TP Dental Surgeons
391b Orchard Road #26-01, Ngee Ann City, Tower B, 238874
There's something about a bright, beautiful smile that makes a person really attractive. I know some people like the moody broody look in their partners….. but melancholy only gets you so far.
Imagine waking up to the glums every morning. Ewwww. It would feel like a Monday everyday. 😣
Most people are like me though! I like happy faces. RBFs or RAFs don’t quite cut it; as shown by studies.
I think it’s high time I spoke up for my specialty and discipline. I've been mistaken for an Orthodontist wayyy too many times. 🙄
I love my Orthodontist friends, but I need to tell the world that other specialities in Dentistry exist as well!!
Orthodontists are dentists that specialise in braces to align teeth, while we Periodontists specialise in treating gum disease. We're a fairly rare specimen in Singapore, but the numbers are growing.
Gum disease happens when there's too much bacteria in your gums from improper brushing.
Combined with a weakened immune system due to stress, smoking, and lack of sleep, the bone and gum around your teeth start to melt away. As a result, your teeth become loose and shakey, and may eventually fall out.
Gum disease is insidious, and sometimes can be pain-free. I've noticed patients tend to live in denial for a long time, and seek help only when it is TOO LATE. By this time, their teeth will have lost all its surrounding bone, and extraction is the only solution :(
Here are a list of questions I'm often asked in the dental chair. I find some really amusing, yet so real!
I mean, no one will EVER read this post because NO ONE fears the dentist right? The only fear is of not showing up, and hurting your dentist’s fillings (ok sorry, overused bad joke).
Well, just in case you're one of the rare few that might shiver at the thought of your dentist’s gloves, white coat, and smell of Dettol in the office, don’t fret, this article is for you! :))