How To Handle Picky Eaters

Here is how you can broaden your child’s appetite if he or she is a picky eater.

What are No-Prep Veneers, are they worth the hype?

Dr Chang Fu-Gui shares on no-prep veneers, an alternative to traditional veneers, which minimize the need to grind away tooth enamel. They offer advantages such as less tooth sensitivity, easier placement, and potentially lower cost. However, they may have limitations in masking dark tooth shades or altering tooth shape, and they can be prone to chipping due to the thinner veneering material.

Do Dentures still have a place in modern dentistry?

In this article, Dr Lynette Ng shares about the role of Dentures in Modern Dentistry. Dentures and implants are both restorative options for replacing missing teeth, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Dentures are removable devices that can replace missing teeth and provide support to facial muscles, but they can be less convenient and require proper oral hygiene. Implants, on the other hand, offer a more permanent solution that closely resembles real teeth, but they require a surgical procedure, can be more expensive, and may have aesthetic limitations.

How Menopause May Affect Your Oral Health

Menopause brings about changes in the body, including a decline in estrogen levels that can impact oral health. Reduced saliva secretion may lead to dry mouth, taste alterations, and mouth soreness, increasing the risk of dental decay and periodontal disease. Dr Tan Wah Ching shares about how good oral hygiene, hydration, a healthy diet, stress management, and regular dental checkups are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health during menopause.

Can Invisalign or braces close a space after a tooth has been extracted?

In this article, Dr Jonathan Liu shares on whether Invisalign or braces can close a space after a tooth extraction. If crowding is present and the extracted tooth contributes to it, closing the space may help alleviate the crowding. However, closing the space without replacing the tooth can often result in asymmetry, an uneven appearance, and a poor bite.

What To Expect at Your First Braces Appointment

This guide by Dr Woo Mei Yee provides a step-by-step overview of what to expect during your first braces appointment with an orthodontist. It includes initial examination, dental impressions, treatment planning, discussing the type of braces, scheduling the installation, follow-up appointments, and reassurance about any discomfort.

Take a Step Closer to Becoming Parents

Getting a baby does not come easily to every couple, and it is not uncommon to face fertility issues in this day and age. If you are facing problems in trying for a baby or have a pre-existing gynae condition, it is ok to consider seeking some assistance. Our IVF clinicians will be speaking about all issues related to fertility in this recorded Zoom webinar to guide you through your fertility journey.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Ladies and Breastfeeding Mums?

With the COVID-19 vaccine available for almost everyone, the spotlight is on a few key groups of women: pregnant ladies, breastfeeding mums and ladies trying to get pregnant. The question on everyone’s mind is can they get vaccinated too?

10 Fertility Myths Couples Need to Stop Believing

Experiencing fertility problems can be a distressing and stressful experience for any couple. The last thing you need is to comb through sketchy blogs and figure out what is fact or fiction. That is why together with Dr Lim Min Yu, an accredited IVF clinician from Astra Women’s & Fertility Specialists, we have compiled some of the most common myths about female and male fertility.

What You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

According to a study done by the Singapore National University Hospital, it is estimated that at least 5% of ladies aged 15-65, suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) at least once in their life. This rather uncomfortable condition can recur for some ladies. In fact, the study discovered that 25% of ladies tend to experience at least one recurrence of a UTI within the first six months of getting their first infection.