Here are three ways the current pandemic may have taken a toll on your teeth – and what to do about each. If you’re like us, you might need a mouth guard for teeth grinding or some whitening for stained teeth removal after the past couple of years!
#1 Stained teeth
For many of us, working from home has meant greater consumption of these teeth-staining substances, making it hard to keep our chompers as pearly white as we’d like. And, with meetings operating under HD Zoom, stained teeth can be quite noticeable with an unmasked face!
Though a teeth cleaning can remove surface stains, the team from Aesthete Smilestudio says internal stains will require whitening or bleaching. This stained teeth removal can be done in-office or at-home, depending on your preference and desired timeline.
The clinic’s in-office Aesthete SpaWhitening System treatment is administered and monitored by a professional. It can deliver highly effective stained teeth removal within just one visit.
The at-home treatment can achieve the same results, only over a longer period of time. It’s safe for self-administration with remote supervision from the clinic.
#2 Teeth grinding
In addition to having stained teeth, you might be stressed! Stress can manifest with clenching or teeth grinding, especially during sleep. This can cause headaches and premature wearing of enamel, leading to increased sensitivity.
Of course, while it’s possible to remove teeth stains, it’s impossible to remove stress from our lives completely. However, a mouth guard for teeth grinding can certainly tackle the issue, and is best managed when identified early, says Aesthete Smilestudio. A custom-made mouth guard can be used to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding. Worn at night, the mouth guard can relieve pain by helping to improve the position of the jaw joint. This, in turn, eases stress elsewhere in the jaw and the adjoining facial muscles.
#3 Neglect and delay
Concerns over safety and wellbeing during COVID have meant a downplay of routine dental examinations. The problem, however, is that those little issues left for “later” can create even bigger dental issues down the line. (We’re talking far bigger issues than stained teeth!)
Therefore, it’s important not to neglect regular oral health checks – even during these times. Early stage diseases have no symptoms, so early prevention and detection is key. The Aesthete Smilestudio team recommends a visit to your dentist every six months for dental check-ups and cleanings.
Aesthete Smilestudio is at #02-04 Clifford Centre, 24 Raffles Place. To make an appointment, call 6438 3811 or visit aesthetesmilestudio.com.
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