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The final tooth proportions will affect how much of the gap should be closed. This is essential to creating an aesthetic smile. As the teeth get wider (when the gap is closed), short teeth can look very squat and squarish. This can be corrected with gum surgery to remove excess g...
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When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process

Gallbladder removal is a fairly common procedure that many people have gone through. There are certain factors that can lead to this operation being required and in most instances, the removal process is easy and largely successful.

As can be expected, there is a phase of recovery that patients have to deal with.

General surgeon, Dr Stephen Chang, shared details about recovery process after gallbladder removal surgery on DoctorxDentist.

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Broken Blood Vessels On The Face: A Medical Doctor’s Tips On Their Management

Broken Blood Vessels On The Face: A Medical Doctor’s Tips On Their Management

Our face is a made up of blood vessels, skin, tiny bones, capillaries, and tissue layers that all make up a fully-functional part of the human body. It is complex and very sensitive. In fact, capillaries may break and blood vessels may be too visible.

 Dr K K Chew focuses on medical aesthetics. He recently responded to questions about the various causes and treatments for visible blood vessels and broken capillaries. Here are a few key takeaways.

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Dental implants are osseointegrated, meaning they are fused directing to bone and hence cannot be altered in position. Braces treatment involves moving teeth towards a final aesthetic and functional outcome. If braces treatment is done after dental implants, the treatment plan usual...
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Why Do You Get Vitiligo? Causes And Symptoms Explained By A Medical Doctor.

Why Do You Get Vitiligo? Causes And Symptoms Explained By A Medical Doctor.

Itchiness of the skin, patches that form for no apparent reason and marks that grow over time are some symptoms that patients report without a clue of what they could point to.

These indications could point towards a condition known as vitiligo. What causes this perplexing skin ailment and how can patients manage symptoms?

Dr Christopher Lim is an experienced General Practitioner with a special interest in vitiligo. He has shared some of the crucial details that patients should know about the condition through several DoctorxDentist posts. Here are some of his key takeaways.

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Angiogram and angioplasty are fairly common medical terms you might hear. Most people, however, do not know their differences and functions.

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of vessels that facilitate blood circulation and transport nutrients to and from the heart. It is an integral part of our life and is made up of sophisticated processes. As with its importance, various ways to treat and monitor its wellbeing have been developed. Cardiologist, Dr Julian Tan, explained some of their key differences between angiogram and angioplasty to DoctorxDentist readers.

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Learn More About Advance Care Planning from Singaporean Show Host Abigail Chay

Life can be very unexpected and as such, it is important to be prepared for unpleasant surprises. Abigail Chay, a freelance actress, comedienne, teacher and show host from Singapore, recently held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session about Advance Care Planning (ACP) on DoctorxDentist for readers to ask whatever they wanted to know.

She is an ambassador for Let's Talk Care, a Singapore-based campaign raising awareness about Advance Care Planning (ACP). Other than doing one for herself, she has also convinced her father to complete his ACP. Here are some key takeaways.

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