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What are the pros and cons of the different types of veneers?

Hello there! Having fillings done on the front teeth can be a tricky job at times though it seems like a straight forward job to most. A few things to take into consideration before deciding which is the best option for you would be: - How big are the fillings? - Are your teeth the same colour? Or i...
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Is Invisalign or braces a better option for teeth that have relapsed?

Hi Jol From the description of your problem, both Invisalign and braces are suitable tools for closing the gaps that has opened up. You will need to consider the pros and cons of the 2 different treatment tools. Invisalign: Pros: 1) More comfortable 2) Removable, hence no restriction in terms of eat...
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Can I wear braces on just my lower teeth to correct an overbite? (photos)

Hello. The straight up answer is no. Let me explain. 1. From your pictures, the upper and lower teeth close to meet each other in a tight interlocking position. 2. When arranging the lower teeth, the arch would become slightly bigger as the width of teeth is now aligned in a straight line. This occu...
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Does root planing reduce inflammation and excess gum growth?

Hi John, Dr Toh has actually provided a very good and detailed answer to your queries which I am sure will be very helpful to you. I will just add on a little to that. Sometimes at my practice, I do come across patients with similar conditions to yours. However, there is a need to approach every cas...
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGES

Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
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Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
Posted on Sat Mar 10 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Damaged teeth - whether broken or fragmented, do not just look ugly. They may also severely impact your functional capacity to chew and digest food. Installing fixed prosthodontics such as dental crowns and bridges allow for your tooth to be salvaged, instead of extracted.

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Will dental implants be able to reverse my facial profile changes? (photo)

Dear Celine, I understand your concern about your facial profile changes. The soft tissue response to orthodontic treatment varies in different individual due to the difference in thickness of the lip and soft tissue, etc. From scientific research, the main changes with orthodontic treatment, be it ...
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What are effective teeth whitening options for a smoker?

Hi Heydy, The shape, size, positioning and colour of your teeth are affected by your genes. External stains (such as those from coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and other dietary items) can be polished off but these will return as long as your teeth are exposed to the staining agent. It is normal for ...
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What can I expect during gum contouring in Singapore?

Hi Joshua! Happy Chinese New Year Greetings to you! Thank you for your question regarding gum contouring. Gum contouring, as previously described by Dr Kenneth, Dr Kelvin and Dr Gerald are usually carried out for aesthetic purposes, or for restorative purposes. There is often an ideal golden proport...
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How much improvement can I expect after treatment for fluorosis stains on my teeth? (photo)

Dear Sophia, Happy Chinese New Year Greetings to you! I have studied the photograph that you have submitted and your fluorosis stains can be classified as: mild to moderate severity. For some of my patients who are more conscious of their smiles, fluorosis stains can be a significant concern. For so...
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Will my gums relapse after gum contouring treatment?

Hi tan57580,we can prevent chances of relapse if the dentist ensures that the bone underneath the gums is 3mm below the newly contoured gum margin. If there is too much bone underneath the gums, it will "push" the gums back to its original position, leading to relapse. The dentist doing the gum reco...
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What are the most effective teeth whitening treatment options available?

You may wish to consider seeking professional help from the dentist to determine whether you are suitable for teeth whitening procedures. There are several teeth whitening methods that your dentist can prescribe. Tooth bleaching in the dental clinic, also known as in-office bleaching, is carried out...
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6 HACKS AFTER INVISALIGN FOR PERFECT TEETH

Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
(2 Ratings)
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Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
(2 Ratings)
Posted on Thu Nov 09 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Yippee! You're finally down to your last few aligners. The end is near, and you can see the light at the end of your Invisalign tunnel.

Before you jump too quickly for joy, here are a few things on your checklist you should go through before you bid adieu to your aligners.

Also read:

An Orthodontist's Complete Guide To Invisalign In Singapore (2018)

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THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR BRACES JOURNEY, ACCORDING TO AN ORTHODONTIST

Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
(2 Ratings)
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Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
(2 Ratings)
Posted on Mon Aug 28 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

This post was written in conjunction with Dr Shiming.

Wearing braces can be rather daunting due to the amount of commitment required and time involved. The average treatment can range from 12 to 36 months (this varies due to the complexity of each case).

(Also read: How To Braces In Singapore: A Complete Dummies Guide)

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$350 FOR BRACES? THE CAROUSELL DENTIST WILL SEE YOU NOW

Dr Gerald Tan
Dentist
Singapore
(13 Ratings)
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Dr Gerald Tan
Dentist
Singapore
(13 Ratings)
Posted on Sun Aug 20 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Having worked as a dental surgeon in the public and private sector for a good number of years now, I've seen a lot of strange practices in the dental industry.

In particular, social media platforms have seen an explosion of irresponsible dental marketing. Examples include:

  • Influencers promoting DIY teeth whitening kits of unknown origin
  • Smile therapists offering teeth whitening at beauty parlours
  • Aesthetic doctors who open spas and hire beauticians to offer dental treatment to patients
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SO YOU WANT TO RESTORE A MISSING TOOTH? HERE ARE 5 TOOTH REPLACEMENT METHODS, REPLETE WITH CAR ANALOGIES!

Dr Marlene Teo
Periodontist
Singapore
(4 Ratings)
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Dr Marlene Teo
Periodontist
Singapore
(4 Ratings)
Posted on Mon May 22 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Uh-oh, so you've done it. You finally got rid of that tooth that has been bugging you the past year.

You initially tried to bear with the pain, and told yourself that the pain would go away if you #prayed #promisedtoeatlesssweets #meditated #wereagoodperson #totallyignoredit.

It didn't work - the pain proved so bad that you had to bite the bullet and see your dentist in the end. Amidst all the swearing and sweating, you realised - Hey! The extraction wasn’t so bad after all.

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INVISALIGN: 6 QUESTIONS YOU WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK AN ORTHODONTIST!

Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
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Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
(2 Ratings)
Posted on Thu May 18 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Is Invisalign for everyone? Why is it so expensive? Will I get a good result? These are some common Invisalign-related questions I get, be it in the dental surgery or whilst having coffee with friends.

Gone are the days where patients come into the clinic asking for those awful metal steel braces. As Dr Meow mentioned in her previous post on various types of braces treatment in Singapore, Invisalign is all the rave these days.

We live in an aesthetically-driven society and moving with times, orthodontic treatment has certainly evolved. Orthodontists are now able to provide patients with good outcomes using more "invisible" braces.

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: A DENTIST’S CASUAL ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRST-HAND TEETH WHITENING EXPERIENCE

Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
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Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
Posted on Mon May 15 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

I'm a firm believer in walking the talk.

  • Undergoing orthodontic treatment later in life than most people (mid 20s) despite the stigma of being an adult adorned with conventional braces.
  • Having all 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed in one sitting under local anaesthesia without sedation.

These are just some examples of how I've put myself out there to experience dental treatments first-hand so I can reassuringly tell my patients with full confidence “I did it too, and it's really quite alright.”

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HOW TO BRACES IN SINGAPORE: A COMPLETE DUMMIES GUIDE

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Posted on Fri May 12 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

You landed here searching for some variation of "braces Singapore + treatment + cost". We promise to tell you all there is to know.

Sounds good? Brace yourselves, and read on.

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6 PREVENTIVE HACKS FOR WHITER TEETH

Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
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Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
Posted on Tue Mar 28 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

We play the hand we are dealt. Some are born with naturally white teeth, some not so. How do we make best use of simple everyday Dos and Don’ts to keep our teeth looking their whitest?

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POST-TEETH WHITENING HOME CARE (OR HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR NEW MEGAWATT SMILE!)

Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
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Dr Huang Shiming
Dentist
Singapore
(8 Ratings)
Posted on Sun Mar 12 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

So you've committed to some form of professional teeth whitening and are the proud new owner of a megawatt smile. You've never been happier flashing those pearly whites for your OOTD Instagram shot. What's the best way to maintain your brand new smile?

Truth be told, it's not so much what you should do, but what you shouldn't! Here are the 5 most important things I tell my patients after teeth whitening:

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What can I expect during gum contouring in Singapore?

Hi Joshua! Happy Chinese New Year Greetings to you! Thank you for your question regarding gum contouring. Gum contouring, as previously described by Dr Kenneth, Dr Kelvin and Dr Gerald are usually carried out for aesthetic purposes, or for restorative purposes. There is often an ideal golden proport...
4 Doctor Answers
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Can I wear braces on just my lower teeth to correct an overbite? (photos)

Hello. The straight up answer is no. Let me explain. 1. From your pictures, the upper and lower teeth close to meet each other in a tight interlocking position. 2. When arranging the lower teeth, the arch would become slightly bigger as the width of teeth is now aligned in a straight line. This occu...
4 Doctor Answers
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Will dental implants be able to reverse my facial profile changes? (photo)

Dear Celine, I understand your concern about your facial profile changes. The soft tissue response to orthodontic treatment varies in different individual due to the difference in thickness of the lip and soft tissue, etc. From scientific research, the main changes with orthodontic treatment, be it ...
2 Doctor Answers
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Does root planing reduce inflammation and excess gum growth?

Hi John, Dr Toh has actually provided a very good and detailed answer to your queries which I am sure will be very helpful to you. I will just add on a little to that. Sometimes at my practice, I do come across patients with similar conditions to yours. However, there is a need to approach every cas...
2 Doctor Answers
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How much improvement can I expect after treatment for fluorosis stains on my teeth? (photo)

Dear Sophia, Happy Chinese New Year Greetings to you! I have studied the photograph that you have submitted and your fluorosis stains can be classified as: mild to moderate severity. For some of my patients who are more conscious of their smiles, fluorosis stains can be a significant concern. For so...
2 Doctor Answers
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Will my gums relapse after gum contouring treatment?

Hi tan57580,we can prevent chances of relapse if the dentist ensures that the bone underneath the gums is 3mm below the newly contoured gum margin. If there is too much bone underneath the gums, it will "push" the gums back to its original position, leading to relapse. The dentist doing the gum reco...
2 Doctor Answers
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Is Invisalign or braces a better option for teeth that have relapsed?

Hi Jol From the description of your problem, both Invisalign and braces are suitable tools for closing the gaps that has opened up. You will need to consider the pros and cons of the 2 different treatment tools. Invisalign: Pros: 1) More comfortable 2) Removable, hence no restriction in terms of eat...
3 Doctor Answers
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What are effective teeth whitening options for a smoker?

Hi Heydy, The shape, size, positioning and colour of your teeth are affected by your genes. External stains (such as those from coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and other dietary items) can be polished off but these will return as long as your teeth are exposed to the staining agent. It is normal for ...
1 Doctor Answer
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What are the pros and cons of the different types of veneers?

Hello there! Having fillings done on the front teeth can be a tricky job at times though it seems like a straight forward job to most. A few things to take into consideration before deciding which is the best option for you would be: - How big are the fillings? - Are your teeth the same colour? Or i...
1 Doctor Answer
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What are the most effective teeth whitening treatment options available?

You may wish to consider seeking professional help from the dentist to determine whether you are suitable for teeth whitening procedures. There are several teeth whitening methods that your dentist can prescribe. Tooth bleaching in the dental clinic, also known as in-office bleaching, is carried out...
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