How to keep your teeth whiter with braces?


People with braces worry all the time: What if my teeth braces leave stain on my teeth? While wearing braces don’t really stain your teeth, they can make it look stained. We’re going to discuss on how to keep your teeth whiter while you have braces, and how to get rid of braces stains after your brackets are off. 

What are the reason of teeth turning yellow while wearing braces?

These types of marks are caused by food and dental plaque that gets accumulated in between the braces. This is due to the inability to brush your teeth properly due to braces. Smoking or using tobacco products while wearing braces is one of the major reason for staining teeth as the Nicotine in the cigarette tends to adhere to the braces or the rough surfaces. A set of preventive measures during your orthodontic journey can help prevent braces stains and enjoy a brighter and whiter smile!

How to Prevent Braces Stains?

The first thing to consider for having a successful orthodontic treatment is to maintain good oral hygiene. This constitutes brushing twice a day and use of proper flossing techniques. Use an Orthodontic brush (ask your Orthodontist) which helps you clean out any food debris which might be stuck in between the braces. 

There are special flosses available for people using braces. In case you are finding it difficult to floss, you can use water flosser which helps in cleaning more easily between braces. 

Avoid using soda, sugar or any coloured food items like fast food which include food colour, excess consumption of tea etc which can lead to teeth staining. 

Get Your Teeth Cleaned Often! Don’t skip to visit your dentist while you have braces. One of the most major precaution against braces stains is to get your teeth cleaned by professionally. Go to your dentist for a cleaning and your teeth will be clean and spot-free when you get your braces off.

How to get rid of yellow teeth after braces?

If you have stains or marks once the braces have come off and are thinking what can be done, there is no reason to worry. A hygiene session after orthodontic treatment is recommended regardless of whether or not your teeth are yellow after braces, and this will remove any stains and plaque on your teeth. You can also undergo a whitening session to fix the shade of your teeth, and you can even have a whitening session in the comfort of your own home, with home whitening kits. Call 04-397-9522 to schedule an appointment with our expert Dentists at Go Dental Clinic – A part of Dr. Joy Dental Clinic Group.

The Surprising Truth About Cavities in Kids


Cavities are one of the most common dental concerns we hear about at our Pediatric center. While worries about cavities are well grounded, since they can lead to pain, and more serious dental health conditions, there are many beliefs about cavities that just aren’t true. Join us as we look at some surprising truths involved in kids and cavities…

Sugar is not the main cause of cavities in kids

This may be surprising to hear but sugar isn’t the main cause of cavities in kids or adults! In fact, bacteria are the main cause of cavities. Bacteria produce acid, which destroys the teeth, and cavities are formed as a result of it. Carbohydrates found in our daily food like bread, rice, potatoes, and sugar, are the main triggers behind bacteria production.

Adults are more likely to get cavities than Kids

Latest dental technologies and preventions have led to a drastic decrease in tooth decay in children by 50% in the last 20 years. This implies children are actually at a lower risk for cavities than their parents. Senior citizens are at the highest risk for cavities because the medications can cause dry mouth, lack of saliva production, and in turn, tooth decay and tooth cavities. However, this still means that adopting proper brushing techniques, flossing, and routine dental checkups are vital for keeping kids’ cavity free.

Acidic foods cause tooth decay

Foods that are highly acidic such as lemons, citrus fruits, and soda greatly increase the chance for tooth decay. The acid found in these foods will eat away the protective tooth enamel, putting your kids’ teeth at greater risk for cavities. Choose water over soda or even fruit juice and moderate the use of acidic foods and drinks.

Gaps in teeth increase the likelihood of cavities

Gaps in teeth or even over-crowded teeth provide a great place for bacteria to hide. These gaps or overlaps are hard to reach with a toothbrush even you brush twice and practice dental flossing. This can make it simple for bacteria and food particles to hide behind, leaving your kids more vulnerable to cavities.

A little information and regular dental checkup can go far in securing your kids’ smiles against cavities and improve their oral health. Help them practice proper brushing and flossing, encourage them to have a well-balanced diet, and of course, call 04-397-9522 to schedule an appointment with our expert Pediatric Dentist at Go Dental Clinic – A part of Dr. Joy Dental Clinic Group.

How often should you have your teeth cleaned?


Growing up, we have all learned about the importance of dental hygiene. We know that we must take care of our teeth at home by brushing and flossing on a regular basis. However, few people appreciate the importance of getting their teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist.

Getting your teeth cleaned by a dentist ensures that your teeth and gums stay healthy and bacterial deposits are removed before they can cause damage. This article will help you understand why and how often you should have your teeth cleaned by a dental professional.

The standard teeth cleaning procedure

Teeth cleaning can typically take up to one hour, however the specifics of the procedure usually vary depending on the dentist you visit and if this is a routine dental cleaning or a deep cleaning. Most teeth cleaning procedures will include the following:

  1. Oral Examination

When you visit your dentist for your teeth cleaning appointment, they will begin by examining your gums and teeth. Using a small mirror, your dentist will check your mouth for existing problems such as inflammation, plaque buildup, cavities, stains, or infections.

This teeth and gum examination is very important because it allows your dentist to understand the extent of the dental cleaning you’ll require. This way your dentist can focus on your specific problems and if these problems require more attention, then your dentist can guide you further and recommend additional treatment.

  1. Scaling

After the examination, the dental professional scales your teeth using a tool called a scaler. The scaler removes plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, near the gum line, and from between the teeth. Your dental professional can either use a manual scaler or an ultrasonic scaler. The manual scaler manually scrapes the surface of the teeth, whereas the ultrasonic scaler vibrates at a very high frequency, disrupting the bacteria and biofilm, and removing stains.

  1. Polishing

Next it’s time for polishing. To polish your teeth, your dentist will use a tool with a rubber prophy cup attached at its end, and a special toothpaste called prophylaxis paste. This grainy paste polishes and exfoliates the teeth. After polishing, the teeth are flossed to ensure all debris is removed.

  1. Fluoride Treatment

The last step is the fluoride treatment. After so much abrasion, the surface of your teeth needs to be strengthened using a fluoride gel. Your dentist applies this gel onto your teeth and leaves it on for some time.  This gel will usually come in some great flavors as well!

So how often should I get this procedure?

A good oral hygiene routine means following the recommendation of getting two dental examination and cleaning per year.  However, if you have a history of gum disease or other dental issues, it’s highly suggested to come in at least twice or more per year for dental exam and cleaning.

So, is it time for your next teeth cleaning?

At Go Dental Clinic, your teeth and oral health is our primary concern.  Visiting the dentist on a regular basis ensures that you live a happy, healthy lifestyle and remain cavity free.  If you’re experiencing any symptoms of a cavity, such as a toothache or pain while eating, please Contact Us on +971 4 397 9522 at any time to book a Consultation with one of our Dentists or click here.

Tooth filling for cavities: What you need to know


According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 90 percent of adults have cavities, which means you will probably experience at least one dental cavity in your lifetime. If you are currently struggling with cavities and want to get treatment, here is what you need to know.

Why we get cavities

Cavities are the result of the beginning stages of tooth decay. These tiny, darkened areas are holes in your teeth that have permanent damage caused by a variety of factors, such as bacterial build up in the mouth, frequent snacking, consuming high sugar foods, and lack of proper oral hygiene including brushing and flossing.

If these decaying areas are left untreated, they can eventually cause a lot of problems. These problems include sensitivity, sharp pain while eating, severe toothaches, infection, and even tooth loss! If you ever experience these symptoms, it’s best to see your Dentist and get your cavities filled to prevent further damage.

What are tooth fillings?

Dentists treat cavities by removing the damaged and decaying part of the tooth and then filling that region with a variety of different materials. Usually fillings are made with composite resin materials and are known to last on average of 8 years if properly taken care of.  In some instances, tooth fillings can also be used to repair broken, dented, or worn out teeth.

What are the types of filling materials available?

A cavity can be filled with various materials, but mainly composite resin, gold, silver amalgam, porcelain and glass ionomer are the most common used. You can discuss the available options with your dentist and decide the filling material that is best suited for you and your lifestyle.

Cast gold fillings last for a very long time and are very strong. However, they are expensive and require additional visits to the dentist.  Some patients also experience galvanic shock, although this is rare.

Silver amalgam fillings are also very durable. They are the more economical option over composite fillings, however, they do not match the color of natural teeth and are more likely to cause cracks.  Silver amalgams require a lot of space in the tooth, so sometimes even healthy parts of the tooth need to be removed to make room. Because silver amalgams contain mercury, a small number of people also experience allergic reactions.

Lastly, composite fillings are the most common option and best aesthetic choice. They are bonded to the tooth structure and require less of the tooth to be removed in comparison to amalgam fillings. However, composite fillings are not as durable and over time can chip away.

What does the procedure look like?

The tooth filling procedure takes place after your dentist examines your teeth for the extent and location of your cavities. The procedure itself starts with some local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth that is to be filled. Then the decaying area is removed carefully using a drill, an air abrasion instrument, or a laser.  What instruments your dentist will use will depend on the extend and location of the cavity.

After the decayed portion has been removed, your dentist will prepare that region for the filling.  They will ensure the cavity is cleaned from all debris and bacteria and carefully fill it with composite resin.  If the cavity is deep and too close to the root of the tooth, the dentist will place a liner to protect the nerve before proceeding to fill the cavity.  Finally, the filling will go under a blue LED light to be hardened and will be completed with a final polishing.

With this information about tooth fillings, you can now be a little more confident walking into the dentist’s office.

At Go Dental Clinic, your oral hygiene is important to us.  Our General Dentists are here to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and remain cavity free, to ensure that you live life to its fullest, without any pain and discomfort.  If you’re experiencing any symptoms of a cavity, such as a toothache or pain while eating, please Contact Us on +971 4 397 9522 at any time to book a Consultation with one of our Dentists or click here.



How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?


Dental phobia’s or the fear of the dentist is quite common among children and adults, causing them to frequently skip appointments or completely avoid visiting the dentist all together.

In a global study conducted by DentaVox, out of 16,000 respondents, they found that 61{9f09320f667d4c06b011c33cbd5f998531690fa14585a4521401ddd724b9ed96} suffer from dental phobias, with the majority being afraid of the pain associated with dental procedures.

Thankfully, offering Sedation Dentistry can help address these dental phobia’s.  Sedation Dentistry uses different methods and medication to help patients relax during their dental procedures and can be administered through inhalation, oral consumption, or IV.

What are the types of sedation dentistry?

There are three levels of sedation:

  • Inhalation – Minimal sedation using nitrous oxide helps patients relax
  • Oral Consumption – Moderate to deep sedation through the consumption of pills where patients are hardly aware of the procedure
  • Intravenous – General anesthesia that makes patients completely unconscious

For patients that have mild dental phobias, the use of nitrous oxide or ‘laughing gas’ is the most suitable.  The patient breathes in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen via a mask, which the dentist is able to control as needed for the procedure.  When inhaled, it slows down the body’s response time, leaving the patient in a calm, relaxed state.  The effects of nitrous oxide gas do not last very long, so there is little to no post treatment recovery.

When sedation is administered orally, it’s ideal for patients with moderate dental phobia’s, with the level of sedation depending on the dosage of the medication.  Patients are asked to take medication about thirty minutes before the procedure begins and will experience some drowsiness but will remain conscious.

The last method of sedation is for patients with the most extreme dental phobia’s.  By administering general anesthesia intravenously into the patient’s bloodstream, it allows the patient to be fully unconscious during their dental treatment.  Our Anesthesiologist will monitor your blood pressure, oxygen levels, and pulse to ensure there is no negative reaction to the sedation.  After the procedure, you will feel a bit groggy and tired, which is why it is advisable for a family member or friend to drive you home after the treatment.

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can often be the solution to most patients’ dental fears, allowing them to be more calm and relaxed during their procedures.  The benefits of sedation dentistry is:

  • More Comfortable Treatment – patients with a low pain tolerance will be able to tolerate their dental treatments easier and more comfortably
  • Relieves Anxiety – usually stemming from a childhood or past negative experience with dental treatments or a dentist
  • Ease of Treatment – for patients that cannot control their gag reflex when a dentist needs to work deep in their oral cavity, a relaxed patients makes the treatment easier
  • Faster Procedure Time – the dentist can work faster which is great for younger children and adults who will be unable to sit still during the treatment
  • Fewer Appointments – for extensive procedures that will require multiple appointments, sedation allows treatment to be completed faster and more efficiently

Sedation dentistry is quick, painless, and a highly effective method for calming the nerves of nervous patients, especially children who are fidgety and cannot sit still.  It allows your dentist to carry out the treatment smoothly as you lay in the chair, relaxed or asleep, and is great for patients who have a low pain tolerance, a bad gag reflex, or those who need to have a lot of work done.

At Go Dental, we want our patients to be comfortable and relaxed during their dental appointments.  If you are an anxious patient or suffer from dental fears or phobia’s and need to have a dental procedure done, please Contact Us on 04-397-9522 at any time to book a consultation with our General Dentists or click here.



Can Children be Treated For a Root Canal?


Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure, not only for adults but may also be required for decayed, damaged or infected baby and permanent teeth of young children.

Severe baby bottle tooth decay is seen in very young children, where a tooth or multiple baby teeth are grossly decayed.  These teeth may become an epicenter for bacterial growth, causing a bacterial infection that will inflict a lot of pain and damage.  A Specialist Pediatric Dentist can safely and painlessly perform a root canal procedure to save the baby tooth and restore function.

The need for a root canal

Our tooth is made up of an outer hard enamel layer, middle soft dentin layer and an internal space called a pulp chamber that contains nerves and blood vessels. A child with severe tooth pain due to decay, usually is suggestive of the decay having reached the nerves of the tooth which are responsible for the sensation of hot and cold, making it difficult for a child to chew or even sleep properly.

Damage to the pulp chamber will ultimately allow bacterial growth to build up and slowly become infected.  If this infection is not treated and is allowed to persist, it can cause tooth abscess which can damage the underlying permanent tooth.  Children can experience a sudden swelling in the face, neck, and head and have seepage of bacterial fluid from the tooth to the gum and surrounding skin.

All of these problems can be avoided if parents bring their children for early routine dental checkups, however if an issue arises, a Specialist Pediatric Dentist will be able to resolve it.  In most cases, a Pediatric Dentist will not extract the baby teeth, but will opt for a root canal treatment to save the decaying or damaged tooth to ensure the integrity and functionality of the baby tooth can be maintained until the child’s second set of teeth erupt.

What is this procedure like for children?

Usually children as young as 2 years may have decayed or damaged teeth requiring root canal treatment.

The technique of root canal procedure is similar as that done for adults, however the main challenge for children lies in reducing fear and achieving cooperation to sit for a prolonged period of time.  A Pediatric Dentist is trained to efficiently perform a root canal treatment with the cooperation of the child using behaviour management techniques and aid it with some laughing gas.  If multiple teeth are involved or a child is young, it may be performed under general anesthesia.

After numbing the tooth if required, the infected contents inside the roots and pulp chamber are fully removed, the roots cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material. The Pediatric Dentist will then place a crown on the treated tooth to protect it and to regain strength and proper functionality.  In due course as the permanent tooth is ready to replace the baby tooth, the baby tooth is naturally shed along with the crown.

Should I choose a root canal or tooth extraction for my child?

This decision is best made by the Pediatric Dentist after a thorough examination of the child is complete. Usually a Pediatric Dentist will opt to save the baby tooth with root canal instead of a tooth extraction as it is the best choice for the child. With use of advanced techniques like laser assisted root canals, biocompatible materials, it is possible now to save severely damaged baby teeth.  However, if the tooth is determined to be too damaged or decayed then extraction may be the only option.

By letting the child keep their natural tooth, they are able to retain their functionality of the teeth and jaw, allowing them to eat properly and not endure any speech impediments that invariably come with tooth loss.

Baby teeth in children act as a guide for their incoming set of adult teeth, so by allowing a child to keep their baby teeth, you can ensure proper positioning of the adult teeth. Meaning, you can effectively avoid extensive orthodontic treatment in the future!

At Go Dental Clinic, we want your children to grow up healthy and happy.  Our Pediatric Dentists are here to teach parents and their children about keeping a healthy oral hygiene routine.  If you’re interested in starting your child’s journey to a better smile, please Contact Us on +971 4 397 9522 at any time to book a Consultation with one of our Pediatric Dentists or click here.


How To Choose an Affordable Dentist in Dubai


If you’re looking for a dentist in Dubai that offers quality service, one concern you may have is regarding the affordability of their dental treatments.  We all know, either from first-hand experience or from friends and family, just how expensive dental treatments can be, and this is why finding the right dental clinic in Dubai whose services fit your budget is very important.

In order to help you make the best decision, we’ve outlined some helpful points for you to follow.

What are the services being offered?

The first thing to consider is the range of services being offered at the dental clinic.  While some clinics are highly specialized and only offer limited treatments, others can treat patients for a variety of dental needs, making it more convenient to be treated all under one roof.

You’ll also want to learn about the different technologies available and check to see if the clinic offers this to its patients.  The latest, up-to-date technology and machinery really delivers the best results and opting for these dental procedures ensures an effective treatment, while reducing the time needed for recovery.

Having specialty equipment such as 3D scanners, dental lasers and advanced microscopes allow for a more accurate treatment, with precise results and potentially faster healing times.

Who is performing these services?

The second thing to look for is the dentist’s qualifications.  Find your dentist online, learn what your dentist’s credentials are, where they have been educated or trained, and if they have certifications for the type of treatment that is relevant to you.  You can also read reviews on Google to hear feedback from real customers on their dental experiences.

In this field, with evolving technology and new research, it is necessary for professionals to stay up to date.  Checking if they attend regular dental conferences and educational workshops is also a great way to research your chosen dentist.  Not only will this equip you with the knowledge about the latest procedures and technology, but will also help you opt for clinics that can cater to your needs most effectively.

What can you expect in terms of experience and price?

In general, dental treatments can be expensive, but you should be aiming to get quality oral care that offers lasting results.  The effectiveness of your treatments also depends on how attentive and thorough your dentist is.

Find a professional who provides the attention and meticulous care that your teeth deserve. Your dentist should review your medical and dental records and conduct a thorough examination to find out about the current condition of your teeth and gums.  You should also be able to discuss any apprehensions you may have.

Your dentist will then develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the recommended procedures, timelines and cost.  Don’t be afraid to be upfront about your budget constraints and ask if the clinic has payment plan options available to make it easier to pay for your treatments.  Also, if you are covered by medical insurance, call your provider and discuss with them if any of your dental procedures can be covered under your insurance plan.

Why Choose Go Dental Clinic for Affordable Dentistry?

Your dental care is important to us and we don’t want you to fear putting a big dent in your wallet to avail the care you need.  Knowing how to choose an affordable dentist in Dubai can be tricky, however by doing your research and taking your time, you can find the right professional who fits your budget.

At Go Dental, we use the latest technologies to make your dental experience the best it can be.  From digital scanners to advanced surgical microscopes, our highly experienced Dentists strive to offer effective and affordable dental care to all our patients.  If you’re interested in booking an appointment with any of our Dental Professionals, please Contact Us on 04-397-9522 at any time to book a Consultation or click here.



Where To Get an Affordable Root Canal Treatment


If you have serious pain in your teeth while eating, sensitivity to hot or cold or notice tenderness and swelling around your gums, this may be a sign that you need a root canal treatment.

Root canal treatments are an important dental procedure, as they treat and repair a terribly decayed, damaged or infected tooth, restoring it to its natural form.  For this treatment to be successful, a significant degree of precision is required to save the tooth and mitigate the need for extraction.

So, when considering where to get an affordable root canal treatment, you should know exactly what the treatment entails and which dental professional is best to perform it.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Inside the center of every tooth there is a space called the pulp chamber.  This soft area holds the tooth’s pulp, nerve endings and a blood supply.  When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, the pulp inside gets infected, which will lead to great pain and discomfort.

If left untreated, the infection will continue to grow, causing an abscessed tooth.  The buildup of pus (bacterial fluid) increases, creating a drainage channel in the bone leading to the gums, forming a blister, which could seep into the skin of the face.  This bacterial growth can also cause swelling in the face and neck, discolored or loose teeth, extremely painful and swollen gums and bad breath.  Any further negligence to the tooth will lead to extraction if it is beyond salvageable.

Prior to a root canal procedure, the infected tooth is isolated using rubber dam, which is a thin sheet of latex that is used to isolate the tooth during surgery and establish a safe zone.  Using a rubber dam is considered the gold standard of care in root canal treatment because of the advantages it offers with regard to infection control and patient protection from aspiration or swallowing of harmful chemicals.  It also improves treatment efficacy because of the clean field and complete isolation of the tooth being treated.

Once the tooth is isolated, an opening is made to completely remove the infected pulp and nerves, the cavity is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and then sealed with a filling material, hence saving the tooth from extraction.

The Right Specialist and Technology 

For a root canal treatment to be successful, precision is key.  Oftentimes, teeth have more than one root canal, all containing infected pulp, which can make the treatment more difficult.  These canals are very small and thin, with each canal needing to be meticulously cleaned out and filled in order to properly save the tooth.

Prior to the procedure, the patient will undergo x-rays to show the severity of infection and show the detailed anatomy of the tooth’s root structure.

A Specialist Endodontist is the recommended dental professional to carry out a root canal treatment, as their sole job is to treat patients with infected root canals.  They spend multiple additional years after dental school learning how to effectively diagnose, treat and save a natural tooth with the highest success rates.  By using a special surgical microscope that enhances the tooth up to twenty times, even the smallest of root canals can be observed and treated, allowing them to carry out their work with ease.  Only a Specialist Endodontist uses up-to-date technology and has an overall attention to the right diagnosis and treatment plan to ensure the success and effectiveness of this procedure.

Affordability and Saving Money in the Long Term

When researching where to get an affordable root canal treatment, make sure you do not take quality of treatment for granted, as it may lead to further complications down the line.

Look for a Specialist Endodontist that can provide quality dental care at an affordable rate.  Call their clinic and inquire about the technology they use, and ask if there is a free consultation in order to meet the doctor and ask questions.  Professionals who are right for you will answer all your queries and guide you regarding the treatment and its associated cost.

Do note that the cost will vary based on the qualification of the dental professional, as Endodontists could charge slightly higher rates in comparison to a General Dentist, who may also perform root canal treatments.  However, quality of dental care is truly what determines whether or not you have made the best use of your money, and will also determine if the treatment is successful and will not lead to further problems in the future.

Before getting any treatment, you should always get preliminary assessments. These will reveal the severity of your individual case.  In light of this information as well as your overall research, you can choose the right clinic for yourself.

At Go Dental, saving your natural tooth is our first priority when treating root canal treatments.  If you are experiencing any pain and discomfort or have noticeable signs of infection, please Contact Us on 04-397-9522 to book a consultation with our Specialist Endodontist or click here.



Top Tips To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene


A healthy smile not only makes you look and feel good, but ensures that your teeth and jaws can function properly to eat and speak.  This is why maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important for children and adults of all ages!

What are the basic steps to maintaining good oral hygiene?

By following all these steps below, you will be able to prevent cavities and remove plaque to ensure good oral health.

  1. Brushing your teeth twice a day, using a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss at least once a day, using dental floss to clean the tight spaces between your teeth.
  3. Rinse with the appropriate type of mouthwash.
  4. Avoid smoking and tobacco products.
  5. Visit the dentist at least twice a year and get your teeth professionally cleaned.


What foods can help improve oral hygiene?

Eating a healthy diet does more for you than just improve your health!  By eating a balanced diet you can maintain your oral hygiene and keep your teeth and jaw bones strong and healthy.  Make sure you’re eating plenty of the following foods:

Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables – According to the American Dental Association, foods with fiber tend to cleanse your mouth and also get your saliva flowing.  After good home dental care, eating fiber-rich foods is your best natural defense against cavities and gum disease.  About 20 minutes after eating foods containing sugars or starches, your saliva begins to reduce the effects of the acids and enzymes that attack your teeth.  Since saliva contains traces of calcium and phosphate, it also restores minerals to areas of teeth that have lost them from the bacterial acids.

Cheese, milk, yogurt and other dairy products – The calcium in cheese and the calcium and phosphates in milk help to put back minerals your teeth may have lost due to the consumption of other foods.

Green tea and black tea: Both green and black tea contain polyphenols that interact with plaque bacteria and either kill or hold back bacteria that prevents it from growing or producing acid that attacks teeth.  Also depending on the type of water you use to brew your tea, a cup of tea can also be a source of fluoride.


Are there certain foods that can cause bad breath or oral hygiene issues?

There are many different types of food that your hygienist or dentist will tell you to stay away from to keep your oral hygiene at its best.  It’s not that they don’t want you to enjoy them, but that if you indulge too much or don’t properly take care of your teeth, eating these foods could lead to tooth decay or other dental issues.

Sticky candy and sweets – If you have a big sweet tooth, try going for candies that can be eaten or dissolve in your mouth quickly.  Candy and sweets such as lollipops, caramels and cough drops that contain refined sugars are the worst because they take a longer time to eat.  These types of candies produce dental plaque quickly if you do not brush and floss immediately after to remove the sugars off of the tooth surface.

Starchy foods that can get stuck in your mouth – For instance, soft breads and potato chips can get trapped between your teeth.

Carbonated soft drinks – These types of drinks are the leading source of added sugar among children and teens.  Besides being loaded with sugar, most soft drinks contain phosphoric and citric acids that wear away tooth enamel.

Caffeinated drinks – Although coffee and tea are known to be beneficial for certain reasons, they contain caffeine which is known to contribute to a dry mouth.  A dry mouth will contribute to bad breath because it promotes the growth of bacteria in the mouth.


Are there any myths regarding oral hygiene?

A popular myth is that Gum Disease isn’t very common.  Unfortunately, Gum Disease is very common and a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that 47{9f09320f667d4c06b011c33cbd5f998531690fa14585a4521401ddd724b9ed96} of adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease.  As we age, we naturally become more susceptible to infections and oral diseases, including those in the gums. It is also noted that 64{9f09320f667d4c06b011c33cbd5f998531690fa14585a4521401ddd724b9ed96} of adults aged 65 and older have either moderate or severe gum disease, making it a serious dental health issue.

At Go Dental Clinic, we want to help you keep up with your oral health to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. If you’re interested in booking a Dental Check-up appointment, please Contact Us on 04-397-9522 at any time to book a consultation with our General Dentists or click here.

Is Invisalign The Right Choice for You?


Straightening your teeth has never been easier using Invisalign.

In the world of Orthodontics, Invisalign has become the number one system to straighten your teeth in an almost invisible, comfortable and removable way. In comparison to braces, which are permanently placed on your teeth for anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, Invisalign’s technology is revolutionary in the way their aligners work to permanently straighten your teeth.
By using a series of clear, customized and removable plastic trays called aligners, your teeth will have force applied to them in small steps in order to move the teeth to the correct position.

Each aligner is custom made for you based on a 3D scan of your teeth and is nearly invisible, meaning hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

What Are The Advantages of Invisalign?

So why should you choose Invisalign? Here are the top 6 reasons that Invisalign is the best choice for you.

1. Comfortable to Wear

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is less painful as most patients experience slight pressure during the first few days of their new aligners. This slight pressure subsides and they become very comfortable to wear.

Invisalign aligners are made with a special plastic that is contoured to your teeth with no sharp edges, whereas braces could have wires sticking out which will cut and hurt your cheeks and lips.

2. Nearly Invisible Appearance

The best feature of Invisalign is that the aligners are completely clear and virtually invisible. Therefore it’s suitable for everyone from a corporate executive to a teenager, who doesn’t want others to know they are wearing aligners or undergoing Orthodontic treatment.

3. Brush and Floss Easier

Brushing and flossing have never been easier. Simply remove your aligners and go! With no permanent braces on your teeth, you can brush and floss as you did before starting your treatment

4. No-Diet Restrictions

Since Invisalign aligners are completely removable, there are no diet restrictions, unlike braces where you are restricted from eating sticky or hard foods such as carrots and nuts since you can break the bracket.

5. Fewer Visits to the Orthodontist

With Invisalign, there are hardly any emergencies, unlike braces where you could possibly break a bracket or have the wires sticking out forcing you to visit the clinic. This means fewer visits to the Orthodontists.

How to choose an Invisalign Provider?

It is very important to choose a trained Orthodontist when picking an Invisalign Provider.

Since Invisalign is a commercial company that offers its technology and products to any dentist who undergoes a 1-day certification, it means that a General Dentists is able to treat patients using Invisalign. Unfortunately, General Dentists are not trained to correct the bite or treat complex malocclusions of the teeth, unlike Orthodontists who are specialists and have undergone 3 years of specialized training.

This is why it’s so important that you get your treatment done only with an Invisalign Certified Specialist Orthodontist who will not just align your teeth but will also correct an overbite or other problems to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and the results are stable.

At Go Dental Clinic, we offer Invisalign First, Teen & Adult treatments for our patients. All the treatments are done by our Invisalign Diamond and Platinum Elite Specialists Orthodontists to ensure you get the quality you deserve. If you’re interested in starting your journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile, please Contact Us on 04-397-9522 to book a Consultation with our Specialist Orthodontists.

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