake and smoking, can further heighten the risk of bruxism.

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TREATMENT

If teeth grinding occurs during the day, try to consciously stop grinding or clenching. If it happens during sleep, it cannot be controlled. A custom-made splint or nightguard may be necessary to protect your jaw and teeth.

Sometimes, grinding habits can be due to teeth being crowded or the jaw position, such as deep bite. We can take a jaw x-ray to confirm, and braces may help to treat this.

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SYMPTOMS

Bruxism, often referred to as teeth grinding or clenching, can manifest with various symptoms, including:

  • Grinding Sounds: Audible grinding or clenching of teeth, particularly at night.
  • Jaw Pain and Headaches: Persistent jaw pain or soreness and frequent tension headaches, especially in the morning.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Increased tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods.
  • Damaged Teeth: Excessive wear and tear on teeth, leading to chipping, fractures, or flattened tooth surfaces.
  • Disrupted Sleep: Bruxism can disrupt your sleep patterns and those of your sleep partner.
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CAUSES

The exact causes of bruxism can vary but usually involve a blend of factors. Emotional stress, anxiety, or tension, particularly during sleep, often lead to teeth grinding.

Additionally, an abnormal bite, referred to as malocclusion, can encourage grinding as the jaw seeks a comfortable resting position.

Certain lifestyle elements, such as alcohol consumption, high caffeine intake and smoking, can further heighten the risk of bruxism.

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TREATMENT

If teeth grinding occurs during the day, try to consciously stop grinding or clenching. If it happens during sleep, it cannot be controlled. A custom-made splint or nightguard may be necessary to protect your jaw and teeth.

Sometimes, grinding habits can be due to teeth being crowded or the jaw position, such as deep bite. We can take a jaw x-ray to confirm, and braces may help to treat this.

2-4
SYMPTOMS

Bruxism, often referred to as teeth grinding or clenching, can manifest with various symptoms, including:

  • Grinding Sounds: Audible grinding or clenching of teeth, particularly at night.
  • Jaw Pain and Headaches: Persistent jaw pain or soreness and frequent tension headaches, especially in the morning.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Increased tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods.
  • Damaged Teeth: Excessive wear and tear on teeth, leading to chipping, fractures, or flattened tooth surfaces.
  • Disrupted Sleep: Bruxism can disrupt your sleep patterns and those of your sleep partner.
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CAUSES

The exact causes of bruxism can vary but usually involve a blend of factors. Emotional stress, anxiety, or tension, particularly during sleep, often lead to teeth grinding.

Additionally, an abnormal bite, referred to as malocclusion, can encourage grinding as the jaw seeks a comfortable resting position.

Certain lifestyle elements, such as alcohol consumption, high caffeine intake and smoking, can further heighten the risk of bruxism.

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TREATMENT

If teeth grinding occurs during the day, try to consciously stop grinding or clenching. If it happens during sleep, it cannot be controlled. A custom-made splint or nightguard may be necessary to protect your jaw and teeth.

Sometimes, grinding habits can be due to teeth being crowded or the jaw position, such as deep bite. We can take a jaw x-ray to confirm, and braces may help to treat this.

Cracked Teeth

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SYMPTOMS

A Cracked tooth can result in:

  • Tooth Pain: Persistent, sharp, or sporadic pain, usually lasting only a few seconds. Exaggerated when biting/chewing small hard foods.
  • Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages.
  • Visible Cracks: Sometimes, visible cracks or fractures on the tooth's surface.
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CAUSES

Cracked teeth often result from various factors:

  1. Chewing Hard Objects: Gnawing on tough items such as ice, pens, or hard candies can lead to fractures.
  2. Teeth Grinding: Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can crack teeth over time.
  3. Dental Fillings: Large fillings may increase the risk of cracsks.
  4. Trauma: A blow to the mouth or face can cause traumatic tooth fractures.
  5. Natural Aging: Teeth can naturally weaken and develop cracks as they age.
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TREATMENT

Cracked teeth can be saved with a dental crown. Untreated cracks can lead to infection and pain.

Larger cracks may require a root canal and crown or tooth extraction with replacement options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures.

If you experience pain or suspect a crack, visit our dentist for an early check-up as hairline cracks are difficult to detect without professional examination.

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SYMPTOMS

A Cracked tooth can result in:

  • Tooth Pain: Persistent, sharp, or sporadic pain, usually lasting only a few seconds. Exaggerated when biting/chewing small hard foods.
  • Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages.
  • Visible Cracks: Sometimes, visible cracks or fractures on the tooth's surface.
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CAUSES

Cracked teeth often result from various factors:

  1. Chewing Hard Objects: Gnawing on tough items such as ice, pens, or hard candies can lead to fractures.
  2. Teeth Grinding: Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can crack teeth over time.
  3. Dental Fillings: Large fillings may increase the risk of cracsks.
  4. Trauma: A blow to the mouth or face can cause traumatic tooth fractures.
  5. Natural Aging: Teeth can naturally weaken and develop cracks as they age.
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TREATMENT

Cracked teeth can be saved with a dental crown. Untreated cracks can lead to infection and pain.

Larger cracks may require a root canal and crown or tooth extraction with replacement options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures.

If you experience pain or suspect a crack, visit our dentist for an early check-up as hairline cracks are difficult to detect without professional examination.

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SYMPTOMS

A Cracked tooth can result in:

  • Tooth Pain: Persistent, sharp, or sporadic pain, usually lasting only a few seconds. Exaggerated when biting/chewing small hard foods.
  • Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages.
  • Visible Cracks: Sometimes, visible cracks or fractures on the tooth's surface.
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CAUSES

Cracked teeth often result from various factors:

  1. Chewing Hard Objects: Gnawing on tough items such as ice, pens, or hard candies can lead to fractures.
  2. Teeth Grinding: Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can crack teeth over time.
  3. Dental Fillings: Large fillings may increase the risk of cracsks.
  4. Trauma: A blow to the mouth or face can cause traumatic tooth fractures.
  5. Natural Aging: Teeth can naturally weaken and develop cracks as they age.
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TREATMENT

Cracked teeth can be saved with a dental crown. Untreated cracks can lead to infection and pain.

Larger cracks may require a root canal and crown or tooth extraction with replacement options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures.

If you experience pain or suspect a crack, visit our dentist for an early check-up as hairline cracks are difficult to detect without professional examination.

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The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!

李岳侨

Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!

J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

G. Hock An

my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

P. Wendy

I had an amazing experience at this dental clinic. Dr. Justin Giam is a skilled dentist who explained everything thoroughly. The staff was friendly, and the clinic is conveniently located near my workplace. Highly recommended!

S. Goh

I am so glad I found Dental Designs, it was recommended to me by an expat friend. Dr Rares is the best dentist I have ever encountered. He is extremely conscientious and empathic in his work, with a great attention to detail. His work is stellar,  and he is always tuned in to the patient's needs. I have had multiple dentists in Oslo, Norway and in London, and although some of them have been excellent, I can truly say that not one of them has been of his caliber.

h. hjertenes

Great dental clinic! Dr Giam is very friend and his treatments are very gentle. He is good at explaining his treatment to his patients and a lot of great cafes nearby as well. Excellent customer service and helpful receptionist. Decent location too!

C. MichaelJr

My dental implant procedure here was top-notch. Dr Justin did the surgery for me and he was skillful.The team was patient and made sure I felt relaxed throughout. They even sent me a message to check up on me for post-surgery care. Thank you!

J. Florentyna

Dr. Tiffany Tan did an excellent job with my Invisalign treatment. My teeth are now perfectly aligned, and it was a comfortable process from start to finish. The clinic's hygienist, Kelly, is fantastic as well!

W Y

I can’t recommend this clinic enough, was so glad to have found it. Great facility, really enjoyed the ambience with radio music. But thats beside the point, Dr Tiffany is so terrific, they are so kind and really care about doing a good and meticulous job, and are so professional to share with me all x-rays of my teeth and explaining the issues and the process. I’ve never had any dentists that are so genuine and pro-active to help the patients be informed and understand the situations thoroughly. I feel very assured to be in such good hands. Thank you greatly!

T. Pham

I had a dental veneer procedure to fix my chipped front tooth, and the results exceeded my expectations. The clinic is conveniently close to my workplace, and the entire team was friendly and skilled. A great experience overall!

L. Chia Heng

Dr. Justin Giam and his team are exceptional. I had a replacement for my dental crown, and they made sure I felt comfortable and relaxed throughout. The clinic is just a short walk from the MRT station.

A. H.

I fell down and chipped my front teeth on holiday and came to doc Justin who is my usual dentist. he was able to fix it same day and by now I dont even remember which teeth was chipped. best doc in town!

l. pienkowski

I appreciate the professionalism and patience of the staff here. They did a fantastic job with my ceramic filling, which was much better shape and bite than the other one i had done previously at another clinic, and the clinic's location in the CBD is perfect for me.

R. Phua

The hygienist, Kelly, provided me with the best scaling and polishing I've ever had. The clinic is not only convenient but has friendly receptionists and great staff. I highly recommend it!

L. Josephine

I have been coming to this dental clinic for years and I bring all my family and recommend to my colleagues to come as well, because they are just so good. Especially Dr  Justin Giam, he is very skilled in crowns and veneers for me. My father's implant denture was able to be done smoothly, which was important because we have to fly in to Singapore to come for the dental treatment, so it saves us so much time here. The assistant doctors are also good to do the usual fillings and cleanings without any pain. The receptionists are friendly and helpful for making the appointment a pleasant one. Very good job dental design!

L. Winnie

I needed replacement retainers, and I found that dental designs provide clear retainers with same day pickup. its convienent as its close to my office and I could go out for a coffee while waiting.

E. Michael

My tooth has been hurting on and off for the past months and I ignored it as I was busy. i went to the dentist near my house and was told to extract it and do an implant as it was decayed and the cavity was too big. I didnt want to extract my tooth so i looked for other options and found Dental Designs where I was able to be seen and my tooth could have a root canal treatment and crown done instead of extraction. the tooth is functioning well and I can bite normally, there was no downtime. i strongly recommend Dental Designs as the dentist here is much more skillful and knowledgeable and the receptiontists are also very friendly.

J J

I did a whitening procedure here in the clinic and had good results, my friends commented it was much whiter and I'm happy with the results. there is a little sensitivity but it goes away after one day. highly recommend this clinic if you are looking for a dentist to do teeth whitening. the cleaning was also very comfortable and i didnt feel any pain or bleeding.

L. Kathleen

I read about Dental Designs as I wanted to do Invisalign treatment for a long time, and I chose Dr Tiffany Tan as she has good reviews. During the first consultation, she took time to listen to my concerns and also explained various options for me to suit my needs. There was also no hard selling even though I could not decide to do the treatment on the same day, the staff was also all smiles and very helpful. I came back again with my wife and Dr Tiffany was very patient in explaining my condition and the treatment options again, thus I decided to go with them. I completed my Invisalign treatment after about 18 months and the results are just as what Dr Tiffany promised. All my colleagues and friends are able to see the difference, I had an underbite which is completely resolved. The whole process was very smooth and the whole team was just so helpful and responsive throughout. Kudos to Dental Designs and Dr Tiffany Tan!

L. Ian Jun Jie

The dentists here are very skillful and do a good job, the staff is also very friendly and its easy to book appointments over whatsapp. I recently had to do a root canal and dental crowning for my tooth and the process was easy.

M. Hui Tan

Best experience I ever had at a dental clinic or medical clinic for that matter. I've been to many clinics in UK and Sydney and none of them are as good as Dr Tiffany. I have been using a specially prescribed mouthguard at night which cost me close to 3000 AUD from a specialist in Melbourne as otherwise I would have jaw pain when I woke up in the mornings. I went to a consultation with Dr Tiffany Tan as I wanted to straighten my front teeth which had shifted a little over the years.  Dr Tiffany was able to assess not only that my teeth could be straightened but that the bite was all wrong. I started on Invisalign treatment with her and 2 years later I am able to chew steak and peanuts without wincing, and I do not need the special mouthguard at all. Thanks to Dr Tiffany, I now have a normal life without pain and trust me it is unbelievable how much my bite affected my life prior to my Invisalign treatment. Thank you Dr Tiffany and the Dental Designs clinic team, you guys are amazing!

L. Mallory Alice

I saw Dr Justin to fix my teeth veneers which I had (stupidly) done at a dentist in Thailand as my friend brought me there during a holiday. He was able to check it and advise that my gums were badly infected due to the poor veneers which they did, which was causing a bad smell in my mouth. Dr Justin had to remove all the veneers and the hygienist Ms Kelly is also really gentle and I had the best clean in my life here with the air cleaning. Dr Justin was then able to give me new veneers which are properly fitted and which looked so natural compared to the other ones that were done and I feel like they are my real teeth. There is no more bad smell and my teeth and gums are healthy now!

S. Matthew Lucian

Firstly, I want to commend the dentist here Dr Justin as he is skilled in his work and delivers what he promises.

Additionally, I am seen within 15 minutes each time I come for my appointment, which is not the case when I attend other medical appointments in Singapore. 

The staff are also excellent. 

Z. Nael

Visited this clinic for the first time today after reading all the reviews. Indeed a dental clinic with very good service. The receptionist was very friendly. My appointment was at 12pm and I saw Dr  Justin at 12pm without any delay. He was very professional with his work and casual when talking. Made me feel comfortable. Took pics of my teeth to tell me what is wrong and what needs to be done. Not pushy at all asking me to do this and that. Price is pretty reasonable for where they are located. Thanks for the great service!

M. Yousuff

Popped into Dental Designs on Cecil street for the first time a couple of weeks ago and then a filling just yesterday. Staff are highly professional, from the front desk to the doctor and dental assistant.

Dr Peter Tang is fantastic at what he does. Really good bedside manners, explains the procedure in great detail to make sure I know what is going to be done and also removed my fear of having my teeth cleaned. Will definitely make this place my regular go-to for all dental matters!

O. Xu (Olive)

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Yessi sania sibarani

The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!

李岳侨

Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!

J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

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