Denture can be incredibly fragile and uncomfortable.If you know someone who is using one, here are some tips on denture care
The Dos and Don’ts when using and caring for your Denture
Don’t rinse or soak your denture in HOT WATER as it can cause the Denture to lose its shape .
– Do rinse and soak your denture in warm water . And because it is fragile, place your denture in a glass or container when doing so to reduce the risk of falling it
Don’t use Teeth Whitening Toothpaste or products on your dentures as it contains strong chemicals such as peroxide that can damage your dentures.
– One natural remedies that helps to brighten your teeth is mixing 1:3 ratio of vinegar and water . You can soak your denture in it or damped your soft bristle toothbrush in it and brush your dentures .
Don’t sleep using your dentures. This is not good for your oral health as it needs to breathe and heal. Dentures can also irritate your gums so its best to take it off during the night.
– Soak your denture as it needs moist to retain its shape while you let your natural oral tissue to breathe and relax.
We hope this information is useful for you to share with your grandparents or Denture-user !
The air quality in Singapore remains unhealthy. Because of the current condition, many of us are falling sick. Depending on how sensitive you are and the severity of the haze, some Singaporeans may experience the short-term adverse effects like sore throat, cough, irritated dry eyes, headaches.
But the good news is the haze condition will improve in the following days and we have put together 6 ways on how you can combat the Haze.
5 ways to combat the Haze
- Wear a N95 mask: When the PSI reaches unhealthy levels of 101-200 and If you’re going to be outdoor longer than 3 hours. So wearing a mask is optional but a great way to also prevent bacteria and germs in public places where some people might be sick.
- Dry throat and cough |Stay hydrated : Remember to drink at least 2 litres of water to help flush out the toxins. TIP : You can add aloe vera or lemon to your water to increase hydration and sooth your throat at the same time
- Dry troubled skin | Wash your face and hands regularly : To remove the pollution particles that linger on the skin’s surface
- Weakened Immune System| Eat more fruits & green leafy vegetables : To boost your immune system try including fruit juice like Orange every morning and noon!
- Stay indoors for clean air: If possible , limit your time outdoors during this haze period. And when you’re indoors, turn on the Air-Conditioner or Air Purifier to ensure that the air in your house is clean
Apple Cider Vinegar is good for you and is one of the most popular types of product in the natural health community. Apple Cider Vinegar is basically apple juice that goes through the fermentation process when it is mixed with bacteria and yeast
So what good does it do to your body? Here are some of the potential benefits
Some of the Medicinal and Health uses of ACV
Type A Diabetes : Improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19–34% and significantly lowers blood sugar and insulin responses*
Lower Blood Sugar Level: Studies have shown that consuming vinegar after a high-carb meal can improve insulin sensitivity by as much as 34% and reduce blood sugar levels significantly*
To ease sore throat:It helps to kill bacteria. Dilute it with water 1:3 and gargle it
To clean wounds : It kills harmful bacteria helps todisiinfect your wounds
Some of the Beauty uses of ACV
Reduce Belly Fat:Some studies have shown that consuming vinegar before a high-carb meal, they get increased feelings of fullness and end up eating 200–275 fewer calories for the rest of the day
Face Toner :Dilute it with water depending on how sensitive your skin is.As it is a potent antibacterial , it helps to prevent blemishes
MyCLNQ roadshow at Botanical Gardens on the 14th Sep.
We guided locals to download our user-friendly app so that they can utilise it when the need arises. MyCLNQ is a healthcare app for everyone that is simple to use and completely free.
During our roadshow, we were asked so many questions like how to navigate the app and locate nearby clinics. Ours MyCLNQ ambassador is always ready to explain and demonstrate the use of the app.
Stay updated by following our Facebook Page for more roadshows and events!
Good dental hygiene starts from young. Parents need to cultivate good dental hygiene habits the moment they have teeth. The good news is, kids are excited to learn new things and this includes brushing their teeth. Here are some tips on how to get them started early
Tips on Brushing Teeth for Toddlers/Kids
-Use Fluoride toothpaste ( Use a pea-size amount)
-Brush twice a day ( Keep this morning and before bed time routine)
-Recommended to supervise toddler’s brushing till they are 7 years old ( It is important to ensure they are brushing correctly especially when they are only beginning to learn how to do it)
-Let them watch you brush your teeth ( Kids at this age loves to “copy” and if they see you brushing your teeth, they would be eager to do it too)
-Give them sugary food/drink before bedtime
-Limit the time use for “Sippy Cups” as prolong use keeps teeth soaked in sugar
-Don’t let them fall asleep with a bottle/sippy cups. Remove them from their mouth as soon as they fall asleep or before they sleep.
-Avoid using the words like “ hurt”, “ painful”, “scary” when educating them about dental hygiene to decrease the fear of visiting the Dentist in the future
-Make the routine fun by singing or have a reward chart for when they brush. There are lots of fun songs on dental hygiene you can find on Youtube to make this routine enjoyable.
-Get a stepping tool to help them reach the sinkIntroduce them to Dental Visit as regularly as possible. Start young!
– Use a Reward Chart overtime they brush their teeth. This makes it a lot more fun for the kids and they will be more willing to do it.
Download a FREE PRINTABLE REWARD CHART to encourage your kids to brush their teeth. You can save the following chart and print it!
In remembrance of those who lost hope and the Suicidal Prevent Awareness Week, We decided to talk about Depression. What are the signs of someone who is depressed and understanding how to go about treating it.
These are some signs that may suggest that you are simply “ Burn Out”If you ignore this and not change your lifestyle it may result in Depression.
Take a PAUSE. Maybe it is your career, your work environment ; maybe you’re stuck in a toxic relationship or having problems with your family. It could even be a bad habit you adopted in your daily life.
A lot of time people with depression may not even know they have one because they don’t seem sad all the time and some symptoms can be less obvious. This include “invisible symptoms” such as a sudden change in sleeping patterns, change in appetite
5 signs that you are Mentally Drained
Life is unpredictable and doesn’t always go your way. Long term stress may result in Mental Drainage and can cause Depression if you don’t change your lifestyle and take care of it. Here are some warning signs that you might be Mentally Drained
You are always tired: Getting out of bed is already physically and mentally draining. You experience personality loss
Random anxiety attack : It can happen out of nowhere. Your mind is racing and full of overwhelming thoughts. You feel overwhelmed with uncontrollable emotions.
Easily irritable : Increasingly irritated and upset at those around you even at the mostminor things
You fall sick : You have headaches, chest pain, neck pain, constipation. Its your body’s way of telling you need to make a lifestyle change!
Solitude and Unhappiness : Your usual habits don’t bring you joy and you avoid social situations
If you prolong this lifestyle that causes stress on you physically and mentally, it could lead to Depression. It is important to recognise these warning signs and eliminate the cause of stress.
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Talk to someone today because it can get better if you want it to be !
There are people who wants to help if you reach out
Samaritans of Singapore : 1800 221 4444
Since the olden days, Honey has been used for medicinal purposes.
Honey is powerful nectar that can be used as a key ingredient of natural remedies for your skin. hair and wounds.
Hair Benefits : Honey is an emollient . This means it has the natural characteristics of softening and soothing the hair and skin.
Hair Mask : Best combination is with Olive Oil to treat dull hair. Mix it together and heat it in microwave for 30 seconds . Leave it on your hair 30 mins
Scalp Treatment: Mix 1:6 parts of honey and water. Heat it up in a microwave for 20 seconds.Massage your scalp and leave it on for 3 mins
Hair Removal: 200g of sugar, 2 tblspn of honey and 1 lemon juice. Mix it well and put it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Repeating these steps 3 times. Let it cool down for 10 mins and apply a thin layer on the area you want to remove with a stick. Put a cloth on top of the wax evenly before pulling it out towards the direction of your hair growth.
Medicinal and Health Benefits : Honey is also a natural anti-oxidants and contains compounds like antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties.
Wound Care:Acidic pH of between 3.2 and 4.5. It also has antibacterial effecton bacteria commonly presents in wounds.. Santize everything andthen apply honey to the dressing before putting it on your wounds.
Reduce the duration of Diarrhoea: Honey also promotes increased potassium and water intake, which is particularly helpful when experiencing diarrhea.
Improve immune system & boost brain’s health : 1 tablespoon of honey every morning
Relieves sore throat: Mix it with warm water and drink thrice a day. Honey can help in soothing the inflammation
Reduce razor burns:Soothe the irritation caused by shaving mishaps by smearing a dab of raw honey over razor bumps post-shave. Rinse off after 10 to 15 minutes.
Beauty Benefits : Everyone knows the wonders of Honey when it comes to beauty. It is a common ingredient in beauty products from ancient time till now!
Natural Exfoliator :Natural antimicrobial quality that can act as exfoliant . Mix this with sugar and a little bit of coconut oil . Rub it on your skin or lips to gently remove dead skin
Glowy Face Mask : Mix it with gprund oats and lemon juice. This mixture is rich in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It will sooth breakouts and add glow to your face
Honey combined with different natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Turmeric can tackle different skin problems!
There are 2 ways you can whiten your teeth to get that Hollywood Smile. One is through treatment that involves chemicals & light or natural remedies. Either way, both can result in a much brighter looking teeth.
How much does it cost to whiten your teeth in Singapore?
We have done the research for you and found out that the market rate for teeth whitening can range anywhere from $850 -$3000. This price is for the procedure done at the Dentist itself and not their take-home whitening kit. Take-home whitening kit approved by the Dentist can range about $400 in Singapore.
It is no secret that going to the Dentist for teeth whitening is the most effective and fastest way to see the results however we also included some natural ways on how you can whiten your teeth at home. This procedure is going to take time but it is an inexpensive and natural way to brighten your smile!
5 proven Natural Remedies: How to whiten your teeth at home using natural products in minutes!
Please keep in mind that these uses may not be appropriate for use in children and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Activated Charcoal, twice a week
- Use your fingers to rub activated charcoal on your teeth rather than applying it with a toothbrush to reduce abrasiveness.
- Rub it in a circular motion for 1 minute
DID YOU KNOW? Activated charcoal absorbs impurities and whitens teeth effectively because of its adsorbent nature allows it to bind to toxins and odours.
Baking Soda, twice a week
- Mix 1 tsp of baking soda with 2tsp of water. We the toothbrush with the solution and brush your teeth
- Leave it on for 2-3 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water.
DID YOU KNOW? A report reviewed five studies that looked at baking soda’s ability to remove plaque from teeth. All five studies found that baking soda alone effectively removed plaque *
J Clin Dent. 2008;19(4):111-9.
Turmeric, once a week
- Sprinkle some turmeric powder on your toothbrush and brush your teeth.
- Leave it on for 2-3 minutes and then rinse your mouth thoroughly.
- Brush with your regular toothpaste after this.
DID YOU KNOW? Tumeric is a powdered spice that is good for your whole body including oral hygiene
Coconut Oil, every morning
- Rub some coconut oil on your teeth with your fingers. Ensure you do not swallow it.
- Rinse with adequate water and follow with brushing.
DID YOU KNOW? The lauric acid present in coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps in getting rid of plaque and bacteria in the teeth
Banana Peel, Daily
- Cut the banana peel into small pieces
- Take a piece and rub the inside of it on your teeth. Rub gently all over your teeth for a minute or two.
Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water.
DID YOU KNOW? Banana peel contains minerals like manganese and potassium that help in teeth whitening
Benefits of Flossing Teeth:
When your oral hygiene habits include flossing your teeth, you are removing and preventing the buildup of plaque, which leads to tartar. Flossing your teeth can make them look brighter and cleaner because you are also removing tiny food particles that your toothbrush might miss.
Flossing Technique: Flossing before Brushing
A study made by researches from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences showed that flossing following by brushing is preferred to brushing then flossing to reduce interdental plaque and increase fluoride concentration in interdental plaque.*
So this means, always floss before brushing!
Fear of bleeding gums when flossing :
Some people avoid flossing their teeth because of their fear of bleeding gums but flossing actually helps improve the health of your gums and so preventing them from bleeding!
Hence, the more you floss the less likely your gums will bleed.
The technique of Flossing:
The more you floss, the easier it gets.
- Carefully slide the floss back and forth between your teeth. Try to curve your floss around the tooth at the gum line.
- Gently rub the side of your tooth using a downward motion. Try to avoid using see-saw motion.
- Don’t forget the backside of the last tooth.