Here are three ways the current pandemic may have taken a

toll on your teeth – and what to do about each.


Prioritising Your Teeth in

#1 More coffee, tea andwine 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 can be done in-office or at-home, depending on your preference and desired timeline. The cl inic’s in-off ice Aesthete Spa Whitening System treatment is administered and monitored by a professional, and can deliver highly effective results 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 Stress

#3 Neglect and delay Concerns over safety and wellbeing during the pandemic have meant a downplay of routine dental examinat ions. The problem, however, is that those little issues left for “later” can create even bigger dental issues down the line. A c c o r d i n g t o A e s t h e t e Smilestudio, it’s important not to neglect regular oral health checks – even during these times. As early- stage diseases have no symptoms, early prevention and detection is key. The team recommends a visit to your dentist every six months for dental check-ups and cleanings.

Stress can manifest with clenching or teeth grinding, especially during sleep. This cancauseheadaches and premature wearing of enamel, leading to increased sensitivity. While it’s impossible to remove stress fromour lives completely, teeth grinding can certainly be tackled – and it’s best managedwhen 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.

Aesthete Smilestudio is at #02-04 Clifford Centre, 24 Raffles Place. 6438 3811 | aesthetesmilestudio.com



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