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Tips for Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Afraid of the dentist? You aren’t alone. Many avoid the dentist altogether because of fear or anxiety and as many as 70% may go to the dentist only when something is wrong, avoiding vital preventive care. Two-thirds of the patients have had a bad experience, the remaining third may have anxiety disorders or post traumatic stress. Some people are so afraid they will panic just driving or walking past a dentists’ office. However, dental phobia can result in people not seeking proper care – and in addition to tooth loss, this can result in an elevated risk of heart disease, stroke,…

Are You in Need of a Smile Makeover?

Are You in Need of a Smile Makeover? No matter how beautiful you feel, dull and unattractive teeth will leave you feeling insecure about your appearance. If you’re not pleased with the overall look and health of your teeth, you should consider contacting a cosmetic dentist about getting a smile makeover. Smile makeovers focus on your smile as a whole, not just one tooth or dental condition. So if you have multiple areas that could use dental treatments, a smile makeover is the procedure for you. Smile Makeover Procedure The great thing about smile makeovers is that your experienced dentist will take your whole smile into consideration. Whether you have chipped, crooked, or…

A little about our dentist, Dr. Sia Chee Khoon

Let's share with you a little bit more about our dentist, Dr Sia Chee Khoon. Dr Sia is the sole dentist at Uptown Dental Surgery. He was conferred with the Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide, Australia in the year of 2004. After spending five years practising quality dentistry at one of the top dental institution in Australia, he then decided to return to his beloved homeland in Malaysia. Dr Sia is a firm believer in life-long continuous learning. Dr Sia mastered the art of dental implants after completing the Certificate of Dental Implantology at University of…

Do I need an electric toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes are pretty cool. But do they do a better job of cleaning your teeth than a regular toothbrush though?  Well, there’s been a lot of research conducted on this topic, and the definitive answer is “yes and no.” Powered Versus Regular Toothbrushes When it comes to powered versus regular toothbrushes, “cleaning modes don’t matter, according to experts we spoke to and research we’ve seen.”   But the evidence is confusing because people in studies who use powered toothbrushes have been shown to remove more plaque from their teeth than people who use regular toothbrushes. People Brush Longer with Electric…
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