What Is Braces and Reasons For Doing

Dr Oh Xue Ling BDS (Adelaide) What is Orthodontic Treatment and Do I Need It?  A nice smile makes a good first impression. For that reason, there are many who would seek orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth in hopes of a beautiful smile. What is orthodontic treatment and do I need it? What is orthodontic…

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The story of Leong’s premolar (Dens Evaginatus)

Dr. Rosalind Ho BDS (S’pore) MFGDP (UK) Leong’s premolar refers to the projected part or a bump/tubercle on the biting surfaces of permanent premolars. It may occur on the molars, canine, and incisor teeth but is rare. It is composed of enamel over a dentine core and there is an extension of the pulp horn…

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Perforation of Sinus after Extractions

By Dr Oh Xue Ling (B.D.S Adelaide) Not many people know of the intimate relationship between our maxillary sinus and the mouth. The maxillary sinus is a space above the upper teeth and beside the nose. Often, dentists will warn you of possible communication between the sinus and the mouth following extractions of your top…

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Management of a severe toothache case

Dr Rosalind Ho BDS S’pore MFGDP (UK) A patient, Mr. X presented with intense pain. He was unable to bite to chew on his upper right teeth. His Medical History was normal and he had no history of tooth injury. On clinical examination, the upper right first premolar was very sensitive to electrical pulp test,…

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Impacts of WFH on Dental Health

Dr Oh Xue Ling BDS (Adelaide) As we adapt to life with Covid-19, multiple adjustments have to be made, for instance working from home whenever possible. However, such lifestyle changes, additional stress, and anxiety caused by working from home can also bring about problems with your teeth. Here we look at some of the common…

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Tooth Sensitivity and Facts

By Dr Rosalind Ho BDS (Spore) MFGDP (UK) Tooth sensitivity happens when hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods or drinks are consumed. Sometimes breathing or sucking in air can cause this unpleasant sensation too. How to manage tooth sensitivity 1 Check with the dentist to treat any disease in the mouth such as decay…

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Missing teeth – Should we replace them?

By Dr Oh Xue Ling BDS (Adelaide) There are many reasons that can cause a tooth to be extracted, such as decay, gum disease, fractured tooth. After a tooth extraction, many are left with a question- what now? Most ask if they should replace the tooth that is gone; afterall, there are still other teeth…

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Why Do My Gums Recede

A common insidious problem but has huge impact By Dr Rosalind Ho BDS Spore MFGDP (UK) Gum recession is the movement of gum away from its natural level which is at the junction between the root and crown called cemento-enamel junction. Problems associated with gum recession 1 Esthetic concern – the patient may have longer-looking teeth.…

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