It is common for people in Singapore to experience issues related to their chompers.
Whether you have a gap in between your teeth, a chipped tooth, or imminent decay, there are plenty of things that can go wrong if you leave such problems to fester.
Fortunately, the world we live in today offers many solutions that you can choose from.
Dr Steven Soo is a specialist in prosthodontics (tooth replacement and cosmetic dentistry). He was featured on DxD Sessions where he answered questions from curious readers on crowns, bridges, veneers, and the best ways to maintain them.
Here are some things that you might want to pay attention to if you are looking to replace missing teeth, and keep them looking well even into old age.
You could call them one of the defining traits of the ‘getting old’ process. Cataracts are the clouding that occurs in the lens of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It’s a common condition among Singaporeans (as well as people around the world).
Cataracts often develop slowly with symptoms such as blurry vision with halos around light or seeing faded colours.
Dr Jimmy Lim Wei Kheong is the Medical Director and a Senior Consultant at JL Eye Specialists. He is an eye surgeon who specialises in cataract, refractive surgery (LASIK), cornea, and general ophthalmology. On DxD Sessions, he answered questions related to cataracts, from prevention measures to solutions. Here's what the doctor had to share.
Jaw surgery can seem pretty daunting. However, if you’re looking for a solution to correct an overbite or underbite related to jaw alignment, you may be considering it.
It can be a scary, albeit effective treatment that aims to improve jaw and dental function and appearance. A DxD reader, who has been considering surgery, has parents that are against his decision due to the possible risk of permanent facial numbness.
Is there a solid basis for such claims? Can jaw surgery really carry this risk and if so, how can this risk be minimised? Dental specialist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Ho Kok Sen, responded. Here is what he had to say.
Mr Luke Lee is an actor and lawyer who has suffered from acne since childhood. He underwent INFINI acne scar treatment to resolve his skin concern.
Watch to learn about Mr Lee's story in this exclusive feature.
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Swollen gums are often not noticed but are an underlying cause of infection. Left unchecked, severe (even life-threatening) consequences could follow. This prosthodontist (specialist in dental restorations) explains.