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How to Preserve the Health of Your Dental Crown

Our dentist at Uptown Dental Surgery often recommend dental crowns for our patients who are in need of a restorative option for their smile. They help to change the size, shape, and color of each individual tooth. With proper attention and keeping, dental crowns provided by our dentists can last a lifetime. But how can you properly preserve the health of your dental crown? Read on to find out! To begin, it is important to avoid chewy, sticky, and hard foods. This may be a hard habit to knock at first, but it will help keep your crown healthy and looking like…
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Why Dental Veneers Are Really Worth It

Looking for a dentist who can do veneers?  Veneers can have a variety of applications. Many dentists use them on teeth that need filling or on discolored teeth as a result of root canals. They are used to change the shape and size of the tooth to make it look more in line with the other ones in the row. So, if you have chipped or broken teeth you can consider getting veneers to make them look normal. Veneers are also used to fill the gaps between the teeth and make them look healthy in their place. Many people suffer…
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Is Scaling & Polishing supposed to be a painless procedure?

This is the most confusing and debatable question I've seen in my 14 years of experience as a dentist or even before I became a dentist. Patients judge their dentists by evaluating the scaling and polishing treatment experience (because this is the most common and regular service that everyone needs). So, to the patients -> Painful experience = No Good; Painless = Excellent. Well, is that really true? Is the dentist who rendered painless service to you definitely the best dentist? And the dentist who caused you some pain surely a bad guy? Are you sure? I have been practising as…
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Stop Chewing Ice!!

Are you or someone you know guilty of chewing on ice? It might seem innocent enough like drinking water, especially in the sweltering heat of the tropical weather in Malaysia, but did you know it could cause gum and tooth damage? Here's a quick breakdown from our dentist at Uptown Dental Surgery. Why you shouldn't chew ice: Chewing on ice can cause gum injury and possible recession Chewing on ice and the temperature changes can cause fractures in tooth enamel and broken teeth Chewing on ice can cause brackets to come off for orthodontic patients with braces and shifting of…
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