Tag: dental makeover

Replacing dislodged old composite fillings: Dr Nik

Replacing dislodged old composite fillings: Dr Nik

It has been so many years since I last saw this patient of mine and he told me that his front fillings had came off for quite some time. He was unwell, hence the absence and now that he’s better he came to get the…

Cara cepat untuk menggantikan gigi yang hilang secara tetap: Dr Nik.

Cara cepat untuk menggantikan gigi yang hilang secara tetap: Dr Nik.

Ada beberapa sebab atau punca gigi perlu dicabut. Antaranya gigi yang patah teruk atau gigi yang mengalami kerosakan karies (lubang) yang tidak dapat diselamatkan. Ada juga gigi yang perlu dicabut kerana sudah bergoyang dan ada yang mengalami kemalangan yang menyebabkan gigi tercabut! Walau apapun punca…

Oral Hygiene and It’s Importance – Dr. Shanaz

Oral Hygiene and It’s Importance – Dr. Shanaz

Everyone knows we should be visiting our dentists twice a year. It’s something we’ve been taught of since we were in primary school! This rule applies to everyone, even dentists. But there’s a reason why we encourage our patients to come back every 6 months. The main reason is:

  1. Plaque build up
  2. Calculus formation (hardened plaque)
  3. Food, drink and nicotine stains.

The picture above shows a combination of all of the things we have to remove to allow your teeth and gums to be healthy! Issues with a heavy amount of calculus and plaque build up can resort to cavities, gum recession, bad breath, loose and shaky teeth and infections!

Scaling and polishing is the simplest treatment needed to get your teeth and gums to optimal health. Maintaining optimal oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth properly twice daily, flossing and thorough cleaning of your tongue.

You can see above here the difference between the left side of the mouth that has not been cleaned by Scaling and Polishing compared to the right side of the mouth which has been cleaned.

Remember, optimal oral hygiene starts with you! So don’t delay that visit to your dentist, because you’ll want to have a good set of dentition to last your whole life! – Dr. Shanaz

Black spots: Dr Nik

Black spots: Dr Nik

Do you have black spots on your teeth? These black spots could be a dental cavity or in dental term we call it caries. These caries can be treated by doing fillings and we widely used composite resin dental filling material for it’s aesthetic properties.…

Another case of fiber reinforced composite(FRC) bridge: Dr Nik

Another case of fiber reinforced composite(FRC) bridge: Dr Nik

It’s another FRC bridge day. This time, my patient had a missing upper left center tooth. Of course few treatment options were given to her and she chose to do FRC bridge. I started of with cleaning of teeth involved and isolating the area with…