StarBite Dental Centre
Blk 211 Hougang Street 21
Tel: 6519 9615
I have been delaying my dental appointment for the longest time for I am really afraid of going to the dentist. Wisdom tooth operation, extraction, root canal, you name it, I’ve done it! OUCH. This sponsorship came at a right time for I needed to have my teeth cleaned as tartar are filling up! Thank you Streetdirectory Pte Ltd for giving me that push that I needed! If you are as afraid of going to the dentist like I do, you have to read on and thank me later.
I am loving StarBite’s website for it is so convenient and thoughtful, just like Dr Heny (my dentist). If you would like to check how you can get to StarBite Dental, click here http://www.starbitedental.com/map/ Upon entering the clinic, I was greeted by a friendly lady who helped registered for me. Dr Heny took me around the clinic and I am amazed with how well equipped this neighbourhood dental is.
This is the x-ray room where your dentist can further detect any other teeth conditions that are not visible through the naked eye. I had my x-ray done and am surprised at how friendly the huge machine is. It is absolutely comfortable and assuring for the machine plays a nice familiar music tune while scanning. How cute is that?
The clean and spacious dental office. I was wondering why there is a TV screen infront of the dental chair and Dr Heny explained to me that certain procedures may require you to lie on the chair for 30mins, an hour or two, therefore to help make the patient feel comfortable, she will play a movie or have a TV show playing. HOW THOUGHTFUL is that? She will also use the TV screen to show her patient’s x-ray and explain in details on their teeth condition and what is needed to do.
I haven’t had my scaling nor polishing done for at least a year-ish now! Guilty as charged! Dr Heny is gona help me today and get rid of all my tartar and give my teeth some good polishing too. In the past I would opt for aesthetic during scaling for I am afraid of the pain and all the machine sound isn’t exactly comforting. Dr Heny assured me that she will take good care of me and that many of her customers often praised her gentle hands. I was still worried and she further explained that aesthetic will cause numbing to my tongue and all the side effects. I know what she is saying is true for I have many experiences with aesthetics and I kinda decided that I will for once, do without aesthetics and allow her go ahead. Seeing how worried I am, Dr Heny told me that if I were to feel any pain or if it gets unbearable for me, she will put me on aesthetics. I really appreciate her spending time in assuring me and making me really comfortable instead of forcing me to go with her choice.
Scaling S$60-80: Scaling involve removing plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time and this process takes about 20-30mins. I am really surprise at how skilful Dr Heny is, for the pain was bearable and a lot better than I thought. I am so glad I took her advice against aesthetics.
Prophy jet S$15: I would recommend having a prophy jet after scaling for it help to better polish and remove stains for it goes inbetween your teeth and chewing surface which is impossible to reach through scaling. It polishes right away and you will be able to see obvious improvement. Not painful and rather comfortable for it is mixed with special powder, water jet and lemony taste!
Fluoride treatment S$25: This step is to help strengthen your teeth. As you can tell, I am in such a comfortable mode I am able to wink and pose for my camera! Hahaa Dr Heny is so assuring and detailed in her explanations, it was easy to trust her, knowing that I am in good hands. Try not to rinse or drink water for at least 20-30mins (the longer you leave it on, the more effective the results).
HAPPY CLEAN SMILEY TEETH! Thank you Dr Heny! Dr Heny said my teeth are pretty white and falls in the A grading! I was always doubting when friends and people commented that I have pretty white teeth and now I am beginning to believe them! =D Remember to have your scaling and polishing done at least twice a year if you want to have clean and healthy teeth! Having large amount of plaque settling on your teeth will result in tooth decay. You wouldn’t want that now would you?