The Chinese New Year is around the corner and it is no doubt, one of the busiest months for the Chinese population. Whilst everyone is busy with the spring cleaning, decorating the house during this period, one of the must-do-things on the list is to prepare titbits on the table to be served to your visiting guests. It varies from family to family, depending on their tradition. Most people will have nuts, bakkwa (Chinese salty-sweet barbequed meat product similar to jerky), carbonated sugary drinks, sweets, preserved fruits, chocolates and many more.
Thus, visiting relatives’ or friends’ homes during Chinese New Year means that it is highly likely that one will be indulging in sampling different types of snacks. Dental issues such as cracked, chipped or sensitive teeth during this period have been known to occur due to the higher intensity of chewing hard and sugary food.
Medical and dental clinics may also see a surge in the number of patients or emergency cases during or after Chinese New Year as a result of lack of rest and indulgence in too many snacks.
We should always keep in mind how to keep possible dental problems at bay especially during the festive season when many clinics may be closed.
A quick visit to the dentist ahead of time will make it possible for you to enjoy the festive season with peace of mind.
Prevention is always better than cure. As the New Year starts, include “regular visits to the dentist” as one of your new year resolutions.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Note: Our clinic will be closed from Jan 21 to Jan 24 for Chinese New Year Public Holiday. We will reopen on Jan 25 as per usual (9am – 5.30pm). For dental emergency, please contact the emergency contact number on your dentist’s card or call Mount Elizabeth Hospital A&E department at 6731 2218. For enquiries, you can contact us via our website at: www.specialistdentalgroup.com