Awards and Achievements
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme First Prize for the academic year of 2010-2011.
After obtaining his Bachelors of Dental Surgery in 2011 from NUS and also recieving the first prize for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, Dr Huang joined the National Healthcare Group (NHG), practicing community dentistry, and headed teams in both Hougang and Ang Mo Kio polyclinics. Dr Huang then practiced advanced general dentistry at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and National University Hospital (NUH).
Prior to starting his career with TP Dental Surgeons, he was also a Dental Officer-in-charge at the Military Medical Institute, Central Manpower Base, and Kranji Dental Center during his time in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Outside of work at TP Dental Surgeons, Dr Huang has also advanced dental research. At the 25th International Association for Dental Research (Southeast Asian Division) Annual scientific meeting, he and his team presented an abstract on Characterization of Oral / Dental Fibroblasts from hESC.
Thank you for your question. It sounds like you may be grinding your teeth at night. The short answer to your question is yes, it will very likely help with the pain. Know also that you are not alone, more and more people seem to be coming in to our clinic with similar issues! Have you worn any form of mouth guard before? If not, it might be a good idea to consult your regular dentist on possibly having one made. Further consult with your dentist on the possible causes of your teeth grinding will also be necessary. Hope this answers your question!
Thank you for your question. Well it really depends on the source and nature of your tooth sensitivity as the approach may be very different for different circumstances. We would not be able to say for certain without some form of prior clinical examination by your dentist. In general, my patients do find that take-home whitening tends to cause less sensitivity but again, this really depends on what the source of your sensitivity is in the first place. After whitening, we would expect teeth to stay white for at least a year or more on average before some touch-up may be needed.
Hi there and thank you for your question. As the link you have provided suggests, microabrasion definitely does have a place in the management of tooth discolouration. We sometimes use it in isolation and at other times in conjunction with other means of correcting tooth colour. Do bear in mind though that not every case will respond well to microabrasion and some discolouration may be too deep seated to be corrected by microabrasion alone. A prior clinical assessment to determine suitability is of course necessary.