What is a Dental fissure sealant?

Dental Fissure Sealants

Fissure SealantsFissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting adult and kids’s teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating which covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth.

Sealants used in conjunction with a comprehensive dental care routine that includes proper brushing, flossing, fluoride treatments and a healthy diet, helps maintain dental health. While brushing and flossing are critical components of any dental health regimen, sealants provide additional protection for the grooves and pits of the teeth. Our dentists recommend this preventative procedure for both adults and kids to keep your smile cavity free for life.


Broken Chipped tooth or filling

What should I do if my tooth or filling breaks?

Broken tooth filling

If you have broken part of your tooth or filling, you should see the dentist immediately. Getting it fixed straightaway can save you from pain, sensitivity and major dental work. If you leave your broken tooth or filling for a long period of time, it can result in decay leading to inflammation of the nerve in the tooth. Left unattended it can lead to pain, abscess, resulting in root canal treatment or loss of teeth.




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A toothache is caused when the nerve inside the tooth or the surrounding teeth or gums is irritated or inflamed. The most common causes of toothache is dental decay, infection, injury or loss of tooth. Sometimes toothache pain in your teeth can be caused by jaw joint (temporomandibular joint or commonly known as TMJ), ear infection, sinuses, migraines and heart problem.

What are the causes of Toothache?


Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening – FAQ

Indigo Fair teeth whitening

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening is a process known as oxidation. Any dis-colourations within the tooth will be lightened. Organic materials break down to remove staining and create a whiter brighter smile.

What causes my teeth to discolour?

There are many causes of tooth discolouration. Some of the most common include the consumption of highly coloured foods (berries) and drinks (coffee, tea, red wine). Antibiotics at young age, aging, smoking and trauma can also result in discolorations.

How long will it last?

Just touch up your teeth a few times per year for one or two days or nights. Without a touch up, your teeth will start to re-stain by the same things that caused them to discolour in the first place.


Dental Checkup

Regular Dental Checkups

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

Many people only go to the dentist only if something hurts. Just remember you will only start having pain when the decay has reached the nerve meaning less options to save your tooth, more painful and more expensive. Decay or cavity in your teeth take months to years to develop and usually doesn’t hurt till it gets close to the nerve. Your dentist can detect the cavities at the beginning and most of them can be prevented with good oral hygiene. Early detection of tooth decay can save you from losing a tooth or root canal treatment, just a little filling and good oral hygiene can do the trick.


Manual or Electric Toothbrush?

Manual or Electric Toothbrush

Manual or Electric toothbrush

Brushing your teeth twice a day with soft toothbrush is really important to keep them clean and cavity free. Question is which toothbrush is better for you? Choosing a toothbrush largely depends on personal preference. If you are stuck choosing between the two, remember it is more important to use a toothbrush that helps you brush correctly – whether that means the convenience of electric or the reliability of manual.

To help you understand the difference between these two types of toothbrushes, here are some pros and cons of both type of toothbrushes: