32Pearls Dental Care & Implant Centre FAQ

How Selecting your toothbrush
One of the main things to look for in toothbrushes is the bristles. Most dentists recommend soft bristles, especially for those individuals that have sensitive teeth or gums. Both adults and children should use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. Toothbrushes with harder bristles are not more effective at removing plaque or stains.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
Each person is different. Most dentists insist on twice a year, but patients should have a professional dental cleaning every 3 to 4 months. Decay and gum disease is caused by bacteria in a colony that takes about 8-10 weeks to become destructive or must be removed or broken up within this base period.

How often should I change my toothbrush?
Toothbrushes should be replaced about every three months or earlier if the bristles begin to look worn or frayed (bristles that fan out or spread is a sign that it is time to get a new toothbrush).

Does mouthwash really help?
Mouthwashes do more than simply freshen your breath. In combination with brushing and flossing, the ADA says that bacteria-fighting mouth rinses can reduce bacteria in dental plaque and thus help prevent gum disease. Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and prevent tooth decay. These products may also contain alcohol and are not appropriate for children under 6 years of age because they can swallow the rinse. Ask your dentist or hygienist to recommend the type of rinse that would be best for you.

When should I first take my child to the dentist?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday. We treat children ages 6 months

What is tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is tooth pain due to the wearing away of gum tissue. As we age, our gums start to recede, exposing the root of the tooth. This can make teeth more sensitive because the root is not covered by enamel therefore exposing the tooth’s nerves. As your teeth come in contact with hot and cold food or drinks you feel pain.

Who suffers from sensitive teeth?
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints dentists hear from their patients today. In fact one out of every five adults claims to suffer from pain caused by sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can start hurting as early as in your 20’s. The teeth most commonly affected are “canines” and “premolars”.

What are the clinic timings
We are open 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. except for public holidays

Can I come in without a prior appointment
You are welcome to visit any of our clinics without prior appointment. However you may have to wait for your turn.

What can I except in the first visit
When you first arrive and meet our staff, you’ll fill out a registration form. This helps our doctors to get to know you better. It’s always a good idea to arrive a few minutes early.

Do I have to carry my records for the subsequent visits
Our clinics are connected to a centralized IT system which enables us to store and access your medical records centrally. So you do not have the hassle of carrying your files in the follow up visits