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Fluorosis is one of the many causes of enamel defects in primary (baby) and permanent teeth. Enamel defects can appear as discoloured spots/patches/striations (white/cream/yellow/brown). The enamel surface may appear smooth and normal. When the enamel surface is dried, the discol...
11 Dec 2019
Sorry to hear about your injury. Your tailbone is most likely to be painful when pressed on, when sitting and leaning back and when sitting to get out of bed every morning. Hopefully no issues when you are passing urine or motion; if not, please seek urgent consultation for an MRI s...
11 Dec 2019
That depends on the type of picosecond laser treatment and the reason you're undergoing it for. For pigmentary issues where the laser performed is non-ablative (no burning of the skin layers), it is possible to do the chemical peel during the same session . This is synergistic a...
11 Dec 2019
Bruising is a normal response to an injury e.g after blood taking. Tiny blood vessels beneath the skin can be damaged by even a small impact, blood leaks out and is trapped beneath the skin. This trapped blood is eventually reabsorbed by the body as the injury heals. In the meant...
11 Dec 2019
Correcting tooth discolouration is more predictable with a crown . If the tooth is severely discoloured, more porcelain needs to be layered on top of it to mask it. Generally, this means that ultra-thin veneers are out because there would not be enough material thickness. It can be very chall...
11 Dec 2019

A Singaporean Doctor Explains How You Can Slim Your Face Without Surgery

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A Singaporean Doctor Explains How You Can Slim Your Face Without Surgery

For many women, especially those of Asian ethnicity, they prefer more conservative approaches to slim the face. Often, they shy away from surgical treatments. In fact, it is perfectly fine to consider surgery as a last resort or to even avoid it completely! When it comes to face slimming, developments in aesthetic medicine have allowed for various non-surgical approaches.

In my practice as an aesthetic doctor, I focus primarily on aesthetics and have answered many questions on DoctorxDentist from readers looking for face slimming treatments. In this article, I will share with you a few options you can try before considering surgery.

Read on to find out what they are!

65 views 11 Dec 2019

Understanding Dental Bites: Singapore Orthodontist Gives You Something to Chew On

Understanding Dental Bites: Singapore Orthodontist Gives You Something to Chew On

A dental bite refers to how your upper and lower teeth fit together when the mouth is closed. The definition of a healthy bite is when:

  • Your upper teeth fit a little bit over your lower teeth
  • The points of your molars fit the grooves of the opposite molar

In this article, I will be focusing on the 3 most common bite problems and how they differ from one another among other things to take note of!

Read more to find out!

75 views 9 Dec 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Dental Implants in Singapore (2019)

The Ultimate Guide To Dental Implants in Singapore (2019)

Missing teeth can be an embarrassing problem at best. At worst, they can make life very uncomfortable with issues that can affect your social life, speech, confidence and ability to chew.

In modern times, dental implants are the gold standard to replace missing teeth.

Thus, I have decided to write this article to help anyone who is keen on getting their missing teeth replaced with dental implants. Many of my patients feel that the dental industry is not transparent enough. Thus, it is my wish to change that perception for the benefit of all.

In this article, I will address the most important things about dental implants that you need to know. And I hope that after reading it, you will be able to make the most informed decision possible.

207 views 6 Dec 2019

Looking Closely at the Different Types of Contact Lenses

Looking Closely at the Different Types of Contact Lenses

Everyone should know what contact lenses are and need no introduction to what they do. There are different types of contact lenses and they are grouped into 2 broad categories: soft and hard lenses. A contact lens is a great choice for the majority who need vision correction. In fact, it is a great alternative to the "traditional" eyeglass.

To list, contact lenses can help to correct:

  • Hyperopia, also known as long-sightedness
  • Myopia, also known as short-sightedness
  • Presbyopia - inability to focus due to old age
  • Astigmatism - focusing problem due to different eye curvatures in different directions/axes

In my years of practice, I have advised many patients regarding the correct choice of contact lenses. Hence, I wrote this article to help those who are unsure of which type is more suitable for them.

Read on to find out more!

274 views 28 Nov 2019
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