Active Maintenance

Active Maintenance

Active Maintenance is used as a dental term to encourage patients to understand that regular attention is required in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. 6 months may seem like a frequent period of time, however it is 182 days in which plaque can settle into hard to reach places and start forming into tooth decaying tartar which affects both your teeth and the gums they rely upon.

If plaque and tartar exist and you leave it on your teeth and under your gums, it will dramatically increase over the next few months. Tartar provides a great breeding ground for bacteria, forming an environment where exponential growth is common.

Tartar cannot be removed with domestic tooth brushes or any liquids found in the supermarket. Plaque can be kept to a minimum with twice daily brushing and flossing using correct technique and a healthy diet free from sugars which help plaque bacteria grow.

During a biannual check-up, our doctors and Oral Hygiene Therapist (OHT) will remove the plague or tartar buildup on the patient's teeth above and below the gums, behind impacted teeth (usually wisdom teeth that are not fully erupted), and along the fissure groves of the biting surfaces.Our doctors and OHT will also check the patient's teeth and gums for signs of inflammation, recession and decay.


Why is Preventive Active Maintenance important?

Gum disease, if diagnosed early, can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Similarly, our doctors and hygienist are also looking out for early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, however, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.


Besides the health benefits of regular maintenance check-up, polishing using our advanced Air-Flow Prophyjet machine can also remove most tobacco, coffee and tea stains. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!


Complete Gum Care - Sonicare FlexCare+ Toothbrush

Combining patented Sonic Technology and 5 brushing modes, Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ is your solution for complete gum care. With two minutes of "cleaning" for teeth followed by an additional minute for the gums, the unique Gum Care Mode of the Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ allows you to target the gumline and improve gum health visibly within just 2 weeks of use.

Sonicare Toothbrush SingaporeProven to improve Oral Health

  • Naturally whiter teeth with patented sonic technology
  • Improved gum health in only two weeks
  • Sensitive Mode: Gentle teeth and gum cleaning

Provides a Superior Clean

  • Dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between teeth

Offers a customized brushing experience

  • Easy-start progrm to acclimate to the Sonicare experience
  • Five different modes for a better cleaning experience

Guides you to follow dental recommendations

  • Two-minute timer helps ensure recommended brushing time
  • Quadpacer interval timer encourages thorough brushing

 

 


Hygiene Maintenance in just 60 seconds! Introducing Sonicare Airfloss

Sonicare Airfloss is a proven alternative for patients who find it hard to floss. It is based on the microburst technology that delivers a quick burst of air and microdroplets that reach deep between teeth to gently and easily remove interproximal plaque, providing an easy, effective way to clean interproximally. 

With one-button functionality and a guidance tip that ensures targeted cleaning interproximally, patients using Sonicare AirFloss can quickly clean the entire mouth in just 60 seconds.